The “City of Light” offers an infinity of cultural and leisure attractions, so it’s easy to choose from such a variety. However, some sites are emblematic and especially recommended for any sightseeing in Paris. We have prepared a small guide of “10 essential visits”.
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Inaugurated in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition, it has since become the icon of Paris. She was finalist of the contest of the 7 New Wonders of the World.
Les Champs Elysées
The Champs Elysées, which extend from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde. The world’s most famous avenue is just over 2 km from the historic guillotine square to the arch of homage to Napoleon’s victory at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805.
Notre Dame Cathedral, Gothic, is one of the oldest and most beautiful in the world. Surrounded by the Seine, it is the witness of the Parisian history since 1245. From there follows the novel of Victor Hugo which made famous the hunchbacked Quasimodo.
The Montmartre Quarter
The Montmartre district, from the Moulin Rouge to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. This area was the cradle of Parisian bohemia during the 19th century. At the foot of the hill is the famous cabaret of the Moulin Rouge and at the top the impressive Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The ride, with its memorable views from the Butte, deserves special attention.
The architectural ensemble of Invalides hosts, among others, the Army Museum, the Ecole Militaire, the Hôtel des Invalides and the sarcophagus of Napoleon Bonaparte.
The Latin Quarter
The Latin Quarter, including the Pantheon and the Gardens of the Palais du Luxembourg deserve special attention. Historic district whose name comes from students of the Sorbonne who spoke Latin in the Middle Ages;
La Sainte Chapelle
Located on Île de la Cité, the Sainte-Chapelle is considered one of the masterpieces of Gothic. St. Louis ordered its construction in 1248 to keep various relics.
Without doubt the most important museum in the world. His detailed visit requires more than a day, but if you only have a short time, it is interesting to see his most famous work of art: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa?
La Place de la Bastille
Place of great historical importance which became the main symbol of the French Revolution.
This may seem like an alternative visit, but what is certain is that this huge cemetery welcomes more than 2 million tourists every year. Among its more than 70,000 tombs, you will find those of characters as famous as Oscar Wilde, Marcel Proust, Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison, Chopin, Albert Camus or Balzac.