The romantic city on the Seine is the capital of the French Republic; the river splits it in half. Paris is the political, economic and cultural centre of France and offers its guests a wealth of experiences.
Get swept away whilst discovering the largest city in France. Famous buildings like the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame and the Panthéon are proof of Paris’ history and make the city an exclusive travel destination. Stroll down small alleyways, across the world-famous Champs-Élysées and through the large public squares and experience the incomparable flair of the French capital. The many lovingly designed parks also invite you to linger and relax.
As well as historical buildings, impressive architecture, theatres and museums, Paris also offers numerous culinary delights. Enjoy a fresh, crispy baguette with a fine red wine from the region in a small, typically Parisian restaurant. Everyday life feels far away, making way for new experiences. Explore the city of love.
Come aboard the A-ROSA ships and experience a river cruise on the Seine – in the best way possible. See a totally new side of Paris from the river. Drift through the city after having discovered it for yourself.
From Paris, the trip continues on to Normandy. Discover rambling vineyards, romantic palaces and castles, lush greenery along the riverbanks and the most beautiful places along the Seine. During the river cruise along the Seine, your A-ROSA ship will dock in Versailles, Les Andelys and Vernon, among other places. These charming cities have a lot to offer in terms of culture and architecture.
Follow in the footsteps of the emperor and enjoy vast parks and colourful old towns. Then, after a few exciting days, return to the harbour of Paris, which welcomes you with its own unique charm. Perhaps you will see Paris in a new light after your journey down the Seine. The diverse city is both the start and end point of the routes on the Seine. Use the time in the city for excursions, and turn your river cruise into a city trip to Paris at the same time.
At 324 metres high, the Eiffel Tower is one of the best-known landmarks in Paris. The steel framework tower was constructed for the world’s fair on the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution and was opened on 31 March 1889. The vast structure impresses with its height and unusual shape, but the view from the Eiffel Tower itself is also breath-taking. Seen from above, Paris is at your feet, and you can enjoy a sweeping view over the city.
Explore Paris’ highest natural point of elevation. The hill of Montmartre can be reached via the famous steps or a funicular. From above, you can enjoy a wonderful view over the surrounding alleyways and houses. A particular highlight is the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. An impressive place that is definitely worth a visit.
Along the impressive axe historique between the small arch at the Louvre and the large arch in the Défense district stands this 50-metre-high arch created by Jean François Chalgrin, who took inspiration from ancient models. Napoleon commissioned the building in 1806 to mark his victory at the Battle of Austerlitz, but it took 30 years to complete.
Who doesn’t know it? The story of the bell-ringer – the hunchback – of Notre-Dame. Discover the cathedral and walk in the footsteps of the bell-ringer. The impressive architecture and ornamentation of the cathedral attract scores of guests every day. You will be amazed just upon entering the cathedral by the elaborately designed reliefs on the church’s porches. Notre-Dame de Paris was constructed between 1163 and 1345.
The Louvre is one of the most famous art galleries in Europe and has already served as a spectacular film set many times. In the middle of the courtyard of the Palais du Louvre, there are five glass pyramids which offer a view into the entrance hall of the museum. The grand elegance of the buildings unfolds as soon as you enter the palace and the courtyard.
Delve into the underworld of Paris. The catacombs were constructed in old mines underneath the city. Up until the early 19th century, the catacombs were partially used as an ossuary. Around 6 million Parisians found their final resting place here. Engage in a fascinating tour of discovery of Paris’ underworld.