Paris is the capital of France. Paris is also a leading world’s capitals for arts, culture and fashion. Millions of tourists visit Paris every year to see the city’s many cultural attractions. You can respect Impressionist paintings from the Musée d’Orsay, go to dance shows at the Paris Opera Ballet, or stroll through the historic city lanes full of cafés that have been in trade for decades.
If we chose the best sightseeing places in Paris, here are the ones to fall in love with!
How would Paris be without its emblematic Eiffel Tower? Built by Gustave Eiffel on the occasion of the centenary of the French Revolution, it was presented at the 1889 Paris World’s Fair. At 324 meters, it is one of the best visited places in the world with almost 7 million visitors per year.
On the first floor is the Eiffel Tower 58, which extends on two levels, 58 meters from the ground, as the name implies. On the second floor, the 115 meter view is best as it offers a dive view of the ground. On the third floor at 275 meters is the office of Gustave Eiffel. For the more adventurous you can use the stairs and climb the stairs.
Notre Dame Cathedral
One of the most enduring icons of Paris: Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as Notre Dame, a Catholic cathedral located in the eastern half of the Ile de la Cité. It is considered one of the best examples of French Gothic in France and Europe. This cathedral was begun in 1163 and completed in 1345. It is an exhibition with its portals, surrounded by numerous sculptures and gargoyles that adorn the ceiling.
We recommend going through the cathedral, then climbing the 387 steps and climbing to the top of the towers. The ascent to the top of the towers can be tiring, but you get a panoramic view of the area and see the famous gargoyles up close.
The Louvre Museum is a must-visit vacation spot in the world. The historic building in the heart of Paris is a former royal palace with an area of 210,000 square meters, of which 60,600 for exhibitions. The museum is located in the Louvre, originally a fortress built in the late twelfth century under Philip II. The ruins of the fort are evident in the basement of the museum.
The collected works is separated into eight sections:
- Egyptian antiques
- Oriental antiques
- Roman, Greek and Etruscan
- Islamic art
- Sculptures from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Modern
- Objects of art
- Graphic arts
Champs Elysees / Arc de Triomphe
Under the magic charm of Roman architecture, Napoleon instructed Jean Chalgrin the plan of a triumphal arch committed to the beauty of the colonial armies. Built in the 19th century, it is the biggest monument of its class in the world. Remarkable sculptures adorn its columns, In addition, the name of the 558 generals and the big successes are listed in the upper part of the arch. Below the Arc de Triomphe is the mausoleum of the Unknown Soldier of France.
The panoramic terrace above the door offers a magnificent view of Paris. The Arc de Triomphe is 50 meters high, 45 meters wide and 22 meters deep and is located on the Place de l’Etoile, which leads to the Champs Elysees. It is 1.9 km from Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe.
Cruise on the Seine
Find the finest way to visit the “City of Light” while taking pleasure in a cruise on the Seine, especially during night. When the sun goes down, the monuments slowly light up. You will have a panoramic view of the front line so you can enjoy the beauty of Paris: the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Pont Alexandre III and many others. You can also enjoy a dinner cruise on the Seine aboard a ship.
Montmartre is a 130 meter high hill north of Paris, which owes its name to the surrounding area. It is best known for the white dome of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the top. It was completed in 1919 and honors the French victims of the German-French War of 1870.
If you are in the area, visit the Plaza de Tertre, a few blocks from the basilica. There are many artists who assemble their bucks to paint tourists or show their work. The Place du Tertre recalls the time when Montmartre was the center of modern art at the beginning of the 20th century. Many artists such as Claude Monet, Amedeo Modigliani, Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso worked there. The Espace Salvador Dalí, a museum dedicated mainly to the sculptures and drawings of the Spanish painter, is just a few steps from the Plaza de Tertre.