Weekends in Paris
Whether you wish to sample the city's diverse gastronomy, or visit its famous landmarks and immerse yourself in its world-renowned culture, there are many reasons to spend one of your free weekends in Paris.
Visit some of Paris's beautiful landmark attractions and parks
A weekend in Paris will spoil you for choice, with its picturesque boulevards framed against the backdrop of the River Seine and the Eiffel Tower. Soaring 324m tall, the monument, built in 1889, features shops, the Jules Verne Restaurant and an unparalleled view across Paris. Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1163 and 1250, with its Gothic architecture and stained glass, attracts 13 million visitors each year, while other notable landmarks include the Arc de Triomphe, the Musée d'Orsay museum and the 1,979-seat, 19th century Palais Garnier opera house.
An iconic structure, the Sacré-Coeur, resplendent with its Byzantine-style white stone, has the largest mosaic ceiling in France and panoramic views of Paris from 400m high. For anyone considering Paris weekend breaks, you may be swayed by its 400 public gardens and parks, more than in any other capital city in Europe. There are also more than 100 vineyards in Paris, which are open for public visits.
Paris breaks are made for dining out and shopping
You can dine at any time of the day or night in Paris, choosing from a selection of restaurants and cafes, offering everything from local cuisine to international gastronomy. The menus are amazing, from haute cuisine to budget prices, including many traditional French menus and authentic Asian food. When it comes to shopping in Paris, the city boasts a variety of outlets which are difficult to match, including designer fashions, fine jewellery, fine foods, eco-friendly boutiques, interior design outlets, vintage clothing, toy stores and many more besides.
Theatre, entertainment and days out
One of the highlights of a weekend in Paris could easily be a trip to the famous Disneyland Paris, where there's something for all the family. The entertainment park, in Marne-la-Vallée around 30km east of Paris centre, is Europe's most visited theme park. It boasts hundreds of rides, many restaurants and cafes, themed attractions such as Walt Disney Studios, hotels, life-size Disney characters strolling round, parades and shows. If you prefer more traditional theatre, there are around 140 theatres and other live entertainment venues around Paris, plus live concerts and recreational activities organised for children.
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