Visit Paris, the capital of France
The French capital blends history, art, culture and stunning architecture to create one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Often described as the City of Love, Paris boasts world-famous landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, The Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe.
Characterised by quaint cafes, first class cuisine, historic museums, cosmopolitan high streets and a vibrant nightlife, Paris encapsulates French culture in a way that will equally satisfy those looking to sightsee or those looking to kick back and soak up the atmosphere.
Trips to Paris couldn’t be easier using any of our routes to France and in particular our port at Dieppe, which lies less than 2.5h. drive from the capital. A picturesque 120 mile journey through the countryside and past Rouen allows you to experience the rural beauty of the country, while following the banks of the Seine right into the heart of Paris.
If you live in the north of England or Scotland, then you can save yourself a long drive south with our Newcastle-Amsterdam ferry. Our IJmuiden port is just 5h. away from Paris.
Why visit Paris?
Paris is the epicentre of the country’s history and many cultural movements. Historic landmarks like the Palace of Versailles and Notre-Dame demonstrate the magnificent architecture Paris is famous for, with examples of its Gothic, Renaissance and Art Nouveau movements evident across the city. For the art lovers, Paris boasts three of the world’s most visited art museums in the Louvre, Centre Georges Pompidou and the Musée d'Orsay.
Designer shops and high-end boutiques litter the iconic and bustling Champs-Élysées for those looking to catch a flavour of the famous Parisian fashion scene, while those looking to taste the finest French cuisine will have no shortage of options. Don't miss out on superb local food, beer or wine, whatever your preferences.
What to see in Paris?
There are so many things to do in Paris but a great way to start would be with a visit to the Eiffel Tower.
The Arc de Triomphe, erected in 1836, is a tribute to fallen soldiers from both the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.
Montmartre district is home to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and Montmartre Cemetery. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali are known to have resided in the district. Exploring Montmartre can reveal hidden gems such as the Espace Dalí, which contains around 300 of the Spanish surrealist’s artworks.
Visit Louvre, the most visited museum in the world which is home of world-famous artworks and collections, including Leonardo Da Vinci’s the Mona Lisa, and the ancient Greek sculpture the Venus de Milo.
Families can go to Disneyland® Paris, which boasts two theme parks, multiple hotel resorts and even a golf course.