Holiday Destinations #1: Paris
When the idea of overseas travel is raised, the immediate next question is “Where would your ideal holiday location be?”. And for those who have yet to go, Paris is very often the ultimate idea of a perfect foreign holiday. It is certainly one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and with the number and range of attractions there, it is no surprise that that should be the case.
Any tourist brochure about Paris – with the exception of one dedicated to the lesser-seen sights, anyway – will at the very least make some reference (pictorial or written) to the Eiffel Tower, one of if not the most famous sights that a holiday maker can go to see. It is a remarkable structure, and to see it in person is to know that you are in Paris for real.
It is not the tallest tower in the world, nor the most architecturally innovative, and it is more for what it represents that it is such a big deal. But then again, there is a lot more to Paris. The Arc de Triomphe is another wonderful sight, and the Champs Elysées is one of the most famous roads in the world. Then there is the Louvre museum, which is home to the Mona Lisa among other wonderful works of art.
Due to its importance over the years as a tourist and business centre, Paris has become home to an incredibly diverse range of people, from artists to bankers and many more besides. This means that there is something there for everyone, and with one of the most efficient transport infrastructures in the world, you can see as much of it as you wish.