Paris is known as one of the most iconic cities in the world and is popular with couples looking to get away for a romantic weekend break. With a great nightlife and hundreds of different tourist attractions, France’s capital has plenty to keep you occupied during your stay. If you are looking to soak up some culture whilst you are there, The Louvre is a must visit. Boasting over 35,000 different art exhibitions and being one of the world’s largest museums, the iconic gallery gets around 9.7 million visitors each year. The Louvre is also home to probably the most famous painting in the world, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, so it well worthwhile going. Paris also has great attractions such as the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe and a whole host of different museums based around the city.
The city’s most iconic monument however is the Eiffel Tower, a sight known by nearly everyone around the world. Standing at around 300m, the Tower was completed in 1889 and held the record of the world’s tallest building until 1930. Tourists are allowed to go up on walk out on the 3 different floors and gaze out over the city from the very top, enabling them to get the best views of Paris and get some excellent photos. The tower is also a popular location for marriage proposals, so if you are looking to ask your partner the big question on your break, take the Eiffel Tower into consideration.
France is famed for its great wine industry, with the countryside filled with specialist vineyards exporting wine all over the world. So why not try out some great wines at the Millesiwine Wine Tasting bar, located at 16 rue des Plantes. Both private and group sessions are available to book, with a wide variety of fantastic French wines on offer for patrons to try. The tour guide is an encyclopedia of wine knowledge, educating visitors on everything from vinos to chardonnays, as well as selecting specialist cheeses to go with each wine. The venue also offers an excellent menu of food which can be enjoyed after the tasting, so the Millesiwine is a great place to get a real Parisian experience.
As well as all these great attractions, Paris also boasts a fantastic nightlife. With a mass amount of different bars, clubs and restaurants, the city has enough to cater for the needs and likes of all its visitors. When you think of casinos in France, you would usually think of Monte Carlo the sovereign city-state of Monaco, but Paris has a fantastic array of casinos for tourists to visit. Aviation Club de France is a small casino located in the city, and is home to 20 different cash tables, ranging from poker to blackjack. But if you are looking for something larger, the Casino Barrière d’Enghien-les-Bains is definitely for you. Based just outside of the city centre, there are 500 different tables and slot machines to play on and has both English and French roulette wheels.
New Venue for My Photos
I have been invited by a café to display my photos, so if you missed seeing them at my show last month they will be up till November 3.
Café Petit Luxe
29 rue Vaugirard, 75006
Metro: St. Sulpice
Open Monday-Friday 8:30AM-9:30PM,Saturday 8:30AM-6PM
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
Click here to watch a video of our famous Marais tour