Paris- The City of Light

Paris is France’s capital and most populous city. Paris was the second most expensive city in the world 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 the Seine is listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral includes famous landmarks in the city center. 

Top 10 Places to Visit in Paris

  1. The Eiffel Tower
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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.

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

  1. The Louvre
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The Louver 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.

Location: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM 

  1. Notre-Dame-de-Paris
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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 Cathedr al’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 in the interior.

Location: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame – Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, Fr ance

Timings:  7:45 AM to 6:45 PM (7:15 PM on Saturday and Sunday)

  1. Arc de Triomphe
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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.

Location: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France

Timing: 10 AM – 11 PM

Entry Fee: EUR 12

  1. Sacré-Cœur
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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

Location: 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

  1. Saint chapelle
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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. 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.

Location: 8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France

Timing: 9:00-17:00

  1. Palais Garnier
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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 historical 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!

Location: Place de l’Opéra, 75009 Paris, France

Timing: 10:00 AM- 05:00 PM

  1. Disneyland
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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.

Location: Boulevard de Parc, 77700 Coupvray, France

Timing: 9:30 AM to 9:45 PM 

  1. Jardin des Tuileries
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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.

Location: Place de la Concorde, 75001 Paris, France

Timings : 7 AM – 9 PM / 11 PM / 7.30 PM 

  1. Musée d’Orsay
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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.

Location: 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France

Timing: 9:30 AM to 9:45 PM 

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