Paris Triumphs All as a Top Travel Destination


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A stroll near the Eiffel Tower. A sweet macaroon for two. A love padlock. No wonder Paris, France, is known internationally as the City of Love. A popular destination for marriages and proposals, Paris lights the spark of romance much as the Tower lights the horizon. Yet this city is not just meant for couples. Travelers in search of inspiration find themselves surrounded by the decadence and creative passion which the City of Lights brings. Stocked with museums, famous architecture, the serenest of hotels, and the best of food, Paris is not too disappoint. Here are a few additions to include in your (newly created) Parisian trip itinerary.

1. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

Photo Credit: Cristiano Medeiros Dalbem
Photo Credit: Cristiano Medeiros Dalbem

Though Paris can be imagined by soaring structures and historic architecture, the city is overflowing with beautiful parks meant for a sunny afternoon stroll. The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, in particular, is a hilly and naturally diverse park a bit off of the beaten track. This is the fifth largest public park in the city complete with grottos, waterfalls, a Roman inspired temple, and a “mountain.” As a traveler, it is a must to explore this less traveled aspect of the park to find a serene oasis of a nature sanctuary amidst the hustle of the city. Go for a picnic. Take your wedding photos. Or simply take a snapshot for your trip’s scrapbook. 

2. Belleville

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French for little town, Belleville is exactly that as a Parisian neighborhood situated on a hill with the best skyline view. Though not widely popular in tourist travels, one should definitely venture there in order to experience a new side of Paris. Belleville is a city full of charm and quaintness, home to many artists and a multicultural population. Rue de Belleville offers a little escape from the populated tourist attractions where travelers can find foreign and local goods, cozy restaurants, and some intriguing cafes. Walk and find yourself surrounded in street art that adds splashes of color and liveliness to the surroundings or be serenaded by accordions at the old fashioned Le Vieux Belleville.

3. Champs-Élysées

Photo Credit: Khairul Abdullah
Photo Credit: Khairul Abdullah

Almost everything you can imagine Paris, France, to be can be summed up in one area: the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. As one of the most famous streets in the world, the Avenue has much to live up to. It does not disappoint as every turn of the head brings another landmark, restaurant, shop, or beautiful view into sight. A traveler can find themselves surrounded by the luxury of the Théâtre Marigny or situated underneath the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most historic landmarks and the national symbol of Paris. With stunning museums of famous artwork and more modern department stores, Champs-Élysées must be a go to destination in your travels.

4. Days and Nights of Luxury Mansions and Hotels 

Photo Credit: Hotel Jardin de Villiers
Photo Credit: Hotel Jardin de Villiers

A trip to Paris is not complete without a romp through famous mansions and stays in the most luxurious of hotels. The Hotel Jardin de Villiers offers its residents a modern yet old world feel in a delightful space only minutes away from Parisian landmarks. Quiet rooms, a lush flowered terrance, and highest quality service make this hotel a top place to stay and the perfect way to end your busy days of adventure. Offering sereneness and relaxation, this hotel is key to making your evenings yet another highlight of your trip. If you are in need of more travel information, don’t be afraid to ask hotel concierge services for tips and destinations, they are the most knowledgable as locals of the area. A top travel destination is the Château de Fontainebleau with richness and adornment in every corner. Because of its status as a popular location for nobility, including Louis IX and Napoléon Bonaparte, the palace’s extensive architectural lifeline has expanded it into a mansion of over 1500 rooms open for visitors’ exploration. 

5. Rue de Buci

Photo Credit: Claudia Schillinger
Photo Credit: Claudia Schillinger

The sweetest street during the day, a magical place at night, Rue de Buci is the spot for the foodie in everyone. This small section of Paris is stuffed with amazing restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors, and souvenir parlors. You may even find yourself walking away with a bag of specialty food items from the small markets on the street. Insider information says that Paul has the best hot chocolate and desserts around.

See the landmark worthy sights. Taste the new cuisine. Experience an adventure in the City of Love and Lights whether with loved ones, partners, friends, or simply as a free spirit.


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About the Author: Rachel Gross

Rachel Gross is a nationally-recognized author, women’s voice advocate and proponent of self-improvement. Her work can be found in several niche-interest lifestyle publications, blogs and more. A life enthusiast and natural creative, Rachel is driven by the strength within each of us. She believes in the power of exploration, travel which excites, and a good cup of coffee.

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