Paris is… the city of love, great romance and, certainly, fashion. Although not many people know also that it’s one of the most disappointing cities for tourists and that exact point makes you visit it more and see it by your own eyes, that’s right? You don’t need to worry, despite the fact, that many people – many minds, Tourflow guarantees that your trip will be amazing but you are still the one who decides if you like Paris or not in the end.
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- Louvre Museum
In case you didn’t know or maybe just forgot about the fact that Louvre is the largest museum in the world that exhibits approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the XXI century. In 2018 Louvre received a record number of visitors, precisely, it was about 10.2 million! We highly recommend you to have the whole day prepared only for the Louvre Museum visit. Get your phone charged and ready to compete with many other visitors for the right to take a selfie with Mona Lisa!
- Eiffel Tower
Surely everyone knows about the famous tower! You will not find such a miracle in other cities of the world. The height of the tower is more than three hundred meters and the fabulous view opens up from its observation deck. Although, if you have a fear of height, come to Eiffel Tower for the late romantic dinner and don’t forget to bring a bottle of wine or champagne that’s going to be an unforgettable evening of your life.
However, it feels unfear to let you go without even giving you some thoughts about the wrought-iron lattice tower. Did you know that there might not have been a tower, because the structure was created for a certain time? It was saved from demolition only because the era of broadcasting had come in time. Antennas receiving radio signals were installed on the tower.
- The Centre Pompidou
The Pompidou is a cultural center located in Paris in the Beaubourg quarter. The center was opened by the order of President Georges Pompidou in 1977 with the goal of studying and supporting modern art in various fields (music, visual arts, dance, and others). The complex includes the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Public Information Library, as well as the Institute for Music and Acoustic research (IRCAM)
The Pompidou Center is the third among the sights of Paris by the number of visitors after the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.
- Triumphal Arch
The Triumphal Arch was erected in the XIX century. The height of the arch is 30 meters, and the total height is about 50 meters. There are no higher arches in the world. The columns of the building are engraved with the names of the soldiers who fought for the heritage of the city, as well as pictures of the battles themselves.
If you didn’t know… Arc de Triomphe has an observation deck from where you can see all the beauty of Paris and, especially, Elysian Fields. Better to do so in the evening.
- Elysian Fields
Near the Arc de Triomphe, Elysian Fields (the Champs-Elysees) can be seen, famous all over the world. Although, in reality, it’s not a field at all, the main avenue of Paris that has such an interesting name. It constantly hosts parades. The length of the “fields” is approximately 2 km.
When writing about Top-20 things to see in Paris, it’s almost impossible not to mention the beautiful area of Montmartre that loved both by the locals and tourists. However, Montmartre is not only about artists, romance, The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris and the Moulin Rouge! Walking along the beaten tourist routes, we advise, under the guidance of locals or, at least, guides, to turn into quiet streets that preserve the atmosphere and history of this Montmartre at the beginning of the XX century bohemian, but calm and almost rustic.
- The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris is highly recommended to visit when you are in Montmartre. It rises above Paris at an altitude of 130 meters, the highest point in the city and the very important landmark of the city. Built-in XIX century on the initiative of the Catholic Church, who wanted to atone for the “crimes” of the Paris Commune.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris is a bizarre imitation of a Byzantine temple, the tower and the snow-white dome of which became an integral part of the Paris skyline.
- Moulin Rouge
The legendary Moulin Rouge cabaret is the place where the modern form of cancan dance was born. The building, located on the Boulevard de Clichy, is easily recognizable by the dummy of the red mill on the roof, the posters for it were painted by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Yves Montand, Piaf, and Sinatra liked to spend evenings here.
Once upon a time behind the “Moulin Rouge” was the glory of “the first-class brothel.” But after aristocrats and people of art began to visit the cabaret, it gradually turned into a fashionable establishment.
Nowadays it’s a bit an expensive attraction but definitely “a must-see” in Paris.
- Palace Versailles
Versailles is the palace and park ensemble in France, the former residence of the French kings in the city of Versailles, now a suburb of Paris. To get there you can use the train. Inside the palace, there is the huge Hall of Mirror. Be sure to go there. A garden extends next to the architectural structure.
Although the reviews very diverge, you definitely should see it by yourself but not recommended in the wintertime.
