There are lots of ways to discover the capital according to the choice and taste of each visitor. High-tech and Wi-Fi orientated, Paris will delight technology buffs with its numerous applications for smartphones that make it easy to discover outdoor Paris as well as cultural venues which have now entered the age of high-tech.
Paris can also be sporting, “green”, convivial or adventurous. A forward looking city, Paris is continually coming up with new ways of getting around, with numerous taxi-bicycles, electric bicycles, tramway, and of course, the innovative Autolib’ project … And Paris works hard to please visitors day and night with an impressive range of more and more specialist and imaginative thematic visits and tours, ranging from design to ecology, to a visit of the City of Light with a professional photographer.
Paris, a romantic city for lovers, is still the ideal place for a romantic getaway for two. Paris is the most romantic city in the world! Every year, couples in love from all over the world come to stroll around the city, enjoy themselves and express their love for each other. Valentine’s Day goes on all year long and Paris is a city where everything is possible.
Starred hotels, bistros, creative cooking … Quality and variety account for Paris’s reputation French gastronomic food was given Unesco humanity heritage status in 2010 and Paris is certainly the best place to enjoy it! The city also serves up modern, creative and innovative cuisine, inspired by the great Parisian movement le Fooding®. Current food trends range from a rise in popularity for street food to the craze for multidisciplinary restaurants. The cuisine on offer is always state-of-the-art and inventive. You can dine at a mini restaurant or in a grocer’s, watch professional chefs cooking, try out a unique set menu, or even take lessons from a Michelin-starred chef.
Interior decor, fashion, gourmet products, shopping at all times and all prices. Paris, shopping capital Paris, the world’s leading city for tourism, welcomes 29 million tourists every year. For 60% of them, shopping is the main reason for their trip. Paris is the European capital for commerce, fashion and creation and has some 17,000 shops – including 5,500 in the ready-to-wear sector alone. With major department stores, historic and top luxury brands and renowned districts, Paris is a dazzling shopping destination 365 days a year.
Paris Contemporary art
The vibrant contemporary art scene is much appreciated by experts and fans. With the opening of new public and private venues for artistic creation every year, new galleries, and a calendar of major exhibitions of upcoming talents alongside retrospectives of renowned artists, Paris is a leading capital for international contemporary creation. Contemporary art can be seen at key annual events like the FIAC (international contemporary art fair), the exhibition ‘Monumenta’ or the Nuit blanche (a cultural all-nighter), the new Triennale (Triennial) and the very recent Biennale de Belleville (Belleville Biennial) but also throughout the year with exhibitions in major and more low-key galleries, art foundations and at smaller-scale venues. Today, artistic creation is booming and just waiting to be discovered!
Jazz or electro clubs, a museum mystery tour… Night goers have lots to choose from. From early evening until daybreak, nightlife in Paris offers so much choice! Great places for a fun night out, crazy clubbing and original night-time activities.
The Paris nightlife scene is multifaceted and continually changing. Each year, nearly 200 venues obtain authorization to stay open at night.
And Paris nightlife is ‘buzzier’ and edgier than ever with the emergence of internationally successful French DJs and musicians and the opening of numerous funky new venues like the much acclaimed Concrete, one of Paris’ premier venues, located on a three level boat docked on the Seine since 2011, the team throws parties which last day and night.
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