Paris is alive! While the ancient buildings remain a constant, the city seems to change with every season and even with different times of the day. When you visit Paris, you will be able to discover an amazing city! As the Seine River meanders through its center, the views of this magical City of Light, LaVille Lumière, are different. The lively joie de vivre, a wonderful expression describing the French spirit, is everywhere and this combines with the history of this most remarkable city to give the world a most unique place to visit!
It would impossible to describe all that you can do and experience in this city, but do check our Paris day tours page to learn what À Paris Travel can arrange! Join us for a fully-escorted trip to Paris which also includes Normandy! We will do this trip in the spring of 2012 to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the Normandy D-Day invasion. We invite you to join for our Normandy and Paris 68th Anniversary of D-Day tour.
When most people think Paris, they think of three big landmarks – La Tour Eiffel, the Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Built in 1889 as a temporary exhibition in celebration of the World’s Fair, the Eiffel Tower exists today as the most visited monument in the world (France is the most visited country in the world). Be sure to put it on your Paris night-time itinerary because on the hour 20,000 twinkling lights light-up the tower.
The Arc de Triomphe was originally commissioned by Napoleon. He wanted his victorious troops to march through it. Sadly this didn't happen because he met his Waterloo. However, it does commemorate many of his victories and remembers those killed in WWI with the grave of the Unknown Soldier and the eternal flame of remembrance.
Notre Dame Cathedral, a marvel of Gothic architecture, had its first stone laid in 1163. The medieval craftsman (most of the architects and sculptors remain anonymous) passed along their knowledge from generation to generation and the work was completed 170 years later.
Admittedly, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral must be visited. Click here to read about A Paris Travel's Paris tours.