Places to visit in Paris
- Eiffel Tower
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- The Louvre Museum
- Sainte – Chapelle
- Palace of Versailles
- Champs Elysees/ Arc of Triumph
Paris – City of Love & Romance
From the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame, Versailles and the Montmartre, Paris is full of fantastic tourist experiences. It is a city with many activities to do. Maybe you are planning to visit Paris alone or with friends, here is our list of top places to visit in Paris.
Enjoy the city!
1.) EIFFEL TOWER
What would Paris be without its symbolic Eiffel Tower? Eiffel Tower is the emblem of Paris, and it would be an absolute sacrilege not to visit the Eiffel Tower. 1066 ft. (325 meters high), the Eiffel Tower was built for the Paris World Exhibition of 1889 by Gustave Eiffel. Also, it held the world’s tallest building record until 1930. Eiffel Tower is a lattice tower made of wrought iron.
2.) NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL
Notre Dame is a famous Roman Catholic Cathedral and is considered one of the best places to visit in Paris. Built in 1163, it has impressive architectural details that combine rose windows, stunning sculptures and Gothic carvings. It is also the setting of Victor Hugo’s literature classic “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame”. Also, before the Eiffel Tower was built, this cathedral stood as the central symbol of Paris.
3.) LOUVRE MUSEUM
Louvre Museum was the ‘Royal Residence’ for 300 years since 1793. With thousands of pieces of artwork from ancient Egypt to the romantic period, Louvre is the symbol of the history of France. The Louvre Museum is full of classic works, like Leonardo Da Vinci’s, Mona Lisa, Eugene Delacroix’s Liberty, Gericault’s raft of the Medusa and the Winged Victory of Samothrace.
The Louvre Museum is open every day except on Tuesday, From 9 am to 6 p.m. On Wednesdays and Fridays, the Museum closes at 9:45 p.m. The Louvre Museum Ticket costs 15€, but the entrance is free for people under 26 years old and living in the European Union, and for everyone on each first Sunday of the month from October to March.
Saint Chapelle is a Gothic royal chapel. Glass interior of the “Sainte- Chapelle” is jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring at the same time. It’s 13th century stained glass collection is considered one of the most extensive of its kind around the world. Also, it is a perfect and glorious example of Gothic style architecture. As Sainte-Chapelle was the former residence of the king of France, now this Chapelle is famous for its beauty and display. Moreover, history enthusiasts and avid travellers find this place as one of the most charming places to visit in Paris.
5.) PALACE OF VERSAILLES
Palace of Versailles was built as an emblem of French Supremacy. It is considered one of the most famous world heritage places to visit in France. It is the mecca for a museum-lover. Firstly, the palace impressive structure boast of landscaped gardens. Secondly, the terrace and the views of the palace are fantastic. Finally, the charming display of artwork of the Renaissance era puts this as one of the most visited museums in the world. Therefore, the palace should be on your must do list!
Opening Hours: 9 am to 6:30 pm.
6.) CHAMPS ELYSEES/ ARC OF TRIUMPH
Arc of Triumph was built in the 19th century in the honour of the imperial army. It commemorates the First World War and holds the Flame of the Unknown Soldier. It is an excellent structure and inspiration for many similar structures around the world. The fantastic sculptures, murals and pillar carvings are elements of sheer beauty. Most noteworthy in The Arc of Triumph is Tomb of Unknown Soldier of France and breathtaking view of Paris city from the panoramic terrace. Moreover just adjoining the structure is the Champ-Elysees. It is considered to be the shopping street of the world as it hosts the most prominent French and international brands.
One of the quirkiest of these is Butte-aux-Cailles, a micro-arrondissement in the 13e district. As its name suggests, the village is located atop a ‘butte’ (hill) and is home to lots of little bars, eateries and specialist stores (even one which caters specifically to apiarists). The former village was also where the world’s first ever hot air balloon ride took off!
Montmartre is a large hill in the northeast of Paris and is best known for its artistic environment. The number of world-renowned artists, including Monet, Picasso and Renoir, had stationed during the Belle Epoque.
“So if you want to add colours to your romantic life & explore vivid beauties then do make sure to add Paris to your must-visit list right now”.
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