Top Ten Things to do and see in Paris
Here is your top ten to do list for Paris, France
- The Louvre
- Eiffel Tower
- The Lido
- Ark of The Triumph
- Play and shop on the Champs Elyse, sit in a French cafe and eat a French pastry.
- The Mussee d'Orsay , impressionistic art museum a must for art lovers.
- Take a Bus tour and look at all the sights,or Versailles by Bike Day Tour
- Les Invalides, Musée de l'Armée See where Napoleon was buried, It's a mausoleum that hold all the famous French dignitaries and more.
- Visit the Notre Dam Cathedral
- Take a boat ride on the Seine River
1. The Lourve
I had a wonderful time at the Louvre, they feature the most famous and beautiful works of art in this place. Plus they host the famous "Mona Lisa" painting, I took a picture of her and my flash went off accidentally and the lights went off and the security guards were looking around. I hid while the loudspeaker said DO NOT USE FLASH IT DESTROYS THE PICTURE. oopsies, I was SO embarrassed. I sneaked out with the crowd.
- Site officiel du musée du Louvre
The official site of the Louvre Museum (Paris, France) : Collection & Departments, Exhibitions, Guided Tours, Virtual Tours, Calendar, History of the Louvre, Gardens, Concerts, Lectures & Symposia, Readings & Performances, Opening Hours
2. Eiffel Tower
If you go to Paris France, your vacation would not be complete if you did not go to see the Eiffel Tower, it is an amazing man made feat. Did you know it has been the most visited man made monument in the world? You can go up to several different levels to look out and they have restaurants up there too .This tower is 1,063 ft high. Once you get up to the third level, you can see an enormous view of the city of Paris. I was amazed at how big this city actually is its like a sea of lights, interestingly enough they call it the city of lights.
- Eiffel Tower, Paris
The Eiffel Tower in Paris
Dcouvrez les Restaurants de la Tour Eiffel, pour une simple pause gourmande ou des moments d'exception au sein des restaurants le 58 Tour Eiffel (1er tage) ou du Jules Verne (2me tage) avec un panorama exceptionnel sur tout Paris.
3. The Lido
The Famous Show in Paris
The Lido is to me is the best of Las Vegas, these shows are even better! They serve you a fantastic dinner and amazing show filled with chorus girls and more. I did not have to wait in the line to get in, we came in the back door and were greeted & Kissed by the manager and given the best table in the house (VIP package) plus more I am sure ;) My prince charming at the time was well liked! I almost had a job before I left as a showgirl. lol
4. L'Arc du Triumph
The Arc de Triomphe is a memorial to those who fought and died for France, in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. It was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1806. It is on The Champs-Élysées. Many years have gone by and in that time, there have been many a parade of soldiers walking through and around the Arc. This French memorial of freedom and bravery stands today in Paris, and holds up this city with honor and reverence to those to died to make their country free. Like america we celebrate freedom and honor our veterans with many memorials, personally I wish we had some like the French do. The Arc to me is like the backbone to their country, sitting right in the middle of the most pristine and busy streets in Paris, reminding everyone daily of the sacrifices to their country. its free to see and the French get to revel in it daily.
5. The Avenue des Champs-Élysées
The Champs Elysees is called the most beautiful avenue in the world, it is also the most expensive too. This famous avenue features many "Flagship Stores" : Louis Vuitton, Nike, Nespresso, The Bon Marche, this is where you will see the most impressive and luxurious shops including number 70 Sephora, the largest perfume shop in Paris with more than one level. They also have Make-up, US brands such as MAC, Smashbox, Bare Minerals, Urban Decay. Sephora has beauty bar for mini treatments make-up application, mascara and more. I bought several perfumes here for my family when I was there, this is one store that anyone will enjoy and can afford. In many ways this avenue reminded me of Las Vegas and Oahu's luxury shopping strips, only while shopping at champs Elysees you have more of the greenery and tulips, and not as much solicitation.
- Champs Elyses, Paris - Shopping - VirtualTourist
Champs Elyses Shopping tips from real travelers and locals in Paris, France.
- Champs-lyses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Avenue des Champs-lyses is a prestigious avenue in Paris, France. With its cinemas, cafs, luxury specialty shops and clipped horse-chestnut trees, the Avenue des Champs-lyses is one of the most famous streets in the world
6. The musee d'orsay
Le Musee D'orsay
If you like art you will LOVE this place! They have every impressionist painter in here! I am an artist, so It was a must see on my list. tips: They are not very friendly, its kinda like a library atmosphere.
- Muse d\'Orsay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces (the largest in the world) by such painters such as Monet, Manet, Degas,Renoir, Czanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh. Many of these wo
7. L'open Bus Tours and Bike Tours
I took many bus tours and bike Tours. I got to see so much in Paris! I loved the hop on hop off system. you can stay for while and then get back on so you can look around a little at each place. This bus system has the best prices.
- Paris Hop-on Hop-off Tours | Viator.com
Paris Hop-on Hop-off Tours from Viator. Find and book top Hop-on Hop-off Tours in Paris
- Stuff Parisians Like | Chateau - Part 5
Stuff Parisians like, a highly entertaining Paris blog. Get the best and worst of Paris, France and the French.
8. Musée de l'Armée
Inside this museum there are paintings up on the ceilings, this is where Napoleon is buried. It also hosts the Museum of the army of France, featuring all kinds war memorabilia. This is a great place to take the men they are fascinated by it all too.
- Muse de l\'Arme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It merged in 1905 with the Muse de l'Artillerie creating the current Museum. Today, it holds 500,000 artifacts, including weapons, armour, artillery, uniforms, emblems and paintings, exhibited.
9. Notre Dam Cathedral
- Notre Dame de Paris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Notre Dame de Paris was among the first buildings in the world to use the flying buttress. Notre Dame de Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in France and in Europe.
The Most fascinating place! The statues of kings and the virgin Mary, the stained glass windows the Gothic architecture and the flying buttresses all make up one of the best places to go in Paris. it was so memorable, especially when the light shines in through the stained glass, It touches your heart and brings out the inner peace out in you.
10. Boat Ride on the Seine
When you take A boat ride on the Seine River, you get to see it all, the Eiffel Tower, The Notre Dam Cathedral and more! Some boat tours serve a dinner and cruise, and others feature sitting outside. I took a cruise in the summer and sat outside, it was a leisurely day of sightseeing.
My top ten things to do and see in Paris, I hope you get to go and check them out. Paris is so fun! Thank you for voting :)