Sights you must see in Paris!
Paris, "The City of Lights", is synonymous with romance. Blessed with enchanting and beautiful landscape, it is a popular tourist destination. Paris has to offer something for everyone and attracts people from all wakes of life irrespective of age, culture, milieu, gender, and nationality.
Paris is famous for its world famous landmarks, parks, museums, galleries, institutions. Nowhere will you find a galaxy of gallery in a single place. Today, it finds a place among major global cities because of its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science and the arts. Paris is one of the world’s leading business and cultural centers.
Must See Places
Paris Plage : Paris Plage has become a highly successful annual event since its inception in 2001. Every year during the month of July and August, a busy 3.5 km (2-mile) section of riverfront expressway in the city centre are shut off and turned into a giant leisure oasis. During this time cars are replaced by a flurry of deckchairs and hammocks and even an open-air swimming pool which are mainly aimed towards children features alongside the stalls selling food, drinks and ice cream.
Basilique du Sacre-coeur (The Sacred Heart Basilica) : Basilique du Sacre-Coeur is a 19th century cathedral. You can get the best view about Paris from the dome, especially at night as the lights are coming on. You can also get a full view of the church’s interior from an observation platform on the inside of the dome.
The Eiffel Tower : The Eiffel Tower is a puddle iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Built in 1889, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest building in Paris.The tower stands 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. It is the most-visited paid monument in the world.
Disneyland Paris : One-fifth the size of Paris itself, this 5,000 acre resort is located just 20 miles to the east from downtown Paris. Disneyland Paris is the paradigm of European amusement parks, despite its American roots. At the resort you can enjoy one of the excellent theme hotels and your concierge can help you select from a variety of public transportation and hotel shuttle alternative.
Ile de la Cite : The "Ile de la Cite" has an illustrious history on merit of its geographic location. It is a must-see for every visitor to the city as it houses some of the greatest landmarks including Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Conciergerie and the Sainte-Chapelle.
Ile Saint-Louis : If you want to re-live the ancient Paris, a pleasant stroll along the "Ile Saint-Louis" which has retained the charm of past centuries as well as its authenticity is enough. It is renowned for its provincial calm, magnificent mansions and quaint shops.
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