"Paris is always a good idea" Audrey Hepburn famously said. You don't have to be a classic Hollywood star to agree (unless you happen to be one, of course.) One of the world's most beloved destinations and photographed cities, Paris has an allure like no other. While so many of its icons are familiar to us all: the Eiffel Tower, L'Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame cathedral, the palace of Versailles, the Louvre and its most famous work, the Mona Lisa; no photo can convey how exquisite they are in real life (admittedly, Da Vinci's lady might be a tad smaller than you'd expect, but we digress.) Taking in the sheer magnificence of the Eiffel Tower at its base, or high above on one of its observation decks for incredible views of this beautiful city, should be on every traveller's to-do list. Our cheap flights from Toronto to Paris make it easy to check off this bucket list item.
Paris is a cultural confluence of old and new. Built upon the Seine River, she is an ancient city dating back to the Romans, with stunning architecture spanning centuries. Its food has influenced the world over, from traditional French cooking to haute cuisine. It is also the incubator of fashion trends, with some of the most renowned houses based in Paris. She is at once a grand dame and cutting-edge protegee.
Each of its districts (arondissements) has its unique identity and worth exploring. Get your kicks (literally!) in Montmartre, home of the Moulin Rouge where you can still take in a titillating can-can show. Get lost in a Sartre or Hugo novel in a Latin Quarter cafe, where you'll feel lost in time, too. Shop the chic boutiques of the Bastille Quarter, also a cultural area with galleries and the new Paris Opera. There are many more captivating areas, to which a bike ride, trip on the sprawling Metro underground or boat ride along the Seine can take you.
If you've already been to Paris, chances are you daydream of retuning again. Whether it's your first or you're an experienced Francophile, we'll help you make your Parisian dreams take flight!