In pop culture, France is heavily romanticized as one incredibly beautiful city. In reality, it is exactly that. Even better.
Flight Arrives in Paris
Hotel Splendid Etoile
The Parisian tartine is an art form and Comptoir Poilâne, the restaurant attached to the Poilâne bakery, makes some of the best open-faced sandwiches in Paris.
Location:8 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris
The building itself could be seen as the first “work of art” in the Musee d’Orsay, which displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914.
Location:1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris
The Jardin des Tuileries is one of Paris’s most popular green spaces. Situated in the center of the City of Light, it connects the Louvre Museum, the Musée d’Orsay, the Jeu de Paume museum, and Place de la Concorde. It also provides access to the Berges de Seine.
Location:Pl. de la Concorde, 75001 Paris
Marvel at relics from Ancient Egypt; gaze at the piercing eyes of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’; and admire hidden gems like Gericault’s ‘Raft of Medusa’ while listening to illuminating commentary from your expert guide.
Location:162 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Get to know the Parisian neighborhood of Le Marais on a food walking tour with a guide who introduces you to local food vendors and artisans.
Location:40 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Feast your senses on the vibrant color and charisma of the ‘Féerie’ show at Paris’ iconic Moulin Rouge during an extravagant evening in the City of Light. Take a seat in the atmospheric theater and prepare for a dazzling spectacle of drama, dance and music.
Location:Moulin Rouge, 82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris
Breakfast at the Hotel
Retrace the footsteps of historical figures like Marie Antoinette and admire the grandeur of the former royal palace.
Location:Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles
Hugo & Co was voted 2019’s bistro of the year, and for good reason; the menu is nothing short of extraordinary. Inspired by international street food, it’s full of delicacies like steamed artichokes with curried hummus, and smoked mackerel with shiitake mushrooms.
Location:48 Rue Monge, 75005 Paris
The park houses several metal benches surrounded by numerous statues and sculptures, a perfect place to relax and enjoy a bit of fresh air.
Located right along the picturesque River Seine, the Notre-Dame Cathedral is considered a Gothic masterpiece and is often regarded as one of the best Gothic cathedrals of its kind in the world.
Location:6 Parvis Notre-Dame – Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris
Dig deep into history with an underground Paris Catacombs tour. Learn why the bones of more than six million people were deposited under the city in a complex maze of tunnels that you definitely need a guide to navigate.
Location:1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris
The tasting menu served at the chef’s table (get your hair done – they’re looking at you too) name-checks Béarn, Saint-Jean-de- Luz, Périgord, as well as her brother and grandfather.
Location:4 Rue d’Assas, 75006 Paris