Where would you go if you had money to spare and all the time in the world to take a tour of the most beautiful cities in the world? Many cities in different parts of the world are hailed for their natural landscapes and seascapes, stunning structures, design, and interesting culture. If you’re listing the most attractive city destinations in the world that you would like to visit, then Paris is definitely one of them.
There’s more to Paris than just the world-famous Eiffel Tower and its reputation as the most romantic city. Paris is also well known for its street life and wide roads that are lined with trees. Aside from the Eiffel Tower, Paris also boasts of other iconic buildings like the Grand Palais and the Louvre Museum, which caught the attention of the world as the setting of the novel and film “You have a wide selection of bars and pubs. If you enjoy cocktails and hippest hop areas in town then check out the Shambala. The bar is inside the beautiful Le Meriden. In the bar, you will enjoy DJ, fashionable seating, relaxing couches, and a wide array of drinks. The establishment will impress you as you enjoy the panel that glows, shedding colors of neon lights across a hot flaming environment.” And the best reason for spending your holidays in this French capital? Ah, the French cuisine! Feel the French passion for gourmet food with the many restaurants that serve wine and cheese. With everything that Paris has to offer, it is no wonder that this city is the dream destination of every traveler.
If you are searching for ballroom boogie, you may want to visit the le Divan Du Monde. This sizzling spot in Paris is one of the popular concert halls around where you will enjoy music by Arabs. You have the La Fourmi Cafe across the street when you feel worn out from dancing.
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One of the nicest areas to visit in Paris is the Montmartre. Named the ‘Mount of Martyrs’ after the martyrdom of St-Denis, Montmartre is now a mount of tourism: it is second only to the Eiffel Tower as a destination for international visitors. Its narrow cobbled streets, meandering up and down the hill (or ‘Butte’, as it is known), its many stairways and its discreet but numerous islets of green all give the area a unique atmosphere. This area as told by visitors has an interesting effect after sundown. At the cities peak rests the jewel of the Sacre Coeur. Here the steps take you through an air filling burlesque of multi-cultural melody.
You have a wide selection of cafes and art corners in the area as well. Throughout your visit, you will enjoy great meals, live melodies and scenery that will take your breath away.
The Louvre Museum is unquestionably one of the finest art galleries in the world. Home to hundreds of thousands of classic and modern masterpieces, the Louvre is the icing on the cake of French culture and a testament to European art history – it’s not surprising that it’s also the most visited art gallery in the world!
The Arc de Triomphe is perhaps the most iconic of all French monuments, and without a doubt one of the most triumphal. Built between 1806 and 1836, it’s iconic in style and sculpture to the decoration popular at the first half of the nineteenth century and visitors can admire its delicate design and engravings. Instantly recognisable and deeply evocative of the military history of France, the Arc de Triomphe provides a glimpse into France’s social past as well as spectacular views across central Paris.
The impressive Notre Dame Cathedral sits on the Île de la Cité and is considered one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture in the world – not to mention its huge scale means it’s also one of the largest, too. Built in the mid-14th century, with its gargoyles and stained glass windows added over time, it’s now one of the most recognised churches in the world – and thanks to Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, it’s a favourite of both adults and kids alike.
Perched on the bank of the Seine, the Orsay Museum is an old turn-of-the-century railway station that was built on the site of the Palais d’Orsay. Exemplary of the architecture of the Beaux Arts movement, the Orsay Museum is one of Paris’ most popular art galleries and houses art and sculpture from 1848 to 1915. It’s a must-see gallery for its breadth of works, including those by Delacroix, Manet, Gauguin, Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, van Gogh and many more.
Grevin Wax Museum. Meet your role model, favourite pop star or sporting hero at The Musée Grévin. Be amazed by the dramatic and lifelike scenes of historical and modern Paris, depicted by over 300 wax figures of the world’s most famous faces. Learn about major events in French for an entertaining educational experience.
The Palace of Versailles, is one of the largest and most opulent castles in the world. A fine example of 18th century French architecture and art, it is one of the most visited attractions – and castles – in France, as well as being a UNESCO’s World Heritage site and must-see French landmark.The Palace boasts around 2,143 windows, 1,252 fireplaces, and 67 staircases.
Palace of Versailles was the official seat of power until 1789, from then though it was known as the “cradle of liberty” (Berceau-de-la-Liberté) as it was here that the people of Paris made their stand against King Louis XVI and forced him back to Paris and out of a life of luxury.
During the French Revolution, all the pieces of art within the Palace of Versailles were transferred to the Louvre for safe keeping.
The Palace garden is the largest of its kind in Europe, created back in the 17th century, with a geometric pattern of bushes, flowerbeds and trees.
Named after Mont Parnassus, the Greek mountain, Montparnasse Tower is Paris’ only skyscraper and at 689ft high, the viewpoint from the 56th floor terrace offers undoubtedly one of the best panoramas in the city. Second to the Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse Tower is a must-visit on a clear day to get spanning views across the capital – and if you’re lucky, you can even see up to 40km away! Look out for the main sights of Paris including Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and Sacré Coeur for a vista to remember. Montparnasse Tower is home to Europe’s highest restaurant, Le Ciel de Paris (which aptly means, The Sky of Paris). The viewing gallery on the 56th floor is one of the most impressive perspectives in Paris.
