ParisThe City of Light is one of the planet's most desired destinations. From its Haussmann-designed boulevards to the winding backstreets of the Marais and Montmartre, Paris' history as a center of culture, ideas and arresting architecture remains undimmed. Sip coffee in Place des Voges; browse for books on the banks of the Seine at Shakespeare and Co.; eat classic French dishes in a bistro in St Germain; or spend an afternoon people watching in the Jardin du Luxembourg. Throw in sights from the Louvre to Notre Dame, Les Invalides to the Eiffel Tower, and you're looking at the world's most picture-perfect city.

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