Excursions in Paris
Top 10 attractions in Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city of France, the fifth largest city in the European Union. The main political, economic and cultural center of France. Refers to global cities, world financial centers. Headquarters of UNESCO and other international organizations. The historic center, formed by the Ile de Cité and both banks of the Seine, has evolved over the centuries. In the second half of the 19th century, it underwent a radical reconstruction. The Versailles palace and park ensemble is located in the suburbs. Founded in the 3rd century BC e. by the Celtic tribe of the Parisians. Since the 3rd-4th centuries it is known as the Gallo-Roman city of Parisia. There are several versions of the origin of the toponym "Paris". Since the end of the 10th century, it has been the capital of France with interruptions.
1. Eiffel Tower
What would Paris be without its famous Eiffel Tower symbol? Built by Gustave Eiffel to commemorate the anniversary of the French Revolution, it was presented at the World's Fair in 1889. You should definitely climb the Eiffel Tower to enjoy the beautiful views of Paris. The second floor offers the best view of the city, while the third floor housed the office of Gustave Eiffel.
2. Notre Dame Cathedral
One of the main symbols of Paris is definitely Notre Dame Cathedral , known as Notre Dame. We advise you to take a walk around the cathedral, as well as go inside and climb upward, overcoming 387 steps. The climb can be tiring, but you will have a wonderful view of the city, and you can get up close to the gargoyles.
The Louvre is the most visited museum in the world. Located in the heart of Paris, this historic site once served as a royal residence. The Louvre is based on a fortress built in the 12th century during the reign of Philip II. The remains of the fortress are visible in the lower level of the museum. In 1682, Louis XIV chose Versailles as his residence and made the Louvre a place where collections of royal things are presented. During the French Revolution, the National Assamable decides to turn the Louvre into a museum.
4. Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe
Built in the 19th century, it is one of the most important monuments of its kind. It is decorated with huge sculptures, and the names of 558 generals, as well as the dates of great victories, are captured at the top of the arch. There is a terrace upstairs with a beautiful view of Paris. The Arc de Triomphe is located in the Place de l'Azve , which leads to the Champs Elysees . Champs Elysees is called the most beautiful avenue in the world.
5. Cruise on the Seine
What's the best way to visit Paris at sunset? From the boat you can enjoy the historical monuments of Paris, which begin to shine with all colors thanks to their colorful lighting. You can see the Eiffel Tower, Pont Alexandre III and much more in an unusual light. You can also book a Paris dinner cruise on a fully glazed boat.
Montmartre is a 130 meter high hill located in the north of Paris. If you are in the area, be sure to visit Place du Tertre a few streets from the church. In this square you will meet many artists who offer you to paint a portrait or simply sell paintings. Tertre Square takes us back to the era of contemporary art.
Versailles is one of the most famous royal residences in France. Built in the 17th century as a symbol of military grandeur and as a demonstration of French domination in Europe, it is a complex of buildings, gardens and terraces and is one of the most attractive tourist destinations. Visit Versailles : You will begin your excursion with a visit to the Great Apartments, the famous Gallery of Mirrors, the Queen's bedroom. And don't forget to take a walk in the French park!
8. Latin Quarter
The Latin Quarter is located on the left bank of the Seine next to the Sorbonne. Known for its student and active life, the Latin Quarter is famous for its renowned universities and schools such as the Schola Cantorum, the Jussieu university campus or the Ecole Polytechnique. This park is very pleasant to walk. There you will find an orchard, various varieties of apples, an apiary and greenhouses with a large collection of orchids. The park is decorated with 106 statues and three fountains.
9. Moulin Rouge
Located in the Montmartre area, the Moulin Rouge Cabaret is world famous for its French cancan. It was built in 1889 by Joseph Oller and Charles Ziedler. Today, the Moulin Rouge has become an entirely tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world with its Parisian charm. His style and name have been copied around the world, such as in Las Vegas. In addition, many films have contributed to cabaret fame, including Baz Lurman, starring Nicole Kidman and Evan McGregor.
For Mickey fans, we suggest going to Disneyland. It is located 32 kilometers from the center of Paris. Disneyland consists of two parks: Disneyland (with its palace) and Walt Disney Park.