After his visit in Paris, on Bastille day, to commemorate the coming of american soldiers to fight against the Germans in WWI, President Trump, who had said that Paris was not Paris any more, agreed that it was one of the most beautiful cities of the world. The mayor of Paris has been trying to make it even more attractive to win the selection for the Olympic games which will take place on 2024 or 2028. Both banks of the Seine river are now only open to pedestrians or bicycles, with lots of places to rest, sunbath, have a drink in “guinguettes”, while watching the boats go by. It’s even possible now to swim in a part of the river, at the “bassin de la Villette”.
Paris has many things to offer to the tourists , the historical monuments, of course, which are a “must”, but also some secret and unusual places, which are more difficult to find, when you are on your own, but would show you another aspect of Paris, not the monumental one, but the popular one, off the beaten track. If you do it with a guide, it will also allow you to learn a lot about the traditions, ways of thinking, of living of the Parisians, and understand better France, its history and its people.
If your stay in Paris is not too short, take a day to go away from the capital city and see a little bit more of France. Versailles and Giverny are not too far and Paris Cultural proposes a very exclusive and intimate visit of the famous Palace and the house and gardens of Claude Monet. For those who love champagne and they are numerous all over the world, a visit to the cellars of Veuve Clicquot in Reims and then a visit to a private vineyard will allow you to know everything about the making of this sparkling wine and taste different vintages. A little farther away but also possible to do in one day, a visit to the WWII landing beaches in Normandy will give you the opportunity to drive through the beautiful landscape of Normandy and feel a deep emotion walking along the beaches of Omaha, Utah, Juno,Sword and through the cemetery of Colleville where so many young men are buried, who lost their lives, fighting to free Europe from nazism..
Paris Cultural is ready to welcome you and make your visit to Paris or its surroundings a most private ( no more than 6 persons), enjoyable and
interesting one. If you are willing to do something special , which is not on our website paris-cultural.com, do not hesitate to contact us and we can arrange it for you.