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Another iconic landmark of France, the Arc de Triomphe (Triumphant Arch), formally known as Place de l’Etoile ( Plaza of Stars ), is a grand, majestic arch situated at the center of Charles de Gaulle square.
Boasting one of the most surreal views of the Eiffel tower, the Champs de Mars Park is the Parisian destination for any and every tourist.
Whilst being a part of one the largest enterprises on the planet, evidently, Disney Land Paris is, today, one of the top places it visits in Paris as it is the most visited theme park in the whole of Europe!
If you’ve ever wanted to frolic through the magical gardens of a French palace the Luxembourg Palace gardens should without a doubt be a top destination to visit in Paris.
If you’re looking for the authentic French experience, featuring markets, where you can do wonderful bits of shopping and cafés where you can sit and contemplate the world around you whilst sipping a great cup of coffee, the Latin Quarter is a definite must see tourist destination in Paris.
La Musée du louvre is one of Paris’ most famous landmarks, besides the Eiffel tower of course, and should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Paris! Le Louvre is the second largest museum in the world. Being simply magnificent, it not only contains thousands of pieces of historic and modern art but also has centuries of history within its beautiful structure.
Being a village that has always deviated from the Parisian norm, Montmartre, meaning the mountain of the martyr, has flourished into one of the top places to visit in Paris and is absolutely worth it. Shedding a whole new spectrum of light upon the Parisian way of life outside of the city.
Musée d’Orsay is a majestic, modern museum located on the left bank of the Seine, in central Paris that contains the greatest art from the latter half of the 19th century.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ( Our lady of Paris, which is a reference to the ‘ Virgin Mary’ ) is a gothic french Cathedral situated on the Île de la Cité, a natural island in the Seine within the city of Paris.
Paris is well known as the city of love, so what could be more romantic than a slow stroll on a glorious deck bridge that spans across the Seine. You wouldn’t even need anyone with you, with the help of the Pont Alexandre III, you could just fall in love with Paris. The Pont Alexandre III is a bridge that spans the Seine ever so majestically while simultaneously serving as Paris’s most elegant open air museum. (in french: en Plein air) The bridge is by far one of the most beautiful tourist places in Paris to visit.
On the summit of Montmartre’s hilltop, lies another great French landmark, the magnificent Sacre-Coeur Basilica. It is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places to visit in Paris to this day with its unique characteristics of Roman-Byzantine architecture that lie in contrast with all the other 19th century structures in the city.
The Saint-Chapelle (Holy Chapel) is one of Paris’s older landmarks that really brings the Rayonnant stage of French Gothic architecture to life. (Rayonnant being the french word for radiant, making reference to the emphasis of stain glass windows being incorporated in the gothic architecture of that period.) As you walk through the doors of the chapel be prepared for the most exquisite details you’ve ever seen on windows before in your life.
The Champs-Élysees is one of Paris’s most vibrant, beautiful avenues that anyone who visits Paris simply has to experience. Commonly referred to as “La Plus Belle Avenue du Monde” the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Champs-Élysees today is a highly famous Parisian attraction, a very long way from the empty fields it originated from. The Champs-Élysees is just over a mile long, and 70 m wide, running in between place de la Concorde and place Charles de Gaulle, right up to the Arc de Triomphe.
Ah, of course, what would a trip to Paris be without a visit to the Eiffel Tower. It should definitely be on top of the list of places to visit in Paris when you’re there considering it is, of course, a national landmark of France.
The Tour Montparnasse, also known as the Tour Maine-Montparnasse, is a very recent Parisian attraction in contrast to all the other historic destinations. It is a skyscraper located in the neighborhood of Montparnasse, Paris.
Almost out of a modern day Indiana Jones movie, the Catacombs of Paris will definitely be a new sight for many people. It consists of many underground tunnels that are supported with the bones of over six million people. The walls of the tunnels are lined with the bones, in an organized fashion, preventing the old tunnels from collapsing.
The Mona Lisa or La Joconde (in French) is one of the most famous paintings in the world today, even those who may not know a lot about art will know of the Mona Lisa.
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