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Paris is the capital of France and one of the most famous cities in the world. Paris is one of the places to take your loved one on a romantic break, so why not book a hire car to make the most of your time away?
Paris offers many world famous sights and attractions for the tourist. The names simply trip off the tongue, the Arc de Triomphe, the Palace of Versailles, the Champs d’Elysse and of course, the Eiffel Tower. With so much to see and do, using a hire car will help you get the most out of exploring this historic and cosmopolitan city.
Book a rental car with easyCar, the online car hire specialist and collect it from one of the company’s many rental offices including Paris Gare Du Nord.
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 in Paris.
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 choices.
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.
Low Cost Car Rental in Paris
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