The Top 3 European Cities That Need to Be on Your Bucket List

The Top 3 European Cities That Need to Be on Your Bucket List

Number 1
Paris – France
Coming in at number one is Paris. Found on numerous top places to visit lists it’s easy to see why. Paris, also known as the city of love exudes romance and has oh so much more to see and do than you might expect. Paris truly has it all, tourist attractions, architecture, romance and food. Just writing about it makes me want to go back.

eiffel tower

1. Eiffel Tower – A must see when visiting Paris. Designed by Stephen Sauvestre, construction started in 1887 and the tower is now a treasured piece of art to France although that wasn’t always the case. Ticket prices range between €4- €25.
2. Louvre – One of the most famous art museums in the world is in the charming city of Paris. With the iconic Mona Lisa created by the famous Leonardo da Vinci. General admission is €17 so is reasonable to see some of the most famous art pieces in the world.
3. Disneyland Paris – There are only 5 Disneyland’s in the world and if you live in Europe Paris will be the closest one to you. A well-known company all over the world with Disney characters such as Minnie and Mickey Mouse no matter how old you are you’re sure to have fun. Tickets can range between €32 – €61.
4. Notre Dame Cathedral – A medieval Catholic cathedral completed in 1345. There have been many famous events here such as the crowning of Henry VI of England in 1431 and Napoleon was crowned Emperor in 1804. It is also more recently well known for the Disney movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame produced in 1996. Ticket prices can range from €15 upwards.
5. Arc de Triomphe – Designed by Jean Chalgrin who sadly passed away in 1811 construction was taken over by Louis-Robert Goust but work stopped in April 1814. In 1836 Arc de Triomphe was finally completed. Tickets range from €9 – €12. The views from the top are stunning and a tip is to visit in the evening once its dark, viewing the bright lights of the streets and the phenomenal view of the Eiffel tower from here is an absolute must.

France holds one of the most famous fashion weeks in the world. At CHO we have a number of famous French brands such as Lacoste, Aigle, K-Way and Pyrenex. Depending on the season you go we have French outfits available for you.

Number 2
Amsterdam – Netherlands
Amsterdam is definitely a city to add to your bucket list. The city is truly unique with its historic buildings and relaxed café culture. Whether you’re wanting to go for a chilled weekend on the canal or a party weekend in the red-light district there is so much in line for you:

1. Anne Frank Museum – Located in the centre of Amsterdam the museum still has some of the original remains from the house such as the book case. Anne Frank was Jewish and was hiding from the Nazis. She was captured and sent to the deadliest concentration camp called Auschwitz in Poland. Sadly, Anne Frank died in 1945. Tickets for the Anne Frank Museum range from €4.50 – €9.00.
2. Red-Light District – Amsterdam is known all over the world for the Red-Light District located in the centre of Amsterdam. There is also museum to tell you about the history of the women who worked there. Coffee shops are very symbolic to Amsterdam and surround the Red-Light District.
3. Canal Trips- There are 165 canals in Amsterdam and they were built to help with swampland. Boats are another way of everyday transport here. A trip can take you down the back alleys of Amsterdam to see areas not accessible by road. Tickets cost €10 upwards.
4. Hineken Museum – Hineken is a Dutch beer that was founded in 1864 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken at the age of 22 years old. The Dutch are very proud and have opened the factory up to the public. Tickets are only €16.
5. Rijksmuseum – This is a museum that is dedicated to the history of Amsterdam and their art. Ticket prices are between €5 – €17.50.

The Dutch are known for their laid-back view of life and this is represented in their fashion, simple but stylish. At CHO the main Dutch brands we sell are Scotch & Soda and Maison Scotch so if you’re planning a trip to Amsterdam they are brands to look at.

Number 3
London – England
London was bound to make our top 3 cities, although we are a little biased being based in the UK. London truly is the hub of everything, you still wouldn’t see everything in London if you spent 2 weeks in this vibrant city. Best known for its red buses, phone boxes and the Royal family this metropolitan city has so much more to offer.

red london bus

1. Buckingham Palace –Originally built in 1703 it became the royal residence in 1761 when King George III purchased it. Today the royal family still live there. Tickets range between £13 – £23.
2. London Eye – A newer creation designed by David Marks and his wife Julia Barfield. Opened to the public in 2000 it is the world’s tallest Farris wheel. Standard entry is £24.30.
3. London Dungeons – Opened in 1974 the dungeons are a great tourist attraction. They re-enact gory historical events to do with the Plague, Guy Fawkes and more. Tickets tend to be £21 and give you an insight into what happened in the past.
4. St Paul’s Cathedral – The first St Paul’s Cathedral with destroyed in the Great Fire of London. In 1666 Christopher Wren designed and rebuilt the new one. In 1964 Martin Luther King made a speech there. Many of Britain’s famous figures have been honoured there too such as: John Donne, Florence Nightingale, William Blake, Sir Alexander Fleming and more. Tickets cost between £8 – £18.
5. Imperial War Museum – Founded in 1917 the museum was opened in the Crystal Palace by King George V on 9 June 1920. Tickets cost between £9-£18.

If you love the UK fashion scene then you are in luck with top brands like Barbour, Oliver Sweeney and Hackett defining the quintessential British look at CHO. The buying team at CHO Fashion & Lifestyle making sure they source only the best products in the industry, so you will find the quality pieces you’re looking for.
We would love to hear what your top three cities in Europe are!

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