5 Places to Visit in Paris
If you’re in a bit of a rush and need top 5 recommended places to visit in Paris then you’ve come to the right place! On our 10 country tour, it was tough squeezing in the best places in just one visit, especially a major European city like Paris but Flixbus made it pretty convenient. Fortunately, we were able to visit all 5 places in 1 day just on foot, but obviously if you rent a bike or scooter it will be even easier to get around.
The sheer volume of art, fashion, and culture we experienced on our short visit were unforgettable. There’s no way you’ll get to do it all – museum-touring, shopping, cemetery-perusing, district-exploring, opera-attending – so plan your own itinerary accordingly and enjoy as many attractions as possible but on your own terms.
This Parisian icon dates back to the 10th century and is located in the Seine river. Renowned as one of the best Gothic masterpieces in the world, with its intricate designs and abundant history, make sure to check it out!
2) Louvre Museum
The Palais du Louvre, better known now as the Louvre Museum, used to be a residence for Royalty 300 years ago. In 1793 this became home to some of the worlds most priceless pieces of art like the Mona Lisa. Open daily except on Tuesdays.
3) Arc de Triomphe
Napoleon Bonaparte ordered the creation of this monument as a symbol of French power to commemorate the victory of the Battle of Austerlitz in 1806. Located on Avenue des Champs-Elysées which is known to be one of the most beautiful avenues in the whole world. If you can beat the crowd, you can get a picture standing where the road intersects.
4) The Pantheon
The Pantheon is located in the Latin Quarter in Paris and was originally constructed as a church but now serves as a mausoleum where distinguished French citizens are buried in its necropolis. This list includes people like Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Émile Zola, Jean Moulin, Louis Braille, Jean Jaurès and Soufflot, its architect
5) The Eiffel Tower
This 325 meters high tower is the emblem of Paris and was built in 1889 and was considered the tallest building in the world until 1930. This is an absolute must see if it’s your first time to Paris. If you want to dine in the Eiffel Tower make sure to create a reservation a couple months in advance.
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It was not only a very affordable and nice place to stay but getting to the local attractions was pretty easy also. We cabbed to the Eiffel Tower and then walked to the 5 places to visit in Paris listed above. We then took the rail system home from the Pantheon, it was pretty much a circular route, shaped like a square.
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5 Places to Visit in Paris
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