Whether you refer to it as the “city of lights” or “city of love,” Paris remains one of the most scenic cities in the world. Paris has a long history of arts, culture, and architecture. Some of the world’s top landmarks are located within the capital of France. With more than twenty must-see destinations, we’ve rounded our list down to the top-three spots to check out when in Paris:
Of course, the Eiffel Tower is the number one attraction in the city of Paris. Constructed as a temporary monument in preparation for the World’s Fair in 1889, the tower still stands today. Originally, citizens did not think much of the tower, but its allure has grown incredibly in the past century. For tourists, there are many options when visiting the tower. Patrons can walk or ride the elevator as high up the structure as they wish. Low admission prices make this the best destination in the scenic city.
Notre Dame de Paris
There is nothing more historic than this 10th century cathedral. The intricate details of Notre Dame are hard to keep track of. Visitors are encouraged to do their research and get as close to the cathedral as possible to check out all of the designs and details. You are allowed to make the trek up the building’s staircase to enjoy one of the best nighttime views of the city as well. With more than 10 million yearly visitors, Notre Dame remains one of the popular attractions in Paris.
If the year 1889 rings a bell, it’s because both the Eiffel Tower and Moulin Rouge officially opened its doors. Since then, Rouge has been at the center of the city’s entertainment district. The appeal of Rouge has only grown over the years as it has been the subject of many shows and movies. Today, Moulin Rouge is still considered the best entertainment venue in the city.