Paris is the capital of France and located on the banks of river Seine. Paris is one of the world’s leading centers of entertainment, fashion, media, arts, science, business, politics and culture. The city attracts over 42 million visitors every year, making it the most visited city on the planet. If you are planning to visit the beautiful city, here is my recommendation of things to do in Paris.
Places To Visit in Paris
View Paris Fom Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower is one of the most photographed monuments and also the most visited paid monument on the planet. Since its construction, over 200 million people have visited the monument with an average of 6 million every year. Three levels are open for visitors and offer amazing views of Paris. Eiffel Tower has two restaurants, Le 58 tour Eiffel is on the first level at a height of 95 meters and the Le Jules Verne at the second level.
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Explore Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral and one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture. Notre Dame Cathedral receives over twelve million visitors every year thus making it one of the top attractions of Paris. The cathedral has been witness to many historical events, inspired artists for centuries and is worthy of a place in any travelers itinerary.
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Family Outing In Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris is located in the eastern suburbs of Paris and the second Disney resort outside the U.S. It is the most visited theme park in entire Europe and attracts over 15 million visitors every year. The Disneyland Paris complex has seven Disney hotels and the park offers complete family entertainment with rides and attractions for all ages.
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Savor The Wonders Of Art At Louvre Museum
Louvre is the most visited art museums and also one of the largest in the world. Louvre Museum is located in the Louvre Palace on the right bank of River Seine. The museum is divided into eight departments: Near Eastern Antiquities, Egyptian Antiquities, Islamic Art, Paintings, Sculpture, Paint & Drawings, Decorative arts and Greek, Roman and Etruscan Antiquities.
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At any time the museum has on display 35,000 items out of its total collection of 380,000 items. On an average 15,000 people visit the museum of which sixty-five percent are foreign tourists. The famous item at the museum is the famous Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
Visit The Revered Basilica Of The Sacred Heart Of Paris
Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris is one of the most famous Roman Catholic churches in France. The basilica is surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Paris from top of the dome. Visitors should avoid taking video recorders and cameras to the basilica as photography is forbidden inside the holy monument. Every year the Basilica of the Sacred Heart attracts over eight million visitors.
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Enjoy The Historical Arc De Triomphe & Champs-Élysées
Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous landmarks in Paris which is located at the west end of Champs-Élysées. The famous arc was constructed to honour the soldiers who died in the Napoleonic Wars and the French Revolution.
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Champs-Élysées is one of the most renowned streets in Paris and also the costliest stretch of land in the world. The avenue has many cafes, upscale designer shops, celebrity restaurants and cinemas.