Paris, known alternatively as either the City of Lights or the City of Love is one of the most popular destinations for a weekend break in Europe. Families, couples and larger groups flock to Paris every year for short breaks that are tailored to their interests.
As one of the largest and most cultural cities in the world, there are countless options for ways to entertain yourself in Paris. Whether your passion is art, history, wine, fashion, or food, Paris has something for you.
Paris is known for its art galleries and museums so a city break in Paris wouldn’t be complete without seeing some. The most popular choice is the Louvre which contains many famous works of art, such as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. If you’re keen to avoid the crow citybreaks-rowds, you’ll find there’s plenty of independent art galleries and smaller museums where you can discover new exhibitions and displays on a short break to Paris.
After spending the day inside the Louvre, why not wander around the city for a while and take in some of the world famous tourist sites in Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe or the Notre Dame Cathedral? Exploring the city and seeing these sights for free is a great way to save some money on your mini break to Paris and can make for some great photo opportunities.
Musical lovers, especially those on romantic breaks to Paris, will enjoy a trip to the Moulin Rouge, the cabaret so famous that it inspired a hit film. Tickets to the Moulin Rouge include the show, a traditional French meal and half a bottle of premium champagne, making the cabaret a great night out in Paris.
The city isn’t all landmarks and history though; families often come from all over Europe for weekend breaks at Disneyland Paris. Kids of all ages can enjoy the adrenaline fueled rides or meet their favourite characters, from classics like Mickey and Minnie up to modern day icons like Iron Man and Elsa. Perfect for a mini break to Paris with the kids.
No trip to Paris would be complete without a meal in a fine restaurant. French food is considered amongst the best in the world, it’s not all frogs legs and snails, even though these delicacies are delicious in their own right. Whilst a meal in a top Parisian restaurant can be costly, it will definitely be worth it. Many of the top food critic’s favourite restaurants can be found in Paris, so if you’ve ever wanted to treat yourself to a special 5 star meal, a short break to Paris is the ideal place for it.
Here are some useful facts that may come in handy on short breaks to Paris:
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