PARIS: The Dream City

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Visit the dream city ‘Paris’

‘Paris’

 

Being one of the most visited cities in the world, Paris is not less than a trip to heaven. Also called the ‘City of lights’. It is the world’s fashion capital.

You might be thinking that what is so much famous about Paris? Well, there is not only one thing about which it is famous for. Visit Paris and you’ll feel to spend your whole life here only!

Adorn on the banks of the Seine River, the beautiful city of Paris has the ability to trap the visitors in its elegant beauty. I bet it will be a tough task for you to prepare a list of places to be visited in this charming city, as you will wish to reside here forever!

The following are some of the topmost tourist attractions of Paris, enough to tell you how beautiful the city looks!

1. Eiffel tower


Eiffel tower

You might know nothing about Paris but the Eiffel tower is no doubt its emblem. Whether it is a younger one or an older one, everyone has the Eiffel tower as the true identity of Paris. Built in 1889, the mighty structure consists of 15,000 steel sections firmed together by 2.5 million rivets. The height of the tower is 307 meters tall and was considered as the tallest building in the world until the Empire State Building was made. You have to take an elevator to reach the top of the tower. As you will be completely exhausted on reaching the first floor if you chose the stairs! The tower is called as the “Iron Lady” with the four massive pillars supporting the 10,100-ton weighted tower.

Eiffel tower

  • The best time to visit the Eiffel tower is at night. In the golden lights of the tower, the lights of the city of Paris looks extremely amazing. That scene, I can confidently say, “YOU CANNOT FORGET THROUGHOUT YOUR ENTIRE LIFE”!

 

2. Louvre Museum

Louvre museum

Being once a palace of France’s king, the infrastructure is now a marvelous fine art museum. And an important fact of this museum is that it consists of more than 30,000 works of art. Arts of the medieval period as well as the European paintings of 15th to 19th centuries.

Ever heard the name of the most famous painting ‘MONA LISA’? If yes, then it is important for you to know that this brilliant piece of artwork is placed in this museum. The Louvre is surrounded by one of the largest as well as the loveliest parks of Paris, ‘Jardin des Tuileries’.

Louvre museum

The other famous artworks in the museum consist of Les Noces de Cana by Paolo Veronese, Venus de Milo, The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David and many other.

  • The museum opens every day(except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

3. Avenue des champs-Elysees

Avenue des champs-elysees

The most monumental as well as the most popular street in the world was a deserted field of marshland till the 16th century. You might be thinking that what is the reason behind a street to be so much popular? Well, it has some of the famous tourist spots in the world. The lower part of the Champs-Elysees. Bordering the Place du Concorde includes one of the finest parks in the world.  The Jardin des Champs-Elysees and the Petit Palais museum are also here.

‘Maison Laduree’,

This destination is abruptly famous for one of its patisserie shop ‘Maison Laduree’, the pastry shop which you’ve seen mostly in movies whose shooting has taken place in Paris. There are also other spots, such as Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Le Fouquet’s and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, which are enough to put an extra beauty to the Avenue des champs-Elysees.

Paris

  • There is no fixed time for you to visit this destination. Visit in the day, or visit in the night. This place will give you an unmatched experience irrespective of the time you visit and you will find yourself very much eager to buy those items which are been displayed. Therefore, I advise you “go with heavy pockets!”

4. Place de la Concorde

Place de la concorde

Situated at the heart of the city of Paris. This structure was built between 1755 and 1775, during the reign of King Louis XV. It was the place where many historical events and happenings had taken place, the most famous being the execution of King Louis XVI. The place is one of the most busy places of the world, loaded with a heavy traffic.

Place de la concorde

  • To arrive at the destination you need to walk from the Louvre through the Jardin du Tuileries or the Rue du Rivoli. Be careful as the French drivers don’t always pay sharp attention to the ones walking or crossing through pedestrians.

By- Vaibhav Shrivastav

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