French capital, Paris is the global hub for fashion and art. Its 19th-century cityscape lined with museums and monuments transport you to a different time. Cobble-stone Boulevards full of open-air cafes and boutiques are aplenty in Paris and have been known to fulfil the desires of foodies and fashionistas. For finer experience, there are Michelin star restaurants and for those looking for a local experience, there are a number of bistros and patisseries that reflect France's famed culinary heritage. Paris is also known all over the world for nurturing some of the most brilliant artistic minds; Renoir, Rodin, Picasso, Monet, Manet, Dalí and Van Gogh are some of the greatest artists who have lived and worked here. This city harbours the masterpiece, Mona Lisa in the famed Louvre museum. Other phenomenal works have been showcased in the Musée d’Orsay, the Centre Pompidou’s cache of modern and contemporary art. Further differentiating the city is its iconic architecture; the wrought-iron Eiffel Tower and the marvellous Notre Dame Cathedral for example. Paris has a lot to offer and embrace everyone who visits it, with open arms. A city made to exemplify the French idea of “Joie the Vivre” one must definitely visit Paris once in their life. It is a destination that can be visited anytime during the year. But it is popularly visited in the summers (May–Jul. Paris is also busy during Fashion Week (Mar/Sep) and the Mondial de L’Automobile show (Oct). Winters in Paris can be cold and damp, even snowy. Want to plan a vacation in this marvellous city? Check out iTraveller’s France packages that aren’t just customizable but also come with premium service and value for money deals.