Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. The city was founded around the end of the 3rd century BC by the Gauls who were called Parisii. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, music and painting. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
We had seen and heard about the magnificent of these piece of iron steel in movies, photos, paintings, news, the iconic statue of Paris. I was asking myself, why should I visit this place? I’ve seen this in the books, paintings and movies gazillion times. Regardless, I dragged my feet from Siene river, walked 2km to the feet of the world renowend architecture. At that moment, I understand why Eiffel Tower is still one of the world most popular tourist attraction. I witness the extensive detail of work for wrought iron lattice tower with my naked eyes. The tower was built in 1887, completed within two years, with the iron is used to build bridges and the Statue of Liberty. The highlight for this project that zero casulty was reported during the construction period.
You can visit the Eiffel Tower by foot, bus or cab, have some picnic time around the garden if the weather is good.
Alternatively, you can cruise along the Sein River to take a look at the other of the Eiffel Tower.
Some cruises serve along 4-course meal dinner with wine.
2. Notre-Dame Cathedral
Norte-Dame meaning "Our Lady of Paris"), also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and it is among the largest and best-known church buildings in the Catholic Church in France, and in the world. The construction of the building started in 1160 and it took 200 years to complete the masterpiece.
A 200 YEARS PROJECT!
With this in mind, the tourist crowd is nothing lesser compare to Eiffel tower. I was standing in front the historical masterpiece, looking at one of the chimera statues, wonder to myself, what’s in their mind when they were designing it? Did the design comes from pure imagination or did they see something as such?
I guess we have to salute to the Parisian creativity for such drain -spout.
When you are around this area, looking out for Shakespear and Company to rest your feet with an cuppa. This bookstore was temporary closed during World War II, and reopened not long after the war ceasefire. Out front, bookstands surround an ornate drinking fountain, erected in the 19th century to service the area's poor. Inside, there's an extensive stock of second-hand books.
Montmartre is a large hill in Paris's 18th arrondissement. It is 130 m high and gives its name to the surrounding district, part of the Right Bank in the northern section of the city. You can take a train to visit Abbesses station, the deepest station in the Paris Métro, at 36 metres below ground, it is located on the western side of the butte of Montmartre.
From the station you can take a deep breather to enjoy the walking in the footsteps of famous celebrities such as Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso, breathing the same air and inspiration, to being surrounded by beautiful, picturesque bohemian architecture.marte.
The Basilica of Sacre-Coeur is the white-domed church, which cannot be missed because it is the most iconic attraction when reaching Montmartre as it towers over the city. Even just googling about Montmartre itself will unearth hundreds of tourist photos of the monument. For the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur signified the defeat of France in the 1871 and acts as a tribute to the 58,000 lives lost.
Not to forget to visit The Moulin Rouge, known as a cabaret that was founded and built in 1889 and ever since then it has been coined the modern birthplace of can-can, which is a seductive dance that later turned into a form of entertainment.
Today, it still retains its antiquity and atmosphere as a place of entertainment for guest all over the world. This is an absolute must-see and must-go…Do not miss out on this opportunity, for there are line-ups for shows which you can go and book a reservation for and be blown off your feet. You can get discounted tickets from Klook if you plan ahead.
The Louvre, or the Louvre Museum, is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city's 1st arrondissement.
Millions of tourist visit Lourve Museum to witness on of the most emblematic portraits in the history of art. Painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century, it joined the collections of the court of France before being added to the works on display at the Louvre Museum.
5. The Champs Elysées Avenue
The Champs Elysées Avenue in Paris tops the list of the most beautiful avenues in the world. Completed in the 17th century, the city's main artery, which links the imposing Arc de Triomphe landmark to the Place de la Concorde. You can find high street shops and tourist-trap-restaurants with luxury flagship stores of brands like Louis Vuitton and Cartier .
You will find the Pierre Hermé and L’Occitane concept stores in the middle of the street, with the theme of “immersive sensory experience”. L’Occitane’s new flagship store where Hermé’s sweet treats can be savoured amid its beauty displays.
And of course, not to miss out the Parisian nightlife, that you must experience it yourself that alcohol is must everywhere you go. Most of the restaurant looks like the photo, people in this town is extremely chatty, you will heard buzzing passionate chatters across the street all night.
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