The Splendors of Paris for Tourists

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Paris, the capital and the largest city of France is a cosmopolitan city with a blend of multicultural and multiethnic heritage. The best time for visiting the city is winter when you can feel the real vibrant air of the city without the distraction of many tourists, but don’t forget to pack a warm coat!

However, summers are the best time if you want to experience a jam-packed city full of the tourist hum. Paris is warm during that time; averaging 25oC and although rainfall is low an unexpected shower can put a downer on the day.

Due to the high number of visitors in summers, you will find most of the hotels are booked early or are very expensive. Hence, it is a good option to search online for booking in advance to avoid getting into a hassle.

The city is loaded with splendid museums, art collections, churches, and cathedrals. This is why it takes the top spot on a tourist’s ‘places to be visited’ list. The number of its worth seeing sites is never-ending but here are a list of my top places.

 

The Louvre Museum

The Louvre museum has the biggest and most historic collection of paintings. It contains around 35,000 art collections, including Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpieces “The Mona Lisa” and “Madonna of the rocks”. It is the most visited place in the whole of Paris and you really need to spend at least two days to do justice to the tremendous collections of art works.

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The Eiffel Tower

When we think of Paris the first thing that comes to our mind is the famous wonder of the world, the Eiffel Tower. The building was built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889. Its 984 feet high and more than 6 million visitors climb it every year to enjoy the amazing panoramic views of Paris. At the top, there are numerous signs pointing towards some of the famous cities of the world.

 

Pompidou Centre

This place contains a huge public library, national museum of art with a collection of 2,000 pieces of artwork and a research center for music. The Beaubourg Plaza is located directly opposite the Pompidou centre and is a hub of entertainment with various underground artists and performers continuously drawing tourist’s attention.

 

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral is an awe-inspiring cathedral, which took 100 years to be built and finally got completed in 1345. It was made at the site of the first ever Christian Church of Paris and is thought to be as the most exquisite gothic architecture of France. The cathedral contains many places worth visiting amongst which are the West Rose Window; a beautiful window with a 10-meter diameter, the Galerie des Chimères with its historic gargoyles and the Kings Gallery with 28 statues of Israel and Judah kings.

 

Sacré Coeur Basilica

It means the Basilica of the sacred heart in English. This Roman Catholic Church was built in 19th century on butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city, in honor of 58,000 soldiers who died in the Franco -Prussian war of 1871. Innumerable visitors climb till the summit of the Sacre Coeur Basilica’s dome for a scenic view of Paris.

 

Amongst other popular sites, Versailles is another awe-inspiring palace. You may need to grab a train from Paris to visit it. It was built by Louis XIV in the seventeenth century. The exquisite gardens are given such a neat and delicate touch that you will literally prove to be a jaw dropping and eye popping view for you. Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees are great places to visit. They are particularly stupendous at night when you can take a memorable walk down the Champs Elysees.

So if you want to make your next holiday an experience to remember, then make sure you book your hotels early and be sure you get a great deal on the flights to Paris

By Chris James – enjoying many amazing and different cultural experiences from all around the world and writing all about them.

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