Visiting Paris while you are in France is a must for any person traveling to Europe. Paris is a city of culture and refinement. It has set trends and fashions for decades and is the place to visit for any traveler. hese is a list of top 10 Tourist Attractions in Paris.
The Eiffel Tower is the most well-known symbol in Paris. The iron tower has been the symbol of Paris since it opened for the World’s Fair back in 1889. it is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Paris. The leading artist of France originally criticized the structure, but now it is what makes Paris unique. People pay to visit this monument in large numbers every year and it is one of the most visited in the world. The tower is as tall as an 81 story building with three different levels for tourists to visit. There are restaurants on the second and first levels with an observation deck on the third.
Musee du Louvre
The Musee du Louvre is the best-known museum in the world and it is in Paris. The building is unique for its construction underground with a tip rising just above the ground and the collection it houses is the best in the world. Attached to the Louvre Palace and castle the current collection houses works from around the world from ancient civilization up to the present. It crosses cultures has a little of everything. The Mona Lisa is the most known of all the items in the Paris museum with other paintings, sculptures, and artifacts from other well-known artists.
Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe is one of three similar arches around the world. It stands in Paris for all the French victories since its building back in 1806. The tomb of the Unknown Soldier is beneath it. The arch itself has appeared on postal stamps and has been a spot for many rallies since its building. Many parades still pass by its location and pay respect to the tomb at its base. Even Hitler in World War II paid it respect. The arch is free to visit in Paris all year long.
Seine River Cruises
Seine River Cruises in Paris are done by ocean-going vessels that go up and down the length of the seine. If you are able to make a reservation, you will be able to see and travel on 60 percent of its length. You will be able to see notable Paris landmarks including Notre-Dame, the Louvre museum, the Musee d’Orsay and the Eiffel Tower. You will also be able to enjoy some of the best food Paris has to offer as you float down and upriver of Paris. You will also be able to cruise under some of their best-known bridges including one of the longest cable bridges in the world.
Musical Concerts at Sainte-Chapelle
Musical Concerts at Sainte-Chapelle in Paris are a must-see and hear for any music lover in Paris. Called the “Holy Chapel, listening to classical music reverberate through the Gothic architecture will leave you breathless for the quality of sound that is being produced. The experience is unforgettable by anyone who is able to attend a concert. Tickets are available online and are purchased quickly especially during the holidays when they do special holiday concerts. The setting in an old Paris church during the holidays makes the music more amazing.
The Luxembourg Gardens of Paris are the gardens of Marie de’ Medici. They were planted in 1612 for Marie after the death of her husband, Henry IV of France. Today, the French Senate owns them and meets at the palace they are attached to. The gardens are large with a pond that allows for tourists and locals to rent boats and cruise around on. The gardens are perfect to wander through undisturbed and have a picnic in Paris. The garden is also full of beautiful statues of mostly Greek myths, but there are also notable busts and other sculptures of people and art.
Place des Vosges
The Place des Vosges is the oldest square in Paris. It was also the most fashionable place to live in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Palace Royale, built by Henry IV, has plaid a notable part in history. This was the place where Henri II died after he was wounded and it was the site that celebrated the engagement of Louis XIII of Paris and Anne of Austria. Today, you can visit the beautiful structure and see a selection of the many rooms it has.
The Palais-Royal of Paris was one of the many royal Paris palaces. Today it houses parts of the Conseil d’Etate, the Constitutional Council and the Ministry of Culture. Visitors are allowed to visit the ancient Palace, but many of the areas are closed off for the business of running the country. There are courtyards and gardens that can be visited if you go to the inner courtyard. Tours are available to go through the palace with complete information given about the use of the rooms and who could have been seen in residence during a particular time period in Paris.
Paris Plages is an artificial Paris beach that put up every summer along the Seine. They started doing this in 2007 in the months of July and August. The roads along the seine are closed to traffic and are made into artificial beaches that the residence and tourist can enjoy. This was a way to increase the visitors to Paris during the hottest months in the year and it has worked. Every year more people attend. The area gets covered in vendors and food stalls giving the place the air of a Paris carnival.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris is the most well-known cathedral in the world. It has been the subject of several books, movies, and stage plays. It is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in Paris and the World. It has sculptures and stained glass in alcoves all over the cathedral. It was started in 1160 and completed in 1260 so this 1000-year-old building is one the biggest tourist attractions in the country. The bells for it can be heard for miles.