With over 30 million tourists each year, Paris is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. Besides being one of the best cities in the world, Paris has a fascinating history, lifestyle, and culture that will undoubtedly blow your mind off.
If you are planning to take a trip to Paris, I’m sure you’re curious which sites to visit first. In this article, ill share with you the top five destinations you shouldn’t miss in Paris.
- The Eiffel Tower
With over 7 million annual visitors, the Eiffel Tower should be your number one place to visit once you get to Paris. This 324m high tower was named after Gustave Eiffel, the engineer who designed it.
Founded in 1889, the Eiffel Tower features 18,000 sturdy iron sections, held together by over 2.5 million rivets. It has all the facilities including washrooms and eateries, among other facilities. For the strong in heart, you should try walking on the 187-foot-high see-me-through floor. Also, the 3rd floor, at 275m, offers the most magnificent view of the city.
- The Louvre Museum
In 2018, the Louvre was the most-visited museum in the world, with a record of 10.2 million visitors. It was originally built in the 12th century under the order of Philip II. It occupies an area of about 210,000 sq. meters.
If you are a big admirer of art, then you can’t find any other better place than this. The Louvre houses more than one million pieces of masterpieces. Even if you spend all day or month in the Louvre, you still wouldn’t have enough time to see everything.
Montmartre is a 130m hill found in the northern district of Paris. It’s bests known for its artistic history where several famous artists such as Renoir, Monet, and Picasso had stationed during the Belle Époque.
Besides art, there numerous bars and restaurants for entertainment purposes. Also, don’t forget to visit the Wall of Love- the words “I Love You” are written 311 times in 250 different languages.
- The palace of Versailles
Built in the 17th century, the Palace of Versailles, also known as Château de Versailles, is the most famous castle in France. The palace features a complex of massive buildings, terraces, and gardens – it was initially build to display the wealth and power of the French military. Besides, there numerous As for the accommodation.
- Notre Dame Cathedral
Towering a height of 69m, the Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral is one of the most important historical landmarks and most visited monuments in France. Besides its massive size and architectural design, Notre Dame is the most famous Roman Catholic cathedral of the middle ages. It also houses ancient priceless treasures, including the Holy Crown of Jesus Christ, a nail, and a piece of the cross.
Those are just of a few places in Paris that are 100% worth visiting. If you have more time, you can explore more attractions, including the Avenue des Champs, Palais Garnier, Arc de Triomphe, Cruise on the Seine, and much more.