Paris, where everything becomes romantic
Most visited city in the world, the French capital welcomes about 30 million of tourist every year. It may be yet another modern town, but anyone will find themselves enamoured of every side of it. Paris really lives up to the hype of it being the City of Love.
A city known by many names
Romanticized in literature and movies, Paris has become the ideal destination for a getaway with your significant other. Especially if you are planning to propose. It has become such a cliché that lacing your shoes in the streets of Paris could mislead your partner! But Paris is more known as City of Light rather than City of Love. Rumours has it that it’s because the monuments, hotels, national buildings, churches, fountains and bridges illuminate it at night. However, Paris has been named so since King Louis XIV – also known as Le Roi Soleil, restored order back in the mid-17th century.
City of Light or City of Love, Paris will always win its visitor’s hearts whatever they’re seeking for. Historic buffs and most people will certainly be astonished with the beauty of the monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe or the Notre Dame cathedral – the pride of Parisians. To enjoy a stunning view of Paris, go up to the Eiffel Tower or to Sacré-Coeur basilica. If you walk from the latter, you won’t miss the infamous I Love You Wall, where “Je t’aime” is written in 250 languages. Foodies will be satisfied with culinary diversity, from street vendors to gourmet restaurants. Nature lovers will also find their slice of paradise in the modern city. It is home to beautiful gardens – for example, the Jardin de Luxembourg.
Money saving tips when in Paris
With Paris being such a beautiful and touristic city, it goes without saying that it is also a quite expensive one. A fancy dinner at the Eiffel Tower, an opera spectacle or a tour of the city – especially if guided, are indeed more for people who have oodles to spend. However, if you in the French capital at the right timing, you could save quite an amount of money. If you want to visit museum like the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay or Versailles, try to be in the city on the first Sunday of the month. Why? Free admissions! You could save up for another attraction like Disneyland.
Where you stay could also make a huge difference in your budget. You sure will be tempted to live like royalty in Paris but instead of a suite in five-star hotel, you could consider renting a villa for holiday – with the same luxury but definitely cheaper. That way, you could also sidestep the pricey restaurants. Grab a baguette, buy the ingredients, prepare your sandwich at your rental place and you’re ready to stroll in the city. The boulangerie has also ready-to-eat light sandwiches or quiches, if you don’t get the time to prep your food. You can eat your quick meal on the go or enjoy it at one of the beautiful picnic spots around.