- Apr 21, 2019
- 2 min read
What To See in Paris
I visited Paris back in 2016 during the Euro 2016 tournament and the architecture, historical sites, and its unique history make the city vibrant. If you plan on visiting Paris anytime soon, below are the must see attractions:
Click the link to check out my video on my own tour of Paris: https://youtu.be/JBtD1ZihVHc
Located in the 7th Arrondissement, it was completed in 1889. The 324m high iron tower is one the world’s most famous landmarks. It’s named after its designer Gustave Eiffel. You must visit the Eiffel Tower twice, once during the day and once at night. The tower will be illuminated once the suns goes down and will sparkle for about 5-10 minutes, you can NOT miss this.
If you want to tour the tower, you’ll need to purchase tickets. Go to https://www.toureiffel.paris/en
Located in the 1st Arrondissement, it opened in 1793 and considered one of the oldest and biggest museum in the world. The museum contains the most famous collection ever, The Mona Lisa portrait. Check out the museum at night, it’s illuminated and looks spectacular.
Plan your visit by going to https://www.louvre.fr/en
Notre-Dame de Paris
Located in the 4th Arrondissement, Notre-Dame de Paris, meaning “Our Lady of Paris”, is a medieval gothic cathedral that took almost 200 years to build. The cathedral is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation. On April 15th, a massive fire caused serious damage causing the spire and the roof to collapse. According to the French President Emmanuel Macron, the Notre-Dame would be restored in 5 years.
Located in the 18th Arrondissement, Sacré-Cœur Basilica is Roman Catholic church dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It’s the 2nd most visited monument in Paris and stands at the summit of Montmartre, the highest point of the city. The views of the city are spectacular.
Plan your visit by going to http://www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com/english/
Arc de Triomphe
Commissioned by Emperor Napoleon, The Arc de Triomphe stands at the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, also known as the “Place de l’Étoile”. The Arc de Triomphe honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
Parc des Princes
Located in the 16th Arrondissement, Parc des Princes is the home of Paris Saint-Germain(PSG), one of Europe’s top football clubs. If you’re around during their season, you must check it out! I visited during the Euro 2016 tournament and the atmosphere was great.