The incomparable Paris
Paris – Who wouldn’t love to visit Paris? The city has all the charms to attract people of varied backgrounds—from philosophers to businessmen, lovers of art, museums and cultural strands to visitors interested in contemporary modern recreations! Even now it leads the fashion world and evokes great admiration among people from different climes and cultures.
If the French Revolution which unleashed the ideas of Equality, Liberty and Fraternity is considered a turning point in modern history, Paris with its countless facets is justly setting the tone for many ideas in the dreams and ambitions of humanity throughout the globe. Let us briefly acquaint ourselves with what Paris has to offer.
For those having a taste in religious world, The Basilica of the Sacred Heart to Sainte Chapelle churches constructed in different centuries would fill minds with wonder and piety and inspire a reverence for the old norms. Crypte Archeologique, located right in front of the famous Notre Dame, is a third-fourth century relic. Quartier Latin has been there from the Middle Ages for scholars to learn Latin.
For sheer architectural delight, one has to see Arc de Triomphe, Arenes de Letuce a vintage Roman amphitheatre, Notre Dame de Paris Cathedrel, often referred to as “heart of Paris”, Champs Elysees, Eiffel Tower, Bastile prison which are but some of the extravaganzas that must be visited and savoured. They reflect not just the history of France but of mankind in general to liberate itself.
As a centre of European Culture, naturally the museums of Paris are rare treasure houses. There are more than seventy big museums and some of them are exclusively dedicated to music or photography. The Louvre Museum is the grandest of all the museums, awe-inspiring and encompassing the ‘the fruits of civilisations” through the ages. Muse Picasso contains many valuable works of the greatest modern painter.
Of nature’s contribution you have Seine River still holding its charm and the reflections of illuminated buildings and bridges during the night time holds sway over one’s mind.
From Abbe Bookshop to Librarie Ulysse you have more than forty book shops each distinctly catering to particular needs. Culture cannot flourish without education and education without books. The Paris collections are rare and dignified, edifying the whole mankind.
For those interested in dancing Paris will delight you with more than fifty special dance floors and bars from Andy Wahloos, Bario Latino, Café le Refuge to Moulin Rouge. The sheer diversity in the crowd and variety in the performances will make you yearn to stay on till the bee-hours only to return early in the evening the following day! Then, of course, you have operas and theatres for various cultural events.
There are literally hundreds of hotels with great standards: Hotel Bonsejour Montmartre, Hotel du Globe, Hotel Pratic, La Demeure, Des Trois Colleges are a few top class hotels. If some of them charge between US $150 to 500 per night, you have plenty of hotels offering reasonable comforts from $5 to $50 as well.
Transport is no problem in Paris. Vans of all descriptions, taxis and limos are available for different types of requirements. Paris is safe for travel.
Of course group travel, or business gatherings of medium number of entrepreneurs of families or just couple, for every type of tour, you have utmost facilities to make you feel ‘at home’ and be comfortable.
A visit to Paris lifts up one’s spirits. One is intellectually and physically alive and keen to the challenges of life after the vacation well spent in Paris.