Known as the “City of Lights”, Paris is renowned for its beauty, romantic atmosphere and rich cultural scenes. This cosmopolitan city is brimming with history, art, fashion and architecture, and is one of Europe’s largest capitals. Paris is a leading political, business and cultural centre and has a notable global influence in the arts and fashion. A good way to observe the architecture of the city is to take a boat trip down the Seine. For panoramic views of the city, head up the Eiffel Tower. A trip to Montmartre is fun for art lovers whilst fashionistas should spend some time in the luxury boutiques of the tree lined Avenue Champs Elysees. With the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Bastille and beautiful Luxembourg Gardens the list of iconic museums, famed art galleries, historical landmarks and fabulous recreational places seems endless – one visit to the Paris is often not enough. Embrace the notorious Parisian café culture, savour its gourmet pastiches of cheese, chocolate and wine and dine in one of the many Michelin restaurants to experience French cuisine at its best. Paris has something for everyone to enjoy and embrace during their stay. Whether you are an intellectual, a foodie, an art fan, a shopaholic, young, old; the rich culture and diversity of entertainment in Paris means that there is an array of things to do and see during your stay there. 1987. A water bus or Gondola ride offers wonderful views of the city, its churches, palaces and bridges.