The 7th Arrondissement of Paris is attractive, understated and manages to pull-off ‘provincial’ fairly convincingly, despite its Global appeal. Chic and peaceful, with plenty of green space the district is hugely popular with locals and visitors alike. Invalides is a momentous day out. Witness Napoléon Bonaparte’s final resting place inside the beautiful Dome Church and explore the WWI and WWII wings of the Musée de l’Armée where you’ll find a scale model of a WWI trench and sobering plaster casts of mutilated soldiers. Of course the Hôtel des Invalides (which is still in part a working hospital) was originally commissioned by Louis 14th as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Head West for the Champ de Mars Gardens and the glorious Eiffel Tower. Built in 1889 as part of the World Exhibition its art nouveau style was the subject of much debate. Today it is the pride and joy of Paris demonstrated after dark when, every hour it sparkles and fizzes with lights – a sight not to be missed. On Sundays bicycles and rollerskates are permitted in all parks along the River Seine, so hire some wheels and enjoy the ride. Get distracted in nearby Saint-Germain’s underground Jazz caverns, corner cafes with enormous terraces and wine bars that never sleep. We recommend Chez Georges for its diverse crowds and La Compagnie des VinsSurnaturels for its 3,000 strong wine list. Stroll the lengths of Rue de Seine and Rue de Buci for independent art galleries and technicoloured market stalls.