Places to See - The Paris GuideParis, France is one of the world’s most famous cities. It is steeped in one of the most desirable cultures as well as littered with a lovely history of some of the world’s most beautiful art. There are so many things to do and see in Paris that you may be overwhelmed if you only have a short visit, and may not be able to do everything. Here are the very important things to see and not miss when you are visiting Paris.
The first and probably biggest thing you have to see in London is the Louvre. This gigantic world famous art museum literally takes days to see everything, so stick to what you want to see. Maps are available. It is not open every day, though, so make sure you go there on a day that it is open. It will cost you some to get in and see it, but you will not regret the money. It is well spent to even see the Mona Lisa alone. And there are hundreds of other pieces of world famous art inside this place. » more...
The second thing you can’t avoid seeing is the Eiffel Tower. This important structure is one of the most photographed locations in the entire world. It was built in honor of the anniversary of the French Revolution. You can get a variety of great photos of it while you are there, as well as enjoy a lunch in the area right underneath this great structure. » more...
If you have to choose one single Cathedral in Paris to see, visit Notre Dame. This massive French Cathedral has recently been fully restored to the full beauty it had when it was created. This restoration took an incredibly long time. You should definitely get a collection of pictures of this lovely location while it is in its full glory. » more...
If you are up for a little excitement, catch a glimpse of the racy cabaret culture that was famous from the days of Moulin Rouge. This culture has inspired movies as well as fashion in France and around the world for countless years. Of course, this may not be for everyone even though it is a great part of French culture, so make sure you have an open mind before you opt for this particular place to visit. This is a place to visit at night, too, so you don’t have to try and squeeze it into your day. » more...
The Palace of Versailles is yet another must see. This lovely royal palace was home to some of France’s most famous monarchs throughout history. This lovely location is one of the most beautiful Parisian architectural creations. You can photograph it from the outside or venture inside the beautiful location to see the luxury in which the monarchs lived.
The Seine River
As far as natural landmarks go, you should most definitely take a journey to the Seine River. This great river runs through Paris and provides some of the most stunning views you can see – especially if you watch the sunset over the river. You can do this from one of the many beautiful bridges or get a boat to go down the river. You can even opt for a dinner cruise and experience some of Paris’s world famous fine dining at the same time you are seeing this lovely scenery.
If you are up for a little history and a little fear in the same trip, you should most definitely visit the Catacombs. A tour of this historic location will lead you through some of the city’s darker days with a great story to go along with it. You can go down into this location where bodies were buried in masses during historical times in Paris and see rows of human skulls. It doesn’t take long to journey through this site, but make sure to go during the day. You can’t get night tours here.
The last thing is something to experience as well as see. The only way you can really get a taste of traditional French food, which you cannot miss, is to visit the cafes that line the streets of Paris. You can enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine with any great meal. Some of these places are viewed as the most delicious eateries in the world. You don’t want to miss out on the part of culture for which Paris is incredibly famous.
If you are taking a short trip to Paris, there can be so much to do and see that you won’t know where to start. If you only have a few days, make sure to see these locations. They are some of the world’s most famous locations, and provide both a view of the history and culture that you can experience in Paris. Don’t miss out on these!