Paris

Paris is France's capital and most populous city, Paris has become one of Europe's main hubs for commerce, finance, fashion, diplomacy, arts & science. Paris was the second most expensive city in the world, behind Singapore, and ahead of Zürich, Hong Kong, Oslo and Geneva, according to the 2018 Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey. Paris is best known for its museums and architectural landmarks: the Louvre became the most viewed art museum in the world in 2019. The Musée d'Orsay, the Musée Marmottan Ier and the Musée de l'Orangerie are renowned for their collections of French Impressionist art, the Pompidou Center Musée National d'Art Moderne has the biggest collection of contemporary and modern art in the world. In the center of the city, the historic district along Seine is listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral includes famous landmarks in the city centre. The Eiffel Tower's breathtaking wrought-iron tower touching the skyline as the Arc de Triomphe guards a most elegant path. antique shops, Chic designer boutiques, flagship haute couture stores and flea markets are at the center of international trends-redefining style, elegance and class. Luscious French food, awe-inspiring patisseries and bakeries, luscious cheese shops, fragrant wine shops.




The Eiffel Tower

In Paris, France there is very popular wrought-iron barn tower on the Champ de Mars called The Eiffel Tower . It is named after Gustave Eiffel's the engineer, whose company has designed and constructed the tower. it was established between 1887 and 1889, as an attraction to the World Fair in 1889, some of the top French artists and intellectuals criticized it, but it became one of the most recognizable cultural icons in the world and a global cultural icon in France. The Eiffel Tower is the world's most iconic or most famous landmark. The tower is about 324 meters high and the tallest building in Paris is about the same height as an 81-story building. Visitors are served on its three levels – restaurants on the first two floors and observation deck on the top. The evening show here is a sight not to miss as the 'Iron Lady' sparkles for about 5 minutes per hour in her dazzling lights.

Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
Timings: 9:30 AM-11:45 PM

The Louvre

The Lourve Museum is the largest museum of art and historic monument in the world which has its landmark in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is situated in the 1st arrondissement (district or ward) of the city on the Right Bank of the Seine. About 38,000 artifacts are displayed from prehistory to the 21st century, and it is the most visited art museum in the world. It is located on the banks of the Seine in the Louvre Museum and holds remarkable art collections in Leonardo Da Vinci's departments of Egyptian Antiques, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Islamic Art, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, Paintings, Prints and Drawings with the Mona Lisa as the most prominent exhibit.

Address: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: General Admission: €17 online (€15 at the entrance)
Friday from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., admission to the museum is free for visitors under the age of 26 regardless of country of residence
Free for all visitors on the first Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. and on Bastille Day (14 July).

Notre-Dame-de-Paris

Cathedral de Notre-Dame is a Roman Catholic church on the Île de la Cité in Paris, known for its architecture. Take a trip to the Cathedral's treasury to appreciate liturgical objects made of gold on display, an insight into the workmanship of the 17th & 18th century. An ascent to the Cathedral towers will reward you with a breath-taking view of the city. Construction of this Cathedral was begun in the 1100s and completed in 1345. Look out for some great architecture particularly on the exterior and the stained glass work

Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
Timings: 7:45 AM to 6:45 PM (7:15 PM on Saturday and Sunday)

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe, also known as the Arch of Triumph, is the most monumental of all the triumphal arches in Paris, France. The Neoclassical architectural style of this arch holds within itself a tradition of sculpture from the early 19th Century. The arch was built in remembrance of and to honor martyred soldiers who gave their lives for the country during the leadership of Napoleon. It symbolizes the pride of the French and commemorates every victorious battle won by the French leader. The Arc de Triomphe is a grandiose attraction for visitors. It stands at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, and offers them with a plethora of eye-capturing views, especially after 6 PM. The Arc de Triomphe is highly touristy due to its historical essence and the feeling of bravery and courage that it instils within the hearts of the people who visit it.


Sacré-Cœur

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, more commonly known as the Sacré-Cœur is a Roman Catholic church and a basilica, situated on the Montmartre hill in Paris, France. It is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which represents the love of Jesus Christ. The basilica is the second highest point of the city, next to the Eiffel Tower, due to its position on the Montmartre hill. There is also an observation deck that is located at the topmost points of the central dome. These observation points will deliver to you captivating views of the shimmering golden city of Paris bedecked in its monumental finesse

Address: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France
Timings: 6 AM - 10.30 PM
Entry Fee: Entry is free;
  Access to the Dome (Cash only):
  EUR 6 for Adults
  EUR 4 for Children

Saint Chapelle

The Sainte-Chapelle is a royal chapel in the Gothic style, within the medieval Palais de la Cité, the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century, on the Île de la Cité in the River Seine in Paris, France. Construction began sometime after 1238 and the chapel was consecrated on 26 April 1248.[2] The Sainte-Chapelle is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. It was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his collection of Passion relics, including Christ's Crown of Thorns – one of the most important relics in medieval Christendom, later hosted in the nearby Notre-Dame Cathedral until the 2019 fire, which it survived. Along with the Conciergerie, the Sainte-Chapelle is one of the earliest surviving buildings of the Capetian royal palace on the Île de la Cité.

