There is one thing that strikes you the minute you begin to wander around the streets of the French capital – the Parisians are a very passionate race. From the way they dress, to the way they walk, right down to the way they guzzle coffee and scoff croissants, you can tell they have a zest for life. This tends to rub off on you the longer you are there. You won’t want to miss a thing, whether it be a monument, a museum, or a bar you may have heard about. You will want to see it all.
There is so much to see around the city that you won’t know where to begin. Culture is rich in the French capital with some of Europe’s best known and most popular museums here. If you want to fill a roll on your film on instantly recognisable landmarks, in Paris they are a dime a dozen. And if you want to see how the French really go about their daily routine, you can do so at one of the city’s many cafés.
Above all, Paris will never get rid of the stereotype that it is the city of lovers. Indeed, many happy couples get engaged on the Eiffel Tower, and hundreds of others are joined at the hip for their weekends away. But it doesn’t take anything away from the time the budget traveller can have there over the space of a few days.