Top 10 Must See Places in Paris

Posted: June 6, 2012 in Places to Go
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Paris, one of the most well-known cities in the world, is the center of fashion, art, education, politics, culture and entertainment in France. It is such a charming place that tourists from all over the world fly to France just to get to know the place better and marvel in its many incredible attractions. So, if you are getting ready to pack for a Paris trip, do not forget to include these famous attractions in your itinerary

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower is the tallest structure in Paris. Thousands of tourists flock this amazing tower every year, making it the most visited paid monument in the world. The Eiffel Tower represents France in every aspect. The observatory deck of the tower provides a stunning view of the city, especially during in evening.

Arc de Triomph

Arc de Triomph, Paris

Arc de Triomph, Paris

Arc de Triomph, is another famous monument in Paris. It stands at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, on the right bank of the Seine River. It was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 to honor the brave men who fought during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

Center Georges Pompidou

Center Georges Pompidou, Paris

Center Georges Pompidou, Paris

It is regarded as the center of all modern arts, giving the Louvre a competition. This museum houses over 40,000 works of art, most of which come from the modern era. Designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano, the building in itself is a work of art.

Basilica de Sacre-Coeur

Basilica de Sacre-Coeur, Paris

Basilica de Sacre-Coeur, Paris

This Catholic Church was inspired by the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Paris, France. This minor basilica is famous as it is city’s highest point. Tourists can marvel at the displayed mosaics and the captivating view of the city from the hilltop.

Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Paris

Notre Dame, Paris

Notre Dame is the gothic church that Victor Hugo used as a background for his famous novel, Hunchback of Notre Dame. It features many religious sculptures and stained glass images. There are 300 steps to climb to the top of the south tower, giving you a closer look at the stunning statues of gargoyles and other religious characters.

The Louvre

The Grand Louvre

The Grand Louvre, Paris

The Grand Louvre or simply ‘Louvre’ is deemed as the world’s largest and most popular museum. The estimated number of its visitors is 8.5 million per year, making it the most visited museum as well. The Louvre is a popular landmark in Paris and no trip to France is complete without a tour in this fascinating museum.

Musee d’Orsay

Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Musee d’Orsay, Paris

Another notable museum in Paris is the Musee d’Orsay which houses mainly French art made from 1848 to 1915. Art works displayed on this museum may range from paintings to sculptures to photography.

The Seine

The Seine, Paris

The Seine, Paris

Seine provides the perfect backdrop for lovers on honeymoon or romantic trip. It is a slow-flowing river and a commercial water channel. Couples can explore the charm of Paris by cruising or walking along the pathways of the Seine.

Jardins des Tuileries

Jardins des Tuileries, Paris

Jardins des Tuileries, Paris

This lovely garden was designed by Andre Le Notre back in 1664. Tourists will love strolling, walking around and picnicking within garden of the Jardins des Tuileries.

Hotel De Ville

Hotel De Ville, Paris

Hotel De Ville, Paris

Paris’s city administration stay in Hotel De Ville and it has been the municipal hall’s location for over 600 years. Hotel De Ville accommodates the local administrations and the city mayor. It is also used as a venue for several major events in Paris.


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