Famed for being the city of love, Paris a must visit tourist destination. Paris is perfect for those seeking adventure without breaking the bank.
Despite being just across the channel, sometimes Paris feels like a different world. This week, we’re here to tell you the top 10 things to do in Paris.
No visit to Paris would be complete without visiting Paris’ most iconic landmark. Travel up or admire the stunning feature from afar. Nothing screams romance more.
The Louvre is one of the world’s largest museum and historic monument. It currently contains over 38,000 artefacts including the most loved, and most popular tourist attraction, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Amongst the infamous, visit other highly sought after paintings and statues including The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace.
Arc de Triomphe
Built between 1806 and 1836, the triumphal arch is in honour of those who fought for France, in particular, those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
Notre-Dame de Paris
The Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité. As one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, Notre-Dame de Paris is truly a sight to behold. For this reason, it is among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world.
Place de la Bastille
The Place de la Basille is the ground in which the prison, la Bastille originally stood. That was, of course, until the “Storming of the Bastille” and its subsequent destruction between 1789 and1790 during the French Revolution.
Those enjoying a trip to Paris often dream of being absorbed in the rich culture and history. But if you’re travelling with little ones, sometimes making a trip to Disneyland is a dream come true.
Champ de Mars
The Parc du Champ-de-Mars is a beautifully designed and maintained green space that extends from the École Militaire to the Eiffel Tower. The park offers free access and an extraordinary view of the capital’s iconic landmark monument. Gather, sit, have a picnic, play some music and revel in Paris itself whilst watching the Eiffel Tower’s twinkling lights under the stars.
The Avenue des Champs-Élysées
The Avenue des Champs-Élyséese translates to Elysian fields, meaning that at some point in time, someone thought this avenue was heaven on earth. And if that’s not convincing, what is? As one of the most famous avenues in the world, the Champ Elysee draws a perfectly straight line from the Louvre. From the Louvre the Champ Elysee follows through the Tuilerie Gardens and the Place Concord, bisecting the Arche de Triomphe where it becomes the avenue de la Grande Armée. There you will find yourself at the base of the modern Arche de la Défence.
Not to be confused with the ancient Roman temple, the Panthéon in Paris now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. With its stunning architectural features, including the interior dome, the Pantheon is awe inspiring.
The Musee d’Orsay houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world. Works from painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh are all encased within the stunning venue.
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