Paris is an amazing place to go and site see it has numerous places to go see and its rich culture and history make it an even better place to go for the holidays. From the coastline to the numerous palaces to the wonderful architecture and the amazing cuisines.
Here are 7 marvelous places to visit in Paris:
The Louvre Museum
Louvre Museum is the national museum and art gallery in Paris. It was at first a palace for the royal family but when they moved to Versailles it was transformed into a museum. It has from then been a tourist attraction. It is the largest museum in the world. It has nearly 300000 works of art in its permanent collection which only 35000 are visible to the public. Its collection is enormous and is organized by themes in various departments from the Oriental Antiquities department to the Etruscan department.
The Eiffel Tower
It is a tower that attracts tourists from all around the world. It was constructed from 1887 to 1889. In 1889, it was declared the world’s tallest structure standing at 986 feet. The Eiffel Tower was built to celebrate the centenary of the French revolution.
A competition was held for a centerpiece monument, once plans were submitted they chose Gustave Eiffel. The Eiffel tower was named after him once it was built. It was built in order to serve as the entrance gateway to the international Exposition of 1889.
Cathedral of Notre-Dame
The cathedral of Notre Dame is well-known and well-distinguished in size, antiquity, and architectural interest. It is the most famous Gothic cathedral of the middle ages. It is a beautifully constructed cathedral and the architectural designs it holds are stunning.
This led to an animated movie made with it in 1996 following the silent film and novel written before, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. The cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It is also considered for its musical components from its three pipe organs to its immense church bells.
The Moulin Rouge was co-founded by Charles Zilder and Joseph Oller. It is located in the Southwest of Montmartre in the Paris district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy. It is a rigorously accurate historical account of events that occurred during the period between the years 1889 and 1900 in Paris. The story follows a young Englishman who becomes infatuated with Satine, a singer at the Moulin Rouge inn. The venue was later destroyed in 1915 by a fire.
The Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris standing at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle. It honors those who fought and died for France during the French Revolution and the war of Napoleon. It has all the names of all the French Victories and is inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. It witnessed Napoleon’s funeral on 15th December 1840 and the world war I victory parade in 1919. It also has the tomb of an unknown soldier from the first world war in its vault.
The Orsay Museum
The Orsay Museum is a museum on the left bank of the Seine river. It was established in the year 1986. The Orsay collection is a prominent center for Western art. It is home to an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts. The collection shows a clear view of French culture dating back between the mid-19th century and the 20th century. One of its well-known paintings is the whistler’s mother.
Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles was built by king Louis XIV. It is located in Versailles which is 12 miles west of Paris. It spent the war years giving support to people and assisting the wounded and the families of soldiers. The palace was chosen as the point for the signing of the peace treaty in 1919 and it once again became the center of the world’s attention. The palace has a hall of mirrors and it has a total of 357 mirrors. The palace was meant to display the wealth and power of the French nation