Destination Guide - Paris
Paris – where to begin? We could talk about the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Le Louvre and Sacré Cœur endlessly but of equal importance is the ambiance. After you’ve ticked off the landmarks, pause to appreciate the little moments with all of your senses: tasting a baguette, feeling the lawn between your toes in the Jardin des Tuileries, listening to the vocal vendors at the open-air street markets, and sitting in a café smelling fresh croissants while watching the immaculately groomed Parisians stroll by.
Paris rarely suffers through extreme weather. It’s usually a pleasant 20-25°C in summer (July to August), while in winter (December to February) it drops down to a chilly average of 3°C.
Getting there and around
The Métropolitain is an excellent underground rail network and is reasonably simple to navigate. Paris is just as easy to get around on foot – and it’s always scenic. Taxis are a good option. Driving in Paris – like all major cities – is not for the faint-hearted.
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