Paris travel guide- sightseeing

Paris, the capital of Love, lights and art. It’s a special place on earth full of charm and feelings. Visiting paris is like living a fairytale where beauty, fantasy and happiness are beyond words.

 Besides the enchanting French music and tastes, what makes this city so popular? Those are Paris most famous landmarks:

The Eiffel Tower; Amazing view, fun 

The Eiffel Tower is a popular monument with special structure. It’s the symbol of France, standing from 120 years, attracting millions of visitors every year. Visitors can enter the monument and enjoy the stunning views from the top or watch this majesty from far, especially at evening when it glows with lights and illuminates the city for 5 minutes every hour with its lighthouse.

  • Time of tours: 9:30 to 23:00 – 9:00 to 00:00 in summer
  • The ticket price: 15.5 € to the top
  •  9 € to the second floor
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Source:
Glen Scarborough
https://www.flickr.com/photos/photographerglen/

 

Musee du Louvre: History, culture, civilisations

Musee du louvre or the Grand Louvre is among Paris most popular attractions. A spacious museum with eight departments, different impressive halls and galleries, that you can’t discover it all in one tour. It has more than 35,000 masterpieces representing many regions, religions and civilisations like the Egyptian, the Roman and the Greek.

It exhibits wonderful stunners: Paintings, workarts, sculptures, antiquities, drawings, the most famous are the Mona Lisa, The jewels of Rameses II and Venus de Milo.

  • The museum is open from 9 am to 6 pm  every day except Tuesday
  • The museum is open till 9:45 pm every Wednesday and Friday
  • The ticket price varies from 12 to 16 € for adults and free for less than 18 year

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Notre Dame Cathedral Paris: History, architecture

“Our Lady of Paris” in English, It’s a huge cathedral in Paris. It has an attractive architecture and attractive facade. It’s a monument of history and Catholic religion. Inside, the place is amazing with artistic feeling and beautiful corners.

The music is a part and parcel of Notre Dame, so from time to time, visitors enjoy charming music making the tour more pleasant.

  • Open from 8 am to 6:45 pm on weekdays and to 7:15 pm on Saturdays and Sundays for free

Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

Luxembourg Gardens: Nature, relaxing, Family:

A beautiful park in every season, Luxembourg Gardens is a wonderful place for having a walk, contemplating the nature colors, having a picnic lunch with family, playing with kids and relaxing after a tour in a fully touristic city. Trees, flowers, paths, fountains and beautiful sculptures make the park a wonderful place.

You can enjoy many activities with your children like boating in the lake or playing tennis.

Palais Garnier – Opera National de Paris: music, art, history :

A sublime theatre inspiring majesty and greatness. It has an astonishing architecture with a  view over Paris from its balconies. Every corner and detail of the building is a beauty taking you in an imaginary world.

If you plan to attend a performance prepare yourself for a special show, magical spectacle and memorable experience.

  • Audio guide  10 €
  • Guided visit in English every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm for 14,50 € Duration 1h30

 

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Source: Chris Chabot
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrischabot/

 

The Champ Elysées: Shopping, fun

A long street but not any street, it’s full of restaurants, cafés, shops and people. It’s typically french and tourists consider it a major attraction in Paris. It’s where you can find the best, enjoy a walk and shop. It’s also the street of big celebrations like the new year’s celebration or the national events.

Arc de Triomphe: History

Another stunning monument situated at the end of the Champs-Élysées, at the centre of the place of Charles de Gaulle. The Arc de Triomphe, is a memory of French honors and victory. Its charm is in it’s beautiful design and decoration with sculpture.

Visitors climb its steps to enjoy the panoramic and splendid view of the city especially at sunset. They can enter its small museum or see Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
 

  • Open every day :1 April to 30 September : 10 am to 11 pm
  • 1 October to 31 March : 10 am to 10:30 pm
  • Last admission 45 min before, Ticket price 9.5€

The Champ Elysées
Versailles Palace, Culture, History, Gardens:
 

A fabulous palace with 350 years of history, huge gardens and marvelous rooms.

By making a tour, you will explore superb grounds, the park, Marie Antoinette’s estate and The Grande Trianon. 

You will discover the King’s and the Queen’s rooms and departments, the Hall of Mirrors and different exhibitions.

From April to October, you can’t miss the Musical Fountains spectacle and the Musical Gardens.

  • Tickets are  from 10 to 25€ depending on the areas included and free for under 18.
  • The price includes an audio guide in 11 languages and admission to the Grand Musical Fountain display on Saturday, Sunday.
  • Information about opening times here

River seine: Romance, nature, relaxing

The seine that has always been a source of inspiration for artists, novelists and lovers will certainly enchante you.

Each side has its glamor, where you can walk contemplating paris monuments, find a spot, have lunch and feel Paris. Tourists enjoy boating too and discovering the city from another side.

There are hop on hop off boats and tours boats all along the day and evening, which is even more wonderful with paris illuminations and colors.

Some of the most popular bridges of the river are the pont des arts symbolising love and the Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge. They have terrific views and convivial atmosphere.

  • 1 hour tour from 10 to 14€ for adults and  5 to 7€ for children

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Pont des art paris

Montmartre: Art, history

A beautiful colorful and historic quarter in Paris.

During the day or night, this place welcomes hundreds of tourists parade around.

You can visit the Place du Tertre, a square where many talented artists are paintings, presenting their arts and making  portraits .
Also, the place is famous with the amazing cathedral, Sacré-Coeur, and the cemetery.
Full of restaurants, shops and artists, the atmosphere is vibrant and cheerful.