A trip to Paris is always a good idea. If you should decide to visit the „city of love“ there are a few sights you just can’t miss. Depending on what you want to see you will need more or less time. If you want to see all the presented sights below (or even more) you should at least stay for three days or longer. Even though the subway system called „Metro“ gets you nearly anywhere within a few minutes waiting lines for the most popular sights are sometimes very long.
The Eiffel Tower is probably the most famous sight in Paris maybe even in Europe. A view from one of the three platforms of the 318,7 meter high tower is something everyone should enjoy when traveling to Paris. It is recommended to buy a ticket for at least the second platform or higher to get the perfect view.Because the highest platform is too crowed very often it might be closed for further visitors for several minutes up to an hour. The surrounding of the Eiffel Tower (or Tour Eiffel how the french say) is also very nice for a walk and serves perfectly for beautiful pictures in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Notre-Dame de Paris
The Notre-Dame de Paris (meaning „Our Lady of Paris) or also known as Notre-Dame cathedral is a medieval cathedral in the heart of Paris. It lays on a small island on the famous Seine river which is connected to the mainland by bridges.It is opened for visitors but waiting lines can be very long. You might find some beautiful places by the Seine with a view on Notre-Dame as well. They are ideal to rest a few minutes before continuing your sightseeing trip.
The Louvre is the world’s largest and one of the most important art museums. Louvre palace with its famous modern glas pyramid which serves as the entrance contains some of the most important pieces of art and is not just worth a visit for art fans. Probably the most famous picture that can be seen inside is the „Mona Lisa“. The artwork by Leonardo da Vinci itself is worth the visit. If you are not interested in art the medieval building itself might be enough reason to take it onto your sightseeing-list.
Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe
Another piece of historic architecture is the Arc de Triomphe on the ChampsÉlysées. It honors the people that fought and died for France during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. It has a platform on top that can be visited which is especially recommendable in the evening. The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is an avenue that is very well known for its luxury shops and cafes. It is one of the most famous streets in the world. Sacré-Coeur de
Montmartre, a hill in the city of Paris with its beautiful Sacré-Coeur Basilica is another recommendable sight. From the stairs of the basilica you can enjoy a beautiful view over the City. After your visit of Sacré-Coeur you might want to walk through the alleys of Montmartre with their beautiful houses. Many artists offer to draw a picture of you for money but you might want to ask for the price at first.
Written by Timo Conen