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  • “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” These are the words of Thomas Jefferson, and they resonate with the reality to their fullest. Paris is easily the most visited city in the world. It receives 45 million travellers every year from around the world, making it the most popular tourist destination in the world.

    Right from the 17th century, Paris has been one of the biggest and most populated cities in Europe and has been a major centre of finance, commerce, fashion, science and art for the continent. It hides in its folds thousands of years of history and is in fact so big, that it will take you a lifetime to explore it all. And that is why Ernest Hemingway called people who lived their youth in Paris ‘Lucky’.

    Talking about places to visit in Paris, there are many renowned names that come to mind like Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge, Lido and many more. Throughout the year you will see the innumerable amount of travellers, especially couples, flocking to tourist places of Paris, rightfully handing it the title of the most beautiful and romantic city in the world. And irrespective of how many times you visit this city, you will only end up falling in love with the city even more. Once you visit Paris, you will realize that it always lives up to all the hype created around it.

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Paris:

  • 01Best Places to Visit in Paris

    Best Places to Visit in Paris
    1. Eiffel Tower- Made as a celebratory monument for completion of 100 years of the French revolution and named after its architect Gustave Eiffel, this tower is the beautiful and iconic poster boy for the city of Paris throughout the world.

    2. Arc de Triomphe- The Arc De Triomphe was made to honour the ones who fought for France, especially in the Napoleonic wars; the insides and the top is engraved with names and the vault has the tomb of the Unkown Soldier from WW1

    3. Moulin Rouge- The French cabaret (modern can-can) which is now a world-renowned art icon, the original Moulin Rouge was made in the same year as Eiffel Tower, but was burned down in the year 1915 and reopened in 1921

    4.  Musee d'Orsay- The French museum based inside the Gare d’Orsay railway station on the bank of river Seine, it showcases paintings, sculptures, pictures and furniture made between the years 1848 and 1914 by French artists like Monet, Renoir, Manet and others.

    5. Disneyland Paris- The Parisian chapter of the world’s most famous chain of theme parks, it is the most visited theme park of Europe; based in an area of 4800 acres, it has two theme parks, many resorts and several other entertainment areas.

    6. The Opéra Garnier Grand Hall- The main hall of Palais Garnier, this 154m long, 13m wide and 18m high grand foyer has its roof lined with painted murals that depict the history of music, and is a must of places to visit in Paris

    7. Musee Rodin- The museum which is divided into two parts across Paris is dedicated to the famous sculptor Auguste Rodin and his works; it has one part in the Hotel Biron and the second one is in Rodin’s old home.

    8. Seine River- Called the heart of Paris, this 777km long river is where most of Paris’s water comes from and is an important commercial waterway; all the landmarks around it are recognized as located on the ‘left’ or ‘right’ bank of Seine

    9. The Louvre Palace- It is the old royal palace on the right bank of the Seine, which was initially built as a fortress, and is not a single building. It was destroyed, rebuilt and expanded during a period of more than 300 years

    10. Île de la Cité Island- It is one of the two remaining natural islands of the Seine and a part of Paris; it is the very centre of Paris and the spot where the original Parisi tribes founded this beautiful city that we know.

    11. Musée Jacquemart-André- It is a privately owned museum in the 8th arrondissement of Paris and is based inside the mansion like the residence of Édouard André and Nélie Jacquemart and showcases the art they collected over their lifetime.

    12. Le Manoir de Paris- It is Paris’s first walk-through, the interactive haunted house where more than 30 artists bring to life the history of Paris in one of the older ceramic workshops. It is a must visit of tourist places in Paris for the haunting thrill.

    13. Louis Vuitton Foundation- The art museum owned by the LVMH group and its subsidiaries to promote art and culture, which falls in line with their initiatives of providing support to contemporary arts and artists is one of the places to visit in Paris.

    14. Luxembourg Palace- Built as the royal palace in the 17th century, it was first transformed into a prison in the French revolution, and then into the present day Senate of the Republic of France, with next building as the house of Senate President.

    15. Théâtre Mogador- It is a theatre for performances in Paris at a walking distance from the Palais Garnier Opera house and caters to all the comforts of its viewers; the theatre prefers playing musicals like the Lion King and Mamma Mia.

    16. Musée de l'Armée- Erected as a disabled soldiers’ home and hospital in 1905, this building now serves as the Army museum of France. It also is famous for being the home of the tomb of Napoleon.

    17. Le Marais Paris- Paris’s ancient district with a huge architectural importance, the lanes here give you the exact feel as people of medieval Paris had while walking here; visit here for an unforgettable experience of shopping and nightlife.

    18. Les Invalides- A collection of buildings in the 7th district of Paris, which contains many museums and monuments, all of which are related to the history of the French military, alongside a hospital and a veteran retirement home

    19. Sacré-Cœur Church- Built at the top of Butte Montmarte, this roman style basilica holds great importance in Christianity. Also, from the top of this church at a height 130m, you can get a beautiful 60-degree view of the city

    20. Pont Alexandre III Bridge- Built on the river Seine, it’s one of the most elegant and classy bridges of all time and the most beautiful river crossing in the world; it connects Les Invalides, on the Left Bank with Champs-Élysées on the Right Bank.

