Paris is the capital city of France and has been an important city for more than 2,000 years. The city has grown into one of the leading centers for fashion, business, art, entertainment, and culture. This is why, the city has many nicknames like “city of lights”, “city of love”, and “city of fashion”, and just a mention of Paris will make you remember the famous landmarks of the city like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum.
The city is home to some of the finest designers of the world like Lancôme, Christian Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, and L’Oréal. Some of the top attractions of the city that you should not miss during your Paris city tour are listed below.
The Conciergerie was made in the tenth century and was intended to be the main palace for the kings. The Great Hall of the building used to be the largest dining area in Europe and there was another one where the 2,000 workers of the palace ate. Some of the buildings of the palace were made into prison in the fourteenth century. In the Reign of Terror, the palace became a prison and a revolutionary tribunal.
This is the place where the famous French citizens are buried. The model of the building is inspired from the Pantheon in Rome, and was originally a church. King Louis XV rebuilt the building in neoclassical style. This was to thank God for his recovery from illness. Later during the French revolution, the building was changed to a mausoleum to honor the martyrs. Some of the famous people buried in the Pantheon include Victor Hugo, Voltaire, and Marie Curie.
Pere Lachaise Cemetery
This is the most visited cemetery in the world. The place became a municipal cemetery in 1804. It is the final resting place of many famous people like author Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, and Edith Piaf. The cemetery has many sculptures that the families of the deceased have placed trying to outdo those placed by other families, and that resulted in many spectacular works of art.
This is the Disneyland for the Europeans. When Europeans cannot go to Los Angeles to visit the original Disneyland, they go to Paris Disneyland, which has grown into the most visited theme park in the European Union. The place is much more than a theme park. With spectacular hotels, shopping and activities like golf, Disneyland Paris is a paradise for tourists who are on Paris city tour.