Paris, the beautiful ‘City of Lights’ – 8 Special places to see

Arc de Triomphe

Often cited as one of the most romantic cities in the world, the French capital is full of charming highlights.

Catering to different tastes, this incredible city is packed with memorable experiences awaiting discovery.

We explore Paris and just some of what it has to offer travellers stopping by the famed ‘City of Lights’.

1. Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

One of the most popular landmarks in the city, the Arc de Triomphe has acted as a symbol of France for hundreds of years.

Famously the location where Charles de Gaulle led the liberation of France during World War II, the Tour de France has also reached its conclusion near the landmark for over forty years.

2. Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

This wrought-iron masterpiece is known throughout the world and attracts visitors from across the world.

Named after its designer Gustave Eiffel, the tower is over a staggering 300 metres tall.

Many couples take advantage of the fantastic setting and propose to their partners at this quintessential romantic location.

3. Fountains de Concorde

Fountains de Concorde

Celebrating the grandeur of the great capital city, the Fountains de Concorde looks just as pleasing both during the day and at night.

Two grand fountains influenced by Italian architecture, the fountains have been a landmark in the city since the early 1800’s.

4. Luxembourg Garden

Luxembourg Garden

Also known as Jardin du Luxembourg, we recommend visiting Luxembourg Gardens during the summer months.

A combination of French and English style gardens across over 20 hectares of land, featuring a geometric forest and large pond, these wonderfully maintained gardens are a family-friendly attraction that attract visitors year after year.

5. Montmartre

Montmartre

The atmospheric artistic quarter of Montmarte is one of Paris’ most famous.

Beautiful houses lining along cobbled streets, notable Montmarte landmarks to look out for including the former homes of the famed artist Vincent Van Gogh, the iconic cabaret club Moulin Rouge and one of the city’s oldest vineyards.

6. River Seine

River Seine

Following the River Seine through Paris can lead to unexpected discoveries. We recommend taking a boat tour along the river and depart wherever catches your eye for a spot of exploration or a bite to eat.

Bookworms be warned! There are ranges of booksellers along the riverside that will peak your interest.

7. The Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum

The renowned Louvre Museum is one of the largest art museum and one of the planet’s most famous tourist attractions.

A key architectural feature, The Louvre’s famous pyramid is one of the museum’s more recent additions.

Set in the main courtyard, the main pyramid stands between two smaller ones.

Clad in glass, the pyramid sparkles in the sunshine during the day and is often beautifully lit to magnificent effect at night.

During a wander around the exhibition space, The Louvre presents a vast collection of art, including the Mona Lisa, for visitors to admire during their wander around the exhibition space.

8. Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Once the main residence of French royalty, the impressive Palace of Versailles is one the world’s most beloved historic landmarks.

Just over 10 miles outside the city limits, the palace is a must-visit for travellers.

On arrival, you will be greeted by amazing complex of different buildings with beautifully kept gardens, found to the rear, home to striking water features.

Exploring the estate, stunning highlights found inside range from the chandelier-lit Hall of Mirrors, the King & Queen’s Grand Apartments and the Royal Opera House.

Palace of Versailles Gardens

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