About Paris

Situated on the banks River Seine, Paris is the capital city of France. The River Seine divides Paris into two parts with the left part is famous of its universities & art while the right part is the commercial hub of the city. It also the most populous city of the country with nearly 18% french citizens living in Paris. Known throughout the world as the “City of Light”, Paris is one of the most beautiful city in the world. Regarded as the global hub for fashion, art & culture, Paris is the 2nd largest city of the Europe. Paris is a home to many prestigious cultural institute with its Louvre museum being the most visited in the world. The city has the second most busiest airport in the Europe & 2nd most busiest metro system in the Europe. Often called as the most romantic city in the world, Paris attracts the people of all ages with the old age people are the one who more impressive. Despite being famous for architecture, Paris also has a rich sporting culture with the city being a host to 2 Olympics, 2 Football World Cup, 1 Rugby World Cup & the home of last race of the famous Tour de France every year in July.

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Attractions Around Paris

Eiffel Tower

Completed on 31st March 1889, Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited paid tourist attractions in the world. Named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, Eiffel Tower was built initially as a entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair. Today, it has become an global icon of France & one of the most recognizable structure in the world. It is one of the tallest man-made structure in the world. With the height of 324m, Eiffel Tower has 1665 steps to climb. One very interesting fact about Eiffel Tower is that its height shrinks to about 6 inch during cold weather.

The Louvre

Established in 1793, The Lourve or Louvre museum is the largest museum in the world & one of the most famous historic monuments of Paris. Located on the right side of the River Seine, it is the central landmark of the city. With more than 7 million visitor every year, The Louvre is the 3rd most visited museum in the world. It has more than 38,000 objects right from the prehistoric era to the 21st century. One very interesting things about The Louvre is that it was originally built as a palace under the King Philip II in the 12th century.

Arc de Triomphe

Designed in 1806 by Jean Chalgrin, Arc de Triomphe is one of the biggest arc in the world. Situated on the center Palace Charles de Gaulle, Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments of the Paris. It was built under Napoleon to honor the people of France who died during the French Revolution & Napoleonic Wars. In the ancient era it was the center for delivering patriotic messages. Beneath the Arc, there is a Tomb of unknown Soldier, where a flame is rekindled each evening at 6.30 pm.

Disneyland Paris

Originally known as Euro Disney Resort & opened on 12th March 1992, Disneyland Paris is a theme park in Marne-le-Vallee, a town located in the east of the Paris. Owned by The Walt Disney Company, it is the most visited theme park in the Europe & the only theme park of Walt Disney outside the United States. The park consists of 2 theme parks, many hotels, shopping, dinining & an entertainment complex iwth a golf course.

Notre-Dame de Paris

Built as early as in 14th century, Notre-Dame de Paris is a catholic cathedral located on fourth arrondissement of Paris. Notre-Dame de Paris means “Our lady of Paris”, is one of the largest & well-known churches in the world. The cathedral is regarded as the one of the finest piece of French Gothic Architecture. Unlike all the churches who is dominated by Roman Architecture, it has its own unique flavour of Gothic artistry.

Sacre-Coeur

Built in the year 1914 & designed by Paul Abadie, Sacre-Coeur is a Roman Catholic church & a minor basilica which is located on the the top of butte Montmatre, which is the peak point of the city. The basilica is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which is a symbol of love & sympathy. It is a very popular landmark of Paris because not only it is a political monument but also a cultural monument which is a rare combo.

Tuileries Garden

Created in 1564 by Catherine de’ Medici, Tuileries Garden is one of the most important historic landmarks of the city of Paris. Situated between the Louvre Museum & Place de la Concorde, Tuileries Garden was the part of the palace in 16th century & later in the 17th century after the French Revolution it became open for public. Today, it is one of the most visited places by Parisians to run, stroll or relax.