As the largest and most important museum of modern art in Europe, and one of the most renowned in the world, Centre Pompidou is a must-see attraction when you’re visiting Paris. Featuring the late 19th-20th century art, explore its collections and galleries featuring over 50,000 works, including movements from Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism.
The building itself is also a feat of architectural masterpiece as it features all of its internal facilities – air conditioning, elevators and pipework – on its façade!
It houses 50,000 works of art, including paintings, sculpture, drawings and photography, Masterpieces by Picasso, Duchamp, Ernst and Miró among many others
The much-loved Paris Aquarium, Cinéaqua, is one of the cities top attractions for the family. Did you know it boasts the title of the largest tank in France? With over 500 species living in over 3,500 m2 of water, visit Europe’s finest aquarium to discover an exciting and abundant natural world, all below the sea. You'll see sharks, sea urchins, clown fish and more, as you learn about their underwater life through the help of divers throughout the day. The Ghost Catfish, also known as Glass Catfish, are nearly transparent and small catfish.
You can also enjoy shows and a wide program of activities such as films, feedings, environmental talks and fascinating documentaries - so you'll never be bored!
Opera House, Garnier is one of the most opulent buildings in Paris and one of the most recognised opera houses in the world. Commissioned by Napoleon III, it was created by Charles Garnier in the popular Beaux Arts style of the time with heavy glass chandeliers, sweeping marble staircases and gilt decorations. Garnier designed the staircase like a theatre itself, so that the opera-goers could admire each other like a show of everyone in costume before the performance
Now home to the Paris Ballet, it has a 2,000 seat theatre and is as resplendent as it used to be and a must-see on any trip to Paris. So take a step back in time and admire the decadence and excess of the late 1800s.
The Paris Story is a fantastic introduction to Paris; nowhere else can you so easily grasp the multitude of political, historical and cultural factors that have shaped this great city. You will enjoy the Paris Story, Miniature Paris and the Paris Experience for aerial views of the city, 3D models and short 3D films taking you through time and unveiling Paris’ fascinating history. It’s a fantastic interactive experience for you and the kids to gain a fresh insight into Paris and the makings of this cultural hub.
The Panthéon is an impressive and imposing neoclassical edifice in which the remains of the most illustrious Frenchmen and women are kept and their deeds remembered.
When King Louis XV recovered from an illness in 1744 he vowed that he would rebuild the ruined church of Sainte-Geneviève in Paris’s Latin quarter. Work got underway but by the time the building was completed the revolution had transformed the political landscape of France.
The new government ordered that the Pantheon be rededicated as a ‘Temple to Reason’ and that henceforth it would be used not for religious purposes but as a mausoleum for the greatest French intellectuals.
The enduring popularity and influence of the surrealist artist Salvadore Dalí is captured in the fascinating L'Espace Dalí. The two-floor Dalí exhibition is located in Montmartre, one of Paris’ quirkiest neighbourhoods and traditionally home to the city’s artists and philosophers. The museum focuses primarily on the creative process that produced some of Dali's most famous works and contains a fine collection of his paintings, drawings, cartoons, and sculptures.
Beneath the streets of central Paris, the Crypte Archéologique is a huge and haunting space extending 80m under the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral and an intriguing attraction for any visit to Paris.
The Crypte Archéologique de Notre-Dame is an atmospheric time capsule which explores the lives and artifacts of the tribes and civilizations that dwelt in Paris long ago. Here are located the telling remains of a house from Lutèce, the precursor to Paris. There are numerous Gallo-Roman artifacts, which provide a fascinating insight into the lives of the mighty Roman Empire and how they lived in Paris.
This fascinating attraction includes a splendidly recreated settlement of the Parisii, the Celtic tribe that first settled on the site of Paris 2000 years ago and from whom the city takes its name. It is a powerful reminder that the city of Paris has stood for thousands of years in the centre of a great cultural storm, and that countless people have fought and died to make Paris their home.
What about dining?
If you want to visit a particular restaurant in Paris, such as the Angelina, which is Paris's tea restaurants, then you want to choose a hotel near this area to save time. Angelina by the way serves some tasty sandwiches, salads and tea. If you are intending to sightsee in Paris, then this restaurant is great, since you can eat light.
On the other hand, you may be ready for a nice dinner. You may want to visit the Aubacou. The French food is tasty according to people who have visited; as well, the restaurant offers you a nice sitting place to enjoy a meal.
Once you finish dinner, you may want to consider nightlife. Paris has a nice selection of nightspots, including the wonderful Academi' de l' brir'. This fabulous academy of horns in Paris has a great dinner drinks.
Perhaps you may want to enjoy the performing art show, which is located at the Cite de la musique. (City of Music) If you enjoy music you may also like to visit, Paris's funniest comedy shows at Lane Rouge. You could visit many places for your nightlife enjoyment in Paris. You can check all this out with your local travel agent or you could go on the Internet to choose your schedule.