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Must-see places in Paris

 

Paris is so packed with things to see and do that you may actually miss the best bits if you aren’t careful. To make things a little simpler, we’ve put together some real must-sees (apart from the Eiffel Tower) to take in when you’re in the City of Light.


1. THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE

The Arc de Triomphe has some of the finest views over Paris, from the Champs Elysées toward the Louvre, over the Place de la Concorde and La Grande Arche de la Défense. Walk to the very top for the best view of all.


2. CHAMPS-ELYSEES

Stroll down this never ending avenue, boarded with chestnut trees and beautiful flower beds. The Champs Elysses is known as the most famous avenue in the world with its fantastic cinemas, cafes and shops.  


3. FOLIE BERGERE

Of, course, when in Paris one has to visit the Folie Bergere, established in 1869, and one of Paris’s most legendary theatres featuring stars such as the legendary Josephine Baker.


4. VERSAILLES  PALACE

This stunning historic Palace with its beautiful architecture and gardens, is steeped in history as well as opulence  and  is located a short distance in South West of Paris.  It’s perfect for a day trip when staying in the capital.


5. LUXEMBOURG PALACE AND GARDENS

The Luxembourg Palace and Gardens is the second largest public park in Paris.  The garden contains just over a hundred historical statues, monuments and fountains scattered throughout the grounds.


6. The POMPIDOU CENTRE

The Pompidou Centre is more than a museum it is one of the world’s most important museums of modern art, containing treasures from such masters as Manet, Monet, Dali ,and Picasso.


7. SACRE-COUEUR

This majestic building is located on top of the Montmartre Hill which is in the 18th arrondissement, north of central Paris. Sacre Coeuer is best known for its many resident artists who have been making it their home since1880.


8. RIVER SEINE

For a real fun day why not take a trip down Paris’s famous river and enjoy a relaxing boat trip along the beautiful banks?


9. MONTMARTRE TRAIN


If you like trains do take a trip on The Montmartre "petit train". It winds around the narrow cobbled stone streets – giving you wonderful views of the lovely old Montmartre neighbourhood.


10. LOUVRE MUSEUM

 

Originally a royal palace, the Louvre became a public museum at the end of the 18th century, and it is now where you will see some of the most famous works of art by artists such as Michelangelo and of course Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.