There are lots to love and learn from all things French; they’re known for being absolute game-changers in many industries such as tourism, dining, travel, and music which is no surprise by France is still (retained from 2018 to 2019) the most visited country on earth despite the “yellow vest” protests that took place last year.
France receives over 30 million foreign visitors a year, over 1.2 million are Australians. Traveller.com.au claims that Aussies can’t get enough of France and we’re sure because of a few reasons: the city’s romantic image, the stunning architecture, the exquisite food or the charming myriad of land, sea, and mountains. Either way, Paris, let’s go!
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Top 5 Must-See Places and Things To Do in Paris
Need we say more? The Eiffel Tower stands majestically above the entire city with its remarkable architecture, the highlight of Paris as many would say. Erected in 1889 by its creator Gustave Eiffel, it was for celebratory purposes of the french revolution’s centennial year during the Exposition Universelle at the Champ de Mars.
Paris Travel Pro tip: This emblematic monument garners over 7 million visitors annually; early planning is key. Check out the pricing here.
Did you know that the Louvre is the largest art museum in the world? It has an area size of 782,910 square feet. It houses the finest art collections including two of the most famous painted women – the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Each season, the iconic museum features a series of temporary exhibitions; the result of the latest expert research.
Paris Travel Pro tip: Decide upfront what works you want to admire, settle in one section and take a pleasant stroll from there as the museum stretches almost half a mile (750 meters)
Something to tickle your funny bone is Olivier Giraud’s How to Become a Parisian in an hour? It centers on topics such as the painful customer service industry, general life as a Parisian and several French stereotypes. Giraud started his own company (French Arrogance Productions) in 2009, he defied what industry and theatre gurus told him (that a show completely in English would never work in Paris). The venue sits up to 300 people, ensuring you’ll be in good company.
Paris Travel Pro tip: Most jokes are best enjoyed if you have spent at least a day or two in Paris prior, so plan your trip with that in mind.
When you wish upon a star, Disneyland Paris cares not who you are. All are welcome at this magical and enchanting place. There are over 50 attractions, shows, and parades to excite the whole family and don’t forget to meet your favorite Disney characters too! Grab a bite, take the rides and snap plenty of photos while you’re out exploring.
The Arc de Triomphe is a glorious monument that’s in a league of its own. Standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées, it is the world’s largest triumphal arch in the world. This symbol was commissioned by Napoleon I and designed by Jean-François-Thérèse Chalgrin.
Top 5 Must-Try Foods in Paris
Baguettes – The humble baguette is a French staple and holds a large piece of its culture. This long loaf has been made for centuries, till there’s Best Baguette in Paris contest. Get a taste of it at two-time winner Grenier à Pain.
French cheese – Notice that we can’t seem to specify which type because it’s ineffable. Though many agree that you won’t go wrong with comté and camembert but a tip would be to get pally with a cheesemonger near you and get recommendations. Available just about anywhere!
Steak Frites – Translated as “steak and fries” this dish is making the list for French casual dining. The common French cuts of beef are entrecôte (rib steak), the faux filet (the rough equivalent to a sirloin steak), and rum steak (rump steak). Found at Le Relais de l’Entrecôte.
Macarons – A pack of these dainty, well-shaped macarons is a huge treat not to be missed in Paris. Originally created in Italy and later brought over to France, this thin cookie in early 1533 by Catherine de Medici, a noblewoman from Florence who married the future King of France, Henri II. Savor these little gems at Laduree.
Bordier Butter – Why butter? Because of Le Beurre Bordier. It will revolutionize your current standard of butter. Its super-smooth texture and incredibly rich flavor will have you grabbing loaves of bread just to have more of this butter. Shop for this at Laurent Dubois Cheese Shop as well as other stores. Everything’s better with butter.
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