Paris is the largest city in France with a population of about 2.2 million people. The weather in Paris is mild and rarely extreme. The average temperatures in Paris range between 5°C (41°F) during winter and 20°C (68°F) in summer. July is the hottest month of the year, and January is the coldest. Paris is open for tourism all year round. With about 42 million tourists per year Paris is the most visited city in the world.
Things to Do and See
There is no shortage of things to do and see while in Paris. Paris has several tourist attractions that are famous throughout the world. Lets start with one of the worlds most famous tourist draws.
The Eiffel Tower
One cannot possibly visit Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. That is because the Eiffel Tower is 984 feet high. The tower was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revoloution. Those who visit the Eiffel will be part of the more than 2 million people who have visited it since its construction. The Eiffel tower is one of the most recognizable structures in the world.
Arc de Triomphe
Another famous Paris landmarks is the Arc de Triomphe. The Arc was built to honor those who fought for France during the Napoleoniic wars. The Arc is the second largest triumphal Arc in the world.
Louvre Museum and Gallery
The Louvre is the most famous art museum in the world. It is considered to be one of France’s national treasures. The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace. One of the Louvre exhibits is Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Place to Eat
Finding exquisite places to eat is no problem when in Paris. Here are a couple of examples.
This is Paris’s temple of fine dining at a reasonable price. It is a cross between a cafe and a restaurant where simple dishes start at around €14.08.
142 Crepe Contemporaine
This is a wonderful place to consider for a traditional French meal. The modern bistro is known for its many varieties of crêpes, whether traditional (ham and cheese) or seasonal (chicken, tomato, chopped chive, and citrus confit).
This is the place to try for those who are really hungry. Diners can order mountain-man portions of chicken, tripe, snails, tuna, and baby squid all with onions, tomatoes, and green and red peppers.
Popular Hotels in Paris City
Best Western Lorette Opera Hotel Paris
The Lorette Opera is a 3 star hotel located in Paris’s theatre district. Its rooms are Air Conditioned, Non-Smoking Rooms, with Cable / Satellite TV, Coffee / Tea Maker, Hair Dryer, TV, Shower. Rates start at €104.68.
Best Western Hotel Malte Opera Paris
The Malte Opera is a 4 star hotel that is located in the heart of the Paris Opera neighborhood. The rooms are Air Conditioned, Non-Smoking Rooms, with Mini Bar, Cable / Satellite TV and Hair Dryer. Rates start at €143.09.
Sofitel Paris La Defense Hotel
The Sofitel Paris La Defense is a 5 star hotel that is located in the business district. The rooms are Air Conditioned, Non-Smoking Rooms, with Mini Bar, Cable / Satellite TV, Connecting Rooms, Coffee / Tea Maker and Hair Dryer. Rates start at €270.96.