Your guide on how to best experience Paris while traveling alone.
Travelers are continuing to spend as much time as possible outdoors, though that doesn’t mean you need to cross urban destinations off your vacation list. If you’re ready to consider European travel, Paris is an excellent idea.
Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint-Louis are two of the oldest villages in Paris brimming with treasures to explore, and Ile aux Cygnes, a little further down the river, has a gem of its own. These islands in Paris can be visited in one day or more leisurely over a few days. And as with all things Parisian, they can be returned to over and over and each time bring new, captivating discoveries.
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A beginners guide to Paris: 3 days of self guided walks, guided tours and a day trip to make the most of your time to see the best art and historical sites…
She goes to the sea
Passing through Paris. . . .
And . . . walks between the quays
In her beautiful green dress
And her golden lights.
–Jacques Prévert, “Chanson de la Seine” *
The Seine is the most romantic river in the world.
La Ville Lumière, or the “City of Light,” is one of many nicknames for Paris, France and was bestowed on the capital for two reasons. During the Age of Enlightenment in 18th century Europe, intellectuals sought to promote science and the exchange of ideas, as opposed to intolerance and superstition. Paris was regarded as a leading light of the cultural movement because of the city’s strong support of Enlightenment ideals.