1 – Paris has a unchanging elegance
They’re not always knocking down old stuff and bunging up new stuff. There’s a sense of permanence which remains both bracing and restful.
2 – The Philharmonic concert hall at La Villette
Incredible acoustics,brilliant design.
3 – It’s the best city to see Picasso’s works
More than 5000 of them, from paintings and ceramics to sculptures.
4 – The café culture
Whatever part of town you’re staying in, there’ll be a great local café, where you can drop in at any time of day for morning coffee, to read a newspaper, sun on the terrace, or engage in conversation over an apéritif.
5 – It’s the most absorbing city on Earth
The urban perspective from the Alexandre III bridge (itself gold and gilt-ornamented beyond the bounds of reason) is one of the most stirring the world offers. Les Invalides rises opposite, the other way are the pomp and circumstance of the Grand and Petit Palais.
6 – The Food,they know how to make a decent pastry
I love the variety of croissants, crêpes, baguettes, cheese, and other staples available in markets, street stalls, and cafés. There are many gastronomic treats to choose from alongside classics such as croque-monsieurs, French onion soup, and niçoise salad. All will love French pastries and other fabulous desserts such as éclair au chocolat or mille-feuille.