France’s capital is not short on attractions and visitors will quickly fall in love with the city’s individual character, beautiful buildings, lifestyle and people. Attractions are well spread across the city, making planning your sightseeing itinerary essential; however, you will find that the Metro provides easy and convenient links to most sites of interest. The city experiences moderate weather most of the year, with extreme highs and lows in temperatures being uncommon, making the city a year-round tourist destination. Get some great Cheltenham tips here.
Horse racing fans can attend the country’s most important races, The Prix de la République and the Grand Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe, both held at courses in Paris.
Paris may still be recovering from losing out on the 2012 Olympics but its facilities are none thes less first class and widely available at centers in the city.
Visitors to Paris can enjoy watching or taking part in a wide range of sports activities. Football and rugby are popular spectator sports and Paris is home to a number of top clubs. With a capacity to hold 80,000 spectators, the Stade de France hosts many international games. Although the French national football team isn’t quite the king of the world they were in 1998, their Rugby team consistently performs well at home in front a very partisan crowd and France will be hosting the 2006 Rugby World Cup.
Cycling is also very popular – the Tour de France finishes at the Champs Élysées – while Paris has more than 60 miles of cycling lanes. Originating in France, boules is another popular game and there are many places to play around Paris, while the city also offers excellent facilities for tennis, golf, ice skating and swimming among other sports. Swimming can be a little tricky during school terms as the children have exclusive use of them during class time, but during the summer the public take to the water more easily.