Paris has always been one of the most popular tourist’s destinations in the world. The history of the city Paris is very old dated almost 2,500 years old. Here are the lists of 5 must-to-see places that you should not miss on your trip to Paris.
1. Notre Dame
Notre dame is known as the religious center of Paris. The Romans built temple here to worship Jupiter and the Celts believe it to be their sacred ground. The construction of the cathedral of Norte Dame was started in 1163 by the architect Maurice de Sully and was finished by the year 1345. The cathedral’s sits on the banks of the river Seine. Norte Dame looks incredibly beautiful at sunset so time your visit accordingly. The cathedral is spectacular both from exterior and interior. The view of Paris is very beautiful from the top of the Norte Dame. However, you have to climb at least 400 steps to reach there and the walk is really very strenuous and there is no elevator.
2. Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is the most popular structure and the landmark of Paris. More than 18,000 people visit the tower every day. It is must-to-see places for the first timers. The Eiffel Tower was constructed in between 1887-1889 by Gustave Eiffel. It is 986 feet tall and was first built as a temporary structure for the 1889 World’s Fair. Go and see the view from top viewing platform in Eiffel Tower. You can get access to the viewing platform by elevators. There is a fee to enter in to the elevator. The city looks spectacular from this viewing point especially at night.
3. Champs Elysées
It is one of the most visited streets in Paris. You should walk leisurely to experience the place fully. The name Champs Elysées means Avenue of the Elysian Fields based on the Elysium in Greek mythology. The avenue stretches from the Place the la Concorde to the Place Charles de Gaulle. To the western side it has number of theaters, cinemas, cafe and shops. There are beautiful gardens with fountains near Place de la Concorde. It is one of the most happening places in the city. All the major celebrations in the city take place here in Champs-Elysées whether it’s a New Year eve or the military parades.
4. The Louvre
The Louvre is the most popular among all museums in Paris. It was established in the year 1793. The museum has wide collections of sculptures, paintings, arts, and drawings. It has the collections of Roman, Greek, Etruscan, Egyptian antiquities which are really unique and extensive. It also features few world class collection of Islamic art.
The Louvre museum is the must-see places on your trip to Paris. The most popular things to see in the museum are the painting of Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace.
It is highly advisable that you book your ticket to the museum in advance or you have to wait in a long line.
5. Latin Quarter
It is the 5th district of Paris popularly known as the “Latin Quarter”. It is located on the left banks of river Seine. The district is very famous among the students all around. The University of Paris founded here in 12th century and Latin was the language in universities everywhere. It is surrounded by many popular cafes and restaurants.