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Welcome to PARISCityVISION Travel blog, the specialist of sightseeing tours in Paris and France. We are happy to share with you our insider tips and fun facts about Paris !

The most beautiful covered passages in Paris

Posted on December 1, 2016 by Hailey (No Comment)

The covered passages of the French capital, mainly located on the right bank of the Seine river, near the Grands Boulevards, represent a series of paths crossing the buildings and usually contain shops, restaurants and theaters. If you have the opportunity to stroll through these passages, you will see that they are often covered by a canopy that brings them a special light. They are both an architectural curiosity typical of Paris and also make Parisian charm. Historical background  Originally, nearly 150 passages were built at the beginning of the 19th century. They were meant to protect the wealthy Parisian clientele […]

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Top 15 best works from the Musée d’Orsay

Posted on September 28, 2016 by Hailey (No Comment)

Featuring the largest collection of Impressionist works in the world, the Orsay museum is full of masterpieces of the greatest artists of this artistic movement. All exhibited artists have been working during the period starting from 1848 till 1914: from Millet to Van Gogh, through Renoir, Manet, Monet and Gauguin. Here is a selection of emblematic works of Orsay, displayed in chronological order of their creation:

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Go on a Pokemon chase in Paris!

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Hailey (No Comment)

Why not make use of your vacation to hunt for Pokemon in the very heart of Paris? Pikachu and friends are waiting for you in the most prestigious places in the city of light. A chance to see the main tourist attractions of Paris while you fill up your Pokedex with numerous finds. What exactly is Pokemon Go? Let’s summarize it in a nutshell for those who’ve missed out on the video-gaming phenomenon of the past few weeks. Pokemon Go is a game based on the concept of augmented reality, which means adding a virtual layer to the real world. […]

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The best pastries in Paris

Posted on August 18, 2016 by Hailey (No Comment)

France is world renowned for its great cuisine, excellent wines, multitude of cheeses and especially delicious pastries. You can say it, the French love their food! In recent years, highly talented young pastry chefs have decided to bring a modern touch to the time-proven Paris-Brest, Saint-Honoré, mille-feuille, éclairs, lemon tarts and other sweet treats. They have been revisiting the great classics but are also inventing new desserts. To help you find your way around, we’ve chosen the best places of the moment in Paris for you. Enjoy!

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Unusual cruises in Paris

Posted on July 29, 2016 by Hailey (No Comment)

Want to visit a different Paris? We offer countless cruises down the Seine River and other local bodies of water, so you can experience the city’s singularity with family or friends. Isle River Cruise Float down the Seine on a three-hour river cruise and discover the charm of five isles in its waters: –A historical grassland, the Île Saint-Louis is today home to a number of private luxury homes known as hôtel particuliers –Previously the main factory site for Renault, the Île Seguin has undergone major renovations to become a haven for artists –The Île aux Cygnes offers visitors breathtaking […]

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Top 10 free museums in Paris

Posted on July 27, 2016 by Hailey (No Comment)

A rainy Sunday, some free time during the holidays, a summer storm… there are so many opportunities to go and explore the museums of the French capital, either to satisfy a love of art or a thirst for culture. However, as our finances don’t always match up to our expectations, you might find it helpful to read our top tips on Paris museums: many museums offer completely free admission to all visitors, all year round. Discover our selection of museums to visit without spending a single penny! Free art museums in Paris Le Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris Let’s start […]

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The best spots to run in Paris

Posted on July 7, 2016 by Hailey (No Comment)

You’re a running enthusiast visiting Paris for a few days and you don’t know where to go for a run during your stay without being bothered by traffic? Below, you’ll find the best spots for stress-free running and training in Paris while enjoying nature. The banks of the Seine What could be better than running on the new pedestrian space along the left bank of the Seine? The route is more than 2 km long and you’ll also have the opportunity to use the variety of gym equipment available for strength work.   Le jardin des plantes 57 Rue Cuvier, […]

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Champs-Elysées goes pedestrian-only on First Sunday of Every Month

Posted on June 16, 2016 by Hailey (No Comment)
Arc de Triumphe pedestrians

The Champs-Elysées is one of the most famous Parisian avenues in the world. This huge boulevard stretches from the Place de la Concorde to the Jardin des Tuileries ending at the Place Charles de Gaulle where the Arc de Triomphe proudly stands. On the Champs-Elysées, you will find shops, restaurants, cinemas and… cars. Plenty of cars… Have you ever wondered what it would feel to experience the Champs-Elysées without all these cars driving around. If you come back to Paris, you will now be able to experience a silenced car-free Champs-Elysées on the first Sunday of every month. Champs-Elysées goes […]

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Top free festivals in Paris this summer

Posted on June 16, 2016 by Hailey (No Comment)

Paris comes alive with many different festivals throughout the summer: shows, music, food, sports; there is something for everyone. Take part in one of these events and enjoy the opportunity to discover our beautiful city in a new way. Here is our selection of top free festivals in Paris:   For jazz lovers – the Paris Jazz Festival The Paris Jazz Festival takes place every weekend from June 11 to July 31 in the Floral Park of Paris. Jazz lovers and novices alike will appreciate a rich and eclectic programming while enjoying the greenery in a summertime atmosphere. All animations […]

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What to do in Paris during the Euro 2016… if you donʼt enjoy football?

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Hailey (No Comment)
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If youʼre in Paris from June 10 to July 10 during the 15th edition of the Euro 2016 Championship, it will be hard to avoid anything that has to do with football! The France-Romania opening match and the final will both take place at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. Other French cities will also welcome matches. It is therefore inevitable that the French capital beat to the heart of the Euro 2016 during the entire championship! Sorry for those who are not so keen on football… So what can you do in Paris if you are more thrilled with […]

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