Paris is a popular destination for residents of the UK looking for a weekend break or a holiday since it is within easy reach and has so much to offer in many different respects: culture, scenery, gastronomy, and shopping. The city has a different feel than New York or London with a more sophisticated air and an ambience that lends itself perfectly to a romantic holiday ( more information ).
Hotels can be expensive but local apartmentsare more affordable, and a short term rented apartment can be the ideal choice, giving you the freedom to enjoy the city without having to adhere to set meal times or menus. The food in Paris is superb and there is a wealth of gastronomic experience to be had.
The crepe here is as universal as pizza in New York and you can pick one up in the street filled with ham and cheese for four euros, but there are numerous cafes with more ambitious creations involving scallops, salmon, leeks, and cream, for example. There are many ethnic cafes and restaurants serving Asian, North african and Italian dishes, but the real gastronimic experience is to be had at one of the many Michelin star restaurants. Some of them are exquisitely glamorous with crystal chandeliers where you an feast on langoustine, or monkfish with a cauliflower jelly, and any number of other esoteric creations and combinations of fine French dishes. (more...)