Top 5 things to do in Paris
Paris is the capital of France and known as the city of love, it is one of the most desirable holiday location across the globe. With so many interesting things to do there, this article has done the impossible and narrowed it down to just 5 things to do in Paris.
1. The Louvre
The Louvre museum is one of the most significant in the world and is arguably the pièce de résistance of French culture. It holds thousands of classic and modern masterpieces for visitors to view.
2. The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower can not, and should not be ignored. It stands proudly in the centre of Paris looking down on everything below it. It is a wrought-iron lattice tower, named after Gustave Eiffel, whose company planned and constructed the tower.
3. Arc de Triomphe
Inscribed with the names of Napoleon’s victories and stunningly decorated with borders of battle images. Napoleon ordered its the Arc de Triomphe's construction in 1809, although it was not completed until 1836 due to the collapsing Napoleonic Empire. It was built as a victorious symbol for French troops returning from battle to celebrate.
4. Notre Dame
Thought of as one on the best examples of French Gothic architecture in Paris is the Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame. It features pioneering use of the rib vault and flying buttress and contains gigantic church bells and one of the world’s largest organs. It was built in roughly 1200 by Maurice de Sully. Jean de Chelles constructed the north arm and began building the south arm by 1950, which was eventually completed by Jean de Montreuil.
5. Les Invalides
Les Invalides is a complex of buildings containing museums and monuments related to the French army. It is a masterpiece of classical French architecture, with a remarkable design and overpowering grandeur. Constructed by, Louis the 14th it was originally intended as a hospital for wounded soldiers, a function it still holds today.
There are so many fantastic things you can do in this ancient city. These are just some exemples of excursions in Paris you could take. But if you see any of these top 5 destinations you surely won’t be disappointed.