Britain Rekindles Love Affair with Paris

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Bookings to France up by 31% as Jet2.com add flights to Paris to their summer sale

It seems that Britons’ love affair with France and the capital of Paris in particular, smells of roses once more. This year, bookings to France from Britain are up by 31%, indicating that our passion for taking a quick trip across the channel has been reignited.

One of the reasons for this surge in popularity could emanate from the fact that Jet2.com has added flights to Paris to their summer sale. This sale is promising up to 75% off flight prices to many popular European destinations.

Exciting Announcements

Realistically, the renaissance of holidays in France is more than just flight offers and the turmoil at other popular destinations. A raft of exciting exhibitions and the re-opening of a renovated museum in Paris can be credited with attracting the swarms of culture vultures whilst a number of celebrity visits, with full entourage in tow, has appealed to an army of new fans.

This is before the mention of the many famous landmarks, looking resplendent in prolonged bouts of glorious sunshine, not usually seen at this time of year.

A Leading Exhibition

The cultural offering available in Paris is almost unparalleled with museums and ancient buildings adorning most streets. You only have to walk down the Champs Elysees towards the Louvre to find different museums on the many streets creeping off the busy street.

However, it is a museum across the river from the Louvre that has been appealing to people’s artistic side. Musee D’Orsay has recently been reopened and the headline exhibition is dedicated to Manet, aptly titled, ‘Manet: The Man who Invented Modernity’.

The exhibition is running until 17th July 2011 having opened in April. It has attracted strong crowds so anyone thinking of visiting would be advised to book tickets.

Even More Restaurants

Of course it’s not all about culture and museums, restaurants have been pivotal in enticing people to the suburbs and picturesque streets of Paris for years.

To ensure that things remain fresh, a number of restaurants and eateries have welcomed new chefs this year and some have even enjoyed a renovation. There has also been a strong injection of new places to sample the delights of French wine, perfect for those summery afternoons before or after a visit to one of the many museums.

Jet2.com’s cheap flights to Paris are available from Leeds Bradford Airport.

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