I have visited the cosmopolitan capital of France on a number of occasions and am always struck by its beauty and monuments. It truly is one of the world’s great cities so it’s no surprised it is the world’s most visited with 45 million tourists annually! On this occasion I had arrived into Paris by Eurostar train from London and would spend a few nights enroute to the Champagne region of eastern France, with a group of friends from London, to visit the world famous Champagne Houses.

Paris is a great city to wander and explore the sights such as the Place de la Concorde, the iconic Eiffel Tower, the white domed church Sacré-Cœur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris), Notre-Dame Cathedral, Moulin Rouge and the Arc de Triomphe at one end of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées!

Paris is also known for its food and restaurants as it is home to the second largest number of Michelin restaurants in the word. Of course no visit to Paris is complete without a visit to the Louvre Museum. The Louvre is one of the finest museums in the world, one of the biggest and the second most visited (after the Palace Museum in Beijing) as it is home to the Mona Lisa, Egyptian antiquities and the Nike of Samothrace among 35,000 other objects on exhibit.

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