Explore the City of Love and Secrets
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- A guided tour of important places
- Accommodation in single twin share room
- International Air, unless expressly paid for
- Meals, unless expressly states
- Other International flights
- Personal expenses
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tips to guide and driver
Paris has a place on pretty much every traveler’s bucket list. It is known as the most romantic city in the world, and is home to some world famous sights that are constantly shown in travel magazines, movies, and other works of art.
Paris, the capital of France, has a population of over two million people and is one of Europe’s most-visited cities.
There are two major international airports in Paris, Orly Airport and Charles de Gaulle Airport, the latter of which is the second busiest airport in all of Europe. There are also plenty of buses and trains passing through Paris, making it a convenient stop on a European budget backpacking trip.
Paris is absolutely packed with things to do, so no traveler who stops here will find themselves bored. As a wonderful insight into French culture and cuisine, with some incredible photo opportunities, Paris deserves its place on every traveler’s bucket list destinations.
In this article, I’ll explain some of the reasons why travelers should visit Paris. At the end I’ll reveal some of the amazing Worldpackers volunteer experiences available in Paris and around France.
So if any budget travelers are looking to save money and work and live with locals to have a deeper experience with the French culture, you’ll definitely find some inspiration there.
One of the best reasons to visit Paris is easily the food. French cuisine has earned itself a place on the list of best cuisines in the world, and foodies from all over the globe travel to France just for the food.
To prove how amazing the French are at cooking, they even invented the prestigious Michelin Star rating system that measures the quality of the best restaurants all over the world.
The most famous place to shop in Paris is Avenue des Champs-Élysées. This wide avenue is almost 2 km long and is packed full of cafés, restaurants, theaters, and of course, shops. Everything here tends to be more luxury, so this is the place to go if you have a bit of money to spend and want to blend in with the high-end Parisian fashionistas.
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ARRIVE IN PARIS - THE CITY OF LOVE
Welcome to Paris, City of light is the capital city of France. It is also the center of French economy, politics, traffic and culture. On arrival in Paris, you will have a private transfer to Paris Hotel.
Welcome to Paris, with its monument-lined boulevards, museums, classical bistros and boutiques are enhanced by a new wave of multimedia galleries, creative wine bars, design shops and tech start-ups. Check in at the hotel and rest of the day is free. Overnight in Paris.
PARIS - EFFIEL TOWER WITH AN ENTERTAINING EVENING (LIDO SHOW)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time until time in the morning. Afternoon post 15:00 hrs, Get acquainted with Paris’ famous Iron Lady – The Eiffel Tower! Avoid long lines as much as possible thanks to your priority access. With audio guided comments through an audiopen and a map or mobile application to download, brings about a unique touring experience. Enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the capital & visit the monument from all angles without time limit.
Later have "An Entertaining Evening with exceptional settings and the beautiful dancers with their amazing costumes" - Welcome to an ode to a Paris of sparkling lights and glittering feathers. Discover the exceptional Lido de Paris show "Paris Merveilles" with beautiful Blue Bell Girls dressed in their magnificent costumes and flurry of feathers! You will see incredible settings, breathtaking entertainments, international attractions which are all pure enchantment. Lido also featured in one the leading Bollywood flicks - 'Befikre‘ starring actors Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor. Stylish star Allu Arjun shot for the super hit song, Samajavaragamana very recently along with Lido dancers. Champagne is included. Overnight in Paris
PARIS - A ROMANTIC ESCAPE : 2CV CONVERTIBLE & SEINE DINNER CRUISE
Breakfast at the hotel. Later feel special as you traverse the famous Champs Elysees Avenue in your very own chauffeur driven 2CV convertible. Leave yourself free to see all that this wonderful location offers as you are skillfully driven along the route. Don‘t miss a thing as the driver guide points out the many sights along the way.
