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Top Tourist Attractions in Paris

In this article, we are going to explain Paris and its Top Tourist Attractions In Paris, the “city of love” and “city of lights”, is the capital city of France. It has been considered an important city in the world for centuries. Paris is today one of the world’s leading spots for art, fashion, sports, entertainment, business, and culture. The city PARIS seems to have been structured specifically for the amusement and pleasure of its visitors.

Paris is in fact the Hub of Fashion therefore some of the world’s most famous and popular designers belong and reside in Paris.

Top Tourist Attractions in Paris:

Eiffel Tower

Top Tourist Attractions in Paris

For every tourist during their visit to Paris, the Eiffel Tower is the first destination. This tower was built in 1889 for the World Expo. It is situated in the Champ de Mars park. Moreover, this amazing world-famous tower is one of the most favorite sites for photography. Certainly, photography lovers find a great chance here for both day and night times to freeze their memorable moments. Visitors can use the elevator to see superb views of the city. Meanwhile, two fine restaurants inside the tower offer quality food to the visitors.

Louvre

Top Tourist Attractions in Paris

Louvre is one of the world’s most fantastic museums. It is located in the Louvre Palace. Most importantly, an amazing feature of the Louvre is its 21 meters high glass pyramid. That is made solely of glass and metal. Of course, it is one of Paris’s most visited landmarks. Louvre holds a collection of more than 1 million world’s most famous artworks. For instance, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” and many others.
Likewise, the galleries of the Louvre present different categories. That is to say, Near Eastern antiquities, Egyptian antiquities, drawings, paintings, sculptures, and so many others.

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe is one of the most favorite tourist attractions in Paris. Napoleon commissioned its construction in 1806. In other words, he aimed to memorialize his victories in triumphal battles. Consequently, this monument holds the name of the generals and soldiers who died fighting for the honor of their homeland and the king. In the same vein, beneath this monument, the flame is lit on the Tomb of an Unknown Soldier from the first world war.

Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. Firstly, every visitor to Paris loves to visit the world-famous church, as it’s a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Secondly, it is indeed the most visited monument in Paris. Thirdly, it was started in the 13th century and placed at the far end of the Île de la Cité and completed in the 15th century. It acquires about 120 meters in the sky along with two towers on both sides.

Sacre-Coeur

Sacre-Coeur

At the city’s highest point on Butte Montmartre hill, In Roman-Byzantine style, the Sacré Coeur is standing with a sacred grace. In addition, this splendid basilica pulls a bundle of tourists every year. Therefore, visitors admire its white marble beauty and wonderful interior. It is 130 meters above the ground. Sacré Coeur was started in 1875 and completed in 1919. Further, visitors can enjoy the wonderful panoramic view of Paris from its top. Sacré Coeur has one of the world’s largest clocks.

Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

The Jardin du Luxembourg is known in English as the Luxembourg Gardens. Widow of King Henry IV of France Marie de’ Medici ordered its construction in early 1612.

Firstly, It has almost all the facilities of a modern public park-like jogging tracks, fitness gyms, and tennis courts. Secondly, it does not only provide good activities for the elderly. But also for the kids who can play in waste grassy grounds, enjoy rides, slides, and a puppet show. Kids can sail small decorated boats in man-made small lacks. Thirdly, the Luxembourg garden holds 106 statues spread throughout the garden. Further including Lady Medici Fountain and many others.

Musee d’Orsay

The Musee d’Orsay is heaven for a visitor who loves art. This museum can surely be claimed as the house of the finest artwork of the world, specifically the paintings. It is located in a former railway station on the left bank of the Seine river in Paris. It was built between 1898 and 1900.

The museum holds a large variety of artworks, paintings, and other objects of the period the 1850s to 1900s. Visitors can enjoy the masterpieces of many famous and well-known artists over the several galleries of the museum. Some of them are Jean-Francois Millet, Monet, Pissarro, Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, and Cezanne. Artwork in the museum also includes sculptures, furniture, and photography.

Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou

Pompidou Centre is designed in a high-tech architecture style. Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano-designed it. The great Georges Pompidou ordered the construction of this center. He was the president of France in 1969.

Visitors can easily recognize the Pompidou Centre by its exterior design and huge colorful tubes.

Firstly, this museum holds a large public library, movie theater, book shops, and viewpoint terrace. Secondly, its library is spread over the first three floors of the museum with the largest collection of modern art in the whole of Europe.

Thirdly, the top floor and the first floor are specified for the expositions. The 4th and 5th floors hold the collections of the museum.

Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle

The construction of this stained glass architecture started in the mid 13th century. King of France Louis IX ordered for its construction most probably after 1238, at the heart of his royal palace the Palais de la Cité in Paris near the seine river.

Moreover, the Sainte-Chapelle is Gothic-style architecture. However, the Sainte-Chapelle is known for its collection of Passion Relics, including Christ’s Crown of Thorns. This heritage was damaged during the French revolution but restored later in the mid-1900s. Above all, the Sainte-Chapelle has the world’s most large-scale collections of frosted glass from the 13th-century.

Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde

The Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris, acquiring 7.6 hectares in area. It is the largest public square in France.

Place de la Concorde is located at the east end of the Champs-Elysées. Visitors can enjoy fantastic views in every direction. Marie Antoinette, King Louis XVI, and many others were killed here during the French revolution. It is famous for the 3200 years old Egyptian Luxor Obelisk. That Obelisk is located in the center of the Place de la Concorde. In addition, this Egyptian Obelisk came from the Temple of Luxor in October 1836.

