It may be not enough a life to discover Paris and not enough a book to describe it. But even if you have only a few days in the French capital, you still have enough time to feel its greatness and chic atmosphere. Welcome to Paris, the city of romantic love, high fashion, and artistic environment! Paris has hundreds of exciting sites that you will like and that are worth seeing. But we have created for you the list of 5 places that you MUST see in this beautiful city!
1. The Eiffel Tower
Many people associate Paris, first of all, with the Eiffel Tower. It was erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. Firstly, it was criticized by local artists, architects and even local people, but after some time, it has become a true symbol not only of Paris, but of France. Probably, it’s hard to be creative and say that you can skip it in your trip, because it is really magnificent. Especially at night. Especially if you have time and ready to stay in a line for a while and then go up. The view on the city is just breathtaking.
Paris is very bohemian. No wonder, it has become a hometown for many world known artists. If you want to feel and to see this face of the city, for sure take a walk through Montmartre. Its streets are full of painters, musicians, and at some moment you may even feel that you came back a century ago, and who knows, maybe in the next charming cafe just around the corner, you will meet the great Mr. Hemingway? Moreover, from its top, where the beautiful Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre is located, you will see a breathtaking and stunning view, and it will be the view you will remember forever, guaranteed!
3. Avenue des Champs-Élysées
Another place you can’t miss in Paris is the Avenue des Champs-Élysées that ends at the Arc de Triomphe, built to honour the victories of Napoleon Bonaparte. It is especially magnificent during the night, when thousands of lights are turning on, and the streets that never sleep get crowded with people and you feel the unstoppable pulse of Paris, the city that can always surprise and can always offer you millions of things to do…
4. Notre Dame de Paris
You can actually say that this is the most famous cathedral in the world and you will be right. Notre Dame de Paris is one of the greatest examples of Gothic architecture. Its building started in the 12th century and been lasted for almost 200 years. There is no a person in the world who wouldn't be impressed by its greatness, so we strongly recommend you (or even insist) to visit this grand Cathedral if you are visiting Paris.
5. The Louvre
Probably, the most famous museum in Paris, France and even in the world is The Louvre (or The Louvre Museum). Moreover, with its magnificent architecture, fountains and gardens, the museum is one of the most famous landmarks of the city. This is the most visited museum in the world, which receives almost 10 millions visitors per year and is exhibiting more than 380,000 objects and 35,000 of the most famous art pieces in the world, from Egyptian collections to the modern masterpieces of the XXI century. Definitely, this is something that you will remember till the end of your life. Don’t be scared of the long lines of people in front of the entrance. It is absolutely worth waiting for this time!
They say, the best way to learn the city is to get lost. Getting lost in Paris, you will not regret any single minute of it, you will enjoy every street you walk and love every corner you turn, even if it is wrong! And of course, moving from one site to another, don’t forget to enjoy gourmet French food and its excellent wines, as you will not find any other place in the world better for such a hedonistic life.