On Top in Paris

The city of love has a lot to offer, with classic French cuisine, world famous land marks and large open spaces. With the good news that airlines such as easyjet and Ryan Air are increasing the frequency of flights to Paris from regional airports in the UK we thought it helpful to spotlight one or two of the wonderful things to do and see in the French capital

Here we take a look at some of the obvious and not so obvious things you can enjoy in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower

A trip to Paris wouldn’t be complete without a trip up The Eiffel Tower. This historic landmark made of wrought iron latticed tower was built in 1889 as the arch and entrance to the World’s Fair, celebrating 100 years since the French Revolution.

The tower is 320 metres high and is the most visited tourist monument in the world (and it’s not even a wonder of the world). It was a supposed to be a temporary structure but has remained ever since. Those who want to get to the top of the tower can do so for €14.00 per adult and the fitter amongst can also walk to the 2nd tier if you feel up to it.

Segway Tours

The Paris Segway tour is a fantastic way to see the key attractions of Paris and orientate you with their whereabouts without crippling your legs. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Segway’s they are a battery operated two wheel scooter, which are self-balancing, and are operated by leaning (very slightly) in the direction you want to go. The tours offer a great insight and some really cool facts into the city’s history from your very own tour guide, plus it’s really fun to zoom around Paris and become an attraction in your own right to envious onlookers. For those who haven’t used a Segway before don’t worry, you get a 20/30 minute familiarisation lesson before you set off. Tours can be taken during the day or at night and are €85.00 per person. If you don’t fancy a Segway then the open top 2 CV tours are also great fun, but best reserved for sunny days.

Eating and Drinking

The French capital is renowned for good food but for a cool and lively place to go and eat, drink and enjoy the night life in Paris you should consider The Bastille. If you are looking for a restaurant with a view and something a little more a la carte then the Cafè du Trocadéro is a fantastic restaurant which looks down through the Trocadéro park, over the river and onto the Eiffel Tower at the end of it. On a sunny day the view and atmosphere is fantastic, quiet and intimate.

Why not see what deals are available for airline tickets and the bank holidays, and see if you can get even more out of your trip by checking when the clocks change.


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