MUST-SEE IN PARIS
The Eiffel Tower
Unavoidable, incredible, breath-taking Eiffel Tower…
The huge iron-lady who has recently celebrated her 125th birthday, must have become the biggest icon of Paris. The tower was originally built for the universal exhibition in 1899 and was supposed to be destroyed not long after, but very fast it became the most important monument of the capital. It is now present on many logos : the Paris FC, the Paris Saint-Germain and of course the Paris World Cup !
For more information : http://www.toureiffel.paris
The famous cathedral
How could you stay in Paris and not go to the magnificent cathedral Notre-Dame ?
The 900 year-old cathedral is famous around the world and now attracts 20 millions visitors every year. This makes it THE most visited monument in France. Located in the heart of Paris, you will not be disappointed by the neighborhood or by the breath-taking architecture.
The Montparnasse Tower
Less famous than the Eiffel Tower, The Montparnasse Tower also offers a beautiful view over ‘La Ville-Lumière’. Located between the 6th and 15th arrondissement, near the Montparnasse train station, it dominates the rue de Rennes. Another go-to place in the capital.
For more information : http://www.tourmontparnasse56.com
The Louvre Pyramid and Museum
The Louvre is the biggest centre of culture in Paris and is also the most visited museum in the entire world. It displays a collection of 450 000 masterpieces, coming from the Middle-Ages to the 19th century. It offers unique exhibits throughout the year which makes it a centre for French culture. Even if you are not an art fan, you will be amazed by the transparent metal pyramid created by the architect Ieoh Ming Pei.
For more information : http://www.louvre.fr
The Arc de Triomph
Sitting over the Place de l’Étoile and dominating the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triophe was an order from Napoléon the first to celebrate his victory in Austerlitz in 1906. From its top, you will be able to admire an incredible view over Paris, with the most beautiful avenue in the world in the foreground.
For more information : http://arc-de-triomphe.monuments-nationaux.fr
The Parc des Princes :
If you are a football fan, you can’t leave Paris without visiting the Paris Saint Germain’s arena. Even if the Qatari bought the club in 2011 and gave it an international dimension, the Parc de Princes has managed to keep its authenticity. With 48 000 seats, the stadium is the third biggest in France. It is possible to visit it during the week of the Paris World Cup, so don’t hesitate and “dream bigger” !
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The Musée d’Orsay
The musée d’orsay is a national museum in the 7th arrondissement of Paris next to the Seine. It is also the biggest collection of impressionist artworks in the entire world. Built in 1986, the museum replaced the old Orsay train station but still has the graceful appearance of the train station. By a beautiful summer day, nothing is better than a walk by a museum like this one along the Seine.
For more information : http://www.musee-orsay.fr
The musée Carnavalet
Located in the Marais neighbourhood, the Musée Carnavalet retraces the history of Paris and its inhabitants. Thousands of works, paintings and objects are presented in hundreds of rooms. You can see there all the evolutions of the city of Paris.
For more information : http://www.carnavalet.paris.fr