Paris is the capital and most populated city in France. It is situated on the Seine River, in the north of the country.
Paris is the home of the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre, as well as the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée National d’Art Moderne, a museum of modern and contemporary art.
Notable architectural landmarks of Paris include Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. In 2014 Paris received 22.4 million visitors, making it one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Paris is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants. Most of France’s major universities are located in Paris, as are France’s major newspapers.
The top five tourist destinations for you to visit while you enjoy your stay in Paris include:
The Musée d’Orsay is a museum on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum’s opening in 1986.
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron tower on the Champ de Mars. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticized by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world. The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building
The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is one of the world’s largest museums and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine. Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited. The Louvre is the world’s most visited museum. The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum
Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre-Dame, French for “Our Lady of Paris”, also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral is a historic Catholic cathedral. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and it is among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world.
The Luxembourg Gardens was created beginning in 1612 by Marie de’ Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France, for a new residence she constructed, the Luxembourg Palace. The garden today is owned by the French Senate, which meets in the Palace. It covers 23 hectares and is known for its lawns, tree-lined promenades, flowerbeds, the model sailboats and for the picturesque Medici Fountain.
Top 3 tips to more enjoyable sightseeing
#1 Good shoes
You’ll be doing a lot of walking each day and to ensure that you are able to see all of the Paris sights, take some comfortable shoes with soft soles. You wont regret it.
#2 Big breakfast
It may be very romantic to enjoy the french breakfast of coffee and croissant but this wont keep you going all day. Be sure to drink lots of water and have a hearty breakfast. I recommend finding the best greens supplement like Athletic Greens or a multi-vitamin to take daily to ensure you stay healthy during your stay.
#3 Picnic lunch
Sightseeing can be exhausting and there is no better place to take a break, relax and perhaps enjoy a picnic lunch than Luxembourg Gardens. Be sure to buy a fresh baguette and delicious cheeses to enjoy your lazy lunch.
We hope you enjoy your stay in Paris from everyone at Paris Hotels French Reservations and hope to see you back again.
Au revoir mon cheri!