Paris is the City of Lights, and radiates beauty across the cobblestone streets and over the rippling waters of the Seine River. Cafes set out chairs along wide tree-lined boulevards. Gardens blossom with emerald greenery. The famous sculpture of “The Thinker” by Rodin decorates the garden of the Musee Rodin I in the heart of the city. Your private transfer greets you at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport upon your arrival. The city brims with historic beauty and contemporary luxuries. The jewelry of Cartier glistens in the window display on the Champs Elysees. Chic boutique stores fill the neighborhood Rue Oberkampf. You easily settle into the comforts of your centrally located hotel. Your guide meets you in the lobby and leads you on an introductory panoramic tour of the city.
The Palais Garnier Opera House was erected in the 19th century with neo-baroque décor. Classical columns border the second story windows on the façade. Eight sculptures depict allegorical figures, from Music to Drama. The opera house encompasses 118,403 square feet and allows seating for up to 2,200 patrons. The auditorium is decorated with plush red and gold, highlighting the exceptional ceiling painted by Chagall. Your introduction to Paris immerses you in the unparalleled splendor of a city that treasures beauty and rewards those who take the time to appreciate life’s pleasures. Consider learning more about your tour companies in France who strive to provide a highly personalized experience catered to your particular interests and desires.