Elevate Your Senses in Paris: Tips from the Experts

 

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Elevate Your Senses in Paris: Tips from the Experts

Paris has a plethora of things to see and do. One way to explore this beautiful city is to follow your senses. Here are some recommendations from the Parisian experts at Air France.

The Louvre Museum, Photo: Seryani/Flickr

Sight 

No trip to Paris is complete without seeing the Eiffel Tower. Whether you want to go all the way to the top or get a glance from afar, there is no bad view of this iconic landmark.  

Stroll through one of the world’s most prestigious museums, the Louvre. Make sure you stop by the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and Liberty Leading the People, to name a few unmissable works.  

Another classic landmark to see during your trip is the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Élysées. Climb to the top for stunning panoramas of Paris. 

Pont_des_Invalides, Photo: Pline/Wikimedia Commons

Sound 

Listen to the rippling currents of the Seine during your visit. Whether you’re strolling along the river or riding in a boat, soak up the river’s natural beauty in the very heart of the city.  

At special times throughout the year, you can hear the bells of Notre-Dame tolling. This historic cathedral of classic Gothic architecture is not to be missed through a walk-by or tour.  

Taking in the sounds of the Paris Opera in the Palais Garnier is a one-of-a-kind experience. The stunning structure is the perfect setting for a show you will never forget.  

Smell 

As you walk from arrondissement to arrondissement, savor the scents of French pastry shops and bakeries wafting through the city. Croissants, macarons, éclairs, and more…  

While strolling through the Jardin des Tuileries and the Jardin du Luxembourg, stop and smell the roses, literally. These gorgeous gardens are overflowing with fresh flowers.  

French perfumes are considered some of the world’s best. Luxury perfume brands include Chanel, Dior, YSL, Lancôme, Hermès, and more. You can also create your own at specialty shops.  

Beef Bourguignon, Photo: Arsheffield/Flickr

Taste 

French wines are world renowned. Popular varietals include cabernet, chardonnay, and of course, champagne. Be sure to taste an assortment.  

French cheeses are also highly regarded around the world. Popular kinds include Camembert, Brie, Roquefort, and Comté. Pair these cheeses with French wines for a true epicurean experience.  

Take the time to try some classic French dishes while in Paris. Popular choices include coq au vin, ratatouille, beef Bourguignon, escargot, bouillabaisse, and steak frites. 

AU PRINTEMPS, Photo: MARÍA VICTORIA/Flickr

Touch 

Go beyond just tasting some of the best French foods and make your own. Sign up for a French cooking class and learn how to make the classics with your own two hands.  

Enjoy the feel of shopping for the finest French fashions along the Rue de Francs Bourgeois, Saint Germain de Prés, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, and more. 

Is there any better feeling than breaking open a fresh baguette and dabbing it with butter in the heart of Paris? If you find something better, please let us know what it is.  

Book your next flight to Paris with Air France. Elegance is a journey.  

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