Paris, otherwise known as the city of love, is one of those destinations that almost everyone dreams about, its magic making it the most popular tourist destination in France.
This city is famous not only for its cultural and tourist attractions, but also for being a dream destination where you can experience a real-life fairy tale, whether you’re on a romantic trip, a trip with friends, an end-of-year getaway, or simply if you want to spend some time in the city learning French.
The city has it all: transcending nationality, language and religion, visitors are thoroughly enchanted by the charms that the city of light always has to offer, from a stroll through its streets and spectacular gardens to simply sipping on a coffee at an outdoor café while you contemplate the surrounding architecture.
There’s an endless list of things you can do in Paris: visit (and even climb) the Eiffel Tower, enjoy the magnificent art at the Louvre and see Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, walk through the Montmatre quarter, snap some photos at the Arc de Triomphe, sit and admire the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and go inside to get an even greater appreciation for its construction, visit Napoleon’s tomb, walk down the Champs Elysées, grab a drink in the evening at the Moulin Rouge cabaret, and more adventurous souls can spend an entire day having a blast at Disneyland Paris.
Visitors also won’t want to miss the city’s culinary experiences: taste the flavors and textures of French culture through iconic dishes like ratatouille, coq au vin, duck confit, quiche Lorraine, cassoulet, onion soup, escargot and much more, not to mention the delightful wines and cheeses. You should also seize the opportunity to pick up a delicious dessert at one of the city’s many patisseries, since France is world renowned for its chocolate fondant, crêpes, chocolate mousse, tarte aux pommes, tiramisu, crème brûlée and profiteroles.
Discover why Paris is one of the most popular cities not only in Europe, but all over the world, and join us for a tour of these top attractions:
Eiffel Tower: France’s most iconic monument, visited by 7 million people every year. It was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exposition of 1889, the year that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. Its lighting is also unique, since at night its beacon shines across the sky of the French capital, a sight to behold. Of course, you can climb to the top of the tower for a 360º view of the entire city; you can also eat in the tower’s elegant restaurant for a once-in-a-lifetime meal, but you’ll need to make a reservation.
Notre Dame Cathedral: this Gothic-style cathedral is located on the Île de la Cité, which has been the heart of the city of Paris since medieval and Roman times. Entrance to the church is free, but you can buy a ticket to climb its towers and admire its famous gargoyles up close. The view from the towers is also one of the city’s finest.
Arc de Triomphe: one of the most emblematic monuments in France, it also has a viewpoint. There is a small museum inside the arch with information about its construction and an exhibition explaining the symbolic meaning of this monument.
Louvre Museum: a visit to one of the most important and prestigious art museums in the world is a must. The Louvre’s collection spans arts and crafts from ancient civilizations to the mid-19th century. Some of the most famous works are the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace, but the museum houses 35,000 artistic treasures, which means that you need days to visit all of its rooms.
Montmartre quarter: perched on one of the city’s hills, you can travel back in time through the most bohemian quarter of Paris to see why famous artists including Picasso, Dali, Van Gogh and others decided to live here. Its streets are also home to the Sacré Coeur Basilica, the most iconic locations from the movie Amelie, and the most famous cabarets, including the renowned Moulin Rouge.
Versailles: this breathtaking landmark is the ultimate example of royal ostentation in Europe. The luxury here is stunning and showcases where the Sun King, Louis XIV, once lived. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Palace of Versailles is a work of art, elegance and luxury. Its gardens are not only beautiful, but also serve as a perfect example of the typical French style. You’ll be dazzled by the majesty of the Gallery of Mirrors and you can also visit Marie Antoinette’s private home. You’ll be able to see the architecture, art and good taste of the French monarch because the home still features baroque- and imperial-style French furniture from the 18th century.
Seine River cruise: this is one of the most exciting and fun ways to experience Paris. This tour on the Seine River gives you the chance to see the city’s major monuments from a different perspective. We recommend taking this cruise at sunset for an even more special experience.
Galeries Lafayette: even though it is a department store, you can check out the huge art nouveau dome that has made this place a must-see for locals and tourists. Plus, you can head up to the top floor to check out the terrace and enjoy another view of the city.
Musée d’Orsay: home to the French state collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Art Nouveau masterpieces by Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Degas and Cézanne. Its rich collection of art has made it one of the most culturally relevant museums in the world, and its charm immediately catches your attention, since it used to be a train station and was later converted into this museum.
Napoleon’s Tomb and Army Museum: this imposing 17th century building is located near the Eiffel Tower and was built as a residence for French soldiers who retired from service. It also houses Napoleon’s impressive tomb, which is built in the middle of a pit in the Dôme des Invalides so that visitors have to bow their heads to be able to see it. The Army Museum is one of the world’s three largest and explores the political, military, social and industrial history of France through various exhibits.
Pantheon and Latin Quarter: this pantheon is famous because it is the burial place of France’s national heroes and used to be a Roman-style church dedicated to St. Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris. The Latin Quarter is also nearby, so a stroll through these streets is never a bad idea.
Disneyland Paris: The only classic Disney Park in Europe where you can step into five magical worlds that feature characters and themes filled with fantasy, adventure and fun. Take photos at the famous Sleeping Beauty Castle, meet Disney’s most famous characters and visit exciting attractions for countless magical moments. The park is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year in style.
There are a thousand reasons to visit Paris and it’s a destination that will always surprise you!
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