Paris Best places to visit on Holiday

Top 10 Places to Visit in Paris

Paris is a land of iconic beauty, having multiple museums, river sights, art galleries, fun lands, and much more. Many travellers face difficulty narrowing down the places they must visit in Paris with their family. Some travellers add these places to their bucket lists to give them more priority. Knowing which places to see on your tour to Paris is an act of due diligence to achieve maximum enjoyment.

So, we will discuss the top 10 places you must visit when you visit Paris with your kids and family.

1.     Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower is the most famous symbol in Paris. It is the tallest iron tower in the capital of France. It presents an exceptional view of 20,000 lights at night. You can see these lights for only five minutes every hour. The Tower was constructed for the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. It was only an ordinary building for a temporary exhibition at that time.

Now, this Tower is not only an iconic landmark but the most attractive place to visit in Paris. The Tower has multiple floors. You will find various shops on the second floor. To reach the second floor, you need to climb 704 steps. The first and second floors have dining facilities too. You can enjoy the transparent floor to see the world under your feet if you have a brave heart.

To visit the Tower, you need to buy tickets. You will need to use a glass elevator to go to the top of the Tower. An office of Gustav Eiffel is on the top floor. He is the force behind this impressive Eiffel Tower. You can visit the Tower any day from morning to 11 pm. The timings in summer can be different. Your trip to Paris will not be complete without visiting this beauteous landmark.

2.     Notre Dame Cathedral

Another place to visit in Paris is the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Notre Dame, or Notre-Dame de Paris. It is on the eastern side of the city. The cathedral was constructed between the years 1163 and 1345. In English, ‘Notre Dame’ means Our Lady, and the cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The cathedral is full of many sculptures and gargoyles.

It is considered one of the world’s oldest cathedrals of gothic history. In history, many important decisions were taken in this building. Paris officials took great care of their historical buildings and tourist points. The building is in its original structure and condition. There is always renovation and restoration of the cathedral to maintain it well.

One of the best examples of French Gothic architecture is Notre Dame de Paris. You can enjoy walking around the cathedral. There are two towers and 387 steps to climb up the building. It is challenging to climb many steps, but you will not regret it when you reach the top. The beautiful view of the surrounding from the top is unique. This is an experience that you should not miss with your kids.

3.     Louvre Museum

Another place to visit in Paris is the Louvre Museum. Millions of people visit this art museum annually. That is why it is globally ranked the top visited art museum. Every year almost 8 million people visit this place. The museum is located in the city’s centre and looks like a palace. Since its inauguration in 1793, it is always open for visitors. 

The total area of the Louvre Museum is 210,000 sq. meters. There are exhibition halls covering 60,600 sq. meters of the entire area. The entrance of the museum is through a glass pyramid. This museum building was built in the twelfth century as a fortress in the time of Philip II. You can also visit the museum’s basement to see the fortress’s remains.

Visit this place in the morning to get the best out of paintings and sculptures. The museum has eight departments for presenting the collections, including statues of several ages, Islamic art, Greek Antiques, and paintings. If you want to get the in-depth details of the paintings, you can get an audio guide. Due to the crowd, you can feel exhausting, but the place is worth seeing.

4.     Champs Elysees / Arc of Triumph

The Arc of Triumph is another excellent symbol in Paris. Napoleon constructed this monument to represent the victories of French soldiers. It was started in 1806 and completed in thirty years. The height of the Arc is 50 meters, and its width is 45 meters. Its height is not equal to Eiffel Tower, but you will find similar breathtaking views from the Arc.

To reach the place, you must go through the Champs-Elysees underpass. If you go by crossing the road, the risk of accidents is high. Traffic on the streets is the top danger across the world. The Arc has four pillars that portray multiple important victories during Napoleon’s war. Under the Arc is a grave of an unknown soldier who died in 1921.

5.     Cruise on the Seine

Your Paris tour will be incomplete if you miss the Seine River Cruise. The Seine is one of the beautiful rivers of Paris. As the cruise moves forward, you can get memorable scenes of several monuments of Paris. You can see the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris, and the Grand Palais as you process along the riverbanks. 

You will get unseen views of riverbanks and bridges when you pass under them. You can book different cruises by multiple companies. You can book a La Parisienne champagne cruise if you want a romantic time. You can also book private cruises, cruises for children, and original cruises. Make your trip memorable and visit the Seine on your tour to the City of Lights.

6.     Montmartre

Montmartre is a hillside area 130 meters above the ground. Till 1860, it was an independent community. But after that, the government announced it the eighteenth district of the city. Montmartre has two divisions. One is famous for its neon-coloured sex shops and lounges, also called the Painter’s neighbourhood. The other is the top hill site area. You have to climb 197 steps to reach it.

You can enjoy the beautiful surroundings and observe painters and artists from the top. With time, due to the increase in brothels and cabarets, people in the neighbourhood transferred to other areas. Numerous famous artists stayed there and made this place unique and beautiful. Some streets lead to a nearby temple. You can mesmerize by the fantastic view of Paris from the temple.

7.     Palace of Versailles

Another popular visiting place in Paris is the Palace of Versailles. This palace has more than 1974.84 acres area for gardens. King Louis enlarged his hunting area. With time, Court and government officials made this place their centre. This palace is one of the longest time-taking constructions in the world. It took forty years to complete the Gardens of this palace.

Palace of Versailles is one of the best mergers of history and culture. You will find many beautiful rooms with decorations. The rooms of Kings and their Queens are decorated with beautiful ornaments. There is a Hall of Mirrors with a length of 73 meters. You will see 375 mirrors in the Hall. To visit the Gardens, you must hire a train, a bike, or an electric car.

8.     The Latin Quarter – Luxembourg Park

Another historical place to visit in Paris is the Quarter Latin. In the Middle Ages, the learners of La Sorbonne University used the Latin language and named this place the “Latin Quarter.” These students are a great source of influence for the surrounding people. They organized movements for the welfare of their people and brought the government down.

This place has a lively atmosphere and is full of student luxuries. There is a private garden named ‘Luxembourg park’ built in 1612. The local people call it ‘Luco.’ Orchards surround this park. You will love to walk around the place. The building has 106 statues, a Statue of Liberty made of bronze, and marvellous fountains. You can also dine at the restaurants and cafes around the building.

9.     The Pantheon

The Pantheon is the oldest significant monument in the city of Paris. This monument is in the Latin Quarter. It was started in 1764 and completed after a long duration. It was created to present decent Gothic architecture combined with unique Greek architecture. Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triumph were constructed after The Pantheon.

This place is used for religious or patriotic purposes during different political periods. It holds a unique interior beauty that you will be astonished by. There are two divisions of this Pantheon; interior and exterior. The exterior part has tombs of famous French citizens such as Jean Monnet and Rousseau. Must add the Pantheon to your visiting list on your tour to Paris.

10.  Disneyland Paris

One of the most attractive places for children and adults in Paris is Disneyland Paris. It is a theme park for Disney, Star Wars, and Pixar lovers. Disneyland was opened to the public in 1992 with the name Euro Disney. In 1994, its name changed to Disneyland. The total area of Disneyland is 1,942 hectares, with two theme parks.

You can reach the gate of the place by using the trains. In this adventurous Disneyland, visitors can enjoy fifty different adventure rides, 4D ratatouille, Sleeping Beauty Castle, and many more. You cannot explore all offered by Disneyland in one day. It’s good to book a hotel room available inside the land. The park offers different birthday packages so that you can enjoy that too.

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