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5 Things To See In Paris

Updated on July 12, 2010

Visit Paris, France

If you get the opportunity to go to France you have to make sure you travel to its capital city. If you visit Paris you will not be disappointed with your destination.

Just like Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, you can enjoy all of the beautiful sights and sounds and architecture as well as the gorgeous food at the many cafes and patisseries in and around the town centre.

To get you started, here is a short list of 5 things to see in Paris that you should include in the itinerary:

  • The Eiffel Tower
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • The Champs-Elysees
  • The Arc de Triomphe
  • The Louvre Museum

The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

The EiffelTower was designed and named after Gustav Eiffel in 1889 as part of the International Expo. It was only supposed to be a temporary structure but it was such a popular attraction that the decision was made to leave it standing.

There are approximately 1,652 steps to the top of the tower but you can also get to a level near the top by using the elevator.

There is usually a very long queue to climb to the top but once you get there you will find that it is completely worth it for the panoramic views of the city.

Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

The cathedral is famous for its link with the hunchback of Notre Dame. (I am sure you are familiar with the Disney movie).

However there is more to this building than that. Make your way up the 386 steps and enjoy the view from the tower.

The Champs-Elysees
The Champs-Elysees

The Champs-Elysees

The Champs-Elysees is the main road through the heart of Paris. Here you will find that the street is lined with copious amounts of cafes where you could spend the whole day sitting at a sidewalk table people watching.

You will also find all the top brands shops to get your designer fix. Shops include famous boutique houses Chanel, Dior, Yves St Laurent and many many more. Remember to bring your platinum credit cards with you.

The Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe is actually an arch that is situated on the central island of the round about in the centre of Paris.

It used to be the entry point for the city and was erected in 1806 to celebrate Napoleon’s victories.

Be very careful when trying to take a photograph near here as the traffic is very fast and heavy and drivers are not particularly helpful or friendly towards tourists who may accidentally stray into their paths.

The Lourve Museum
The Lourve Museum

The Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum is a beautifully constructed glass enclosure, which has now been made even more famous by its appearance in the blockbuster movie The Da Vinci Code, starring Tom Hanks.

The museum is actually housed on quite a large plot and it will take you hours to get round.

Make sure you go and visit the potrait of the Mona Lisa, though you may find it difficult to get close due to the never ending crowds.

Whether you have chosen to spend a day in Paris as part of your visit around France, or as part of a trip around Europe or even for a romantic weekend getaway, you will leave with great memories of this beautiful city and all the culture that it has to offer.


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