Obligatory visits in Paris

17 September, 2012 0 Comments

Sacré-Coeur, Paris

One hundred and seventy three museums, a hundred and seventy-one churches, thirty-one monuments, some of more than 6000 years old… There is so much to see and do in Paris and surely a single visit to the city will be insufficient to know all of it. To get the most out of your visit to Paris, we provide you with a guide to places that you should not miss to visit.

– The Eiffel Tower.

Built in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is the first emblem of Paris and has become a symbol of the city at the international level. During its history, this tower has been visited by more than 200 million people. From here you can easily see the Champ de Mars and Les Invalides, among other monuments in the city. There are guided tours to learn about it every day from 9.30 to 23 hours.

– Champs Elysees.

The avenue of the luxury and fashion, great restaurants, museums and theaters, extends from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde. Considered one of the most splendid of the world, this avenue was built between 1806 and 1836. Here is the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, whose flame is lit each day at 18.30 h.

– Museum of the Louvre.

Formerly royal palace, this museum houses 350,000 works of art created between antiquity and 1848. Entry is through a surprising pyramid of glass and steel designed by the architect Ieoh Ming Pei that was inaugurated in 1989. The Museum of The Louvre is open every day from 9 to 18pm and Wednesday until the 22h.

– Cathedral of Notre-Dame .

Built between the XII and XIII centuries, this cathedral is regarded as a masterpiece of Gothic art. You can visit the towers, the museum and the crypt. It is located in 6, parvis Notre Dame , Plaza Juan Pablo II, in the district 4, and is open to the public from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 18.45 and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 to 19:15 hours.

– Pompidou Center.

The Pompidou Center is dedicated to modern and contemporary art. Stunning architecture, account with exhibition halls, a museum, library and theaters. This center is located in the Square Georges Pompidou.

Around these places there are dozens of delicious typical parisian corners: churches, gardens, museums, plazas, places where you can sit and drink and, above all, the unforgettable neighborhoods such as Montmartre, with its own personality, which still preserves the upcountry air. Here you will find the Sacre-Coeur Basilica and the Place du Tertre.

Also, don’t forget visit the lively Latin Quarter, around the Sorbonne University, with student hostels, shops and bookstores.

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