Paris, France

Paris, France is the world’s most famous tourist spot. So, what exactly is it that attracts people coming from all around the world to Paris? We’ll try to boil down to its essence and show you why it’s the most popular tourist destination in the world.

Paris is unarguably among the most beautiful cities on earth, especially when it comes to art and fashion. Paris’s seductive charms are truly legendary, and for good reason – appealing sidewalk cafes, sparkling shops, world-class galleries and museums, countless things you can do, and a magical restaurant scene.

Gladly, Paris is so walkable that you could hit lots of its headline acts without even setting foot in the city. In case we had to pick 5 places, here are the ones we would recommend you to visit in Paris. Go on and fall in love!

1. Eiffel Tower

What would Paris do without the emblematic Eiffel Tower? Constructed by Gustave Eiffel to remember the centenary of the French Revolution, it’s introduced at the Exposition Universelle in Paris around 1889. 324 meters high, it’s among the most visited monuments on earth with almost seven million visitors each year.

The first floor contains the Eiffel Tower 58 that stretches above 2 levels, 58 meters above the ground. In the 2nd floor, the view is best at 115 meters since you’ve got a diving sight on the ground down below. Lastly in the 3rd floor at 275 meters, you can get to see what the office of Gustave Eiffel looks like. If you prefer more adventurous one, you can utilize the stairs and climb the 1,665 steps to the summit.

2. Notre Dame Cathedral

Among the most everlasting icons of Paris: Notre-Dame de Paris, also called Notre Dame, a Roman Catholic cathedral is situated on the eastern part of the Ile de la Cité. It’s generally regarded as one of the best illustrations of French Gothic architecture around France and Europe. Started around 1163 and finished in 1345, this cathedral is a view having its portals encompassed by his numerous sculptures and gargoyles which embellish the roof.

We suggest for you to walk all around the cathedral, then enter inside and climb the 387 steps to reach the top of the towers. The climb going to the towers could be tiring, however you’ll get a wide ranging view of the spot and view the well-known gargoyles close up.

3. Louvre Museum

The Louvre is among the most visited art museum on earth. Perfectly found on the heart of Paris, this historical building is a previous royal palace, having an area of 210,000 square meters which includes 60,600 for the exhibitions. The museum is located in Louvre, formerly a fortress constructed in the late 12th century under Philip II. The ruins of the fortress are seen around the basement of the museum.

The collection is separated into 8 departments:

  • Egyptian antiquities
  • Oriental antiquities
  • Greek, Etruscan and Roman
  • Islamic Art
  • Sculptures of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Modern Times
  • Objects of art
  • Paintings
  • Graphic arts.

4. Arc of Triumph

Beneath the spell of ancient Roman architecture, Napoleon commissioned Jean Chalgrin the style and design of the triumphal arch devoted to the honor of imperial armies. Constructed in the 1800s, it’s the largest monument of its kind on earth. Remarkable sculptures embellish its pillars. Additionally, the names of 558 generals as well as the great victories are imprinted at the top of the arc. Below the Arc de Triomphe is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of France.

The breathtaking patio above the door provides a stunning view of Paris. Fifty meters high, forty-five meters wide and twenty-two meters deep, the Arc de Triomphe is found in the Place de l’Etoile leading to the Champs Elysees which happens to be nicknamed “the most beautiful avenue in the whole world. Cruise on the Seine

Discover the ultimate way to visit the “City of Light” savoring a cruise in the Seine, particularly during the night. Whenever the sun sets, the monuments are lighted little by little. You see a breathtaking view to the front so you’re able to enjoy the wonderful things in Paris: Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Pont Alexandre III and much more.

Also you can enjoy a dinner cruise in the Seine on board. For around 2 hours, you’re made welcome.