Often called the “City of Lights,” Paris is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. With world-famous attractions, museums, theatres, operas and restaurants, Paris is a major tourist destination for people around the globe. Here are just a few must-see Paris attractions.
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower, originally constructed as part of a World Fair exhibit in Paris, opened in 1889. It’s one of the most famous landmarks in the world towering 996 feet above the hustle and bustle of Paris streets. You can climb to the first floor to the 58 TOUR EIFFEL restaurant where you can enjoy a spot of lunch, or head up to the second floor for panoramic photos. From there, you can catch a lift to a champagne bar on the top floor for a romantic experience and spectacular views of the entire city. Until 11 PM each evening, you can scale the heights and experience the beauty of Paris under the stars.
Arc de Triomphe
This well-known Paris landmark, built between 1806 and 1835, stands in a busy city center located on the Champs-Élysées. The triumphal arch was originally erected in honor of people who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. You’ll find names of all the generals engraved on the top and inside of the arch, as well as inscriptions in the ground underneath the vault of the arch where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located. Today, the Arc de Triomphe serves as a traffic island that directs cars down various streets and roadways that stretch from the courtyard of the Louvre Palace to the outskirts of Paris.
You can’t visit Paris without visiting the Louvre, a world-famous museum that contains some of the world’s most prestigious art collections by esteemed artists. You can easily spend the day viewing iconic paintings by Leonardo di Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Monet, Mondrian, Van Gogh and many more incredible artists from the 15th century to the present. The Louvre offers year-round exhibitions, guided tours and educations seminars to children and adults. A trip to the Louvre is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should not be missed!
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