Paris is a city rich in art, history, culture and culinary tradition. It is one of the most popular European cities for tourists from all over the world. The presence of museums like the Louvre, D’Orsay and Quai Branly make it an essential destination for art lovers, while its historical neighborhoods, refined restaurants and elegant streets make it the ideal romantic vacation. Book an Alitalia flight to Paris to breathe in the city's timeless magic.
There are countless things to see on a trip to Paris. Here are the main ones.
Completed in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition of Paris, Gustave Eiffel's creation is unquestionably the most well known Paris icon and also one of the most visited monuments in the world. The view from the top is unforgettable.
One of the most famous and most loved museums in the world. Among the vast array of works found within, you will find immortal masterpieces such as The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, Liberty Leading the People by Delacroix, the Venus de Milo, Canova's Cupid and Psyche and countless finds from Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Etruscan civilizations.
Once the bohemian quarter par excellence, frequented by artists and painters of the caliber of Renoir, Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec, today it is packed with street painters and portraitists. It rests on a hill, at the top of which you will find the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, while at the foot of the hill is the Quartier Pigalle, the old red light district, with the famous Moulin Rouge.
Built from the old d’Orsay Train Station, the museum was opened in 1900 for the Paris Universal Exhibition. It contains some of the most celebrated paintings of Manet, Monet and Gauguin, as well as Van Gogh's Self-Portrait.
Made famous by Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, it is one of Paris's most notable icons. The fire on 15 April 2019 means the interior can no longer be visited. It is still possible, however, to admire its unmistakable external Gothic facade, with the distinctive two towers and gates finely engraved with scenes from the Last Judgment.
The best time to book a flight to Paris for is unquestionably from May to September, when there is a wide range of events, from plays and concerts to open-air cinema. In the summer, on 14 July there is the national celebration of the Storming of the Bastille. Paris retains its charm in the winter too, however, and during the Christmas period the delightful markets, lights, window displays and ice rinks combine to create a unique atmosphere.
Book your flight to Paris today to enjoy the most romantic vacation ever!