Places of interest in Paris? Or do you want to climb 700-odd stairs or travel by lift to see the stunning city panorama of Paris that has been enjoyed by over 200 million people since it opened in 1887? The iconic Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in Paris is waiting for you to visit and explore!
As one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, Paris stimulates our senses, demanding to be seen, heard, touched, tasted and smelt, it tests the superlatives with amazing architecture, incredible museums, world-class galleries, fabulous parks, great theatres, elegant boulevards, classy shops, gourmet restaurants, lively cafes and from romance along the Seine to all its stunning landscapes…Paris is the essence of all things French!
It is overwhelming to know that Paris, with a population of approx. 2.2 million has a list of landmarks that seems never ending such as Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Sacré Coeur, Panthéon, Les Invalides, Louvre, Musée d’Art Moderne, Musée d`OrsayRive Gauche, Les Halles, Quartier Latin, and many more.
However, I would suggest not to miss the Leonardo Da Vinci’s enigmatic Mona Lisa in the Louvre, those fabulous designer shops in Avenue Montaigne, Place de la Bastille – the foundation stone for the modern France, the Tuileries Garden that was created in the 16th century for a riverside palace and Luxembourg Garden, The famous Catacombs for mass tombs in underground limestone passages and the very heart of the ancient city, i.e. Île de la Citê.
When to go? Paris is at its best in springtime, even if it is sometimes a little wet. In winter Paris has all sorts of cultural events going on, while in summer the weather is warm and lazy and sometimes sizzling too.
Money saving traveling tips when in Paris:
- Places where you can shop, eat and stay without overpaying include the streets surrounding Montmartre (not the Butte, or the hilltop); the St-Michel/Sorbonne area on the Left Bank; the mazelike streets around Les Halles and the Marais in Central Paris; in Montparnasse, south of the boulevard; and the Bastille, Rĕpublique, and Belleville areas of eastern Paris.
- You may want to know that it is less expensive to eat or drink by standing at the counter than to sit at a table.
- Always ask for prix-fixe lunch menus even in Paris’s best restaurant. The prices are dramatically more affordable even though it is much more limited than regular à la carte menus.
I believe you will agree with me there is so much to see, do and enjoy in one visit, and is likely that you will need to go back next year, though Paris is expensive!
Have fun and do enjoy yourself while visiting those places of interest in Paris!