There is a well-known proverb that says: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Travelling is a healthy thing that makes you not only feel better but also develops your character in a good way. Because when you travel you are introduces to a whole new world that have different cultures and Perspectives from yours. So if you are hesitate about whether you should travel or not, my advice for you that you must do it now to live a new experience. Since Paris is one of top cities that people like to visit, in the following article you will find a list of places that you must visit if you are traveling to Paris.
1 Eiffel Tower:
The Eiffel tower is an iron tower that was constructed back in 1889. It is longest construction in Paris with 324 meter height. Though at first it was criticized by some French artists for its design, now it is one of the most visited paid monuments not only in Paris but in the whole world. It is said that in the year 2010, about 250 million visitor went to see Eiffel tower. Before the constructing the Chrysler Building in New York City in 1930, Eiffel tower was the highest man-made construction in the world. The tower has 3 levels that are accessible to visitors; the first and second levels have restaurants and the top level is the highest platform in the European Union that is opened to the public. Eventually whether you would like to climb the Eiffel tower or not, you cannot go to Paris without visiting it.
2 Arch of Triumph:
The Arch of Triumph is one of the most famous monuments in Paris and the world. It was constructed to honour those who died in the French revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. The Arch of Triumph was designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806, however, it was completely constructed in 1836. The Arch of Triumph was built on a large scale; it is 50 meter in height, 45 meter wide and 22 metre deep. The names of all the French victories and generals are written on the inner and outer surfaces of the Arch. So, the Arch of Triumph is an important historical monument that you must visit if you are planning to go to Paris.
3 The Louvre Museum:
The Louvre Museum is one of the largest museums in the world. It is also one of the most famous historical monuments in Paris and the world as well. The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, which was originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century. Nowadays, remnants of the fortress can be seen in the basement of the museum. The palace was extended many times until it became the current Louvre palace. Though it started with only 537 paintings, currently the Louvre contains more than 380,000 objects in eight different departments. The louvre museum is one of the most visited museums in the world; in 2014 it received 9.26 million visitors. That is why you have to visit it if you ever gone to Paris.
4 Notre Dame de Paris:
The Notre Dame de Paris is a historical catholic cathedral. It is widely considered to be one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture. Moreover it is among the largest and most famous church buildings around the world. The construction of the cathedral began in 1163 during the reign of Louis VII and it was not completely finished until 1345. It is also important to mention that, the Notre Dame de Paris is 128 meter in height and 48 meter in width. The architecture of the Notre Dame is brilliant; because it was built in a really long period of time, you can see a mixture of architecture designs.
5 Palais Garnier:
Palais Garnier is an opera house that contains 1979 seats. The construction of Palais Garnier or la Opera d Paris began in 1861 and it was completely established in 1875. It was originally called Salle des Capucines but then it was called Palais Garnier after the name of its architect Charles Garnier. Along with the Louvre museum and the Notre Dame, Palais Garnier is one of the most famous places of Paris and the most famous opera house in the world. It is also important to say that the Palais Garnier also houses the Paris Opera Library-Museum. The architecture of the Palais Garnier is very magnificent and it costs 36,010,571.04 francs. That is why you will regret not visiting it if you ever gone to Paris.