Important places to visit in Paris include Eiffel Tower, La Conciergerie, Musee d’Orsay, Musee du Louvre, Sacre-Coeur, Sainte-Chapelle, Arc de Triomphe, Bohemian Paris, Hotel de Ville, Musee Picasso, Notre Dame de Paris, Musee Rodin, Atelier Brancusi and Atelier Brancusi.
Gustave Eiffel had constructed this remarkable tower in the year 1889 for the World Exhibition. Its weight is about 7000 tons. You need to arrive early to prevent standing in long queues.
It played a vital role in the French revolt in the 18th century. Initially it was part of the Royal Palace. It is situated close to the Seine on Ile de la Cite. It was converted into a prison in the 14th century. La Conciergerie had derived its name from concierge, the superintendent of the palace. You should not miss Salle des Gens d’Armes and Marie Antoinette’s cell during your visit to Paris.
Musee du Louvre
Philippe-Auguste had established this fortress in the 13th century. It had undergone changes in the subsequent years during the rule of several French kings. It was opened for public in the year 1793. It is the biggest museum in the world. It spans between rue de Rivoli and Seine. You can find greatest collections such as furniture, antiquities, drawings, paintings and coins from across the world.
Several people gather around the sculpture of Venus de Milo and the two ladies. You won’t be able to completely see all the collections even after staying for few years. It has several entrances.
You can find Byzantine style architecture at Sacre-Coeur’s basilica. The construction began in the year 1875. It was sanctified in the year 1919. Its interior has beautiful mosaics.
Arc de Triomphe
Napoleon had commissioned this arch in the year 1806. It has an altitude of 164 meters. It is the largest triumphal arch across the world. It is situated at the western side of Champs-Elysees. You can reach this place through an underground passage. You can reach its top through an elevator. A small museum at the top narrates its history. Enjoy stunning view of Paris from its terrace.