- By John
- On Nov 8, 2018
- Travel Tips
France is a diverse and rich nation, filled with destinations to suit every taste. The French, while often stereotyped as rude or snobbish, are actually a proud but friendly people.
Romantic destinations in France
City of Light
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. You've now added Disneyland Paris to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Musee d'Orsay. Get some cultural insight at Île de la Cité and Louvre Museum. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Le Marais, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.
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If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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With an impressive collection of 30,000 pieces, it's nearly impossible to see all of Louvre Museum. The three "Great Ladies,” Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace, and Mona Lisa, may be the museum’s most well-known attractions. The Michelangelo gallery is just one of 30-plus galleries, each with a theme, such as bronze. Masterpieces aren't the only pieces that stand out. Religious artifacts include a fragment of the Egyptian Book of the Dead on papyrus. Even more impressive is the Code of Hammurabi from the Mesopotamian civilization. English-language tours are available on several days, but you need advance registration. Join a city museum tour or order tickets in advance so you won't wait in a long line to gain entry.
Also known as the "Iron Woman," Eiffel Tower is an iconic symbol of the City of Lights. You’ve no doubt admired this tower in countless films, but when you see it for the first time you'll be blown away by its magnificent scale and grandeur. Gustave Eiffel built the 325-m (1,063 ft) tower in 1889, and for 40 years this was the tallest structure in the world. As you ascend to the third level, realize you’re climbing to the highest accessible observatory platform open to the public in the entire European Union. On the first and second levels, dine in the restaurants, shop in the boutiques, and enjoy breathtaking city views. An audio guide and an iPhone app in English offer historical and cultural tidbits. Taking the Métro to the Ecole Militiare stop, then strolling up Champ de Mars, is a lovely way to arrive.