Must See Attractions in your Paris Trip
If it is your first trip to the city of lights, you will wish to spend some quality time at the popular attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d’Orsay museum, the Louvre museum, the Notre Dame cathedral, and the other popular attractions in Paris. Actually, there are many other lesser-known attractions in Paris as well, such as the Musée de l’Orangerie, Musée Rodin, and the various markets, but there is no way you can do all the things like shopping, museum-touring, district exploring, cemetery perusing, or opera attending. Therefore, it is important to have a strategic tour plan, so that you do not miss out on the popular attractions that are listed below.
Eiffel Tower was designed and constructed for the 1889 Exposition Universelle (The World Fair) and it managed to get through all the demolition talks to become one of the most popular and well-known symbols of the world, attracting thousands of tourists to it. Do not miss to turn your attention to the tower when hundreds of flickering lights make the tower sparkle.
Notre Dame Cathedral
The construction of the cathedral was started in 1163, and it was finished almost two hundred years later, in 1345. The cathedral was badly damaged after the French Revolution, but Victor Hugo made the cathedral much popular through his famed novel, “Notre-Dame de Paris”. The cathedral itself is free, but if you like to climb up the 387 steps to reach the top, you will need to pay a fee.
Musée du Louvre
This landmark should not be missed in your Paris city tour. The museum was once a fort and then a palace and now it is the largest art museum of the world. It is in this museum that you will find the trio of the great and enigmatic “Mona Lisa,” the headless Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the curvaceous Venus de Milo.
This museum is housed in a Belle Époque railway station along the Left Bank and it boasts the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art works. You can see famous paintings of French artists like Monet, Degas, Cezanne, and Vincent Van Gogh among many others. Moreover, if you get to the top of the museum, you can have a breath taking view of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica.