The City of Light: An Educational Destination Spotlight on Paris.
From chic boutiques to stunning museums, it’s quite hard for any traveler to resist the charm of this great European capital. It’s not easy to visit such a complex city like Paris- with so much to see and do, it would take you ages to discover it all- however, an educational tour is the perfect way for students and teachers to get a broad understanding for all the city has to offer. Take some time to smile at the Mona Lisa, stand in awe of Notre Dame Cathedral, walk the luxurious Champs-Elysees, or see the city from a new perspective atop the Eiffel Tower. One thing is for sure you will never want to say au revoir.
Paris is one of those cities that truly merits the hype, and is one of those places that every traveler should experience at least once. There are more landmarks in this historical city than one can even imagine, and yet there is nothing quite like turning a corner and experiencing that thrill that comes over you that first time when the Eiffel Tower lurches into view. Built in 1889 for the World’s Fair, this iconic structure is the highlight of any educational trip to Paris. This great city is also the capital of chic! With numerous Parisian boutiques and its citizens dressed to the nines, there is definitely no shortage of high fashion in the French capital.
No trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Louvre, the museum that holds some of the most famous masterpieces in the world. While exploring Paris, take some time to stop and contemplate the number of great artists and thinkers who have worked and wandered in this iconic city. There’s a lot of history in Paris, and you can get to the bottom of it all with a voyage deep into the catacombs. Also, come hungry. Paris really isn’t Paris without its famed cuisine. Café culture occupies a good part of any Parisian’s time, so take some time to relax and enjoy a little people watching as you pass the hours. Paris is a legendary monster of a city, but with the right attitude and a bit of time, you can find some wonderful areas off the beaten path.
I can’t stress how many iconic landmarks can be found in the French capital, but for all its historic grandeur, elegant boulevards, world-class museums, chic boutiques and cosmopolitan buzz, Paris is also an intimate, intensely lived-in city, best discovered on foot, where each district has its own distinct style, bars, food market and village atmosphere. It’s been said you could spend a lifetime in Paris and never see it all. So, to all you students, teachers, parents, and travelers of the world, whether visiting Paris for the first time or the one hundredth time, I encourage you to get out there and enjoy it, explore it, roam the streets, see the sights, smell it, and be a part of the true city experience. Don’t underestimate it because, beneath the tourist crowds, Paris is one extraordinary city! As Audrey Hepburn said, “Paris is always a good idea.”
Au revoir for now,