Major & Famous Attractions of Paris

Aug 17, 2012 by

Top Tourist spots city of Paris where you can visit to capture that art and culture of the city.

Every corner of Paris city is studded with the culture and beauty. There are several destinations in the beautiful city of Paris where you can visit to capture that art and culture of the city.  The best tourist attractions of Paris among these places are chosen for their mass popularity, historical importance, or sheer aesthetic appeal.

Paris Top Tourist Attractions

  • The Louvre  

This is a museum which houses world’s most largest and diverse collection of paintings, sculptors and decorative objects. Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo are few works of international reputes which rests here. To learn and tour the Louvre in and out, you might need a lifetime

  • Notre dame cathedral

This is one of the most beautiful churches of Europe. Its dramatic towers, peak, stained glasses and statues are sure to amaze anyone. It took almost 100 years of hard labor to complete it.

  • Eiffel Tower

This is an iron tower, which was built for the 1889 World Exposition by Gustave Eiffel. It has since attracted over 220 million visitors, and it would be hard to imagine Paris now without it. The tower crowns the Paris night sky with its festive light, and glitters up a storm every hour.

  • Muse de Orsay

Housing the world’s most important collection of impressionist and post-impressionist painting, the Musée d’Orsay’s light, airy rooms whir you through three floors of modern wonders, from Degas’ ethereal dancers to Monet’s water lilies, all the way to Gaugin’s leafy jungles. Major works by Van Gogh, Delacroix, Manet, and others await you, too.

  • The Sorbonn and the Latin Quarter

The Sorbonne University is founded in 1257 for a small group of theology students and is one of the Europe’s oldest universities. It has hosted countless great thinkers, including philosophers René Descartes, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir. Enjoy a drink on the café terrace in front of the college before exploring the curving little streets of the Latin Quarter behind it.

  • Arc De triomphe and champ elyees

This 164-foot Arc de Triomphe specially made by Emperor Napoléon I evokes military power and triumph. The arch’s beautiful sculptures celebrate the Napoléon’s generals and soldiers. Visit the Arc de Triomphe to begin and end your walk to the equally magnificent Avenue des Champs-Elysées.

  • Centre Georges Pompidou and the “Beaubourg” Neighborhood

This is a museum of art and culture which was opened in 1977 to honor the president George Pompidou. It is famous for its skeletal designs reminding bones and blood vessels. It also features works by Modigliani and Matisse. Rooftop views of the city are an added attraction.

  • Sacre Coeur and Montmartre

This white dome structure is the highest point of Paris. This cathedral, which was built in 1909, is best-known for its dazzling gold variety of interiors and for its dramatic terrace, from which you can expect sweeping views of Paris on a clear day

  • Père Lachaise Cemetery

Pere Lachaise is the best cemetery among the other cemeteries of Paris. The bodies of countless are buried here. The most popular being The Doors lead singer Jim Morrison, whose tomb is kept constant vigil by fans. The French playwright Molière, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, and Richard Wright are a few others.

  • Boat Tour of the Seine River   

Boat tour of the Siene River gives an opportunity to the traveller to glide past the beautiful attractions of Paris. Companies such as Bateaux Parisiens offer 1-hour tours of the Seine year-round for about 10 Euros. You can step on near Notre Dame or the Eiffel Tower. Go at night to enjoy the glittering play of light on the water, and dress warmly– the wind from off the Seine can be chilly. You can also take tours of some of Paris’ canals and waterways, which will allow you to see a semi-hidden side of the city of light.

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