Paris is Located in the north of France, Paris is the capital and the largest city in France with a population of 2,244,000 inhabitants – making it the 9th most populous city in Europe. Paris is the 2nd most visited city in Europe and 3rd in the world because of its artistic and cultural life. Paris is the political and economic center of France, the city of love and the height of European romance! Oscar Wilde once said ‘’when Americans die, they go to Paris’’. We recommend you add Paris to your ‘cities to visit in my lifetime’ list.
Eiffel Tower. Named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, it is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was constructed to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution and to demonstrate France’s industrial prowess to the world. The Eiffel Tower is the symbol of Paris. It attracts more visitors than any other paid tourist attraction in the world and an absolute must for anyone visiting Paris.
The Louvre Museum. It is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris. Owned by the French government, however, it has become more independent since the 1990s. With over 8.1 million visitors in 2017, it houses one of the most impressive art collections in history and is home to the very famous Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Musee d’Orsay. Located on the left bank of the Seine, it was constructed as a train station for the 1900 World fair. It is internationally renowned for its rich collection of Impressionist art as well as other items created between 1848 and 1914. Like the Louvre, this museum should be on your must-see list!
Cathedral Notre Dame. A medieval Catholic cathedral located on the fourth Arrondissement of Paris, it is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Visitors can have a go at climbing the towers to enjoy a panoramic view of Paris. And thanks to Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre- Dame, the Cathedral has since become the stuff of a legend.
The Champs Elysees. For glory and grandeur, this avenue tops the list of the most beautiful avenues in the whole wide world. It represents the prestige, luxury, and elegance of Paris! Created in 1664 under the reign of King Louis XIV, it is known for its theatres, cafes, luxury shops and for the annual Bastille Day military parade, as well as the finish of the Tour de France cycle race. While in Champs Elysees, visitors can visit the Grand Palais and the petite Palais museums, climb to the top of the Arc de Triumphe, stroll down Avenue Montaigne, or have lunch or dinner at the Café Lenotre.