France's capital and most populated city, Paris is an alluring destination and an essential stop for any global traveler. A center of fashion, gastronomy, arts and finance, Paris is also a major transportation hub, and will host the 2024 Olympics.
Major tourist attractions in the City of Lights include the Eiffel Tower (such great heights!), the Louvre (home of the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo), the Arc de Triomphe, and Grand Palais. (The famous Notre Dame Cathedral is currently closed indefinitely for renovation due to a 2019 fire.)
Marquee annual events in this world-renowned city include Bastille Day (July 14 each year, including flyovers, a military parade and fireworks) and Paris-Plages (mid-July to mid-August), where a temporary beach — complete with sand, chairs and palm trees — is created on the Right bank of the Seine River.
Cobblestone walkways, beautiful bridges, breathtaking architecture, radiant streetlamps... Paris has ambiance to spare. Whether sitting at a cafe or actively exploring timeless landmarks and art, millions of visitors have discovered that Paris contains multitudes.
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Paris' iconic tower, standing 324 meters high.
The most popular art museum in the world, and the largest.
Arc de Triomphe
A grand monument honoring those who fought and died in Napoleonic and French Revolutionary wars.
Legendary cabaret where lively music and dance entertains visitors to this day.
July 14 annually, including flyovers, a military parade and fireworks.
From mid-July to mid-August, a temporary beach — complete with sand, chairs and palm trees — is created on the Right bank of the Seine River.