Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, well known worldwide for the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame cathedral and the Eiffel tower. It is located in the north-central part of France along the Seine River. The capital city of France, Paris, is situated at the centre of the Île-de-France region. The modern city has spread from the lle de la Cité and far beyond on the Seine River banks. Paris is crossed by the Seine, Oise, and Marne rivers. The great forests of beech and oak cover the entire Paris and are called the lungs of Paris. People visit Paris because it is a romantic and cultural city. There are great places to visit while you are in Paris, but here are the top five spots: Eiffel Tower, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, Luxembourg Gardens and Arc de Triomphe.
It was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Exposition Universelle to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. The monument has been renovated, restored and adapted for tourists and the public since the 80s. Since then, it has become the stage for numerous events of international significance, e.g. light shows, the Tower’s centenary, the Year 2000 pyrotechnic show, sparkling lights, the blue Tower to mark France’s Presidency of the European Union or the multicoloured Tower for its 120th birthday. From all the towers, you can see a unique panoramic view of Paris and the glittering beacon in its cities.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Notre-Dame de Paris, or the Notre-Dame Cathedral, is a famous Gothic cathedral church in Paris. It was built in the Middle Ages and is distinguished for its size, antiquity, and architectural interest. The top of the Notre Dame Cathedral offers an incredible 360° view of the city. One can view the Eiffel Tower, the Latin quarter, Châtelet, Hotel de Ville, the Seine river and the cathedral’s gardens.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris
It is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is located at the summit of the district of Montmartre, the highest point of the city. It was designed by Paul Abadie. The eclectic architectural style has been inspired by Romanesque and Byzantine architecture. The Basilica has a form of a Greek cross adorned with four domes. The largest bell in France, called la Savoyarde, is situated inside the Basilica, which measures 3 metres in diameter and weighs 18,835 kg.
Luxembourg Gardens is a garden with ample green space (61 acres) for people and tourists. They are fun-filled activities all day for kids and adults for their entertainment. There is the Musee du Luxembourg. The first French museum opened to the public. It has 106 sculptures, including a replica of the Statue of Liberty. The Luxembourg Gardens can be considered an open-air museum.
Arc de Triomphe
It is considered an iconic symbol of French national identity and took 30 years to build. The Arc itself is a manifestation of French history. The Tour de France bicycle race ends near it each year, and the annual military parade begins its journey at the arch. The Attic room contains sculptures on the history of the edifice. Under the Arc de Triomphe lies the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, whose eternal flame has been revived every evening at 6.30 pm ever since 11 November 1923. The monument is a must-watch to commemorate the deeds of the brave soldiers.
Along with the spots and tourist attractions mentioned above, there are many more things to see and do in Paris. So get your flight tickets booked, hire the most amazing vacation rental home in Paris, and materialise your staycation in the city of Love!