With 105.4 km2 of area, hundreds of museums and exhibitions, what should you see, and where should you start from? The city of light shines brightest, and with its entire splendor, all year round. If you’re looking for things to do in Paris, we’ve assisted you by listing down some of the most popular and beautiful sights in the city of lights!
What kind of list would this be without the mention of the most sought after and symbolic representation of Paris itself: the Eiffel Tower? Built by Gustave Eiffel, it is one of the most visited monuments in the world, with over 7 million visitors a year.
It’s the ascent, wherein lies the most enjoyment. You can enjoy a spectacular view while traveling up the tower via the escalator. Those who have a flair for adventure and the stamina can opt to climb the steps (1,665 to the summit). However, fair warning; prepare yourself for long queues. Although it has been said by many, that the wait is worth the watch!
This cabaret, which is famous for the spiritual birthplace of the French Cancan, is located at the foot of Montmartre hill. Initially introduced as the courtship dance, the cancan has evolved to give rise to the legendary cabaret to what it in known today. The style, culture and beautiful concept have been replicated around the world. The Moulin Rouge is a famous tourist attraction, a hotspot for many tourists traveling to Paris.
It has been famously quoted by many: no trip to Paris is ever completed until you’ve visited this 12th century gothic cathedral, the Notre Dame Cathedral. The stained glass, statuary, towers and vast expanse is guaranteed to sweep you off your feet. Take some time out to witness this stunning monument that took over a hundred years of hard labor for completion.
Constructed in the seventeenth century, the Chateau de Versailles is a vast reminder of the military command of France within the country, and all over Europe. The lavish gardens, beautiful terraces and complex buildings are a guaranteed must visit for you! On your trip, you will begin your tour with the State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors and the Queen’s Chamber.
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