Who has never dreamed of visiting Paris? If you are ready to visit the city of love for the first time, you may feel a little lost and have thousands of questions crossing your mind. Where do I start? What are the main monuments to visit?
No more wait! These are Paris’ must-see places
THE EIFFEL TOWER
The Eiffel Tower is certainly the most emblematic monument in Paris from where you can have an unrivalled panoramic view of the entire city. This massive iron tower was built at the end of the 19th century. With its impressive colossal stature, it is no wonder that it is one of the most visited monuments in the world.
THE LOUVRE MUSEUM
The Louvre is one of the largest and most prolific museums in the world. Many masterpieces are collected in this museum, such as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milos and the Vermeer lace-maker. You will not have enough time to visit this museum in its entirety, but you will be delighted to visit its galleries and discover its treasures.
NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL
This 8th century cathedral symbolizes the quintessence of French Gothic architecture. It took three hundred years to build the cathedral, which is why it combines different architectural styles (French Gothic, Renaissance and naturalism). Thanks to its exceptional architecture, this cathedral attracts tourists from all over the world.
LES CHAMPS ÉLYSÉES
This 1.9 kilometer avenue extendsfrom“Place de la Concorde » to the « Arc de Triomphe ». This route, known as « the most beautiful avenue in the world », must therefore be visited during your trip to Paris. You will find countless restaurants, cafés, cinemas and shops to occupy your time while admiring the beauty of the city.
Located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, the famous Saint-Germain-des-Prés district has many attractions. It is particularly famous for hosting some of the capital’s most legendary coffees, such as Café de Flore and Les DeuxMagots. It also houses the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
THE ORSAY MUSEUM
The “Musée d’Orsay” is another museum that is full of masterpieces and proves that Paris is a culturally rich city. It houses permanent collections of modern and impressionist art as well as various temporary collections. The museum opened its doors in 1986 and houses, among others, great works by Monet, Cézanne, Seurat and Van Gogh.
BASILIQUE DU SACRÉ-CŒUR
This world-famous Roman church is located at the top of the Butte Montmartre, which is the highest point in Paris. You will have to climb a few stairs before reaching its summit, but it is certainly worth it. You will have a breathtaking view of the capital from the esplanade of the basilica.
Montmartre, the beating heart of Paris, is a must in the French capital. Contrary to what some people think, it is not only a tourist district full of souvenir shops, but also houses a cemetery where Gustave Moreau and Edgar Degas rest, as well as the Basilique du Sacré-coeur.
Developed at the initiative of Marie de Médicis, this garden is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Quartier Latin. It covers an area of 25 hectares including sumptuous French and English gardens.
The Marais is considered as one of the most chic districts of Paris because it is full of private mansions and shops. The district also has a rich history that is reflected in its many historic buildings. In addition, this area contains many interesting art galleries and is considered an LGBT center. All these elements really make the Marais a multi-faceted place.