Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, is an old favourite for many travellers. Dubbed the City of Light (la Ville Lumière), Paris has the reputation of being the world’s most beautiful and romantic city, and it is one where, in my opinion, the reality is more than the myth.

Tree-lined boulevards and charming café terraces contribute to the city’s allure, while magnificent public monuments and iconic landmarks add grandeur and remind me of the city’s historical association – a large part of the city, including the River Seine, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Even though it is steeped in history, Paris has stayed “current” and remained highly influential in contemporary art, culture and fashion. Today, the city is home to a number of the world’s finest and most luxurious fashion designers and brands.

Every arrondissements (districts) of Paris is a story in itself, and it’s hard not to fall in love with the charm and beauty of the City of Light.

Sidewalks and cafés.

Institut de France.

Musée du Louvre.

Pyramide du Louvre.

Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile.

La Tour Eiffel.

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