Paris is one of the most vibrant cities of the world and has numerous activities to do. It is difficult to choose the thing that needs to be done in priority with all of the must see hotspots in Paris. If you are visiting Paris for the very first time and intend to visit all of the famous spots, then there is no need to worry. If you intend to visit the most popular five places, then the list is as followed…
The Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower is considered the representation of Paris. If you visit the Eiffel Tower but don’t capture any picture there, then it is regarded as the absolute desecration. The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel, on purpose to increase the magnitude of the world exhibition of 1889. This tower is 325 meters or 1066 feet high. Before 1930, until the construction of the Chrysler Building built in New York City, it was considered the world’s tallest building. Now it is second priority of visitors to France, right after the Notre-Dame-de-Paris cathedral. By having a bird’s eye view of France from this height, you won’t be disappointed by the sight of Paris and the Champ de Mars!
An additional advantage is that Eiffel Tower owes its restaurant to enjoy the meal at several heights, but you need to book your table several months in advance.
Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées
To celebrate the victory of the Battle of Austerlitz in 1806, Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées was ordered by Napoleon Bonaparte to be built. Today in its first sight, it memorizes the world’s first wars along with the courageous soldiers. It is considered the most beautiful place in this world as it shows the whole of Paris from its astonishing height. The most significant French and international brands are also available here, so it is also a spot for shopping.
Château de Versailles
Château de Versailles is a symbol of French kingship, the Sun King Louis XIV as well as his descendants Louis XV and Louis XVI used to live here. It was transformed in a fabulous look by supervision of Louis XIV’s. Don’t forget to visit the Château de Versailles and also its gardens named as; the Petit Trianon, the Grand Trianon, and the Hameau de la Reine!
For a long time of 300 years, the royal family used to live here. Since 1973 it is under the supervision of the Palais du Louvre. Louvre is the point of France compiling the whole history from Ancient Egypt to the Romantic Period. Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace or even the Venus de Milo are found in Louvre museum in classical form.
Notre-Dame-de-Paris is situated near the Ile de la Cité. It was the center of the primary focus of all the tourists before construction of Eiffel tower. It is located on the way towards the center of Victor Hugo’s novel Notre-Dame de Paris. In 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte’s was situated at this spot.