The city is divided up into twenty different arrondissements, or neighborhoods, laid out similar to a nautilus shell and referred to by their corresponding number. Each district is as unique as the last, with local flair and attractions all their own, including museums, shopping, residential history, and sites. Ideally, to get a full flavor of the city, visitors could spend a day in each arrondissement, but that depends on the amount of your tax return.
Naturally, classic art and haute couture come to mind, but save time for a little architecture and nightlife appreciation balanced out with indulging in pain au chocolat, street vendor crêpes, and escargot.
Few things beat the unveiling of the Eiffel Tower after turning the corner from the Palais de Chaillot, a set of museums perched above the Trocadéro Gardens, for one of the more stunning shots of the iron structure. Once this fails to thrill, however, take a day trip from Paris to places like Lyon and Monet's Gardens at Giverny.