- Luxembourg Garden (Jardin du Luxembourg)
This palace and park ensemble is attractive with its calm and peaceful atmosphere which is very difficult to find in the urban jungles. Just grab a baguette and coffee at a nearby cafe, sit on one of the elegant chairs spread across the grounds, and enjoy this beauty. Who knows, how many beautiful poems have been written here, maybe you will become the next famous poet?
Sainte-Chapelle is the royal medieval Gothic Reliquary Chapel, which is located on the Île de la Cité in the River Seine in Paris, France. It impresses with its interior decoration and Gothic architecture. Built-in 1248, damaged during the French Revolution, and restored in the XIX century, it has one of the most extensive 13th-century stained glass collections anywhere in the world.
Sainte-Chapelle is highly recommended to be visited by Instagram lovers.
- Notre-Dame de Paris
Notre Dame de Paris is a very monumental attraction, the cathedral became especially popular after the release of the musical of the same name.
Of course, despite the fact that Notre Dame was exposed to fire in 2019 and is currently under reconstruction, we still recommend passing by this legendary building, because then there will be something to tell the children.
- Disneyland Paris
Many tourists go to Paris not to admire the city, but to fulfill their old dream and visit Disneyland. This amusement park is 32 km away from the city and is suitable for both adults and children. You need to reserve at least one day for visiting Disneyland because even if you want to stop there for a short time, you won’t be able to leave earlier. Any adult suddenly feels like a child, and any child here will believe in the existence of real miracles.
- Catacombs of Paris
Catacombs of Paris is an unusual attraction that may not attract everyone. A huge network of winding underground tunnels and artificial caves, growing in the womb of Paris. The total length is from 187 to 300 kilometers. Just imagine! The origin of the moves is associated with the extraction of limestone, located under a large thickness of soil. The average working depth is about 25 meters.
Since the end of the 18th century, in connection with the glut of Paris cemeteries (sometimes a dozen people at various levels could be buried under the same grave), the remains of almost 6 million people were buried in the catacombs. Sounds not for the faint of heart, right?
But this is the harsh reality of Paris of the 18-19th centuries, no romance at all.
- The National Residence of the Invalids
Don’t be scared by the title of the attraction. We know that the catacombs of Paris are more than impressive for you. Originally, The National Residence of the Invalids was built by the order of Louis XIV in 1670 and by purpose served as a home and hospital for aged and unwell soldiers. Nowadays, it’s a complex of buildings and museums that represent the military history of France as well as many tombs of some of France’s war heroes, most notably Napoleon.
- The Pont Alexandre III
Truly saying, the Pont Alexandre III is the most beautiful bridge of Paris that connects the Champs-Élysées quarter with the Invalides and Eiffel Tower.
It was built between 1896 and 1900 and was called after Russian Tsar, Alexander III and dedicated to the very important event in Russian-French relationships, namely, the conclusion of the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1892.
It’s definitely worth a picture and, besides, the unusual view on Eiffel Tower opens up from it.
- Garnier Opera
The Paris Grand Opera, also called the Opera Garnier, is the State Opera House, the world-famous center for the theatrical culture of France. If you are not planning to visit the opera itself, we recommend you at least to check its exteriors because the building itself is stunning.
- Breakfast on the Seine
At dawn, when Paris is still sleeping, you have the great opportunity to cruise the Seine and, at the same time, have a romantic breakfast. Making a great start to your day is easy, just drink coffee with traditional croissants, enjoying the wonderful Parisian scenery on the Seine River.
- Stade de France
Do you like football? Go to a football match at the Stade de France stadium, which holds up to 80000 fans. Perhaps your favorite team will be playing. The national team of France and the French rugby union team for international competition has been training and performing here.
If you wish, you can take a tour of the stadium and visit the premises where the players changed clothes, where the president of the country’s football federation sat. There is also a museum inside.
- Latin Quarter
Paris certainly knows a lot about fun. When tourists and architectural monuments began to ripple in the eyes, rather run to the carefree youth corner of Paris, the Latin Quarter. Originally a student district, and now a large bar counter. It’s always noisy and full of people. Here you can find an adventure for life or just for one night. The choice is yours.
By the way, the Quarter was called like this not because it’s full of Latinos but because back to the Middle Ages, it was the area of the University where the Latin Language was widely spoken around.
Tourflow team hopes that your trip to Paris will be just amazing and you will never get disappointed in the city of love. Just grab your friend or lover & get prepared for the best experience.