Category: France

The Best Destination for Two Weeks Holidays in France

Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne

The Dordogne department is a splendid countryside considered to be the best spot for holidays in France.  It houses stunning valleys, limestone cliffs, wonderful castles, hilltop towns and vast green fields.

Its name in French Périgord, represents seven rivers of the region. Its striking cave paintings attracts most foreign trips to France and its gourmet delights, especially paté de foie gras, walnuts and truffles entice most of local trips of France.

With such a variety of attractions as visible in this little video it is needless to say that, during summer, the Dordogne is jam packed with the tourists who put this spot on priority for their holidays.

Therefore, if you want to spend your holidays in tranquillity and serenity then you should go to Lot-et-Garonne,located in the south of the Dordogne. Moving to this tourist destination you can avoid crowds and the highlights of the Dordogne would be still in your easy access.

During winter the whole region lose its attraction to tourists and therefore most of the hotels, restaurants and tourist sites close.
This site though does not offer beaches to the tourists but the beautiful river Dordogne that runs through this region is very fabulous that can be seen in this video.

 

Where To Visit in Paris

Paris has more well-known milestones than any other city in the world. First time, I arrived in the French Capital with a lot of expectations such as striking panoramas, stunning buildings, romance along the Seine, impish nightclub extravaganzas. Luckily, I explored all such things although with hard efforts.  Top ten places that I am going to mention here would address very well about where to visit in Paris.

1. Eiffel Tower, Paris

Eiffel Tower is a giant size structure with a height of 324 meters. It was basically named after its renowned designer Gustave Eiffel. No doubt, it was the tallest structure in the world when it was built at the end of 19th century. Though at the time of its construction it was not supposed to last very long. Yet it competed bravely all sort of environmental and political conspiracies and stands till today.

Eiffel Tower - Where To Visit in Paris

Eiffel Tower –  Paris

2. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral is located in the centre of HCMC’s government quarter. It is comprised of two 40m-high square towers. These towers have been tipped with iron spires.   A statue of the Virgin Mary is also situated in front of the cathedral.

Notre Dame Cathedral - Where To Visit in Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral –  Paris

3. Montmartre & Sacre Coeur, Paris

Basilica of Sacre Coeur is a spectacular catholic church that has been built on a hill, Montmartre.  This is the highest point in the city. Walking on Montmartre offers the wonderful view of the whole city. It is the most visited site in Paris.  A number of artists entertain the tourists here with their colourful performances.

Montmartre & Sacre Coeu - Where To Visit in Paris

Montmartre & Sacre Coeu –  Paris

4. Paris Louvre Museum, Paris

The Louvre is the largest and the most famous museum in the world. It holds Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa painting of the 16th century. It also holds a largest collection of  paintings, sculptures and pieces of artwork. I had to wait a lot to have a look at the Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile. However it was not the worth of trouble that I experienced in a long queue.

Paris Louvre Museum - Where To Visit in Paris

Paris Louvre Museum –  Paris

5. Champs Elysees & Arc de Triomphe, Paris

The Champs Elysees is a large shopping mall. Walking down the mall gives the same experience as a walk down New York’s Broadway. Here The Arc de Triomphe is a monument that reminds the Napoleon Bonaparte’s homage to victory.

Champs Elysees & amp; Arc de Triomphe -Where To Visit in Paris

Champs Elysees & amp; Arc de Triomphe

6. Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

Jardin du Luxembourg is a very charming park that is spread over 55 acres. When the weather is sunny Parisians reach this park to have sunbath and relaxation. It present a beautiful scene with hustle and bustle everywhere, children playing in park, elders busy in reading and gossiping with their loved ones.

Jardin du Luxembourg - Where To Visit in Paris

Jardin du Luxembourg –  Paris

The Palais du Luxembourg is also located here at the northern end of the garden. It was built in Florentine style to placate the nostalgic condition of Marie de’ Medici.

7. Muséed’Orsay, Paris

Musée d’Orsay is located in an old train station that was built around 1900. It holds a wonderful collection of paintings, sculptures and other artistic objects that were produced between 1840s and 1914. Out of my curiosity and love for paintings I went straight to upper level and saw the paintings by Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Renoir, Manet and Degas as well as great work by Cézanne, Seurat, Van Gogh and Matisse. On the ground floor there are paintings comprising of early work by Monet, Renoir and Pissarro.
Tickets are valid for all day and you can leave the museum and re-enter as many times as you want during a day.

Musée D'Orsay - Where To Visit in Paris

Musée D’Orsay – Where To Visit in Paris

8. Pompidou Centre (Museum), Paris

This Museum, the biggest one in Europe, is also used as a public library and holds a large collection of books.
The architecture of the building is very magnificent and transparent that has been developed with the use of steel and glass.

Pompidou Centre (Museum) - Where To Visit in Paris

Pompidou Centre (Museum) – Where To Visit in Paris

9. Palace of Versailles, Paris

Palace of Versailles is situated in the suburb of Paris. However, it is not very far from the city and can be easily visited during day trip. It covers an area of 67,000 square meters and comprises of 2,300 rooms. The surrounding gardens are also a testament to the French monarchy.

Palace of Versailles - Where To Visit in Paris

Palace of Versailles – Where To Visit in Paris

10. Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

Pere Lachaise Cemetery is popular becasue many celebrities have been buried here. Among such celebrities are included Oscar Wilde, Marcel Proust and the lead singer for The Doors. In winter it is closed because of slippery conditions.

Pere Lachaise Cemetery - Where To Visit in Paris

Pere Lachaise Cemetery – Where To Visit in Paris

Where To Visit in Paris: MAP

Consult the following map to explore further about Paris and do not forget taking fresh advice about Paris, France before travelling.