Visiting Paris in France should be on top of everyone's list. With so much to do and see, it is hard to know where to start, a holiday to Paris can be very thrilling and irresistible at the same time
shopping and restaurants, museums and public gardens, tree-lined boulevards and monuments, architecture and music, all over you go in Paris there is amazing things to discover, and discover many of these 'smaller' pleasures as you travel around Paris visiting the more 'famous' sights.
We portray the best places to travel in Paris organized by major attractions, also include concise descriptions of other sights near the major attractions to help familiarize you with the major tourist areas of Paris.
Visit Eiffel Tower, Paris
The Eiffel Tower in Paris is one of the most identifiable structures in the world, and one of the symbolic structures of France. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris, standing at 1,063 feet (325 meters), and is also one of the city’s most visited landmarks. It was originally built as a momentary structure that was to be torn down after 20 years, but survived criticism and today become the icon.
Located in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, visitors can catch grand views nearly 50 stories on top of the ground. Visitors are able to see the complete valley, from the observation deck, which stands at 460 feet. Eiffel Tower is the most popular romantic destination; all types of guests come and see this attraction. It was the world tallest building at 300 meters, until the Chrysler Building was completed in New York City (1930). Locate Eiffel Tower on Paris map. Now 324 meters high with its television antennas, it towers above Paris, a city free from skyscrapers. Open air lifts bring you up to the first (58 meters above ground), second (115 meters) and third floor (276 meters) with their fantastic Paris views.
Visit Notre Dame
Notre Dame located on over 1200 stunning acres in South Bend, Indiana, The University of Notre Dame is full of tradition, history and prestige. There are many fascinating and exciting things to see while visiting the University. This is the most recognized for its architectural achievements in early Gothic style Architecture, makes it one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Two towers flank either side of the building's west front, with the South Tower housing the bell Victor Hugo's character Quasimodo rang in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Notre Dame’s dramatic towers, spire, stained glass and statuary are surely to take your breath away. The main room of the cathedral, where the organ is housed, runs more than 455 feet long by 98 feet wide, and the highest point of the room reaches nearly 125 feet. Hundreds of statues line the interior and exterior of the building, featuring the Twelve Apostles, saints and gargoyles.
The Champs Elysées is a major attraction for love birds and one of the most visited streets in Paris. The whole area is imbued with a "movie scene" quality that continues to enchant visitors to the City of Light. You can discover a smile on your face and a song in your heart the first time you restful walk along the world's most prominent street. The name Champs Elysées translates to the Avenue of the Elysian Fields, which is based on the Elysium (a paradise and resting place for heroes) from Greek mythology.
The Champs-Elysées is used for all the main celebrations. This is the place where Parisians celebrate New Year's Eve and where the military parades are held on the 14th of July. Historic national events, like the Liberation at the end of the Second World War or the victory in the World Cup football were also celebrated on this wide avenue.
The Latin Quarter
The Romans, after having conquered the Parisii tribe in 52 BC and taken up residence on the Ile de la Cité, extended their settlements little by little along the Left Bank of the Seine. They eventually reached what is now Mt. St-Geneviève, which got its name from the brave girl that banded the Parisians together during the barbarian raids. The Romans built a Forum, a theater and amphitheater, an aqueduct, thermal baths, as well as laying main roads through the area (such as the modern Rue St. Jacques). Traces of this ancient era still remain today; especially at the Cluny Museum, site of an old thermal bath.
In the 12th century, the University of Paris took up residence in the old Notre-Dame cloister on the Left Bank; ever since, the whole neighborhood has been marked by its scholarly traditions. In 1253, Robert de Sorbon founded a school for the poor that over time gained international renown: The Sorbonne. The allure of the Sorbonne attracts huge numbers of students; it has been a powerful center of learning throughout its history. The Latin Quarter got its name because Latin was spoken here, and was in fact the official language until 1793. The university tradition lives on in this neighborhood, seat of the famous student protests of May 1968. Many rich monuments are also to be found in the area. The Pantheon, located on the top of Mt. St-Geneviève, looks out over all Paris. Tourists often love to stroll through this quaint, historic area; its many cafés, restaurants, theaters, and little bookshops make it a lively and attractive place to visit.