Paris – The City
Paris is situated on the banks of the river Seine with two islands, the Ile Saint-Louis
and the Ile de la Cité, forming the oldest part of the city. Despite being famed
for its landmarks, Paris also has a lot to offer with its bars, restaurants, backstreets
and avenues that are all waiting to be explored.
For the first stop on your sightseeing trip, take your hire car and drive over to
the Eiffel Tower. At the top, you will see a 360 view of Paris over a thousand feet
above the streets below. Afterwards, you could then step on to the Champs d’Elysee,
where the Tour de France always finishes its final stage and the winner is declared.
Visit the Arc d’Triomphe, the largest roundabout in Europe, built by Napoleon to
mark his victories on the battlefield.
If you are an art lover, then the Centre Pompidou is a must see on your Paris trip.
The centre is the most visited cultural attraction in Paris, displaying a mixture
of temporary exhibitions and the national collection of 20th century art, the Musée
Nationale d’Art Moderne. You could also use your rental car to drive out to the
Bois de Vincennes area of Paris to visit the Aquarium Tropical, a collection of
fish and sea creatures from around the world.
In the evening, you can take an hour long cruise down the river Seine and then head
on to Montmarte, the heart of Parisian nightlife. Once there you can take in a show,
such as the Moulin Rouge experience, where you will experience the essence of cabaret
Attractions in the Paris area
The beauty of having a hire car with you on your Paris holiday is that you can branch
out and explore areas outside of Paris. Having the car means that you can stay in
another town or resort and return to Paris a day or so later, thus widening your
No visit to the Paris area would be complete without seeing the historic Palace
of Versailles, situated about 17km outside of the city centre. Home to the French
aristocracy and the site of the signing of the treaty that ended World War One,
the palace is full of history to be explored.
For football fans the Stade de France is a worthwhile visit, a futuristic stadium
that was host to the 1998 World Cup, where France beat Brazil 3-0 to lift the trophy.
It is used regularly for Football, Rugby, Gymnastics and large music concerts. The
venue is seven and a half kilometres to the north of the city centre.
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