Hopefully, you've enjoyed your trip to the Big Ben. Next, on the itinerary is Paris. All this month, I'll be posting articles about this beautiful city.
Founded in 4200 BC, Paris has flourished from a small settlement to major global contributor in the areas of fashion, science, art and commerce. The city is separated into 20 "arrondissements" with the 1st one being in the center and the subsequent ones spiralling outward. The Seine River bisects the city running from east-west.
Like London, Paris is a very transient city. If you're looking to dive into a culture-thick pond, you may want to visit a smaller city, but if you're looking to just splash your feet in the shallow end of Francophone culture, then definitely start here. No matter where you go, chances are someone will speak English.
Paris boasts some of the world's greatest tourist attractions, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. While I'd like to go into greater detail about these and other sights, I will leave that for a future article.
Vive la Paris!