Paris Travel Guide

by our France expert Conrad Freethy
Conrad FreethyEver more eclectic and cosmopolitan, the French capital remains reliably French. Familiar sights like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacré-Coeur or the Arc de Triomphe act like points on a compass around this city of grand boulevards penned out by Baron Haussmann in the 19th century. Modern idioms like the Pompidou Centre or the Louvre’s glass pyramid sidestep controversy, while café philosophers seem more embroiled in the politics of the day than digesting Sartre. Whether browsing in the Quartier Latin, climbing the steps to romantic Montmartre, gazing at impressionist brushstrokes in the Musée d’Orsay, humouring besuited waiters in the Café de la Paix, deciphering French rap, dining on cous-cous or creole fare… Paris never fails to seduce.

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Language(s): French
Currency: Euro
Dialling Code: +33
Time Zone: GMT + 1
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For some traveller highlights in Paris, see our France Travel Reviews section.

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