The capital of France offers the visitor so many treats that most will come back many times: the opportunities and things to see and do are limitless. The stunning architecture of world-famous buildings such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, the views of the River Seine and quaint streets full of cafes and brasseries: there are so many things that attract visitors for weekend visits, but you could spend months exploring it and not get bored. Also known as 'the City of Light', Paris is a city that is renowned for its artistic heritage.
Paris is divided into 29 arrondissements, arranged like a snail shell around the Seine. The most familiar of these are the areas such as the Bastille, Louvre, Marais, Montmartre and Opera, as well as the famous Latin Quarter. There are nearly 400 metro stations, so it's easy to get around.
Paris buzzes with world class events year round, including Paris Plages, Paris Jazz Festival, the French Open, the Tour de France and Rock en Seine.