The French capital, often referred as the ‘City of Lights’
and thousand axioms justifies the hype. Paris is one of the world’s
truly great cities, a metropolis that lavishly satisfies the desires
of tourists and business people alike and manages to preserve a
standard of living that makes becoming a Parisian so tempting.
Steep in its history, the city centers around the Ile de la Cite,
where over two thousand years ago, Celtic tribes first began a living.
The wide-ranging populations within Paris define the city’s
atmosphere just as much as its landmarks. Almost everything worth
seeing is contained within the city, the Boulevard Périphérique;
the compact centre is easily traversable on foot, with the efficient
and comprehensive Metro system readily available. The lifeblood
River Seine splits the city neatly in two and the useful arrondissements
system neatly carves Paris into manageable chunks.
The varied climate conjures up its own seasonal delights. In summer,
when the mercury rises, the locals flock to the new Paris Plage,
where a riverside expressway is transformed into an oasis of swimming
pools, sand, and deckchairs. Springtime generally between April
and June is pleasant and best time around the year to visit. In
addition, with fewer crowds and snow fall during the winter months
is another good time to come.