Later “Cherish the city of love with a Romantic Seine River Dinner Cruise” Marvel at the beauty of Paris‘ bridges and the sights along the Seine; Experience a unique evening on a romantic trip along the Seine. Paris Seine offers a dinner cruise for two In a warm setting, creating a memorable moment. [Tour begins by 18:00 hrs - table reserved] Overnight in Paris
PARIS - PARIS PHOTOSHOOT TOUR WITH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER
Breakfast at the hotel and get dressed for this privileged activity - Paris Photo shoot Tour with Professional Photographer! Create long lasting souvenirs of your holidays in Paris with a Photoshoot. After your booking for a 1, 2 or 3h photo shoot tour, the agency will contact you to decide in which places you would like to do be captured, depending on the duration you can choose between 1/2 places up to 3/4 places, such as the Eiffel tower, the Louvre, Notre-Dame, Montmartre etc...
Later make “A Lasting Impression” – Perfume Workshop Activity” Learn the art of perfumery in the country that does it best with this perfume-making workshop. A professional perfumer from the famous perfume house Molinard will teach you all about perfume-making, from theory to ingredients, and will be on hand to give you guidance as you create your own fragrance to take home Overnight in Paris.
PARIS - DAY FREE FOR OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, day free for leisure or optional activities
"A Magical Day in Disneyland Paris" (Optional) (At an additional cost)
Enjoy this wonderful offer: transportation by a shuttle bus from the center of Paris to Disneyland Paris, and entrance to the Disney Parks (Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park).
OR Indulge in a Shopping Spree at "La Vallee Village"
With return shuttle Transfers to an open-air village, discover more than 110 boutiques of prestigious French and international brands, at discounted prices,* at "La Vallee Village"
Or Later witness the "Power of Love" with a visit to Le Mur Des Je t'aime, The Wall of Love
Tucked away in Montmartre's petite Jehan Rictus garden square, Le Mur Des Je t'aime attracts its fair share of lovebirds each day. Artists Federic Baron and Claire Kito created the mural in 2000, adorning it with hundreds of variations of Je t'aime (I Love You) in 250 different languages and dialects. [on your own activity]
Or Steal a kiss at Pont des Arts "Love Lock Bridge"
Better known at Love Lock Bridge, Pont des Arts has been a popular spot for Parisian rendezvous since 2008 - when committed couples first began affixing engraved locks on the bridge's railings, dropping their keys into the Seine below. Though this practice is now banned, visitors are still encouraged to drop by and take photos as they enjoy the view and each other's company.
Post breakfast and check out, free time until you board your private transfer to the airport. End Tour.
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As one of the most famous monuments in the entire world, the Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris. Made of wrought-iron and standing at 324 meters tall, the Eiffel Tower is a sight to see. At night time the tower lights up in shimmering gold, and there are nice gardens surrounding the tower that make for a once in a lifetime picnic spot.
The Louvre is the largest art museum in the world, but even those who aren't interested in art will stop here to witness the incredible design of the massive building and take pictures with the pyramids.
There is one large pyramid and three smaller ones, the largest one being the main entrance to the museum and all four are constructed of glass and metal. Tourists love to pose on the concrete blocks around the Louvre courtyard and pose with the iconic pyramids.
Paris has one of the strongest café cultures in the world. There is nothing quite as satisfying as sitting on a wicker chair at an outdoor café in Paris, sipping a coffee and eating a croissant while watching the Parisians go about their day.
For such a massive city, Paris has plenty of green spaces designed to break up the stuffiness of the metropolis. This beautiful gardens make the city feel more open, and they make for lovely stops during a day of exploring.
You may stumble across some of the more centrally-located parks by accident, or you can pack a bag and head to one of the further parks for a day of enjoying nature. Either way, the green spaces of Paris are simply stunning and they make the city feel so much more enjoyable.
The abundance of spacious parks are definitely some of the best reasons for families to visit Paris, because they can take their kids here to let off some steam. There is plenty of space for family picnics and sports games, so if you are traveling as a family than stopping by a park is a must.
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