Paris, the City of Love. Home of L’Avenue des Champs d’Elysees. There, you will find the finest shops in the world, including Cartier and Christian Dior Couture; art galleries and auction houses such as Sotheby’s; and many gourmet restaurants and cafes.
Three blocks from the Roosevelt metro station just off the Champs d’Elysees is a second-floor apartment with a king-sized master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, a large living and dining area, and a study with French windows that overlook the street below. From this comfortable apartment, you can set out to see the sights and experience the best Paris has to offer.
Food & Drink:
France is famous for its champagne, and for rich, wonderful French food and cafés and bakeries that dot the streets. Grab a baguette and some cheese to take on picnic; stop by a cafe for some coffee and a bite; enjoy a late dinner at a restaurant and tip your champagne glass to celebrate being in Paris and being alive.
Museums, Art Galleries & History:
There are almost too many museums and art galleries in Paris to choose from. You should not visit Paris without visiting The Louvre at least once; the Mona Lisa awaits, as do the many other wings in the museum featuring world-famous paintings by Renoir and other old masters, Greek statues, and more for the exploring. The Musee d’Orsay boasts many collections for the discerning art lover. Cathedrals like Notre Dame de Paris (some with fantastic or grotesque gargoyles) dot the city, and their stained glass and spires are welcoming. History is everywhere; reminders of Bastille Day, World War II, and more.
Père Lachaise Cemetery:
It may sound odd, but Père Lachaise Cemetery is visited frequently by tourists wanting to visit the graves of rock legend Jim Morrison of The Doors fame, writer Oscar Wilde, and a slew of other famous, deceased people. Tall crypts tower over you as you walk the narrow paths looking for familiar names.
Eiffel Tower and the Seine:
It wouldn’t be a trip to Paris without at least seeing the Eiffel Tower, or queueing up to see the view from the top. The Seine is the river that runs through the busy city, and there are walking paths alongside much of it, allowing you to take in the sights and get some fresh air.
The Champs d’Elysees is chock full of designer, brand-name shops. You won’t find any discount, big-box stores here, as only the best will do for this crowd.