Paris

1. Culture Vultures

Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

2. Shopoholics

With endless neighborhoods and possibilities, it is hard not to shop in Paris! Paris offers anything from up-scale boutiques to chains to small thrift stores. You'll find that, along with restaurants, cafés and museums, the streets are lined with all sorts of different stores.

3. Romantics

There is no escaping the romance of Paris. In the early 19th century Paris revelled in the artistic and literary liberation of Romanticism, yet this graceful city has always inspired love. It permeates through the city where loved-up couples laze in its manicured gardens, get intimate in candlelit wine bars and stroll along the Seine arm-in-arm at sunset. The opportunities for romance are endless but here are our top picks of romantic things to do in the City of Love.