Paris Gare de Lyon Mini Guide
Arriving from Marseille
, the best way to see Paris is in the comfort of a hire car from Rhino. Paris is a beautiful city with so much to see. it would be a shame to miss sights such as Montmartre or the Champs Elysees. Public transport in Paris is comprehensive but can be hot, grubby and sometimes infuriating. Leave all this behind by hiring a car at Gare de Lyon station or see more info here
on where else in France you can hire a car.
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Paris is absolutely magical and as well as the capital of France it’s also considered to be the capital of romance. Many couples go there for long weekends and many proposals of marriage are made in the shadow of the Eifel Tower or amongst the gardens of the Tuileries. Whatever your reason for visiting this great city, there are a number of landmarks you have to visit. The Eifel Tower is one of them. It was only meant to be a temporary structure, built for an exhibition but has become the defining icon of the city.
The Arc de Triomphe, a monument to Napoleon Bonaparte’s huge ego is another must-see. Finally, take the time to approach the Cathedral de Notre Dame by boat. Then walk around the exterior from a distance before spending contemplative time in its grandiose interior. Paris also boasts about its oldest monument but on closer inspection you’ll see it’s the Egyptian Obelisk now planted in the Place de la Concorde after being brought from Egypt
by Napoleon’s army.
You can’t miss the Place de la Bastille either if you want to get to the root of the French motto ‘Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité’. There, the storming of the Bastille led to the start of the French revolution. Finally for some simple culture, walk the steps up to Montmartre and drift through the artist’s studios and galleries before heading back to your hotel. And if he’s popped that magical question, then tomorrow head to the jewellery stores of the Place Vendome for a lasting memory of romantic Paris.
Leaving the station you’ll find yourself in the 12th arrondissement, home to the Opera de la Bastille, built to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the storming of the prison. If you like opera then try to get tickets, the performances are magical. During the day, you could spend many hours in the Bois de Vincennes, a huge park, three times bigger than New York’s Central Park, and home to four lakes upon which it’s possible to hire boats. At the northern end you’ll find the beautiful Chateau de Vincennes, currently being renovated but still open to the public.