A weekend in Paris on foot, to visit the city famous for its history, culture and magical atmosphere, ideal for leisure every year.
The metropolis is the beating heart of all the Arts, the motor of every trend and a political, economic and cultural center of planetary influence. To fully experience a weekend in Paris you have to walk, where possible, on foot.
From the Louvre Pyramid, cross the front garden of the Tuileries and reach the majestic place de la Concorde with prestigious monuments, palaces and the obelisk of Luxor. The square is symmetrical and creates a perspective telescope up to the Arc de Triomphe and the Défence one. Follow the Champs-Elysées and breathe in the grandeur of this city. Then take the metro to the Eiffel Tower and climb up to admire the magnificent panorama. Nearby you can embark on a bateau mouche to observe the most famous monuments from the Seine. The evening is very impressive because they are all illuminated.
The following day, continue your weekend in Paris starting from the Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame and before passing the Conciergerie, the prison where Queen Marie Antoinette was locked up, visit Sainte Chapelle. Go past Pont au Change and enter the Châtelet district. It is full of small streets, shops and restaurants. If you have some time, visit the Center Pompidou, the futuristic contemporary art museum designed by the architect Renzo Piano.
Always walking you reach the hotel de Ville, the beautiful City Hall. Slowly glide into the adjacent Le Marais district.
Take a look at the trendiest boutiques and art galleries. Bite a crêpe and rest in the charming place des Vosges.
Finally, push yourself to the lively and revolutionary place de la Bastille. Close your weekend in Paris with a walk in the artists’ quarter of Montmartre. Then with the metro you reach the maze of streets and aromas of different cuisines of the Latin Quarter.
During your weekend in Paris, do not forget that the city is also home to high fashion shopping, flea markets and vintage shops. And do not overlook the ‘gorge’, taste the famous wines and cheeses.