Address: 8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France

Palais Garnier

Symbolic of great Parisian architecture and country opera tradition, the Palais Garnier on the Champs-Elysées in Paris is a 19th-century opera house with beautiful interiors and exteriors. It can hold an audience of more than 2000 and is one of the most visited historic monuments in Paris. Palais Garnier currently stages ballets in its auditorium and is home to the Paris Opera Library Museum, while the grand staircase, the foyer and the auditorium are spaces not to be missed! The Palais Garnier in Paris, France is honored to be known as one of the most famous opera houses in the world. Its feature as the setting in Gaston Leroux's novel, The Phantom of the Opera further pushed it onto the stairs of popularity.

Address: Place de l'Opéra, 75009 Paris, France
Timings: 10:00 AM- 05:00 PM
Disneyland

Disneyland Paris, previously the Euro Disney Resort, is an entertainment destination in Chessy, France, a modern town situated 32 km (20 mi) east of the center of Paris. It features two theme parks, several luxury hotels, Disney Nature Resorts, a shopping, dining and entertainment complex, and a golf course, as well as many other leisure and entertainment locations. Disneyland Park is the complex's original theme park, which opened with the resort on 12 April 1992. The second theme park, Walt Disney Studios Park, opened in 2002, ten years after the first park. In 2017, Disneyland Paris celebrated its 25th anniversary. In 25 years of its opening, 320 million people visited Disneyland Paris, making it the most visited theme park in Europe. Disneyland Paris is also the only Disney resort outside the United States to be wholly owned by The Walt Disney Corporation.

Address: Place de l'Opéra, 75009 Paris, France
Timings: 10:00 AM- 05:00 PM
Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries, also known as the Tuileries Garden, is a public garden, located between the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum in Paris. It was created by Catherine de’Medici as the garden of Tuileries Palace in 1564. After the French Revolution, it was declared as a public park, where people come to relax, stroll and chat with friends, and enjoy a peaceful evening. Taking a stroll at the Tuileries Gardens is a contrasting experience from the rest of the city, and is described by some to be paradise-like.

Address: Place de l'Opéra, 75009 Paris, France
Timings: 10:00 AM- 05:00 PM
Musée d'Orsay

The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum's opening in 1986. It is one of the largest art museums in Europe. Musée d'Orsay had more than 3.6 million visitors in 2019

Address: 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
Timings: 9:30 AM to 9:45 PM

Famous For:

Rue Cremieux-Bastille
It has to be one of Paris 's best streets and it will certainly put a smile on your face. You might also think you were being teleported to some island in the Caribbean. Rue Cremieux is a short pedestrian street lined on both sides by cute buildings, lit in all the rainbow's vibrant colours. It was in fact a covered street until 1897, and was even partially flooded in the 1910's great flood. Interestingly, when we came here over the weekend, there were no visitors, just locals were reading the weekend papers in the sun. Nevertheless, locals have faced rising numbers of visitors in recent years and are appealing to the authorities to save them from the tourists.

Parc Des Buttes-Chaumont
If you want to see how the locals spend their warm weekends in Paris, head over to one of Paris' best parks. It's way out in northeastern Paris, where rents are still somewhat sane – making it one of the last remaining areas in the city where young families can live, without heading out 'God forbid' has passed the Périphérique Boulevard and into the suburbs. The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, like quite a few other Parisian parks, was built out of an abandoned quarry. The key feature of the park, opened in 1867, is a towering rock that rises out of a central lake. You can do it with your picnic lunch through a suspension bridge, or just find a spot on the lawn.

Canan Saint-Martin
The eastern part of the city is frequently neglected, between the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysees and everything else in Paris. That is what makes parts of the Saint-Martin Canal one of Paris' best hidden locations. The canal was dug to shorten the distance for vessels sailing down the Seine but these days, one of the most diverse in Paris is the area at the southern end of the canal. Traditionally a working-class hub, hipsters and young couples are slowly taking over the 10th arrondissement – shifting this neighborhood's feel while still maintaining a distinctive cultural blend. During the day it is super romantic to grab a spot along the canal. Yet real magic starts.

