Top list of popular tourist attractions in Paris; where must I vist in Paris ?
Paris is one of the largest cities of Europe and including the suburbs to 11 million inhabitants. The city is one of the most popular city breaks in the world through everything it has to offer. You will find historical buildings, wonderful churches, gigantic museums, beautiful parks, modern art, intimate neighborhoods and incredible nightlife. There really is something for everyone. To help you make a choice between all these beautiful sights in this article follows a top 5 for Top sights in Paris.
5. (Grande) Arche de la Defense
The new ark is the 20th century version of the Arc de Triomphe and was designed by Danish architect Otto von Sprechelsen. The ark is a huge and wonderful appearance that makes a big impression on you. It is located in the La Defense business district, is 110 meters high, 108 long and 112 meters wide. The building was opened in 1989 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution. The new ark serves as an office, but there is also a top-floor exhibition space, a restaurant and a shop. The new ark is also a large part of the city from the ark to see and have a nice view of the Arc de Triomphe, which gives good comparison.
4. Notre Dame
In the 2nd half of the 12th century began with the construction of Notre Dame. The cathedral is built on an island, the Île de la Cité, which is connected to the rest of the city by many bridges, including the Pont Neuf (the oldest bridge in Paris). The Notre Dame course is world famous by the book “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. The church is in very good condition and was restored in 1992. The church has three portals which are all beautifully decorated. In addition, the Notre Dame beautiful stained glass windows. This is also one of the most beautiful sights of the church. One of the most beautiful windows, the rose window with Jesus and Mary flanked by angels. This is also the only window that still exists in original glass, the other windows are replicas. There are many in the church magnificent statues and paintings.
If you have a beautiful view over the city wants you can climb the south tower.
Opening hours: 10.00-18.30 (April-September), 10.00-17.30 (October-March)
3. Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe was built by Napoleon to victory in the Battle of Austerlitz to celebrate. The construction took 30 years and was completed in 1836. The Ark is in the middle of the busiest square in Paris, Place Charles de Gaulle. The traffic around the square makes it impossible for the road to stabbing. Therefore there is a tunnel entrance near the Champs-Elysees and the Avenue de la Grande Armee in the square which you can get.
The Ark is not just a stone arch, there are several beautiful reliefs on important events in French history, as the Marseillase and peace with Austria, in the arc made. The names of 660 generals and the major victories of Napoleon are engraved in the stone.
Another important monument to the Arc de Triomphe is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, since 1923 there is a body of a soldier from the First World War buried under the Arch, with an eternal flame burning there.
You can also climb the ark, where you have a beautiful view over the 12 avenues that come on the square.
The Louvre is one of the oldest museums in the world (opened in 1793) and the 2 largest museum in the world. This has already said something about the scale and grandeur of the museum. There is a huge art collection to finger-licking good. The museum is a former palace of the French emperors and therefore have largely completed the art collection. The Louvre has 8 departments where many art movements are represented: from antiquity to the early 19th century. Of the 8 departments especially the Department of Western painting is very popular, as ringleader of course the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. But this division has more great works such as La Belle Jardiniere Raphael, Marriage at Cana by Veronese and the 24 giant works of Rubens on the life of Maria de ‘Medici.
Besides this great painting, there are many sculptures, especially of antiquity. The marble statue Venus de Milo is an excellent example.
Opening hours: 09.00 – 18:00, Wednesdays and Fridays until 21.45, closed on Tuesday
Admission: Adults: € 9.00, under 18 free. (1st Sunday v.d. month free access)
1. Eiffel Tower
The symbol of Paris is of course 1. The 324-meter high steel tower was built in 1889 for the World. The tower is so immense that you do actually all places in the city can be. You can see the Eiffel Tower also “climb”. The tower has 3 floors. The first (at 95 meters) and second (at 125 meters) can be used with the lift and the stairs to reach. The top (180 meters) is only accessible by elevator. On the first floor you already have a beautiful view over the city, there is also a restaurant (Altitude 95) where you while enjoying a cup of coffee can enjoy the view. Also on the 2nd floor there is a restaurant called Le Jules Verne. However, it is very expensive, so you better grab a snack at one of the sandwich shops. At the top you really have a great view when you are in Paris you really should not miss!
Opening hours: 09.30 – 23.00 (stairs to 18.30) of 19 June / August 29th 09.00 to 24.00 (stairs and elevators)
1st floor: adults € 4.80, children € 2.50
2nd floor: adults € 7.80, children € 4.30
3rd floor: adults € 12.00, children € 6.70
Trap: € 4.00