- The Eiffel Tower
Obviously. It’s one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Built in 1887 for the 1889 World Fair, this 325-meter tower was the tallest manmade structure in the world until 1930. With about 7 million visitors annually, it is the most visited monument in the world. What’s a trip to Paris without a touristy picture in front of the famous tower?
- Musee du Louvre
Do you know where the Mona Lisa is kept? It resides firmly inside the Musee du Louvre, one of the most famous art museums in the world. The museum is packed with masterpieces at every turn. You can spend hours exploring the museum and still not have enough time to see every beautiful work of art on display here.
- The Palace of Versailles
One of the most beautiful and opulent palaces in the world, the Versailles is a symbol of the ostentatious and decadent lifestyle of the French monarchy. Its garden is so beautiful that it is like a piece of paradise on earth. Your trip to Paris will not be complete without a visit to the Palace of Versailles.
- The Catacombs of Paris
This is a medieval underground burial complex where six million human skeletons are stacked neatly along endless corridors. If you are not one to be frightened by the dark and haunting sight, then the Catacombs of Paris is one place that you must not miss.
- Notre Dame Cathedral
Situated in the heart of Paris, the Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most iconic landmarks of the city. With its looming ceilings and beautiful stained-glass windows, it is also one of the most beautiful and impressive places to visit.
Also worthy of a visit are:
The Paris Pantheon
The Paris Pantheon is a strikingly beautiful building in the Latin quarter of Paris. Originally a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, it is now a secular mausoleum and the final resting place of distinguished French citizens. This magnificent building is one of the best in Paris.
Crypte Archelologique Paris
Lying directly below the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Crypte Archeologique is a relic from France’s Roman past. If you like to see Roman ruins, then you will find it a very interesting and educational place to visit.
Pere Lachaise Cemetery
If you think a cemetery is not the best of places to visit when in Paris, then the Pere Lachaise Cemetery will help you see things from a new perspective. The cemetery is the final resting place of many famous French and foreign figures, including Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison.
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