Indulge in Paris City Breaks to Enjoy Chic Shopping, Fine Art and Cuisine

City breaks in Paris provide an exciting trip for travellers and holidaymakers of all kinds. The city is famous around the world for its art, cuisine and its fashions, so it’s unsurprising that so many people choose to visit it each year.

Those staying in holiday apartments will have much to see and for many visitors it is a huge temptation is run straight to the shops that Paris is so famous for

Although you will find countless high-end fashion stores dotted through the city, the Marais is perhaps the most famed for its high couture offerings. Many young designers have shops in the area and have really made it their own.

Laeticia Ivanez’s Les Prairies de Paris is a particularly exciting boutique to visit, featuring not only glamorous clothes but also events such as gigs and art shows.

After a day’s shopping, a fine meal is surely the best way to recuperate. Paris has much to offer in the way of delicious cuisine; however, many of the restaurants in particularly touristy areas may not be as authentic as they claim.

Home to many famous chefs and restaurants such as Gregory Lemarchand’s bistro Frenchie and lesser-known gems such as the incredibly fine Vin Sur Vin, located near the Eiffel Tower, you are sure to find something delectable to satisfy your taste buds.

A trip to Paris simply would not be complete without soaking up some of the city’s wonderful artistic offerings. The Louvre – almost as famous as the city itself – is home to some 35,000 artworks spanning a wealth of different cultures, from Egyptian artifacts to intricate Renaissance paintings.

The Musee d’Orsay, situated on the left bank of the river Seine, is home to French artworks for the most part from 1848 to 1915. The works cover the Impressionist period, featuring paintings by the likes of Monet and Van Gogh.

A city break to Paris is the perfect way to soak up some French culture and to indulge in some of the finer things in life. There are few cities that have so much to offer by the way of fine cuisine, art and fashion – it is often said that Paris is one of the most influential cities in the world today. Once visited, you will understand why.