Released DECEMBER 4, 2013 - © Travelzoo
Dubbed the City of Light, Paris has the reputation as being the most romantic city in the world. Air travel to this popular city in Europe is easy as you can access two international airports: Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY). After your Paris flight, the fastest and cheapest way to get to and from Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Paris is the RER train, but you may also take buses. Orly International (ORY) is served by a southern branch of the RER-B line.
When planning your Paris vacation, you must not miss The Louvre. Former home of French kings and current home of an extensive art collection, this museum boasts such paintings as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Other museums to see include the Musée d'Orsay and the Picasso Museum. One of the most convenient ways to visit all three museums is through Carte Musées et Monuments. This pre-paid entry card gives you access to over 70 museums and monuments throughout Paris and is available in 2-, 4-, and 6-day denominations.
The most breathtaking view of Paris is at the top of the Eiffel Tower or you can choose to climb the steps to Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, which rests atop the highest point in the city. Ascend the Arc de Triomphe, which was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806, for the best panoramic views of Paris. Stop by Notre Dame Cathedral and take in the impressive Gothic architecture that inspired Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Paris is almost synonymous with fashion and features world-class shopping from top designer indulgences to affordable boutiques. Stroll through the Jardin du Luxembourg where Gertrude Stein travelled back and forth on her way to Picasso's studio, where he was painting her portrait.
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