Visiting Paris

Inside info

A must see in Paris is the Eiffel Tower, the city’s tallest building. Located on the Champ de Mars, this iron lattice tower has become a global icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. Being on top of the Eiffel Tower will provide you with a 360-degree panorama over Paris. With over 6 million people visiting every year, it is usually crowded. Therefore try to visit in the morning or after 6 PM to avoid waiting too long. But the queue is really worth it!Another must see while visiting Paris is the Notre Dame Cathedral which is known worldwide. This masterpiece of Gothic architecture is the symbolic heart of the city that stands on the Eastern half of the Île de la Cité. Take a walk around the entire cathedral and walk up the 387 steps to the top of the cathedral’s towers. This can be exhausting but you won’t regret it as you will be amazed by the fantastic views on top of the towers. Visit the cathedral early in the morning to enjoy the sun! One of the best ways to discover the city is to take an open Double Decker Bus Tour. This will drive you by just about all of the major sites not to be missed in Paris, such as Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe and many other sites. You can either buy a one or two day pass and hop on or off as you wish. Try to do it on weekdays or in the morning at the weekends to avoid the crowds!Why not check out the Musée d’Orsay? You will find an incomparable collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. This is a place not be missed even if you are not an art lover. Some of the most famous paintings in the world are kept in the Musée d’Orsay so give yourself some time to explore the three floors of amazing sculptures and paintings from Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and so many more. Amazing!

Travel review

On our trip to the City of Lights, we completely fell in love with this romantic city. We had never been there before but almost everything worth seeing is situated within the Boulevard Périphérique –the Ring Road- so it was pretty easy to see the main attractions. We took a sunset river cruise on the Seine and this was absolutely amazing! Really romantic as the sun was setting over the Eiffel Tower and all the other sites of Paris! There were dinner cruises available but we chose the cheapest one and we were really satisfied with that!We also took a bus tour to discover the city and all of its beautiful monuments. Then we walked down the city’s most famous avenue (the Champs Elysees) to the Arc de Triomphe! Paris has it all and had always been on top of our must-see list! We weren’t disappointed at all, our week was actually even better than we were expecting!

Did you know ?

The Eiffel Tower is 320 metres high and weighs 7000 tonnes. It has 1710 steps. This iron icon was built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 for a World Fair to demonstrate that iron could be as strong as stone. This also marked the 100 year celebration of the French Revolution.

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Paris is the capital and largest city of France with a population of approximately 2,230,000. Its metropolitan area has one of the highest populations in Europe with more than 12 million inhabitants. The city is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Paris’ most famous landmarks include the 12th century cathedral, Notre Dame de Paris, the Arc de Triomphe and the 19th century Eiffel Tower. The city’s climate is an oceanic one like much of Western Europe and can be described as mild and moderately wet. Summer temperatures vary between 15°C and 25°C and in winter, temperatures generally remain above freezing at around 7°C.