Did you know that July 14, 2015 will be France?s 226th anniversary of independence? Why not celebrate in France?s largest city, Paris?
Millions of people visit Paris every year, and it still manages to hold on to its unique charm that has made it so loved for so many centuries. You don?t need to speak a word of French to enjoy shopping in Paris or sampling local wines (though it?s a good idea to brush up on simple words like ?merci? — thank you!).
If you?re traveling to Paris this year, what should you keep in mind? Let?s review.
Hit Up the Lesser Known Haunts
Let?s face it: you definitely need to hit up Paris?s main destinations, like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, no matter how much of a ?tourist attraction? they are. You are the tourist, after all, and you don?t want to leave without seeing these iconic places! After spending a day or two to get that out of your system, though, try spending some time in Paris?s lesser known — but no less special — destinations. Trip Advisor has a number of recommendations for things ?off the beaten path? in this city, including the Montmartre vineyards, Musee Grevin, Canal Saint Martin, and here?s a fun one — the Old books market located on rue Brancion, held every weekend.
Try a Day Trip
Paris is a great city, but sometimes you need a bit of a breather from the hustle and bustle. Why not go somewhere a little less hectic for the day and see a bit more of France? Much of the country is easily accessible by bus, and you can leave and return on the same day if you want to. Or, explore other countries located nearby instead and put another X on your map of world travel.
Try Luxury Apartment Rentals
You?ve likely stayed in many hotels during your lifetime, and more likely than not, they all start to blend together after a while. Why not investigate Paris luxury accommodations this time? Not only will you feel like an authentic Parisian — you?ll also be closely located to important sections of the city. If you don?t feel like going out for dinner every night, you?ll be able to make something at ?home? instead. If you plan on going shopping in Paris look for luxury accommodations located near the famous shopping districts — that will mean less walking with heavy bags for you!
The average visitor to Paris spends about 62 euros per day, though this could be more or less for you depending on what it is you want to see and do. Don’t be afraid to explore Paris’s lesser known regions when you’re shopping in Paris, consider taking a day trip out of the city, and remember that there’s more to life than generic hotels! Let us know how your travels go.