Paris is among the most influential cities in the world, whether we’re talking about fashion, art, infrastructure or tourism. This French city puts on a show to intrigue everybody who sets foot on it. You can be spending an evening at the top of illuminated Eiffel Tower, or just ambling through the alleys of art galleries to appreciate art masterpieces the world is talking about; there would never be a time you’d feel you’ve had enough of this lovely city. So, if you are planning a visit already don’t miss these places to visit in Paris:
Eiffel Tower in Paris
Of course, this is unmissable when we are talking about the best places to visit in Paris, or even Europe for that matter. Eiffel Tower in Paris stands as a beloved landmarks for lovers across the world. The structure was built in 1889 and is named after the engineer behind its creation, Gustave Eiffel. This also is the tallest structure in the city, with a height of 1063 feet. There are three floors, with first two having fine dine restaurants and the top floor is perfect for panoramic view of the city.
Located in the heart of Paris, the Louvre spans over a massive area of 21,000 hectares and is established in a fort. This is among the most visited art museum and gallery in the world, and of course also among the most crowded tourist attractions in Paris. The art gallery and museum is divided into several sections, such as Egyptian antiquities, Greek and Roman art, oriental antiquities, Islamic art, sculptures of medieval period and paintings, are just a few of them.
Arc de Triomphe
Another popular French landmark, Arc de Triomphe is an iconic structure built in 19th century, in the honour of imperial army. The structure is engraved with detailed sculptures, adding to its beauty. When you’re in Paris, don’t miss out on this one as it is among the most important tourist attractions of the city.
Palace of Versailles
Right from the moment you’ll step in, you’ll be convinced you’re back to the Renaissance era. The ornate passageways, ceilings and indeed every corner of the palace will leave you in utter awe. Beside the exotic decor, Palace of Versailles features landscape garden and a lovely terrace. The musical fountain show is something that completes the experience. There indeed are a number of highlights here, such as Museum of the History of France, Hall of Mirrors, Queen’s Chamber and The Grand Trianon.
Located in North Paris, Montmartre is a hillock that catches attention with its white-domed Basilica and Square of Tertre which is buzzing all through the day. As it’s said, the hillock has been an inspiration for paintings by painters like Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. The best thing is, the entry here is free, so if you are exploring on a budget put this at the top of your list.
Summer (June to August) and Fall (September to October) are considered the best time to visit Paris. During summer the weather is perfect, but the crowd is heavy with higher rates of tariff, but that is the case almost all around the year. So, regardless of when you are planning a visit make sure you are booking hotels and flights well in advance to assure reservation and of course to save money.
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