“Paris is always a good idea”
– Audrey Hepburn
Ah Paris! The city of love, lights, food, fashion and art. Millions of tourists every year are drawn by its appeal, culture, romance and style.
You can fall in love even more by visiting its Top 10 most beautiful places in Paris.
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is the signature monument of Paris and attracts almost seven million visitors each year. It stands 324 meters high and has three different floors spread over multiple levels in which you can take in the beauty of Paris from different altitudes.
The Louvre Museum
Home of the Mona Lisa and one of the most famous and visited museums in the world – the Louvre. It houses thousands of masterpieces and is over 210,000 square meters. It was during the French Revolution that the National Assembly decided the Louvre would be used to expose the Nation’s masterworks.
The Palace of Versailles
The largest castle in France, Le Palais de Versailles is the epitome of royalty, luxury and ostentatious furnishings that are beyond your wildest dreams. While there, ensure you take your time to visit the breath-taking gardens.
The Catacombs of Paris
The Catacombs bring a haunting to Paris with the over six million skeletons that are housed in an underground burial complex. This burial dates back to the eighteenth century and brings a fascinating, intriguing and stunning sense of beauty to the darker side of Paris.
The Cabaret known as the Moulin Rouge may have countless imitators and borrowed themes, but none can match up to the original. The club’s décor is still full of rich romance and is a heavy-hitting tourist attraction that offers musical dance entertainment.
Notre-Dame Cathedral of Paris
Considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic, the completion of the Notre Dame Cathedral was in 1345 and to this day it remains slightly over-glorified in the eyes of some but astonishingly impressive. With sculptures, high ceilings, gargoyles and stained glass, the Notre Dame Cathedral is in a class of its own.
Arc De Triomphe
Another symbol of Paris is the Arc De Triomphe; a giant and iconic landmark situated at the centre of a roundabout that you hit upon entering the city. It also holds excellent views of Paris from above.
Crypte Archéologique – Paris
Few consider the Roman ruins within Paris, but Crypte Archeologique is an underground museum of Roman Paris. The Notre Dame Cathedral situated directly above the museum has thousands of visitors where only dozens make the journey to the Crypte.
The River Seine
A 776 kilometer long river that makes for the centerpiece of Paris is the River Seine. You can enjoy a cruise on the Seine and even include dinner, all the while watching the monuments illuminating at night. Imagine the panoramic view of what Paris has to offer.
In the heart of the city, you can find the famous former prison that held Marie Antoinette. Even now, you can still view the cell that she was kept in. The place is known for its impressive exhibits and history.
Where to Stay
Are you ready to visit Paris? There are thousands of places to stay, but accommodation in the city centre does not come cheap. Expedia is probably the best site to find a good deal on hotels and serviced apartments. You have a lot of choice, with everything from the cheaper budget friendly options right the way up to some of the most prestigious hotels in the world. One word of advice from personal experience: Parisian room sizes are notoriously small. If you are expecting a plush, spacious room with lots of natural daylight for the same amount of money you would pay in other cities, then you should re-calibrate your expectations.
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