The 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine saw some of the most incredible moments in Ryder Cup history with arguably the loudest and rowdiest atmosphere we have seen in a while. Team USA led by captain Davis Love were unstoppable, playing some of the best golf we have ever seen on TV. Despite a strong challenge from Team Europe with many tantalising close matches, Team USA came out on top with a convincing 17 – 11 victory.
We now look forward to Paris in 2018, when the golfing world will descend on Le Golf National, located outside the capital to see the 2018 Ryder Cup matches take place. In this blog, we take a closer look at Paris, to see 10 things you can get up to in one of the world’s most famous cities.
For me the best way to see the city is to take a Velib the bike sharing system that spans across Paris. The cycle lanes are large and not too busy so it is an enjoyable place to cruise around and it is easily the fastest way to see the sights…plus you’ll get to see so much more of Paris than if you were to take the Metro. I guess the added bonus is that if you spend more time on the bike you’ll be able to justify the many trips to the boulangeries which seem to draw me in at every turn.
Oliver, YGT Marketing
When you think of Paris, probably the first thing that comes into your head is the Eiffel Tower. It is Paris’s most iconic monument and everyday thousands of people que day and night in order to take the fantastic journey up to the top and enjoy spectacular views overlooking the Paris skyline.
The Sacre Coeur Cathedral, opening in 1914 is one of the most iconic monuments in Paris. Everyday thousands of people flock to the Sacre Coeur to enjoy one of the finest views in Paris looking out over the entire city.
Notre Dame, one of the most historic and famous Cathedrals around Europe is a definite must when in Paris. There may be long queues, but the wait is definitely worth it. Our very own YGT Nick was recently in Paris, and even got a twilight selfie with Notre Dame.
Take a leisurely cruise from the Eiffel tower up the River Seine and back, enjoying all the sights and sounds from this iconic city river. Whether it’s a daytime cruise or a romantic evening with your partner, a river cruise up the Seine will leave you wanting to stay in Paris for longer. There is also the option for a restaurant cruise where you can indulge in delicious French cuisine combined with fantastic live music. To find out more information, please click here.
Rob, YGT France Sales Specialist
Head to the Parisien suburb of Montparnasse, where you will find one of the most spectacular views of the Paris skyline from the 56th Floor of an office building. See the Eiffel Tower and more from this breathtaking panoramic observation desk. To find out more information about The Montparnasse Tower Observation Desk, click here.
Martin, YGT France Product Manager
For me, being a massive Dan Brown fan, my next visit to Paris will involve the ‘Da Vinci Code Walk’ taking in the main places detailed in the book. Get to see the historic sights such as the Musée du Louvre and Saint-Sulpice Church while experiencing the architecture, art and symbols described in the book. See for yourself if the clues are there on your own search for the Holy Grail and whether it is enough for you to believe or not!
Rob, YGT France Sales Specialist
Paris St. Germain, the most popular team in France is located just on the outskirts of Paris. PSG, who are currently in the Champions League are one of the finest teams in Europe and have one of the strongest squads around.
A trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to one of the many local Parisian creperies that really put Paris on the map as a culinary hotspot. From lemon & sugar to delicious chocolate, Parisian creperies offer a wonderful selection of yummy pancakes.
We all enjoy those childhood days, when we can venture to Disneyland, take a picture with Mickey and right on the rollercoaster till you can’t take anymore Located just a short train journey outside Paris, Disneyland is a fantastic place to go on your Paris holiday. Why not even make a night out of it and stay in one of the many unique themed hotels.
So if you are planning a trip to Paris in 2018, be sure to get in touch with Your Golf Travel and we can get the ball rolling on planning your Ryder Cup experience. You may also wish to play some golf while in France, so be sure to check out the likes of Golf De Domont Montmorency, Golf De Chantilly and Golf d’Apremont.
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