Paris is one of the most beautiful places that most tourists visit in France. Paris is also known as ‘City of Love’ with all its top destinations for newly married couples. The city also offers ample opportunities for kids, and entire families to enjoy on their vacation.
Paris is a cultural hot spot, a tourist haven for sightseeing with many historical delights. You can easily reach this wonderful city from the UK with Dover ferries and see top Paris attractions. Flights from the US (especially from the northeast) are also easy to find. Read on to know the top 10 most attractive tourist places in Paris.
Top 10 Local Attractions in Paris:
1. Paris Catacombs:
The Catacombs of Paris or Catacombs de Paris is an underground chest building in Paris. The hidden museum is situated in south of the former city gate. This was opened in the late 18th century. The underground cemetery soon became a tourist attraction. You will be stunned and amazed with the wide range collection of bones of estimated 6 million residents in this Paris France attraction.
2. Eiffel Tower:
Eiffel Tower was built for the World’s Fair in year 1889. Eiffel Tower is one of the most noticed historical place on the planet for its lovely and amazing architecture. Night view from the tower is the most amazing feel that you can ever experience.
Basilique du Sacre Coeur and then renamed to ‘Sacred Heart’. This amazing church is believed by some to contain Christ’s heart. Also popular as ‘wedding cake church’, Sacre Coeur sits at the top of Montmartre and offers tremendous view of the city.
4. Notre Dame de Paris:
Notre Dame de Paris is most popular Gothic cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris. One of the earliest Gothic cathedrals, Notre Dame is the first buildings in the world to use the flying buttress. If you’re planning a family vacation to Paris, this is a worth enough to have your visit visit.
5. Jardin du Luxembourg:
Jardin du Luxembourg is largest park in Paris, Luxembourg is most popular for children and their parents, for its large playground parks, free puppet shows and a merry-go-round. If you are travelling via ferries to France and with kids, this is a must visit park.
6. Le Marais:
Le Marais is home to famous street Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, le Marais is one of the famed districts in Paris. You will engage into loads of great shopping, beautiful storefronts and fantastic Kosher delis and also the area is a centre for the Jewish community of Paris.
7. Arc de Triomphe:
Arc de Triomphe is situated at the western end of the Champs Elysées. Arc de Triomphe was built for Napoleon’s tribute of victories in the year 1806, on his request.
8. Louvre Museum:
Le Musée du Louvre was first a fortress and then later built a royal residence for François I. Louvre is now the largest museum in the world. The Winged Victory, Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa, are just three of the Louvre’s many priceless works of art which the museum houses.
9. Centre Pompidou:
Centre Pompidou was designed as a modern art museum in 1977. The Centre Pompidou was not that much respected when first built but later people started floating in. Now people has been respecting for having one of the best collections of modern art in the world.
10. Musée d’Orsay:
Musée d’Orsay is mostly known for its extensive collection of Impressionist art. Musée d’Orsay was once a train station. The museum was located across the river from the Louvre, this is a must see during your stay in Paris.
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