    21. Place de la Concorde- Paris’s largest square located at the end of Champs-Elysées, it is famous for the Egyptian Luxor obelisk, which sits in the square; it is also famous for being the execution spot of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette during the French Revolution

    22. Jardin du Luxembourg Garden- The garden spread in an area of 23 hectares and a part of Luxembourg Palace, it is well-known for the lawns, walkways, model sailboats, and the stunning Medici Fountain; constructed by Marie de' Medici, widow of Henry IV

    23. Musee de l'Orangerie Gallery- This museum showcases many of impressionist and post-impressionist works, but is most famous for being home to Monet’s famous ‘Water lilies’, which are still displayed as per the instructions he gave, in 2 oval rooms, the view surrounding the viewers

    24. Notre-Dame Cathedral- The name translates into ‘Our Lady of Paris’, this church is widely agreed to be one of the finest French Gothic Architectural monuments; it is one of the largest and widely known churches in France and the world.

    25. Montmartre Paris- It is a large hill in the 18th district of Paris, and has a height of about 130m. It is more commonly known for being the spot of Sacré-Cœur basilica and a mesmerizing view of the city.
  • 02Best Dining Experiences in Paris

    Best Dining Experiences in Paris
    26. Pur' - Jean-François Rouquette- This high-end restaurant by well-known chef Jean-François Rouquette is the perfect example in Paris for French cuisine; set in an enchanting environment with an open kitchen, this place has even earned the highly prestigious Michelin Star for its innovative food.

    27. The five- Situated in the Quartier Latin of Paris near the Luxembourg Gardens, this hotel is well connected with the rest of the city and is a great place to start your tour of this romantic abode

    28. Smile the restaurant-

    29. Ze Kitchen Galerie- This is a restaurant opened and owned by chef William Ledeuil, who is famous for his love for Asia and his respect for the French, an amalgamation of which you can clearly see in the food here.

    30. Epicurus-

    31. Fringe Coffee Shop- This café located in the trendiest of neighbourhoods of Paris, based on the theme of a photo gallery, is not just famous for its coffee, but also for all the artsy pieces that form its interior decor

    32. The good excuse restaurant- The owner here claims that he opened this restaurant in his own image, and you can see that in his handpicked and seasonal selection of cuisines that this place has to offer, made with materials bought from local vendors.

    33. Sacred flower- This traditional restaurant located at the very base of Montmarte is a fan favourite for its French cuisine, which they ensure is made from all the quality products, freshly picked from the produce

    34. The Westin Paris – Vendôme- The largest hotel of the city at the time it was built, this building occupies an entire block in Paris’s 1st district, which makes it a great spot to stay, shop and witness the beauty around.

    35. Ladurée Royale- The signature French bakery in Paris, Ladurée has never known to stay behind anyone. With their classic light blue and gold color combination and their world-renowned confectionery, it is the best place in the world to enjoy Ladurée Macrons

    36. Bus Burger- How about a 75-minute bus tour of the most romantic city in the world, with some delicious Hamburgers, and all of it set in a 70’s American diner theme. That is what bus burger is all about.

    37. La Fine Mousse Bar- One of the city’s best-stocked beer bars, this place has on offer over 150 varieties of beer, on both, the taps and bottles. It provides French craft beer, Belgian and German brews and many lesser-known but worthy beers.

    38. Café Marly- This café with a stunning contemporary setting is a must of the places to visit in Paris because of the breathtaking view of the Louvre pyramid along with its indulgent setting and a uniquely innovative menu

    39. Experimental Cocktail Club- Something out of the ordinary, this joint in Paris is known for their innovation of the usual cocktails and is one of the best tourist places in Paris for the tourists as well as for the locals

    40. Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris- Situated just a few meters away from Arc De Triomphe, this 30s hotel boasts of 149 rooms, 3 presidential suites, their own art gallery, a private collection and a Concierge. It is a must of places to visit in Paris.
  • 03Best Places for Shopping in Paris

    Best Places for Shopping in Paris
    41. Louvre and Tuileries District- Apart from being the home to Louvre Museum, this is where most of the beautiful portrayal of Paris has been documented by movies and photographs; one of the best of places to visit in Paris

    42. Boulevard Haussmann and the Grands Boulevards- Two of the best of ‘Boulevards’ of Paris, these are famous for having been their consistent self throughout the history and are a brilliant spot to shop for some of the best Parisian elements like fashion, perfumes and art

    43. The Marais- It is the historic district of Paris and bears many of the traits to prove the same. It is the best place to go for high-fashion, vintage stores, antiques and fine art galleries, cosmetics and perfumeries

    44. St-Germain-des-Prés- The most classic Paris neighbourhood, filled to the brim with some of the best cafes, art galleries, boutiques and museums, this place is best known for chic classic design, books, and home furnishings

    45. Les Halles and Rue de Rivoli- Two of the best fashion and shopping areas of Paris; Les Halles was formerly a huge market area converted into a mall and a cluster of subway stations, and Rue De Rivoli is a street of the Rue De Rivoli

    46. Galeries Lafayette- It is Paris’s most distinguished and highly sought after fashion destination, with its magnificent glass and steel cupola at a height of 43m, making it easily recognizable from the entire city; it has brands like Givenchy, Burberry, Chanel, Bulgari etc

    47. Carrousel du Louvre- Located near the prestigious Louvre and Place du Carrousel, this underground mall of Paris houses the most prestigious brands and French art stores, with the renowned skylight of the inverted pyramid, which played an important role in The Da Vinci Code

    48. Beaugrenelle Mall- At just a 10 minutes’ walk from Eiffel Tower and near river Seine is the biggest mall in the inner city. It is a perfect mix of a department store and shopping mall with an area of a whopping 45,000 m2

    49. Bercy Village- A French village like area in the middle of Paris, it is a great area for shopping brands and French art, and has a good number of bars and restaurants to pass time at; it also has its own historical significance

    50. La Dernière Goutte Wine Shop- Been in the business of collecting and presenting wines from small producers from the country for 20 years, their speciality are champagnes from Rhone valley; they also organize free wine tastings on Saturdays

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