Sightseeing in Paris
Here are five amazing ideas for Sightseeing in Paris
1.) Enjoy the most beautiful Parisian Landmarks
After having visited Paris, there are a few landmarks you should have seen. The Eiffel Tower of course, Notre-Dame, the Champs-Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe… But also Montmartre and the Sacred Heart, the Latin Quarter and the Pantheon… Make your way through the Parisian streets and enjoy those unforgettable Parisian attractions!
2.) Follow a native
Paris is a complicated city. Indeed, Parisians are proud of their city and do not want it to change. Some streets still have their medieval style, the buildings often show no sign of recent urbanization… That is why you have to understand how the city and Parisians function. Where do they go in the morning? In the evening? There would be nothing better than joining a native on a Free Walking Tour in Paris. With native and dynamic city guides who will show you the best way to catch as many memories as possible in the best Paris districts, you won’t get bored.
3.) Taste French food
What would the French – and the Parisians – do without their baguette, their cheese and their wine? This tough question has a simple answer: nothing. French food is the heart, the blood and the air of the French Capital City. Taste it and you will travel back in time when France was the most powerful country in the world; a country full of different tastes and different kinds of people. Nowadays, there is such a great amount of Restaurants in Paris coming from all over the world. Hence, you will undoubtedly enjoy this gustative journey. From the Creperie Suzette -24 rue des Francs Bourgeois- to Matsuri, which is Paris’ most famous Japanese restaurant, you can choose the place you want!
4.) Visit the Louvre
The Louvre is Paris’ biggest museum and Europe’ most famous museum. With the biggest art collection you can find thanks to its pieces of art coming from the entire world and from allages and periods, heading yourself to the Louvre will make your Parisian trip more artistic, more interesting and far more inspiring.
5.) Have walks in the Parisian Parks and Gardens
Paris and gardens are the HQ of all the artists, film directors, poets, photographs and novelists. Thanks to their green alleys surrounded by centuries-old soothing trees, those parks are both romantic and ideal to rest. You can there spend a quiet afternoon, a moment with your kids and family in Paris or simply an intimate moment in the Parisian most beautiful and preserved spots. Why not start with the Luxembourg Garden?
- Parisian museums are all free on the first Sunday of the month.
- Money saver: you’d rather buy 10 metro tickets at once rather than 1 by 1.
- If you want to visit the main Parisian landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre-Dame and the Sacré Coeur, be ready to come early if you do not want to queue up for long!
- You can get free wifi in public Parisian Parks & Garden.
Facts about Sightseeing in Paris
Paris isn’t complete without a visit to the Louvre. Among the former French Royal Palaces, the Louvre is one of the best symbols of French history and of the French Kings’ power. With the Louvre Pyramid in the middle of the Napoleon Court, its architectural style and its garden, you will fall in love with this place. Thanks to its geographic location, you will be able to admire the view it offers of the Tuileries, but also of the Concorde Plaza and the Champs Elysees.
Located on the Right Bank of the River Seine, this landmark has been partly destroyed, rebuilt and renovated many times.Although its construction lasted for approximately 800 years, it still remains the geographic, artistic and emotional heart of Paris. The Louvre became a museum during the French Revolution as the French National Assembly decided to eliminate any symbol of the monarchy. Nowadays, this is one of the most famous museums in the world.
As the Louvre is the biggest European building, do not worry if you get lost in the numerous corridors: you will be able to admire the most famous painting in the world, such as La Giaconda, but also paintings and masterpieces from all over the world and from all ages.
My life is all about Paris. I breathe Paris, I live Paris, I eat Paris, I sleep Paris… I cannot imagine living somewhere else. You may wonder why… Simply because I know I’ll never be short of places to discover in my beloved city. Paris is full of the best sightseeing spots in the world no one should miss: the best landmarks, the most pleasant parks, the most romantic places… How could you forget your Parisian trip?Paul
How to get there
The Louvre: Lines 1 et 7, Palais-Royal – musée du Louvre station
The Louvre: Numbers – 21,24,27,39,48,68,69,72,81,95
- 13 million visitors a year 99%
- Incredibly detailed 80%
- Contains hidden mysteries 70%
The City museums are closed on Mondays and the National Museums are closed on Tuesdays. The museums are mainly open between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Parks and gardens:
The biggest ones open around 8:00 am and the smallest ones around 9:00 am. They close around 8:00 pm according to the season, and some parks are even open 24/24.
1.) Visit the Versailles Palace:
Home of the French kings, this stately castle is the greatest reminder of the French past and magnificence. Even though the kings have been extinct for a while, France has preserved signs of the monarchy era and attachment to its history, especially through this beautiful palace and its garden, which are just 20mn from Paris!
2.) See the top French characters:
France is as proud as Parisians are arrogant. Go to the Basilica of Saint Denis, North of Paris, in order to see where the late French main characters of the monarchy are buried. This basilica will make you see and understand the French history in less than half a day…
3.) Have fun at Disneyland!:
Home for fun and excitement, Disneyland is the place to be for kids and family. Forget the reality and focus on your family during a day. It will always be for the best!
Why it’s worth visiting
- Paris is the City of Love, the City of Light, the City of pleasure and delight.
- The Parisian attractions are so numerous you will always find the perfect thing to do in Paris.
- Because no one should miss the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame… and also the narrow Parisian streets and Paris by night.