Paris – The Romantic City

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Paris Museums

For museum lovers, Paris is a dream come true. The challenge is choosing which museums to visit and how much time to spend in them since there is so much to see and do in this beautiful city. There are around 130 museums in Paris, France, within the city limits.

There are historical museums, personal art museums, free museums, museums for the city of Paris, museums of international culture, science museums, museums for kids, museums that are monuments, modern art museums, special focus museums, church-based museums, decorative arts, alphabetical list of museums, and special exhibitions.

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The Louvre Museum is the most famous museum in the world, and there are many ways to get lost in it! The best way to visit the Louvre Museum is not to enter through the pyramid entrance, which is continuously incredibly crowded and has extremely long queues!

Buy your ticket before going to the museum so that you won’t have to wait in a super long line at the security entrance and in a ticket line inside the lobby. Parisians invade the museums during weekends, especially during Sunday afternoons.

So, if you want to avoid the Parisian crowd, schedule your visit on a weekday morning. The Louvre Museum is open daily at 9 am and closes at 6 pm.

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French Wine

So why is French wine so good? One factor may be the winemakers’ skills, inherited from a centuries-old tradition. Another important aspect is the terroir, which means a set of natural elements.

In France’s case, the terroir makes the country’s regions excellent for wine production to produce the world’s best. The climate is also a significant influence. Whether you are a fan of wine or not, you definitely have to try out the French wine!

Will you Marry Me?

Paris and romance go together like champagne and oysters, café and croissants, jambon and beurre, which is why loved-up couples make a pilgrimage to the French capital every year on Valentine’s Day.

But why exactly is Paris the “city of love,” and does it really deserve the title? Aside from the beauty, food, and people, historically, France was the center of ideas, art, poetry, and revolutionary politics in the Western world. The Left Bank “intellectuals quarter” retains a sense of romanticism for couples.

You have to come and experience the City of Romance for yourself!

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Bridges

Thirty-seven bridges cross the Seine River within the city boundaries. Some are just for pedestrians or trains, most carry motor traffic, and two bridges carry all three. Bridges have spanned the Seine since well before 100 BCE.

Three existing bridges were erected in the 1600s, and the newest opened just ten years ago. The Pont des Arts - is probably considered the most romantic bridge in Paris, linking the right bank, near the Louvre, and the left bank, a few meters from the Pont Neuf.

Lovers used to have a tradition: you had to lock a padlock with your name and your lover’s name on the bridge to make your love last forever.

Sounds romantic, right?

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The Eiffel Tower

All roads seem to lead to the Trocadero for a view of the Eiffel Tower’s light show. As soon as the first twinkle starts, you’ll hear the crowd gasp and cheer while pulling out their phones and cameras to capture the magical moment. It’s free, always open and accessible to everyone. To warm up frozen fingers and toes afterward, head to Carette for hot chocolate and macarons.

From the Trocadero, you get an unobstructed view of the Tower and can play with perspective. Some even have fun holding the Eiffel Tower in their hands. There is a large place with a beautiful floor where many famous romantic shots are taken.

Here are a few details you need to know before you go to Trocadero:

Price: Free access

How to get there by Metro: Metro 6 & 9 - Stop Trocadero

Walking times: 1km - 10min from Eiffel Tower, 2km - 24 min from Arc de Triomphe

Closest Parking: Kleber-Longchamps - 65 Avenue Kléber

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Fresh Organic Food

According to the International Federation for Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM),

France is the third-largest market for organic products. Just as in the States, the trend toward organic foods is shifting in France.

France’s organic market growth has been steady in the past decade and exponential in the past year alone. Traditional French cuisine relies on fruit, vegetables, and meat grown at home or from local farms.

Of course, supermarkets now offer wide imported varieties, and the trend for processed-ready meals is growing.

However, farmers’ markets are still popular, and there is a keen focus on the food's ‘terroir’ or origin.

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Trocadero

All roads seem to lead to the Trocadero for a view of the Eiffel Tower’s light show. As soon as the first twinkle starts, you’ll hear the crowd gasp and cheer while pulling out their phones and cameras to capture the magical moment. It’s free, always open and accessible to everyone. To warm up frozen fingers and toes afterward, head to Carette for hot chocolate and macarons.

From the Trocadero, you get an unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower and can play with perspective. Some even have fun holding the Eiffel Tower in their hands. There is a large place with a great floor where many famous romantic shots are taken.

Here are a few details you need to know before you go to Trocadero:

Price: Free access

How to get there by Metro: Metro 6 & 9 - Stop Trocadero

Walking times: 1km - 10min from Eiffel Tower, 2km - 24 min from Arc de Triomphe

Closest Parking: Kleber-Longchamps - 65 Avenue Kléber

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Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe Paris, the most monumental of all triumphal arches, was built between 1806 and 1836. The Arch still retains the essence of the original concept, which was a powerful, unified ensemble. The Arc de Triomphe stands at the Place Charles de Gaulle’s center, also known as the “Place de l'Étoile.”

It’s located at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The triumphal arch honors those who fought for France, particularly those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. Engraved on the inside and at the top of the arch are all of the names of the generals and wars fought. This is a very historical site you wouldn’t want to miss! When you’re ready to visit Paris,

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