I’m sure from whatever home country you belong to, you have heard of Paris, at least once in your life, it is that relevant and famous. It has been on a bucket list of most people to visit, it is no doubt one of the most popular cities travelers and wanderlust dive themselves into. And if you also plan on visiting Paris, France? I will do my best to persuade you into saying yes, without second-guessing it, and make you eagerly excited to do some Paris travel. Buckle up, and let us start!
First, why choose Paris?
There is a quote that goes along the lines of, walking in Paris will provide you insights into history, beauty, and life in general, and it is no doubt to be true and more. The streets of Paris, the City of Love and Light, overflow in the abundance of culture, art, beauty, and history. A lot of travel destinations placed in Paris capture the hearts of millions of travelers, massively, all year round. Its rich old architectural manifestations remain stable, preserved, and improved, amidst massive technological evolution; it is such a classic place to be and their locals? The loveliest people you will ever encounter in your lifetime.
Where to: In Paris, France
Is Paris really Paris without the symbolic, ever iconic Eiffel Tower? It could be, but it will be so much different. Eiffel Tower, was built by known artist Gustave Eiffel, and is created to immortalize the centenary of the very French Revolution, on the Exposition Universelle, the year 1889. It stands 324 meters high and accounts for one of the most visited monuments in the world that holds roughly 8 million travels yearly, yearlong.
It has three floors. The first one houses the Eiffel Tower 58, which exists in two levels, 58 meters above the ground, matching its name. The second one holds the best view of Paris, and it is perfect at 115 meters. The last one, at 275 meters, holds the office of Gustave Eiffel. Those who are seeking adventure and thrill, can opt on using the stairs and climb up to 1,665 meters to the summit.
It is a magnificent piece of Paris, missing it is very unfortunate.
Notre Dame Cathedral
The most eternal symbol of Paris, Notre-Dame de Paris, is a Roman Catholic cathedral that holds the place on the eastern half of the Lie de la Cite. It is acknowledged as one of the finest examples to exist in our world with regard to French Gothic architecture. It holds lots of history as it was built in 1163, and was completed in 1345, all the hard work of many artists was poured into awe-inspiring, intricate, and astonishing sculptures and gargoyles inside the cathedral.
A great traveling tip I advise you to do is when walking around the cathedral, go inside and climb the 387 steps to the top of the towers, as you will get the most beautiful panoramic view of the region and see the famous, stunning gargoyles up close and personal.
The Louvre Museum is the most visited art museum, and the biggest museum worldwide. It is to be found in the heart of Paris, and this historic building was once a royal palace. It covers 210,000 square meters, which comprises 60,600 meters, mainly for exhibitions. It’s historically rich in art, and the famous Mona Lisa painting lies here, and some other significant art that is relevant and is classic to the artistry subject. The Museum is divided into eight distinct art departments, and they are:
- Egyptian antiquities
- Oriental antiquities
- Greek, Etruscan and Roman
- Islamic Art
- Intricate sculptures of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Modern Times
- Objects of Art
- Graphic Art
Champs-Élysées/ Arc of Triumph
Jean Chalgrin, was commissioned by Napoleon under ancient roman architecture the design of a triumphal arch; that serves as a dedication to the glory of imperial times. Arc of triumph was built in the 19th century; and Louvre Museum is the biggest museum in the world, this, was the biggest monument, unique to its kind worldwide. It was made with utmost attention to detail as highly impressive sculptures embellish its pillar. What will also surprise you is the name of 558 generals; and the great victories are chiseled on the top of the arc. Under it, is known to be the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of France.
Arc of triumph is Paris’ top panoramic terrace, and above its door offers a magnificent view of Paris. Made 50 meters high and 45 meters wide with depths of 22 meters; you can spot it in the Place de I’Étoile. Do not miss what is known to be the most beautiful avenue, worldwide.
Cruise on the Seine
This has got to be the best way to visit the City of Light and Love; as enjoying Cruise on the Seine, especially in the night, lit by sunset; the monuments seem to glow and be lit slowly. Here, you will be thrilled as you are offered a panoramic view of Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame; Pont Alexandre III, and lots of beautiful sights Paris has to offer. You can also host fancy dinners and celebrations on it, securing a memory in Paris that will not perish forever.
Decided on whether to push through your Paris trip? Yes, take this as a sign to be your much needed yes. Paris is a place that does not, in its slightest sense, deserve to be second guessed; and I am certain that you, and whoever you are bringing on it, will surely have a travel memory that will last a lifetime.