Los Angeles, the City of Angels
Located in California and spanning some 810 m2, Los Angeles is one of the largest cities in the United States, after New York.
With Hollywood making it the world capital of cinema, it is a city prized by celebrities and artists seeking fame and fortune, rich in incredible cultural landmarks. It is a city bursting with energy, with thousands of things to see and do. And one thing is certain, time is bound to fly during your stay.
Idyllic beaches, sun throughout the year, hills filled with the homes of famous celebrities, the world capital of cinema, numerous cultural centres, jaw-dropping theme parks, a relaxed atmosphere and easy-living: Los Angeles is a larger-than-life city, with no end of exciting places to see and explore. Every year millions of visitors come from all over the world to be blown away by its incredible life.
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Take a walk in Venice Beach
An essential stop for those wanting to explore the seafront, Venice is famous for being the main centre of the hippy movement. Today, its long cycle route, Venice-esque canals, street artists and body-builders, masseuses, atmosphere and colourful walls make it a hot-spot for tourists.
At the end of the day, take a moment to watch the surfers landing tricks in the waves with the backdrop of a setting sun.
Catch a Lakers game at the Staple Center
Los Angeles is home to one of the country's top basketball teams, the Lakers. Make the most of trips to Los Angeles to take in the energy and thrill of American sports games. And for those that don't like basketball, the Staple Centre also hosts baseball matches and some great concerts.
Be blown away by Hollywood
Hollywood is without a doubt the Mecca of cinema. Give in to temptation and get caught up in its magic during trips to Los Angeles: take a stroll along the Walk of Fame and check out the stars of the world's most famous celebrities, take a photo with the giant Hollywood sign, go to the TLC Chinese Theatre to admire its pagoda architecture, and put your hands into the handprints of the stars, or why not visit the film studios and admire their mind-blowing décor, such as Warner Bros Studio or Universal Studio Hollywood.
Soak up the art at the LACMA
LACMA, or the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is home to the country's largest collections of art. There are more than 130,000 pieces dating from Antiquity to the present day. From Latin America to Asia, via Europe, visitors are invited on a journey to discover art from every day and age. Before you go, make sure to strike a pose amongst the 202 lamps of Chris Burden’s Urban Lights installation.
Experience the celebrity lifestyle in Beverly Hills
Made famous across the world thanks to the TV series of the same name, Beverly Hills is, alongside Hollywood, the main stomping ground for stars in Los Angeles. You'll find endless rows of opulent houses that you can explore with a guided tour. Shopping lovers, make sure to take a trip to Rodeo Drive, one of the most famous shopping neighbourhoods in the city. On the menu? Endless luxury boutiques to help you burn through your credit card.
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