Top 10 Things To Do In Paris and Beyond

It’s easy to get overwhelmed in the city of lights, so it’s essential to plan ahead.

Insight Vacations are celebrating all things French in preparation for Bastille Day on the 14th July. Here are some of their top suggestions for your next trip to the most romantic city in the world:

1. See

Most tourists would nominate the Eiffel Tower as having the best views of Paris though the  Tour Montparnasse building is the most central highpoint of the capital and offers panoramic views of the city including the Eiffel Tower from the 56th floor Magnifique!


2. Drink

Many Parisians agree the best hot chocolate in Paris is served at the Angelina Tea Room established in 1903.. Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn frequented the establishment (need we say more) and each hot chocolate comes with a pot of whipped cream.

3. Cycle

Feel the wind in your hair and see the sights from a bike with the self-service Velib bike hire service, pick up and drop off at many locations throughout the city. The best part is you’ll burn off the calories from a croque-monsieur.

4. Shop

The best shopping in Paris can be found at Avenue des Champs Elysees, stores range from high end designer goods to everyday brands though if meandering through boutiques and vintage stores is more your style head to the Marais.

5. Love

As if strolling around Paris isn’t romantic enough, proclaim your love to your partner by attaching a love lock to the Pont des Arts Bridge. It’s believed once you toss the key into the river you will be bestowed with everlasting love.

There’s so much more to France than the Paris, check out to these highlights when venturing out of Paris:

6. Provence

Take the high speed TGV trains from Paris to Provence and visit Gorges Du Verdon, the world’s largest gorge running 20km long and plunging more than 300 metres in places.

7. Culinary Capital

Known to be the culinary capital of France, the 2000 year old city of Lyons attracts Parisian and international visitors all wanting to dine in the city’s many fabulous restaurants.

8. Medieval Normandy

Apart from being rich in World War II history explore the medieval heritage of Normandy and the architectural wonder Mont Saint Michel Abbey perched on the top of the rocky island.

9. Loire valley

Enter a world where French Kings once ruled kingdoms – spend your days exploring the châteaux such as Château at Amboise, the resting place of Leonardo Da Vinci before stopping into many of the wineries to taste the local produce.

10. Nimes

The roman amphitheatre Arenes de Nimes was built in about 70AD and is not to be missed!

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Posted by TanchezReport
What a wonderful insight into things to do in France. I'm heading there in September for a Choc-Montblanc at Angelina Tea Room. It will taste even better knowing there's some Hepburn and Chanel DNA in the place. Thank you.