The Terrace at the Printemps Department Store
The fact that Le Printemps is one of the legendary department stores in Paris after 1865 is by no means a state secret. Only a small percentage of shoppers frequenting this store, however, ever venture to its terrace for a panoramic view of Paris! Take the elevator to the top floor and take the escalator up to Cafe Déli-Cieux one more level. Step outside onto the terrace and enjoy a 360-degree view of Paris!

Rue Mouffetard - Latin Quarter
This is one of the best commercial streets in Paris, and is frequently missed by tourists with too many must-see Parisian highlights nearby. That is what makes Rue Mouffetard one of Paris' best secret locations! The street itself is a paved lane winding its way up the hill towards Place de la Contrescarpe.
It was in fact an ancient Roman road that led from Paris to Rome, and it still has a medieval look and feel in this area. Rue Mouffetard's bottom is where you can find excellent breakfast spots, along with the majority of fruit & vegetable shops. You'll come across excellent bakeries, wine shops and cheesemakers as you head up to Place de la Contrescarpe – oh, and how can we miss the roasted chicken! I just love how the mystical force of gravity flavors the potatoes at the edges!

Rue Des Barres-Maris
If Rue Cremieux was a picturesque street, it's both picturesque and lively Rue des Barres. Located on the edge of the fashionable neighborhood of Marais, right by the Seine, you'll be taking pictures like there's no tomorrow over here. It's one of the most romantic lanes in Paris, and has two distinct highlights as well. The first is St-Gervais-St-Protais church with extraordinarily stunning stained glass windows – one of the oldest in Paris. The second is L'Ebouillante – a nice brunch venue, and the kind of place that will keep you sitting for hours in the sunny terrace outside.

Best time to visit:

Weather:
The best time to visit Paris is from April to June and from October until early November when the weather is mild and nice and the crowds of visitors are smaller than summer. Early December, January, and February are the cheapest time to travel Paris! The most costly are May to September. During spring time and during the fall months from September to early November, you can find cheaper air fares and hotel offers. Ideal time for Good Weather is April through October but expect hot weather in July and August. Perfect time to Sightseeing is April, May, June, September, October, and November and Best Time to Save Money is November, December, January, and February.
Best kept secret:

THE BALCONY OF THE MUSÉE D’ORSAY – SAINT GERMAIN
You don't come to the Musée d'Orsay for the views, but those who travel to the top floor expect this little treat. One of the finest museums in all of Paris, the Musée d'Orsay encompasses the Impressionist and Post Impressionist periods. Go on a spring night here, when the museum is open until late and the days are longer. While visiting Cézanne, Picasso, Monet & their mates, step outside onto the terrace and catch spectacular views of the Seine and Montmartre at sunset. You could just see yourself out on the balcony.

When in....:

Boat Ride
There’s nothing quite like seeing Paris from a boat on the Seine. Most of the famous landmarks can be seen while taking this boat raid.

Useful Information:
Time Difference
United States: 12:09
France: 18:09
Difference: -06:00
  Distance
6197.25 Kms

How to reach Paris
By Air

Two international airports are located in the city of Paris that are Charles de Gaulle (Europe's second most busy airport) and Paris-Orly, these international airports are considered has major air transport hub. Charles De Gaulle International Airport Located to the south of Paris, the drive to the city center from the airport is just over 8 miles.

By Train

There are six different railway stations in Paris, which means that when you arrive you will have to rely on where you come from, just like where you go. The 6 major railway stations of paris are Gare de l'Est, Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare de Lyon, Gare Montparnasse, Gare St Lazare, and Gare du Nord

By Bus

The Roissy Bus service, which costs 8 € per way (buy tickets from the driver) from the CDG is the cheapest and fastest route to and from the center and takes you straight across the Opera street where you can take a metro stop if you need to continue with your journey. Bus Express also operates from the airport to the city center for comfort and budget travel.

By Car

Taxis cost less than euro 25 from Orly and about 50 euro from De Gaulle, are the most convenient way to get in to the city. Usually several cabs are open. The prices go up by 30% from 19 to 6 a.m. and the cost for each suitcase is 1.50 euros. You can rent a private car or limo for between 100 and 200 euros.

Need to Know

Language: French. However, since it is an international tourist centre, you will find many people speak English as well.
Tourist Bureau: 38 Rue des Tournelles, 75004 Paris, France
Phone: +7 999 849-49-62

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