Well, Paris, where to start! Eat at the renowned 'Buffet de la Gare de Lyon' recently renamed 'Le Train Bleu' restaurant. Built a hundred years ago, this remarkable restaurant has high ceilings, windows adorned with lace curtains and furniture in the Napoleon III style. The chandeliers are of bronze and Bohemian glass and the whole impression is one of luxury and comfort. Vist their website for further details!
On the outskirts of Paris at St Quentin-en-Yvelines, visit France in miniature, a model in the shape of France but on a 1/30th scale, with scale models of most of France's best know landmarks and monuments. Go to their website for further details including opening times and directions
Visit the Chateau de Versailles website for information on opening times and entrance fees for the chateau which is located to the West of Paris
If can-can dancers are your thing then visit the Moulin Rouge in the Pigalle area of Paris for an evening's entertainment
Another evening show and cabaret suggestion is The Lido which is located near the Champs-Elysées
For visitors who are visiting Paris for the culture and history, then we suggest a visit to the world famous Louvre where many art exhibitions are displayed.
Also worth a visit is the fantastically designed Centre Georges Pompidou which has various art and culture exhibitions
No visit to Paris is complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower. The restaurant on the first stage is surprisingly good value but book ahead in high season to secure the best vantage point!
Many people visit Paris for the various world class opera shows that take place there. Visit the National Opera website has full listings of what is on when in the capital
On a practical note the RATP website has full information about getting around Paris by metro and bus. Click the 'International' link on the left hand site of the index page to get the site in English.
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