No city conjures up romance like Paris, the City of Light. From the riotous Latin Quarter, where students have found a home for almost a thousand years, to the incredibly grand Right Bank of the Seine and its iconic Arch de Triomphe, Paris is both a city and a vision. With a centrally located hostel as your base, you will get to know this Paris intimately. The Compass Needle and Dial will lead you through centuries of history, art, politics and the life of the mind. When it’s time to leave Paris for the D-Day beaches of Normandy, you will understand what Hemingway meant when he said that you will carry this city with you, for “Paris is a moveable feast.”

Next City: London