Must-visit Tourist Attractions in Paris
Arc de Triomphe
Situated in the west of Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe is one of the most amazing architectural pieces in the world. It was built on the orders of Napoleon in early 1800s in the memory of the French soldiers as the names of the generals are engraved on the structure itself. Also, don't forget to visit Palais de l'Elysees, the Grand Palais, and the Petit Palais near the river Seine.
Chateau de Versailles
Also known as the Palace of Versailles, the chateau was originally a country retreat constructed by the order of Louis XIV. The main palace is surrounded by a gorgeous, spacious park that has fountains, lush gardens, and amazing sculptures. Inside the chateau, you cannot miss seeing The Hall of Mirrors, Marble Staircase, Mars Drawing Room, Royal Opera House, Venus and Diana Drawing Rooms, and Chapel Royal. Also include in this tour, The Grand Trianon and Marie Antoinette's Estate.
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is perhaps one of the most recognized monuments across the globe. If you have never traveled to Paris before, then the Eiffel Tower should definitely be on your list because you do not want to miss this opportunity. If you have visited the monument during the day, what perfect way to see it again when it is all light up during the night. The Tower literally comes alive at night as everything except the monument becomes the focal point.
For all you history buffs, the Latin Quarter is a place where many famous writers and intellectuals once walked. Although this place is more famous for it is home to the Sorbonne, a building in Latin Quarter; a historical home for the once University of Paris. You can also see the Musée National du Moyen Age, the Jardins and Palais du Luxembourg, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, and the Delacroix Museum.
Notre Dame Cathedral
The Ile de la Cite and Ile de Saint Louis, the two islands between the Seine are not to be missed. Why? Because on the Ile de la Cite, you will find the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral. Bishop Maurice de Sully were responsible for building this Cathedral and is now a magnificent addition to Paris attractions. The Cathedral is not only majestic from the outside, but the interiors are mind-boggling too.
Musee du Louvre
You can call it Musee du Louvre, the Louvre Museum, or The Louvre, this museum is one of the largest museums in the world and is a central landmark of the city. The museum has many paintings (the Mona Lisa), sculptures (Venus de Milo and Winged Victory of Samothrace), drawings, and decorative arts of Rome, Greece, Egypt, and other Eastern countries. In this museum, you will see the New Louvre, the Old Louvre, and the Sully Wing as the various architectural styles.
Of course, who can forget the addition of the glass pyramid. Along with touring The Louvre, you can also visit Garden of the Tuileries and the Orangerie art museum. Literally millions of people come to Paris just so they can catch a glimpse of The Louvre. It is said that in order to see everything inside this museum, you need more than a day or even a week. So make sure you time your trip properly and get ample of time to tour the museum.
Apart from the famous tourist stops given to you in this article, there are many more famous places to visit in Paris with children, family, and friends like Disneyland Paris, Aquaboulevard,, Montmartre, Seine River, La Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, Thoiry African Reserve, Tuileries Garden, and so much more. If you are making plans of visiting Paris, don't miss out on one of the best adventures of your life.