When we are adult people with full time job, we can get only two weeks’ vacation, to spend in some magical destination. However, if you think that you have to rest couple of times more, you should book a Friday or Monday off at work and try a longer weekend trip. If you have never been to France before, the best idea will be a journey to it capital.
During many of centuries Paris was the most important city in the area f Europe. That is why it is filled with amazing buildings from many different periods of time. Of course the most popular is the Eiffel tower, true symbol of the city. It used to be the tallest building in the world, constructed only for a World Fairy in the late, nineteenth century. Next really popular monument in the area of Paris is the Notre Dame cathedral. Churches of the same name and design are very popular in France, however this one is the biggest and the most famous. Even popular writer, Victor Hugo placed action of one of his books in this church.
Another important reason to visit this sophisticated city is art. In Paris you may find a lot of galleries with popular exponents. The biggest is Louvre, situated inside the former, royal residence of the same name. It is a home for Mona Lisa by da Vinci, also you will find in there works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Caravaggio and a lot more. In the underground chambers of Louvre a huge collection of Ancient artifacts is present, most of those are from the Egypt. You may also admire in there huge exhibition of statues, mostly from Renaissance era, including Venus of Milo and Nike. Do not miss a trip to the Orsay Museum, where you may find nice examples of impressionists, like Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir and a lot more. In there you can also see interesting collection of interior design of Art Nouveau. Another important gallery in Paris is Pompidou Center, huge collection of modern art.
If you wish to feel a spirit of an old, artistic Paris, go to the trip to Montmartre, former district of popular painters and workers. In there still you may find a tiny restaurants and pubs where Modigiliani and Hemmingway were spending the nights. In the top of the hill of Montmartre you can grab a lunch in front of amazing, Sacre Coeur basilica. this Romanesque Revival church looks like a medieval castle. Also in the Montmartre you will find a Pigalle Square, with legendary Moulin Rouge theatre. You should visit this district in the evening it has a lot of charm then.