There probably isn’t any city which has constantly enthralled, enchanted and thrilled the world as much as the fabled City of Lights. From its graceful spires to its soaring towers right through to its perfectly manicured gardens, the French capital continues to amaze and delight every visitor it welcomes. Paris lies ensconced in the Seine’s bend to the south of Calais, Rouen and Brussels while the cities of Nantes and Orléans lie to its southwest and south, respectively. Whether you love the arts, fashion or food, you will feel right at home in this fascinating capital which is renowned for all these and so much more. All you need to do is plan that vacation which will make all your holiday dreams come true.

As one of the most visited capitals in the world, Paris maintains important transport links between major cities in France and on the continent. Visitors arriving from London, its famous neighbor will be able to board the Eurostar at St. Pancras Station and arrive at Gare du Nord in about two and half hours. Tourists visiting from Marseille will be able to board a TGV (high speed train) and arrive in Paris in three hours while those visiting from Lille will be able to get there in one hour. Paris prides itself on its highly efficient transport system and you will find getting around remarkably easy whether you choose to travel by metro, overland rail, bus or tram. If you enjoy cycling, you will find the city’s Vélib bicycle hire scheme to be an excellent option for exploring the capital.

Paris is quite simply, every fashionista’s dream and is quite capable of keeping the most dedicated of them fully occupied from dawn to dusk. If indulging in heaps of retail therapy is one of your favorite pastimes, you will love exploring the upscale shops along the Champs-Élysées, Rue Saint-Honoré and the Palais-Royal Gardens as well as the excitement of the huge flea market, Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen. If you happen to be a foodie, you too will find Paris to be a city of delights, with several of them tucked away on Rue des Martyrs. You will be able to sample delicious French cheeses, tempting pastries and delectable chocolates. For a taste of the French cuisine which has fascinated the world, all you have to do is head to Brasserie de l'Isle Saint-Louis while a visit to Bertillon will enable you to experience ice cream as you never have before.