Have you ever been to Paris on a business trip or plan to go for the first time? Frequent travelers know that enjoying Paris on a business trip might be difficult because of the nature of the visit and the many attractions to see. For first time visitors, here's our guide to help you to enjoy the City of Light while meeting your clients.
Paris is a major city that attracts an influx of tourists. In fact, over the past years it has reached a record-breaking 88 million tourists. At least 45 percent visit for business purposes. Also, visiting Paris has rather been easy because of efficient connectivity options through its two airports – Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport. Consequently, the capital city of France continues to be the most visited city globally.
Paris – A Premier Business Destination
Paris enjoys the reputation of being the premier destination for business and leisure in Europe. The city’s infrastructure is updated on a continuous basis. One of the major upgrades has taken place at Charles de Gaulle Airport, the primary hub of national carrier Air France. This is where the airline’s largest business class lounge operates and is equipped with a Clarins spa as well as other amenities.
Paris is Europe’s major economic powerhouse. This magnificent city is visited by millions of business travelers year round. The city center is divided into two parts by the River Seine, on an east to west axis. Le Defense business district is located to the city’s northwest, and is home to major business centers and corporate headquarters. The heart of the city is situated on the north bank of River Seine. This is where you will come across foreign embassies, iconic hotels, department stores, banks and fashion houses.
Things To Do On A Business Trip
What would you do when your business trip to Paris is quite short, yet hectic? How about taking time out for sightseeing? After all, you need a break to refresh yourself. If you have free time then you must visit the landmarks/buildings in the city. The first stop for every tourist in Paris is undoubtedly the iconic Eiffel Tower. Reach the top of the Eiffel Tower where you’ll have an opportunity to soak up fascinating views of the city’s skyline. Also, don’t forget to visit the exquisite ‘Jules Verne’ restaurant located on the first floor of the tower and enjoy a gourmet menu. You will be required to reserve a table in advance.
Paris is home to 12 iconic museums, which are popular globally. These museums include The Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Petit Palais, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, and Musée du Quai Branly. Most widely recognized The Louvre is known as the world’s largest museum and most visited. Don’t miss out on these famous museums or else your visit to this mesmerizing city would rather be incomplete.