10 Things You Must See When Traveling to Paris
Paris is not only the world's leading business centers but also cultural centers. As well as it has contributions in education, entertainment, media, politics, fashion, science and the arts. As a result it becomes one of the world's major global cities. There are several attractions in Paris to visit. So you shouldn't miss the following 10 places while traveling in Paris.
Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris. It is the single most visited paid monument in the whole world. It is both a global sign of France and one of the most famous structures in the world. People form different area come to see this unique building, which offers stunning views of Paris form its observation decks.
Arc de Triomph is one of the most recognizable monuments in Paris, along with the Eiffel Tower, which stands more than 324m. It is located on the right bank of the Seine River. It was built by Napoleon in 1806 of his victories in war. This monument also has the memorable history at the time of World War II.
Centre Georges Pompidou is the largest museum art in Europe, and IRCAM, a centre for music and acoustic research. It has about a collection of some 40,000 works along with 800 works on display at any one time. It was designed in the style of high-tech architecture. It has had over 150 million visitors since 1977.
Basilica du Sacre-Coeur is a Roman Catholic Church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Paris in France. It is known as the highest point in the City. It was built as a tribute to the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. You can see here world's mosaics and a stunning hilltop.
The Seine is famous as romantic backdrop in photographs of Paris. It is a slow-flowing major river and commercial waterway. Tourists can enjoy the magic and history of Paris by following pathways or float along in one of the iconic bateaux mouches.
Notre Dame was one of the first Gothic cathedrals. Its sculptures and stained glass represent the heavy influence of naturalism. You can climb the 300-plus stairs to the top of the South Tower for stunning views of the city and close-ups of the gargoyles.
Musee d'Orsay is a museum in Paris. It is situated on the left bank of the Seine, housed in the former railway station, the Gare d'Orsay. It presents mainly French art dating form 1848 to 1915, including sculptures, paintings, furniture and photography. So don't miss this museum café, behind the huge railway station clock face.
The Louvre is officially called the Grand Louvre - in English, the Louvre Museum or Great Louvre, or simply the Louvre. It is one of the world's largest museums as well as the most visited museum in the world and a historic monument. It is a central landmark of Paris and is located on the Right Bank of the Seine.
Jardins des Tuileries is a lovely garden in the central of Paris was established in 1664 according to a design by Andre Le Notre. It is the place for strolling, for lover's meeting, and for their offspring.
The Hôtel de Ville is the building of the City of Paris's administration. It has been the location of the municipality of Paris since 1357. It serves multiple functions, housing the local administration, the Mayor of Paris, and also serves as a venue for large receptions.
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