The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 as an icon for the French Revolution that took place in 1789. It is 300 meters high and one of the tallest man made structures in the world and is visited by almost 6 million people every year. Both the Eiffel Tower and The Statue of Liberty were constructed by Frenchman Gustave Eiffel.
He designed the tower in such a way that even under extreme wind pressure the famous structure would not collapse. Exceptional views of Paris can be viewed from the topmost platforms, about 274 meters high which are accessible by a lift. The Eiffel Tower features 2 restaurants, a snack bar and a post office within its metal structure.
The Louvre Museum
The Louvre Museum, originally the Royal Palace, is now one of the largest museums and topmost attractions in the world. The museum displays almost 35,000 pieces of art and craft spread over the three wings of the former palace. Larger pieces of arts and artifacts include paintings from Europe, Greece, Rome and Egypt. Famous paintings include the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, the Dying Slave by Michelangelo and the Venus of Milo. Section d’ Art displays objects of art like furniture, clocks and tapestries.
Notre Dame Cathedral
The Notre Dame Cathedral is undoubtedly the most irresistibly wonderful gothic church in the world, famous for its antiquity and architecture. Completed in the 14th century, it has been the centre of attraction for natives and tourists alike. The main building is 128 meters long with twin towers 69 meters high and the spire which is 90 meters high.
The immense interior of the church can hold almost six thousand worshippers. A magnificent view of Paris can be viewed from the Twin towers and the southern tower holds the huge bell which was tolled by the famous hunchback in Victor Hugo’s renowned novel.
Disneyland in Paris is a vacation and entertainment resort located in Marne-la-Vallee. It includes 2 theme parks covering almost 5000 acres of land. An awesome and wondrous fairyland of imagination and adventure offering 50+ rides in five magical wonderlands with a numbers of shows and events awaits excitement anticipating crowds.. You can meet all your favorite Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck, Tom and Jerry etc. in one place. You are advised to vist this wonderland for 3 or 4 days to fully navigate both parks.
The Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe is considered by Parisians as the symbol of the French national spirit. It is located in the centre of the world’s largest roundabout and its towers are 164 feet high. Napoleon erected this magnificent monument in 1806 to display the military powers of France.
Beneath its main arch is the tomb of “The Unknown Soldier” of World War I and the rest of the monument is covered with the names of generals and soldiers who fought and died in The French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. It is a must see site for travelers visiting Paris.
Paris Boat Tours
Paris looks most beautiful at night on the top deck of a cruise with dimly lit monuments around you and a three or four course meal served with excellent wines. A lot of islands can be found in the River Seine which are interconnected by several bridges to the mainland. Passing these bridges in a cruise is an awesome experience especially after dark.
Photography in front of Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and the Grand Palais from the river view is exceptional. Cruising along the Seine after a superb dinner and wine on a starlit night makes your trip to Paris an icon of romance forever.
The Grand Palais roofed with a breathtaking beautiful glass and steel structure was built in 1900 for the famous Universal Exhibition. It lavishly spreads over 775,000 acres to form the letter H. The Grand Palais hosts a number of famous fine art exhibitions at its National Galleries.
The main exhibition venue is called The Nave where exceptionally renowned fashion designers like Chanel display their creations every year in a stream of fashion shows and exhibitions. The Nave is also a famous venue for debates and lectures on history and art.
Moulin Rouge is the name of a cabaret in Paris built in 1889 by Joseph Oller. It is one of the top tourist attractions in Paris. In order to be a spectator of the Red Windmill (official logo of Moulin Rouge) Can-Can show, you must book in advance to avoid disappointment. Once inside you will be enthralled by red furnishings and the hypnotic environment will attract you like a magnet. Famous celebrities like Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John and Frank Sinatra performed in incomparable shows at Moulin Rouge.
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde is lavishly spread over 8 acres and is the largest square in Paris. The square was originally built in remembrance of Louis XV and displayed a statue of the king on horseback. It was replaced by the famous Guillotine during French Revolution and has since been replaced by the present gigantic obelisk which is 3300 years old.
This huge and antique obelisk was a gift from the Viceroy of Egypt who extracted it from the Temple of Thebes. Eight unique statues encircle the square portraying eight different French cities. Beautifully designed fountains add a serene quality to this icon of harmony and reconciliation.
Pont Neuf is one of the most beautiful and oldest bridges in Paris and a must see tourist attraction. The bridge was officially opened by King Henry IV in 1607 and later his bronze statue was erected in his honor. Pont Neuf is a magnificent specimen of Roman architect stretching over the River Seine from Rive Gauche to Rive Droite.
Pont Neuf is famous for its unique beauty and is considered the center of Paris. The bridge is also famous due to its sidewalks which make it a favorite spot as a meeting place for Parisians.