Paris may officially be the capitol of France, but as a world leader in fashion, art and food, you could also call Paris the capitol of the world. Whether you’re traveling to Paris for the first time or the twentieth, you’re sure to fall in love with the city that defines cosmopolitan sophistication.
The Parisian cityscape is dotted with tourist sites, and you’ll want to see them all. Feel the hectic pulse of the city as you watch the cars dodge their way past the Arc de Triomphe, or rise above and take in the city as a whole from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Try not to shudder as you head underground to explore the thousands of bones in the Catacombs. Peek into world famous shops along Champs Elysées, or venture outside the city to take a tour of Versailles, where you can wander through the same grand rooms and ornate gardens once strolled by Marie Antoinette. Even cloudy days in Paris provide opportunities for intrigue as you watch the rain drain through the mouths of Notre Dame’s Cathedral distinctive gargoyles.
After all of that touring, satiate your appetite with fare fit for royalty. With the second-highest number of Michelin-rated restaurants in the world, you won’t have to look far to find amazing French cuisine; just stopping at a pâtisserie for a quick pastry or baguette is a culinary experience to be remembered.
You’ll want to dedicate a full day to the Louvre, where you can marvel at one of the best art collections in the world. A stop at the Musée d'Orsay, which is housed in a lovely old train station, is also a must for those seeking up close and personal experience with the country’s famed Impressionists. Or, take the kids to the Jardin du Luxembourg to watch a puppet show and go for a ride on the merry-go-round.
At the end of your days in Paris, you’ll be glad to retreat to your comfortable and cozy IHG hotel room. With amenities as worldly as Paris itself, you’ll find all the rest and relaxation you need at a great price -- just what you need to make the most of the beautiful City of Light.