Paris is a great city that can never disappoint. You can return again and again and there is always something fantastic to experience, something to see that you haven’t seen before and eat food you haven’t tried yet.
Paris is quite frankly, a wonderful city. Stuffed with sights, cafes, and baguette wielding locals, it’s no surprise that it’s one of the most visited cities in the world. Here are some of our favorite places from Paris:
The Eiffel Tower
No trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower. One of the most iconic constructions in the World, the Tower was built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel. Nicknamed “The Iron Lady”, the tour eiffel is also known as the Monster of the World Exhibition, chiefly because until 1930 it was the tallest structure in the world. Every hour from sunset until 1 a.m. the Eiffel Tower shimmers and sparkles.
Enjoy Fantastic Exhibits and Events
If you are planning a visit or becoming a resident of Paris, you will find everything you need in this charming city. The fashion capital of the world, the city has a long history of art and a rich culture. From museums to restaurants, cafés, and parks, the city offers endless activities to experience french culture.
Eating in this city is not about the fulfillment of biological needs but an authentic experience through which you can explore the culture better. All food, but especially cakes, cookies, and croissants make the patisseries andboulangeries look like art exhibitions. So next time you are debating on whether you should pay for a fancy dinner, remember you are buying much more than just food.
Aside from the large amounts of cheese displayed at the supermarkets, you can also find an extensive variety at fromageries, yes, there are specialized cheese stores. Made from cow, sheep or goat’s milk, you will hear names that you’ve never heard before, and what is even more fascinating is the fact that each cheese has its own history and place of origin. Good cheese always tastes better with a freshly baked bread bought early from a boulangerie (bakery). This combination can only be improved with the excellent assortment of French wines. If you like red, white, rosé, sparkling or fortified or if you prefer it dry, semi-dry or sweet, you will always be able to accompany your food with an exquisite wine of your taste.
Paris offers the largest concentration of tourist attractions in France, and possibly in Europe. Besides some of the world’s most famous museums, its has a vibrant historic city centre, a beautiful riverscape, an extensive range of historic monuments, including cathedrals, chapels and palaces, plus one of the most famous nightlife scenes in the world.
The Louvre is the world’s largest museum and a Paris must-see. Some of the world’s finest pieces of art can be found here, including da Vinci’s iconic Mona Lisa (known as “La Joconde” in French).
The Pont Alexandre III
This bridge connects the Champs Elysées quarter and the neighbourhoods around the Eiffel Tower. Before getting married, lovers come to take pictures with the numerous sculptures on the bridge. The Pont Alexandre III was built to mark the alliance between Russia and France in the 19th century and is the grandest bridge in the city.
Notre Dame Cathedral
The beautiful gothic facade of Notre Dame Cathedral is an icon of the Paris skyline. Built in the 14th century, many mass is still celebrated today, and if you visit at certain times during the day, you can even hear the organ playing or choirs singing. To discover the true immensity of the cathedral, join the fast-moving queue to step inside.
The Hôtel national des Invalides (The National Residence of the Invalids) is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement. Built in the from 1671 to 1678, it consists of a number of museums and monuments, all connected to military history. There is also a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, which was the building’s original purpose. Included on the grounds are the Musée de l’Armée, which is the military museum of the Army of France, the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, which is a museum of military models, and the Musée d’Histoire Contemporaine, a museum of contemporary history.
Art Collections to Blow Your Mind
Lastly, out of the countless reasons to visit Paris, art must feature. Anyone who calls themselves an artist or fan of art would be missing out should they neglect the art scene. The art scene stretching back centuries can be viewed in the many famous galleries and museums including the Louvre, holding more than 38,000 pieces and some great masterpieces including the Mona Lisa.