There’s many things you may like in Paris. Book stands on the street, great food, tasty wine, hot guys and love in the air. If that’s not enough here’s my TOP8 places that is a must see in this city Enjoy!
1. My numéro un in Paris is The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile.
It commemorates those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars. It’s nice, not that crowded as other spots and it leads to Grand and Petit Palais via Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
2. Sainte Chapelle.
It’s a ‘must do’ in Paris, it’s very small and at the beginning I thought I paid 8,5€ (yes, unfortunately I am too old for discounts ) just to see those walls, but then I found the stairs taking me upstairs. All of those glass windows make this chapel stunning!
What you might see there is a story about mankind, from the Creation to Christ’s Resurrection, told on 1113 scenes on 15 stained glass windows. OK, I guess that’s enough facts 😉
3. Eiffel Tower
What’s good to remember is that French people don’t like the English spelling of the Eiffel Tower. Instead they stress “e” and get something like “E-ffel”.
If you like saving money I suggest climbing till 2nd floor and then take a lift to the top. (5 € +6 €) For me and my friend it wasn’t only economic way, but we actually had fun enjoying the view from every step).
P.S. Maybe it’s hard to believe but someone told me everyone and everything look nice when Eiffel Tower is in the background. I leave it for you to judge 😉
P.S.2 There is a nice view (not amazing one though) with Eiffel on the background at Pont Alexandre III. The bridge itself is worth to see because of beautiful sculptures, it also connects the Grand and Petit Palais to the Hotel des Invalides.
4. Notre Dame
Although the queue in front my scare you, I must say it went pretty fast. Of course I am talking about that one to see the Cathedral. If you want to climb on top, there is another one on the left side, and here you might thing to get some food and drinks and make a picnic at the same time 😉
5. Montmarte district
Sacré Coeur, in other words The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city.
Once you’re in Montmarte, it’s good to see Moulin Rouge as well. And for couples I suggest taking a walk to Wall of Love. This wall was conceived by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito. “I love you” is written in around 300 different languages.
This is at least one day trip, so unfortunately I haven’t managed to get into. Well I even didn’t try to. When you plan to come back to a specific city, I believe you should always leave something else to see 😉 So now you know Paris is back on my list, I haven’t finished with it yet.
7. Luxemburg Gardens
I guess it’s a perfect place for a picnic or lunch. It’s little bit crowded but I am sure everyone can find a place to sit down and relax.
8. The Palace of Versailles
I suggest to do a one day trip, as a garden around the palace is huge. It’s nice place for a walk or a picnic with friends. It’s located in the 4th zone of Paris, accessible by train C (when you have a travel card zone 1-3, you may only need a single ticket for zone 4).