The capital of France and built along the river Seine in the northern part of the country, Paris has two small central islands - Île Saint-Louis and the Île de la Cité - and the rest of the city is organized in a clockwise spiral of arrondissements, or districts.
Matador has articles on Paris' art and culture - there are dozens of museums and monuments, including the famous Louvre and Eiffel Tower and the not as famous Sewer museum and Catacombs. There is also art on the streets: see if you can find the Space Invaders mosaics or some Banksy art. Or you can stop by some literary haunts for some writing inspiration or to pick up a book in English.
It's a beautiful city with lots to do, but it can be a pretty expensive one. Matador has suggestions on how to enjoy the city on $100 a day as well as free things to do. Or how and where to eat to save some cash.
Follow filmmaker Blaze Nowara as he traverses Europe, hitting up London, Paris, Berlin, and Krakow, and visiting the local Hotel Indigo properties.