Paris: The Global Guide
With so much to see and do in Paris, it’s no surprise that the city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. There’s something to delight everyone at every corner of Paris. From the ancient church, modern art gallery, atmospheric jazz, to the impeccable architecture, the allure of the city is tempting! No matter the time of the year, you’re sure to find Paris fascinating. Below is a guide to several places worth visiting when taking a Paris Holiday.
A world of discovery awaits in the distinctive city of Paris. Among the most visited scenic spot is the Eiffel tower. Come and marvel at a structure consisting of 18,000 sturdy iron sections that weigh more than 10,000 tons and are held together by 2.5 million rivets. Visiting the top level is one of the most thrilling things to do in Paris. Next on the list is a sumptuous palace that was once a home of Kings in France – Louvre Museum. Well, it is impossible to explore it all in one visit, but you can focus on classical sculptures, Italian Renaissance art, and the Iconic French paintings. To get the most out of the visit, it is important to take a guided tour.
Standing in the heart of Paris is the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris. The triumph of Gothic architecture is a historical and geographical center in Paris. Later, you might want to pass by the most enormous boulevard in Paris that was used as a desolate Marshland’s field until the 16th century. You can opt to taste some luscious cuisines at the famous brasserie du luxe restaurant or hotel le Fouquet’s. While Champs-Elysees has an image of refinement, you’re sure to find affordable places to eat and do some shopping.
If you’re wondering what to do at night, you might want to check out Palais Garnier, Opera National de Paris. You’re sure to marvel at the 11,000 square-meter interiors. The façade features classical columns and allegorical figures such as music, poetry, songs, drama, and dance. Later, visiting the Arc de Triomphe can be worthwhile. The building is dedicated to the soldiers who fought in the French armies of the Revolution and the First Empire. To truly soak up the alluring ambiance of the city, how about cruising along the Seine river? While a daytime cruise allows you to appreciate the beauty of Paris, the most romantic experience is cruising in the evening.
The city’s history dates back to the Celtic tribe called Parissi that settled on the banks of Seine river. The area changed its name to Paris during the fourth century. Uprisings at the beginning of the 12th century led to the founding of the first university in France. Come and learn about the overthrow of the monarchy during the French Revolution that led to the execution of 2,500 people in Paris and how the city evolved into one of the major tourist destinations in the world.
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