The wrought-iron Eiffel Tower races skywards and is always a point of reference, while the broad Arc de Triomphe sits graciously by the Champs-Elysees and the vast, mysterious Notre Dame Cathedral captures the essence of another age.

But there is more than that to Paris. Soak up the café life, where you can recline in a wicker chair and watch the world unfold, dine in a traditional gastro restaurant, or shop for the latest must-haves in a classic fashion house.

Paris is simply elegant. And when the stars are aligned, there is nothing like Les Blues in the Stade de France to get the pulses racing.