Top 10 Reasons To Visit Paris
I've tried to pick my top 10 reasons to visit Paris below. It's not been easy, but here we go - not in any
1) The Buildings and Monuments
Paris has some beautiful and historic buildings and monuments. Here are some that you must see (click on the
links to get more information and see a photograph):
The Eiffel Tower - the most famous of all, and one of the most iconic
constructions in the World.
The Arc de Triomphe, at the end of the Champs Elysees.
Arc de Triomphe
Notre Dame Cathedral, the most visited attraction, which dates back to 1163.
The Sacre Coeur Basilica, located high above the City in Montmartre.
The Louvre Museum, which contains the Mona Lisa and many other works of
2) The Food and Wine
Sample the many delicious cheeses, bread, patisserie, pates, the great French wines, the gourmet restaurants, as
well as paying a visit to the Champagne Region, which is just a day trip away.
3) The Shopping and Fashion
Go for the Sales, visit the great department stores Lafayette and Printemps, stroll along the Champs Elysees, or
visit the annual fashion shows.
4) The Culture
Visit The Louvre to see the Mona Lisa and so much more.
Admire the art at the Musée d'Orsay, Musée Picasso, the modern art at the Pompidou Centre, and Monet's famous
"Nymphéas" (Water Lilies) at Musée de l'Orangerie.
See Rodin's wonderful sculptures at the Musée Rodin, including the famous "The Thinker."
5) The Theme Parks
Great days out for the children (actually for the whole family) at Disneyland® Paris and Parc Asterix.
6) The History
There is so much so much history to see in Paris. Just selecting 3 favourites, I suggest the following:
Notre Dame, the great Gothic Cathedral, built in the 12th and 13th centuries.
La Conciergerie, famous as the prison, where so many were held before execution at the guillotine during the French
Revolution in the 1790s. Here you can see Marie Antoinette's prison cell, which was converted into a chapel in her
The Palace of Versailles, the royal castle and hub of French political power for a century, after King Louis
moved there in 1682. This is a little outside Paris, but only a short journey, and well worth a visit.
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