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles was the principal royal residence of France King Louis XVI from 1682, until the French Revolution of 1789. This grand building has 700 rooms and 2,513 windows. It was a royal hunting lodge at the start. Later it became a palace housing the king’s court

The Palace of Versailles attracts a large number of visitors every year across the globe. As it is definitely the most visited site of Paris, the French capital. Visitors admire its wonderful gardens and especially the hall of mirrors. That contains 357 mirrors and 17 arches.

To sum up, the Palace of Versailles winded up as a royal residence during the French revolution. After that, it became a marvelous museum of French history.

Pont Alexandre III

Pont Alexandre III

Pont Alexandre III, famous as the “bridge of romance” is situated in Peris. It connects the two famous monuments of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, and the Champs-Elysees. In addition, Pont Alexandre III has been classified as a French historic monument since 1975. This bridge is around 500 meters long and 120 feet wide.

This steel single-arch bridge is located on River Seine and spans the Seine in Paris. In addition, it is the most attractive and elegant bridge in Paris. Pont Alexandre III has an admirable art gallery with a variety of French sculptors, statues, including cherubs, nymphs, and winged horses.

Champs-Elysées

Champs-Elysées

Champs-Élysées is the most beautiful avenue in the world. It is located between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle. Similarly near the Arc of Triomphe in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.

The tree-lined Champs-Elysees in Paris is a must-see spot and is highly recommended for visitors. It connects the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde. Moreover, it will be quite true if we say that street Champs-Elysees centers life in Paris. In addition, Champs-Elysees offers its visitors a number of services. That includes quality restaurants, nightclubs, quality brand boutiques, and museums and is the end of the Tour de France.

Seine Cruise

Seine Cruise

Half of the top attractions of Paris lie on the banks of the Seine River. The Seine River runs about 800 Kilometers in France. In addition, it is the world’s most famous water channel for visitors of any country.

No romance can beat the night cruising of Paris by the Seine River. This is the most amazing and wonderful thing a visitor can do in Paris. The Seine River passes through a lot of bridges in Paris. Cruising in the Seine river also provides a great opportunity to see 10 out of 20 attractions of Paris. That includes Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Musée d’Orsay.

Palais Garnier

Palais Garnier

The famous architect Charles Garnier designed the Palais Garnier. It is located at the Place de l’Opéra in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. French Emperor Napoleon IIIIt ordered its construction around 1861. Therefore, Charles Garnier made the most expensive building of the time of its type.

In addition, about 2000 people can visit and sit in Palais Garnier at a time. Visitors can enjoy fable sculptures and fabulous figures. Moreover, they can see wonderful drawings of a bat, salamander, and owl. This building holds an opera library museum and is also used for Ballet. Visitors do admire the beauty, rich architecture, and history of the Palais Garnier.

Disneyland Paris

house Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is located in Chessy Town, 32 KM from the center of Paris. Certainly, Disneyland Paris is the most visited theme park in the whole of Europe. It is very easy for the Europeans to visit and enjoy Disneyland Paris instead of going on a long and costly trip to Los Angeles.

This park is famous especially for its spectacular rides all over the world.

Disneyland Paris is the number one tourist destination in Europe. It provides quality hotels, shopping malls, golf clubs, and a long-range of activities.

After the original Disney, Los Angeles, Disney Paris is the second biggest Disney park, outside of the United States.

Pantheon

Pantheon

The Pantheon is an amazing archeological site (the Latin Quarter) located in the 5th district of Paris. Firstly, French king, Louis XV’s ordered a Famous French Architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot for its construction. He wished to honor his crown in the form of a royal church dedicated to Saint Genevieve. Genevieve was a very senior, famous saint of Paris. Secondly, King Louis XV expressed his gratitude to God for his recovery from a very serious illness.

Further, Pantheon converted to a mausoleum during the French Revolution to honor those who died in this revolution. Consequently, a number of famous people are buried here including Marie Curie, Victor Hugo, and Voltaire.

 Conciergerie

 Conciergerie

The French King ordered the construction of Conciergerie as the main palace in the 10th century. That is located on the west of the Île de la Cité in Paris. Further, it got multiple expansions by the time. The Great Hall of Conciergerie was one of the largest halls in Europe. In addition, a tribunal court used this building as the prison during the french revolution In the 14th century. For instance, its most famous prisoners were Madame du Barry and Marie-Antoinette.

The Conciergerie still serves as the law court. Formerly it was part of the Palais de la Cite, Royal palace, which consisted of Palais de Justice, the Sainte-Chapelle, and the Conciergerie. Above all, Conciergerie is now a popular tourist attraction in Paris.

MOULIN ROUGE

MOULIN ROUGE

 

The Moulin Rouge was built in 1889. On the celebration of the completion of Paris‘s most popular tourist attraction and landmark the Eiffel Tower. The Moulin Rouge started serving as an entertainment venue in 1889.

However, the original building was burned down in 1915 and re-founded in 1889 by Joseph Oller and Charles Zidler. They also owned Paris Olympia. The Moulin Rouge has been the subject of a number of movies. Moreover, it has the status of Paris’s most famous entertainment venue.

Above all, let’s spend an amazing romantic evening in the shades of Moulin rouge with your friends or lover, and feel the essence of “Féerie”.

Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges

 

The Place des the Vosges is located in the Marais district, formerly called Place Royale. Therefore, this is one of the oldest squares in Paris. It is the dividing line between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements of Paris. Moreover, Place des Vosges was the model of his times for any residential squares in the whole of Europe.

In addition, it is the first-ever city square that was planned by a King (in the early 17th century by Henry IV). It is an amazing square as all the houses built are on the same design using steep-pitched blue slate roofs and red bricks. It is in fact the most beautiful square in France and Europe as well.

Further, visitors enjoy shopping, walk through the central garden, and praise the beauty of the red-bricked buildings.

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