Paris is a city I can always come back to, but it wasn't that way in the beginning. The very first time I visited, I was disappointed. I envisioned it in all it's splendor as the City of Love and the City of Light. All those years ago, I arrived to a dirty, dull and mean-spirited grand dame whose gown had been muddied and she was angry and sad about it.

Fast forward a few years - what a difference. The city center is being taken care of and tourists flock every year - including elementary and high school French classes. Paris now buzzes with activity and there is so much more to do and see. I found the grand dame I was originally looking for - now with a new gown, a new attitude and a twinkle in her eye.

Paris will intrigue you, feed you, romance you, beguile you. Paris just sounds luxurious. When you say the name, visions of glittering lights, haute couture, famous art, and fine dining immediately come to mind. If there was ever a city that understood luxury, it’s Paris. From their shopping to entertainment, the city knows how to celebrate the finer things in life and how to truly make the most of each experience.

Paris is home to some of the most famous works of art in the world. The Louvre Museum alone houses 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art, the value of which simply cannot be comprehended. A day at the museum for a Parisian is nothing shy of a luxurious affair. The opportunity to study some of the most historically significant works of art is worth dressing up for. Elevate your experience with a private tour of Paris' most famous museums and learn about the priceless works of art stored within their walls. Knowledge is the ultimate luxury, and in Paris, there's plenty to learn!

You can't speak about Paris without talking about fashion. As the fashion capital of the world and home to some of the most legendary couture houses like Dior and Chanel, shopping in Paris is unparalleled. The city has been leading the way in fashion for centuries, determining the new trends each season with royalty, celebrities, and socialites flocking to the various fashion Maisons w