When you think of Paris, the delectable croissants, fine wine, and Moulin Rouge come to mind. Paris is known as ‘The City Of Light’ and for a good reason. It is one of the most exciting, magical, romantic and magnificent cities in the world.
Also known as the ‘City of Love and Magic,’ it is filled with some of the best art, food, shopping, and museums. It is also full of history with incredible architecture, culture and historical monuments.
Paris is a fascinating city with several cultural attractions. These are the top 5 that are a must see.
- Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel)
The Eiffel Tower is the symbol of Paris and the most recognizable monument in all of Europe and the world. Being the tallest building in Paris, you get the most spectacular views of the city as you go up the tower.
- The Louvre (Musee du Louvre)
The Louvre was established as a museum in 1793, and is a marvelous museum in Paris and probably the most famous in the world. It has an incredible collection of the finest art and ancient pieces in the world, including the world’s famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.
- Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe
Champs Elysees is the world’s most legendary road, with its picturesque trees lined up from the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre.
The Arc de Triomphe is a magnificent war monument that was appointed in 1806 by Napoleon to celebrate his major victories.
Versailles is a historic royal chateau built in the 17th century as the Palace of Versailles for the King. This palace with its glittering Great Hall of Mirrors is not only massive, but it’s also beautiful inside and out. Versailles is also known for Marie Antoinette’s estate, the beautifully landscaped gardens, and the Grand Trianon.
- Notre Dame Cathedral (Notre Dame de Paris)
Notre Dame is one of the most popular cathedrals in the world. This famous historical medieval cathedral is an example of French Gothic architecture on the Ile de la Cite, an island in the River Seine. During the French Revolution, Notre Dame was extremely damaged and then restored to what it is today.
Paris is known for being one of the most romantic cities in the world. It is also known for its theaters, cafes, shopping, restaurants and many other exciting things to do. Whether you’re visiting with family or taking a romantic getaway, you are sure to fall in love with the city of romance.