Have you ever dreamed of living a once-in-a-lifetime love story in the most romantic city in the entire world? Paris is known as one of the most unforgettable cities where lovers find each other.
Certainly, Paris is a wonderful city with lots of remarkable places to visit. Either you find love or a mesmerizing landscape, without any doubt, the city of love has plenty of places where you can sense the feeling of falling in love at first sight.
Many epic movies and series as “From Paris with Love”, “Midnight in Paris” or the exotic “Moulin Rouge” and one of the most recent promoted by Netflix in 2020, “Emily in Paris”. Truly, inside the city, there are plenty of places where you can fall in love all over again. That’s why today, we present you with the top 10 places that you can’t miss in Paris.
10. Orsay Museum
The Orsay Museum is located in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. It holds mainly French art, with the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, featuring painters like Renoir, Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Cézanne among others. ‘The Starry Night’ painting of Van Gogh attracts the largest crowds of all.
9. Luxembourg Garden
Believe it or not, the Luxembourg Garden is the most popular park in Paris. It holds some majestic and towering chestnut trees, an expansive pool where you can enjoy a stunning landscape among lush flowers, and gorgeous statues.
8. Pont Alexandre III
Pont Alexandre III is one of the many famous bridges in Paris and is the setting of Maison Lavaux’s perfume commercial. Built between 1896 and 1900 and is watched over by four notable statues of Greek Gods. Walking through this bridge leads you to the famous Champs-Élysées where you can see the Arc de Triomphe.
7. The Panthéon
The Panthéon, located in the Sorbonne quarter, is where many famous French figures are buried. This list includes the likes of Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Pierre and Marie Curie; so you know there’s nothing but the creme of the crop in there.
6. Canal Saint-Martin
Canal Saint-Martin is a beautiful and captivating three-mile-long walk through a canal located in the 10th arrondissement and is lined with bars, cafes, and restaurants. You can take a scenic boat tour to see all the sights of the arrondissement.
5. Versailles Palace
The Versailles Palace was the principal royal residence of France from 1682 until the start of the French Revolution in 1789. It was a hunting lodging, then a small château, after becoming the palace that is known for nowadays. The king moved with his entire royal court and government in 1682 when the palace became large enough. With more than 700 rooms, Versailles is one of the largest palaces in the world. Famous for its royal occupants from King Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette, the glittering Hall of Mirrors.
4. Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral, meaning Our Lady in Paris, is a medieval Catholic cathedral, which was consecrated to the Virgin Mary and considered one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture. It suffered a devastating fire in 2019 so you can no longer go inside to admire this unforgettable structure. Famous for all the closeup views of gargoyles, paintings, and spectacular stained-glass windows.
3. The Arc De Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle. This monument honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars; beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. You can climb the stairs to the observation deck at the top for 360-degree views of Paris and you are able to see its daily re-lighting every evening at 6:30 pm.
2. The Louvre Museum
The Louvre Museum is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris and is best known for being the Mona Lisa’s home. In 2019, it was named the most visited museum in the world. This museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, with approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to nowadays.
1. Eiffel Tower
Of course, the one and only Eiffel Tower or locally known as the “La dame de fer” or Iron Lady. Made by a French civil engineer named Gustave Eiffel. It was constructed from 1887 to 1889, and it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.