The Eiffel Tower
If you have one thing to see in Paris it MUST be the Eiffel Tower! You cannot miss it! I’d say the best time to do it is when the sun is down and the tower is all light up, if you get lucky you will see it sparkle but it only happens once for 5 minutes at the beginning of every hours.
It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Constructed from 1887–1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticised by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall and the tallest structure in Paris. Its base is square, measuring 125 metres (410 ft) on each side.
The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second levels. The top level’s upper platform is 276 m (906 ft) above the ground – the highest observation deck accessible to the public in the European Union. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift to the first and second levels. The climb from ground level to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the climb from the first level to the second. Although there is a staircase to the top level, it is usually accessible only by lift.
One advise if you want to go on top of the Eiffel tower, book your tickets in advance and you won’t have to queue –too much-. Click here if you want to see the price and book your tickets.
It is –also– a must see in Paris you don’t have to go inside but you can walk on the outside and enjoy the view.
The cathedral was begun in 1160 and largely completed by 1260, though it was modified frequently in the following centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration during the French Revolution when much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. Soon after the publication of Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1831, popular interest in the building revived. A major restoration project supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc began in 1845 and continued for twenty-five years. Beginning in 1963, the facade of the Cathedral was cleaned of centuries of soot and grime, returning it to its original colour. Another campaign of cleaning and restoration was carried out from 1991-2000.
Montmatre/ Le Sacre Coeur
Want to enjoy one of the best Parisian view? Le sacré coeur is the place to go, from there you will see all Paris. Once you’re done enjoying the view you can go inside the cathedral.
Montmartre is a large hill in Paris’s 18th arrondissement. It is 130 m (430 ft) high and gives its name to the surrounding district, part of the Right Bank in the northern section of the city. The historic district established by the City of Paris in 1995 is bordered by rue Caulaincourt and rue Custine on the north, rue de Clignancourt on the east, and boulevard de Clichy and boulevard de Rochechouart to the south, containing 60 ha (150 acres).Montmartre is primarily known for its artistic history, the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur on its summit, and as a nightclub district
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark and the second most visited monument in Paris, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city.
If you made it here, woo! So just for you, you are some bonuses of what you can see in Paris!!
Apple Store Champs-Élysées
You can go check the new Apple store out, it is located in Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the building is just beautiful and huge. It opened really recently and I think it is worth going in to have a look! Plus you can sit and relax a bit there. I went there more for the architecture then to buy apple products!
Arc De Triomphe
You can also go see the Arc de Triomphe –It is very close from the Apple Store-.
L’Arc de Triomphe del’Étoile –Triumphal Arch of the Star- is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly named Place de l’Étoile — the étoile or “star” of the juncture formed by its twelve radiating avenues. The location of the arc and the plaza is shared between three arrondissements, 16th (south and west), 17th (north), and 8th (east).
I hope that it will make you want to visit Paris, if you do please send me some of your photos and you favs places!
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