Paris SightsParis is capital of France. Paris is now significant and very important cultural and business center on the planet. Paris is one of the most popular tourist destination in the world .City of Paris is called as City of the Lights. Paris is the most glamorous city in Europe and one of the main center of fashion design.
There is a lot of beautiful Paris sights : The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Jardin du Luxembourg, The Louvre , Arc de Triomphe, Sainte-Chapelle, Centre Pompidou, Musee d’Orsay, Sacré-Coeur, Versailles Palace, Place de la Concorde, Montmartre, Jardin des Tuileries, La Défense, Opéra de Paris Garnier, Place des Vosges, Moulin Rouge, Louvre Pyramid, Galeries Lafayette, Pont Alexandre III, Place de la Bastille, Palais Royal, Grande Arche de la Défense etc.
The Eiffel Tower
This tower is symbol of France and Paris. It was built in iron by designer Gustave Eiffel in 1889. year. On the top of tower is restaurant. The Eiffel Tower is tall 324 m with antenna on the top which is 24 m high. Eiffel tower offers beautiful panoramic view Of Paris city from top and you shouldn't miss this kind of excitement. Just don't give up and go to summit.
Without doubt this tower will make you to feel delight. You will see Paris from another and better view perspective. Don't be frustrated by long queues for elevators and by crowds . Nothing should stop you to experience this kind of fantastic enjoyment. Good option is purchasing ticket in advance, before your arrival, because you will miss long standing in line. You can try to climb upstairs if you are in good condition and shape.
On the first level of Eiffel Tower is located famous Le 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant with delicious and tasty French meals. I recommend you to make restaurant reservation couple weeks before arrival.
Le Jules Vernes is restaurant located on second level of Eiffel Tower. This is also restaurant with traditional French meals. This restaurant has great list of good quality wine. It can be such unforgettable romantic experience if you decided to go with your partner.
Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral is magnificent and impressive Catholic cathedral built in famous Gothic style. This is the largest cathedral in the world and it dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Construction of this building started 1163 and finished 1345. Surface area of cathedral is 4,800 m² and height is 96m. Notre Dame Cathedral is visited by about 30,000 visitors per day.
No matter if you are religious or not, my sincere suggestion is that you have to see this majestic and stunning architecture. Entrance is free and that is one more reason for visiting this sight in Paris. You will be surprised how huge this building is inside and outside. Cathedral is open between 7:45 am and 6:45 pm and on Sunday 7:45 am and 7:30 pm.
Jardin du Luxembourg
It is the largest public park now. And garden was designed for Marie who became queen of the France. If you are irritated with city noise this is excellent place for you. This is calm and quiet place where you can be really relaxed. In this place you can see beautiful garden, picturesque statues and Medici fountain. You will enjoy in green trees and colorful flowers. As you can see on image below there are beautiful castle and ponds.
You can simply have a coffee in garden's cafe or you can sit on some available bench or chair in garden and eat your meal. Good place for picnic lunch. This is such amazing sight in Paris and I have no enough words to precisely describe this beauty. You don't have to purchase ticket - entrance is free. You have to visit it.
The Louvre is the national museum of France. It is the most visited and the most famous museum in the world. The Louvre has impressive and huge collections of about 35,000 pieces of art. You can see tremendous collection of sculptures, paintings , historical artifacts. You probably learned in school some basic facts about Rembrandt , Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci. Their fabulous art masterpieces you can see in this museum. It's impossible to see every museum's masterpiece and my advice is that you can make a list of artworks which you want to see. Think about idea that you maybe prefer art from some specific age or style. This advices can help you.
Purchase ticket form some tourist center day before because this is good way how to avoid standing in long lines for tickets. It is good to know that you can use service of audio guide and it can be very useful for the most of visitors. For price of ticket you will get much more than you expected. You will get a chance to see some spectacular and world's the most famous masterpieces. Louvre is open : Monday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Tuesday Closed, Wednesday 9:00 am to 9:45 pm, Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am – 9:45 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
These are some artworks that you must to see : Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, Venus de Milo , The Winged Victory of Samothrace, The Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci, Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix, The Lacemaker by Johannes Vermeer, Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss by Antonio Canova, The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault, Akhenaten etc.
Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe is the largest triumphal arch. That is symbol of patriotic France. Construction of Arc de Triomphe started 1806 and it is completely finished 1936. Arc de Triomphe is situated on Place Charles de Gaulle. Famous Paris avenue Champs-Élysées is nearby this building. Height of this magnificent monument is 50m, wide : 45m, deep : 22m. There are 242 stairs to the top of this building and you have to sure that you are physically prepared for climbing spiral staircases. If you aren't ready for this kind of adventure, there are elevator in building. It's worth to climb up the stairs to top because you will be amazed by the wonderful view. Museum is located inside of monument and you can find useful information about interesting history of this construction.
Opening hours : From 1 April to 30 September : 10 a.m. to 11 p.m and from October 1 to 31 March: 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Price of tickets - adults : 8 € , Students : 5 €. There is discount for groups and it is free for students and children up to 17 year old.
Paris should be for sure top tourist destination for every traveler. There are so many remarkable Paris sights and attractions. This is a list and reviews of the most famous places in Paris. Don't wait anymore and let Paris to choose you.