Champ de Mars

Completed in the 18th century, Champ de Mars is a large greenpark for public located in 7th arrondissement between Ecole Militaire & Eiffel Tower. The park was named after Campus Martius in Rome, which is a tribute to a latin god. Originally used as cultivable field to grow fruits & velgetables, the park later became the home to Military School headquarter. Thereafter during the French Revolution, it became the public space to celebrate republic triumph. Today it is used as a space for concert, exhibition or picnic.

Sainte-Chapelle

Commissioned during the era of King Louis IX of France in the 14th century, Saint e-Chapelle is a royal chapel built in the Gothic style. Located in the heart of the city within medieval Palais de la Cite, Saint-Chapelle was previously the residence of the Kings of France. It is one of the survival of the royal era & has one ofthe largest collections of stained glass in the world. In 1862, it was regarded as the National Monument.

Tour Montparnasse

Designed by the architects Eugene Beaudouin, Urbin Cassan & Louis Hoym de Marien & build by Campenon Bernard in 1973, Tour Montparnasse is a 210 meter skyscraper located in the Montparnasse area of Paris. Till 2011, it was the tallest skyscraper in the France after which it was surpassed by Tour First. Today, it is the 17th tallest building of the Europe.

Things to Do in Paris

Visit the Musee d’Orsay - If you are fan of art & culture, then this the place you must visit when in the beautiful city of Paris. Situated under one of the Paris’ grand railway station, Musee d’Orsay has world’s largest collection of masterpieces which engages you deeply. Some lovely cafes & a book store is also associated with it.

Take a tour of the city with Bateau Mouche - There is no better site in the world than exploring the city of Paris in 2 to 4 hr boat ride on River Seine which offers you some breathtaking views & cover all the famous landmarks. A 15 euro ride includes a meal, a champagne & the sightseeing with a commentary.

Visit the Louvre Museum - One of the most popular traveler destination in the city, Louvre Museum mesmerizes you with some magnificent artworks including the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo & Winged Victory. The museum hosts more than 7 million traveler every year making it the 3rd most visited museum in the world.

Visit the iconic Eiffel Tower - Named after its engineer Gustave Eiffel, Eiffel Tower is one of the most renowned structures in the world. Any visit to Paris is incomplete without visiting this magnificent architecture which has now become a global icon for the country. The best time to visit this place at night with spectacular lighting.

Visit the Notre-Dame de Paris - Built in the 14th century, Notre-Dame is a Roman Catholic cathedral which has witnessed a lot of history right from the crowning of Napoleon to the marriage of many Kings & Queens. So if you are a history lover, this place must be on your bucket-list when in Paris.

Visit the Sainte-Chapelle - Built under the commission of King Louis IX, Sainte-Chapelle is a beautiful fairy-tale like castle with the most remarkable stained glass architecture, which is still regarded as the best in the business. Behind this lovely castle, there is lot of blood & sweat. So visit the castle & know about the royal history.

Climb the Arc de Triomphe - Built under Napoleon to honor the people involved in French Revolution, Arc de Triomphe is one of the biggest arc in the world & most important historic monument in the Paris. A 284 steps ride is worth taking because it offers you some spectacular views of the city from the top.

Visit the Disneyland Paris - Any trip to Paris is incomplete without visiting the magnificent theme park built by The Walt Disney Company, especially if you are traveling with your kids. A theme based on the famous characters of Disney is like revisiting your childhood in the most awesome way. It also offers you some great restaurants & cafes.

Take a Gourmet Sightseeing Tour on Wheels - Take a tour of the entire city in a Double Decker bus ride with some fine dining will be an experience you will never forget. It is one of the best way to explore the city with the dishes from master-chef contestants. The official timing of the ride are 7.45 pm or 8.45 pm at night.

Visit the Tour Montparnasse - One of the tallest skyscraper of the France & 17th tallest in the Europe. Tour Montparnasse is 210 meter skyscraper which offers you some unimaginable panoramic views of the City of Lights. Being at the center of the city makes it one of the most visited places in the city.

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