France’s capital, Paris, has anything and everything that fascinates everyone. It perfectly connects to fashion, arts, finance, commerce, etc., to the top levels as well as having no paucity of amazing landmarks and other attractions that continues to avidly all. The City of Romance holds a major position among almost every person’s “top-visiting-destinations” list.
This travel article will provides you with some of the best sites you’d never want to miss during your trip to Paris.
- The Versailles Palace (Château de Versailles) – The magnificent castle has its own uniqueness in its appearance. The Lavishness, decorative interiors with dazzling walls, royal ambience and beautifully maintained gardens make it a flawless site that you shouldn’t skip. It takes around half an hour to reach the Palace via train or bus.
- Eiffel Tower – This wrought iron tower is the place’s most prominent landmark grabbing attention globally. The Eiffel tower is the skyscraper in Paris with a height of around 324 meters that wows its visitors till today. The monument, obviously, interests the tourists to make a visit as well as appeals the natives who drop around to see the sky-high structure and the wide view from it. It is the most visited paid sites in the world. You can use elevator or stairs to climb up and have a breathtaking view of the city.
- Luxembourg Garden (Jardin du Luxembourg)- Built in 1612, Luxembourg Garden was created by the widow of King Henry IV, which is, at present, under the French Senate. With its wide area coverage that is incredibly maintained with varieties of flowers, shady trees, Medici Fountain, etc., the site is counted among the most beautiful places in Paris.
- Musee du Louvre – Paris is a place full of museums that show their divergent significances. But among all of those, there stands the most distinctive museum in the shape of a pyramid, Musee du Louvre. It is the world’s largest art museum and also considered to be the best by many. Opened in 1793, the museum has homed not less than 35000 art pieces, including Mona Lisa and many other great works. There are a few more interesting museums that you might consider to visit like Musee de l’Orangerie, Grevin Wax museum, The Orsay Museum and Musee Rodin.
- Arc de Triomphe – The 50 meter tall arc must not be confused with any other smaller arcs. Arc de Triomphe is a way to show respect for those who fought for France during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The arc’s inner and outer surfaces have the names of victories and the generals engraved on. You can climb to the top to have a blissful view of Paris. Some also stop halfway to the top so as to take a glimpse of the history museum.
- Notre- Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Paris) – The building is among the most famous churches around the world and is regarded to be the epitome of French Gothic architecture. This medieval Catholic cathedral took over 200 years for completion. After climbing 380- over stairs, you can see the Arc de Triomphe to the west and St- Sulpice and Panthéon to the south. Many visitors might resist climbing the stairs but the view is worth the effort.
- Shopping in the Marais- Visit to Paris is never complete without shopping. Marais, a historic district in Paris, that not only makes you witness Paris’s medieval time, but also offers you boutiques to shop from as well as galleries and cafes. The place also hosts nightclubs and has become a pin- place for the gay community.
- Bateaux Parisiens River Cruise- Taking a blissful cruise trip down the River Seine could be the best way to relax and fade away the tiredness. It also gives you a view of famous landmarks in Paris.
Apart from such beautiful sites, there are plenty of eatery places with wide range that adds to the enjoyment. As Paris is a hub of everything, it requires you to plan your trip wisely to enjoy your visit.
Other places that might interest you:
- Palais Garnier (Opera de Paris)
- Montparnasse Tower
- Sacred Heart Basilica of Montparnasse
- Centre Pompidou
- Shakespeare and Company Bookshop