Among the many celebrated and frequently visited cities in the world, Paris stands out because of its rich history, abundant culture, and immense beauty. Paris has countless historical monuments in the form of gardens, museums, churches, and much more. Below we share with you the 5 top places you must visit on a trip to Paris.
The Louvre Museum
There are 153 museums in Paris, but here’s why the Louvre should be at the top of your list. The Louvre is the world’s second largest museum as well as the world’s second most visited museum. If you are a history enthusiast, then this is the museum for you. It has a wide range of pieces ranging from the pre-historic age to present day. Of course, we don't need to tell you that a visit to the Louvre is incomplete without seeing the Mona Lisa for yourself. Don't care much for history? The Louvre is the embodiment of grandeur and everyone loves beauty. Don't forget to take a photo with the huge pyramid outside!
The Notre Dame Cathedral
Known for its French gothic architecture, this cathedral is also one of the largest and most famous church buildings in the world. Also known as the Notre Dame de Paris, this monument is not just a tourist attraction but still functions as a church today. Services are held throughout the day and are open to the public. Not particularly religious? Notre Dame is still worthy of a visit due to its impressive array of paintings, architectural elements, beautiful stained glass windows and much more.
Avenue des Champs Élysées
The Avenue des Champs Élysées is a sophisticated avenue known for its cafés, luxury shops, and theaters. Every year on July 14, a military parade is held to celebrate Bastille Day. According to the French, it is the most beautiful avenue in the world and you might agree with them when you pay a visit. The famous Arc de Triomphe is also located here.
The Luxembourg Garden
There are more than 400 parks and gardens in Paris alone, but the Luxembourg garden is by far the most popular and most beautiful garden. Created in the 17th Century as a garden intended for royalty, it has since been made open to the pubic. Many locals needing a quick break from the city take a stroll in the garden or have a picnic.
The Eiffel Tower
Built in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is undoubtedly one of the most iconic landmarks in the world today. Attracting almost 7 million visitors each year, 75% of them foreigners, the Eiffel Tower is the most visited monument that you have to pay for in the world. This famous structure has also become a symbol for love and frequently serves as a romantic backdrop for hundreds of proposals each year. During the day, you can sit on the grass and catch up with friends or at night watch the tower light up and sparkle every hour for 5 minutes. Restaurants, a souvenir shop and guided tours are all available. We advise you to purchase an advance ticket to avoid waiting in long lines. The Eiffel Tower is legendary for a reason so go see for yourself!
Overall, Paris is a magical city that boasts much more than the 5 places mentioned above. Start planning your trip now!
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