Also you can find some more recent landmarks that attract millions of visitors each year
to Paris, such as La Grande Arche in the
business district of La Defense or The Center Nationale d'Art et de Culture Georges
Pompidou, also known simply as the Beaubourg or the Pompidou
Another attraction are the Catacombs of Paris,
which are a famous burial place with its network of subterranean tunnels located
underneath Paris and you can go on an official tour through the old quarries.
The banks of the River Seine in Paris will offer visitors
an unforgettable experience seeing the sights from a completely different perspective,
while cruising in a boat and perhaps sampling the French
cuisine onboard, or at one of the many restaurants
in Paris along the way.
However, for those of us who would like to get away from it all, the Ile de France region
becomes an ideal place, offering a multitude of nature, history, art and culture, but all
within a short distance from Paris centre and the notorious periphery.
Also, you are able to discover more than 500km of navigable waterways, as well as many
more kilometres of footpaths and historic sites along its beautiful rivers and canals, and
discover rich picturesque countryside and forests boasting three National Parks and four
National Forests along with numerous chateaux,
that allow you to get away from it all and enjoy the natural beauty of France along with
the slow pace of French country life.
And although Paris still tends to have that allure for a romantic
retreat, there is also an enormous amount to do for children of all ages and the adults! like Disneyland Paris with all of its magic is
obviously one of those destinations, along with Parc
Asterix, but there are also some great modern museums
that provide interaction, making learning fun.
So, from historic towns, to the centre of Paris, back to the forests and national parks,
to amusements or glitz and glamour, Paris has
something for everyone to enjoy, but make sure that you allocate enough time to experience
this incredible region of France.