Jul 23, 2017

Paris Travel Guide by Mondo

The city of Light explained

Millions of visitors from around the globe create an international atmosphere in the city, but Paris is decidedly French. With an abundance of architecture that stands unchanged for over a century, Paris exudes the grandeur of an old-world European city. The cuisine also remains purposefully French, although many bemoan how American and other chains have crept in and lowered the bar. Nevertheless, there is no shortage of the sweet and savory for gourmands, whether it’s a simple crêpe sucette or an exquisite four-course feast. The French are nothing if not serious about their food and spirits, which is why they created the organization Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC), whose seal confirms the proper origin for everything from cheese to poultry to honey.

When to go to Paris

How to get to Paris

Paris Restaurant guide


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Arc de Triomphe

Notre Dame  

Paris sights

The sights of Paris are iconic – Tour Eiffel, Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées. On the Rive Gauche (Left Bank) of Paris, you can explore the former haunts of Hemingway and Picasso, among throngs of other infamous artists and thinkers, and linger with students of the Sorbonne. On the Rive Droite (Right Bank), stroll into lavish stores along the Champs-Elysées and relish the old-world elegance of the Paris Opéra and Place Vendôme. But as you make your way to and from sites, be sure to absorb the Parisian life – walk a little slower, sip a glass of wine at lunch, nap in the Jardin du Luxembourg – because that is the true charm of Paris.