Best things to do & Places to visit in Paris

by Ranjit

Paris has always been one of the most visited tourist destination in the whole world. Also the industry of tourism is one of the greatest income sources to the french government and for the people to make a living and bring home the bacon.

Paris is that city, it might take to try living there for sometime to explore all the places in this city of love.

Here is the list of few things that are a must do and places to must visit.

1. Eiffel Tower from Trocadéro

Yes, Yes, Yes! Eiffel tower also Tour Eiffel in french language, some feel every one wants to see it and the others feel its way to overrated. But a view this monument from place du Trocadéro is a must to do. Trocadéro offers the best view of Eiffel tower possible in the whole city. Especially in the evening after dusk, when the tower is lit.

View from Eiffel Tower from Trocadéro

2. Louvre Museum

Museum of Louvre is the largest museum in the world and also the most visited museum globally. It contains objects over 380,000 and 35,000 art works. Well, In-fact quite a lot of people line up only to visit the paining of Mona Lisa by the artist Leonardo da Vinci

Mona Lisa by Leonardo_da_Vinci

If I spend 1 minute looking at each piece/article in the minute,It will take a whole year from your life to have a look at all the art pieces in the museum. So make sure you have enough time on your trip, If you are planning to enter into the museum to explore. Though the outside view of the museum itself outstanding and a must do.

Louvre Museum from Outside

3. Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral

Notre-Dame of Paris is one the most known Cathedrals in the world. The beauty of this tourist and religious monument is that It is located on Island formed by the river seine, where it splits into parts. And the interior architecture of this attraction is at another level of beauty.

4. Arc de Triomphe

This giant monument referring as a symbol of victory , is the center point of 12 streets, including Champs-Élysées. With typical french architecture on the streets of this arc, It takes your breath away. You can also buy a ticket to go up on arc de triomphe to see Paris’ aerial view from top of this gigantic touristic spot.

5. Champs-Élysées Street

While on your way, Arc de Triomphegives a breath-taking view of Arc de Triomphe especially at the dusk when the street lamps are lightened up.

The street of Champs-Élysées are known as the most expensive and luxurious shopping street in the world, as you find the big giant shopping outlets such as Louis Vutton, Chanel, Dior, Ralph Lauren and etc. on this street.

6. Sacré Cœur – Basilica

Located in the area of Montmarte on a hill, Sacré Cœur is a must visit basilica in Paris. It offers an amazing view of Paris. Sitting on the stairs by this monument, looking at Paris and its lights, having a drink with your good friend, partner or with your own-self, enjoying the street performance by the nomadic artists is one hell of a thing to do.

Oh yeah, Don’t forget exploring the Montmarte area as long as you are here by this sacred heart. This little area is the best for its unique street arts, architecture, restaurants, painting artists and more.

7. Pont Alexandre iii

Located between Grande Palais (Grand Palace) and Les Invalides Museum, Pont Alexandre iii is a rich and sophisticated bridge on the river seine and is a must. This bridge looks at its best during night.

As long as you are interested and happy to find some cool bridges in Paris, don’t miss checking out a few bridges on the river seine,

  • Pont des Arts
  • Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor
  • Pont Neuf
  • Bir-Hakeim Bridge (At the Eiffel Tower).
Pont Alexandre iii

8. Place Vendôme

Place Vendôme is a squire located in the 1st arrondissement (district) of Paris. It is a perfect example for what is so interesting about Paris city, Parisian Architecture and the history of Paris.

Place de Vendome Street

How many days do you need to explore Paris: A minimum of 3 days, 2 nights.

What is the Language spoken : French (Francais)

Do locals speak English : Quite a few. All things related to traveling and business can be managed without knowing French.

What is the Currency used : Euros ( € )

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