10 things to do in Paris
Paris is the epitome of every love story, a place of romantic proposals, fantastic food and watching the sunset from the Eiffel Tower. It is somewhere many of us have on our bucket list to visit and some point in our lives. The magical and romantic reputation of this city is hard to match by any other. But what is there actually to see and do in the city of love? Let’s take a look…
1. The Eiffel Tower
Constructed between 1887-89, this is the tallest human-made structure in Paris. It has become the city of Paris’ icon and is the home of thousands of proposals each year.
2. Notre Dame Cathedral
Unlike the Disney film, you won’t find Quasimodo in here! This medieval Catholic church is stunning and is a great example of gothic architecture.
3. Musee du Louvre
You may have heard of this museum, as it is the most popular in Paris. In 2016 it was the world’s most visited Museum. It is the home of the most famous painting in the world: the Mona Lisa. It would be worth booking cheap flights to Paris just to see this stunning piece of artwork.
4. Arc De Triomphe
One of the most famous monuments in Paris, the Arc De Triomphe was built in 1806 and remains an architectural marvel for visitors from across the world.
5. Moulin Rouge
You may remember the film based on this fabulous place starring Nicole Kidman, but the Moulin Rouge in real life is the birthplace of the can-can. It is the home of seductive dance and cabaret and is held in high esteem by many. It still holds shows regularly, so why not take a look if you are in the area?
6. Luxembourg Gardens
Covering an impressive 23 acres of land and spanning the space which meets at Luxembourg palace, the gardens have become a popular tourist attraction amongst holidaymakers and houses the Medici Fountain, which was built in 1620.
7. River Seine
The river Seine flows through the city of Paris like blood through veins. It is truly the heart of the city, and you can take tours along the river while looking at the beautiful town of Paris.
If you enjoy Gothic architecture, then this is the ideal place for you to visit. It began construction in 1238 and was the residence of the French monarchy up until the 14th Century. If you are a history buff, this place will blow you away!
9. Musee d’Orsay
The Musee d’Orsay is one who holds mainly French art, furniture, and photography. It contains the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings in the world. Adorning its walls are artists such as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet, and Manet. It is located on the left bank of the river Seine and is an impressive place to visit.
10. Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Translated into English as ‘Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris,’ this Roman Catholic Church is certainly a sight to behold. It is located at the highest point of the city, and this domed building allows for an impressive view over Paris.
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Post written in collaboration with July Marson.