Best Places To Visit in Paris - Paris, France, is a historical and beautiful city. With amount of 30 million foreign visitors per year, Paris became one of the most visited cities in the world. In fact, the uniqueness of Paris is about some monuments and architecture such as Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and Neo-classical Haussmann roads & building, but Paris is also a place for other modern attractions such as Disneyland Paris. Museums, Opera and Concert Halls of Paris is also a source of culture and entertainment in Paris.
So here are the lists of 10 Best Places To Visit in Paris :
The Eiffel Tower or La Tour Eiffel is a tower that became an icon of Paris. The tower is located in Champ de Mars park, Paris, France, and it is one of the most famous landmarks in the world that become a major destination for tourists all around the world. If you visit the Eiffel Tower, it will be no fun if you do not go up and see the panoramic view of Paris from there. But it will be more impressive if you go up the Eiffel Tower at night, because you can see view of Paris like a twinking stars, you can enjoy the view while eating some France food in restaurant up there. Additionally, you can also buy souvenirs and send postcards directly from the Eiffel Tower.
Actually, Eiffel Tower is made of 18,083 iron, built between 1887 and 1889. Although it was built to celebrate a century of French revolution, it has drawn criticism from people accross France. Artist judge there is no beauty in Eiffel Tower, while architects debate about wind resistance of it's structur. However, this France icon still visited by millions of people every year.
Arc de Triomphe or Gate of Victory is a monument in the middle of the Place de l'Étoile, built to celebrate the French victory and honor all those who died in war. It is one of the most popular monuments in Paris and is one of the largest gate in the history. In addition, this gate was built to commemorate the victory of Napoleon Bonaparte.
This gate is located in the middle of the roundabout Place Charles de Gaulle, at west end of the Champs-Élysées, Paris, France. Arc de Triomphe was built on the orders of Napoleon in his heyday in 1806, after he won in the war against Austria. Arc de Triomphe is decorated by numerous statues and reliefs that depict the Napoleonic wars.
There are also many other carvings on the walls of this monument. In addition, there are many more that can be seen if you went to the Arch de Triomphe, such as the tomb of an unidentified soldier, the museum inside the Arch de Triomphe, and climbed to the top and looking over the streets of Paris.
Louvre or Musée du Louvre, is a former French royal palace that is now one of the largest museums in the world and also the most famous museum in Paris. This museum became the most visited museum in the world, with a visit of more than 8 million people per year. Louvre Museum contains more than 380 thousand exhibits objects and displaying more than 35 thousand works of art. The main concern is Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.
Louvre Museum has become more famous after the place was used as a filming place of The Davinci Code. To be able to enjoy the Museum which showcases more than 35,000 art objects from pre-history to the 19th century, you have to come early in the morning around 9 a.m. because there is always crowded, so you must be in line.
Notre Dame Cathedral or Notre Dame de Paris is the most famous church and famous attractions in Paris. This gothic-style cathedral is located on the Île de la Cité, a small island in the middle of the Seine river, Paris, France. It is a 12th century building in Paris. Notre Dame is regarded as the finest examples of French Gothic architecture style and is one of the most popular churches in the country.
Besides being a tourist spot, the cathedral "Our Lady of Paris" is still used for mass Archbishop of France. MDers who visited this place, also can enjoy the coolness of the Seine river , not far from this building. In addition to entry into the church to see the beautiful interior, you can also go up to the top of its tower to see the view of Paris from the top. In addition, the cathedral also has a basement storage room that can be visited.
Saint-Malo is a French town which located in the western part. Precisely located in the province of Brittany on the English Channel. Its population amounts to 50 675 people and has an area of 36.58 km². The density of population reached 1,385 inhabitants / km². Saint-Malo, originally built as a walled citadel guarding the mouth of the river Rance.
Panthéon is a church and tombs of some famous French people. Pantheon also known as a temple to worship all the deities in the heyday of Rome, is a place that you must go while in Rome. This place has a number of monuments, statues and carvings were created with high artistic value. Pantheon name comes from the Greek word meaning House All Gods. This temple was used as a church from the year 609 until 1885 and then became a church and the burial place for the Italian national hero. Famous figures are buried here is King Emmanuel I and Renaissance painter, Raphael.
Besides the Eiffel Tower, one that can not be separated from Paris is Cafe. It seems that cafe is not only a lifestyle, but also the culture of Parisians. During your visit in Paris you will meet many cafe on a side street that provides outdoor seating on the sidewalk. Almost all cafe in Paris have a classic design and typical French to refresh your eyes. Looks like it feels incomplete if you visit Paris without visiting one of the popular cafe to taste a variety of culinary they served there.
Padlock of Love in Paris is very well known place, it is located on the Arts bridge and Archeveche bridge. This locked padlock suspended by couples who are in love. The aim was to ensure that they're love locked eternally. You can see the written name on padlock. So for you who have a someone to love, of course Padlock Bridge is a romantic place to show your love.
Place de la Concorde is the octagonal town square located between the Tuileries Gardens and the Champs Elysées, Paris, France. This stylish square is the largest main square in Paris. As the main square which located in the city center, Place de la Concorde is surrounded by important buildings and close to other tourist attractions in Paris. In addition, this square also has many features and ornaments like Egyptian obelisks, fountains, statues and artistic lampposts.
Apart from being one of the famous tourist spot in Paris, Place de la Concorde is also often become location of the film and novel such as The Devil Wears Prada, Star Trek, and novel Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who also authored the novel 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'.
In the northern part, there are two beautiful building. separated by Rue Royale, these building is the best example for the architecture of the time. Originally used as government offices, while building on the east is the Minister of the French Navy. Shortly after it was built, the building that located in the west converted into a luxurious Hôtel de Crillon (still operating today) where Marie Antoinette spent her spare time to relax and learn to play the piano. When World War II, the hotel was used as headquarters by the German Army.
Some sailing boat on the Seine river offers a menu of the day and night. It is quite expensive prices offered by these sailing vessels. Actually, you can choose to enjoy lunch or dinner. Lunch menu is cheaper than evening menu, average restaurants in France are like that. You can also choose the luncheon, while enjoying a tour of Paris, in the ship. You can see more tourist spots during the day clearly. But if you want to get a total of romance, you should go in the evening. Sailing ship by moonlight reflected off the surface of the Seine river is giving you a romantic experience that you will never forget.
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