If you are considering Paris travel, you will want an itinerary of things to do while you are there. The beautiful city continually attracts people every year, and there is plenty to see and do here. If it is your first time traveling to Paris, you will no doubt want to go to all the attractions that are the most famous, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre Museum. All of these are well worth seeing, so you should definitely have them in your Paris travel plans. Grab your cheap flights to Paris on CheapOair.co.uk and then consider these popular places in Paris.
At the center of Place de L’Etoile stands the Arc de Triomphe. From this large monument extends 12 grand avenues, which includes the Champes Elysees. You can climb the Arc to get a view of each avenue from the panoramic viewing terrace. This is the best place to gaze at the wonderful geometry of the urban plan for Paris, which was designed by the Baron Georges-Eugene Hausmann. You can even see a full view of the Eifel Tower from here and still be close enough to see its amazing construction.
Maybe the most popular monument to include in any Paris travel is the Eiffel Tower. Built in 1889 but Gustave Eiffel, it is a tower made of iron lattice that was created for the World’s Fair. It stands as the tallest building in Paris and is one of the most frequented monuments in the world. There are three levels which you can go up to on this tower. You can use stairs or lifts to get to the first two, however the third level you can only reach by lifts.
Another top attraction took almost 200 years to build. Work started on the Notre Dame Cathedral in 1163 and wasn’t finished until 1345. It had fallen into disrepair and was badly damaged after going through the Revolution, but excitement for the cathedral got stirred up again when Victor Hugo wrote his famous novel, Notre-Dame de Paris. The renovations needed were made and it is now one of the most visited attractions in Paris. To visit the cathedral you won’t need any money, but if you’d like to go to the top, you will have to pay a fee. For most travelers, they agree that it is worth the price to see the view.
The gigantic Louvre Museum was originally a fort, and then a palace before becoming the great museum it is today. It is the world’s largest art museum, and lots of people regard it as the best. It is home to the Mona Lisa and the headless Winged Victory of Samothrace. It has a whopping 35,000 works of art which fill the wings of the museum that was opened in 1793. The vastness of this museum keeps you from seeing the whole thing in only a day, but the museum does sell day passes so you can literally spend a whole day at a time here, being able to leave for lunch or some fresh air and then go back into the museum.
With just these four main attractions on your Paris travel plans, your trip will be rich and full of impressive architecture and beautiful artwork in a city itself that seems to be its own work of art.
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