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Why Go To Paris France?

Updated on May 30, 2013

Forget the Eiffel Tower

Yeah yeah! so you've seen the Eiffel Tower, so have billions of other people before you
Yeah yeah! so you've seen the Eiffel Tower, so have billions of other people before you

Why Visit Paris

Forget the Eiffel Tower, forget the Champs Elysees, forget The Louvre, forget the Moulin Rouge, forget the Cathedral of Notre Dame or the hunchback for that matter, and forget Disney Land Paris.

As a tourist destination Paris has it all history, arts and culture, Luxurious hotels, a great night life and there are even lots of places where children can have the time of their lives too.

But do you really want to be bored out of your skull, going around all of these famous landmarks and tourist hotspots? A vacation is supposed to be fun.

Leave all of that for the man in your life let him pretend that everything about the place is romantic as he tries to sweet talk you into bed, with French champagne, as you look out of your hotel room window watching the Paris nightlife (passez-moi un seau malade) or if you prefer in English, Pass me a sick bucket.

Yes Paris is a Romantic city for young couples and yes the history arts and culture are fantastic if you are in to that kind of thing, if not you could be in for the most boring vacation in history.

The best reason to visit Paris is not to see the sights, or to take a romantic walk by the Seine or even to drink a coffee at a sidewalk café. The best reason to visit Paris is for the shopping.

Great View from the Eiffel Tower (but just look at all of those shops you could be in instead of up there)

Champs-Elysées avenue at Night

The World Famous Le Bon Marché Department Store

Shopping in Paris

Shopping in Paris

Paris is the home of Fashion Haute couture, Paris is the home of perfumes and skin products, Paris is the home of fine jewellery and precision made watches, and Paris patisseries have the best chocolate and cream cakes in the world.

As you shop you will pass all of the famous tourist destinations, so you can still take your pictures and pretend to your friends when you get back home that you did all of the things that tourists are supposed to do in Paris.

Paris is Paradise on earth for shoppers, Chanel, Cartier, Faberge, Gaultier, lancome, LeCroix, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Paco Rabanne, Pierre Cardin Yves Saint Laurent and of course Italian stores Versace and Armani.

Most of the big name stores can be found or rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, both near Champs-Elysées avenue.

The Saint-Germain des Près district on the left bank has many fashionable clothing stores.

All the world greatest jewelers are in streets around rue de Sèvres, which is also host to the world famous, Le Bon Marché department store.

You can also find lots of affordable fashionable clothes from famous brands at Boulevard Haussman department stores .

After a day of shopping in Paris, there will be no thoughts of romance, all you will be ready for is that comfortable bed in your 5 star hotel and a good nights sleep, to get you ready for day 2 of your Paris shopping vacation.


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      11 years ago from middle of France

      I worked there for nearly 4 years. One of the greatest things about it is the Metro system. With a Carte Orange season ticket, you can use it for hopping from one spott another, and even hide in there when it rains. Some stations are worth a visit in their own right - Louvre, Chatelet-les Halles, for a start. Paris metros often have superb music from buskers ranging from Academy students practising classical violin to Colombian pan pipe bands selling their CDs.

    • jimmythejock profile imageAUTHOR

      Jimmy the jock 

      11 years ago from Scotland

      It is a beautiful city, but I personally think it is overrated.....jimmy

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      11 years ago

      The pictures are so beautiful Jimmy.My neice on his recent visit to Paris got some beautiful pictures too taken from up above the Eiffel Tower......he took them from all the angles he could.I haven't been there but the Paris is beautiful..I know that.


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