Paris Vacations & Travel Packages!
The French capital city of Paris consistently ranks among top five tourist destinations in the world. A part of that reason is its reputation as a romantic destination and another part could be due to its architectural marvels. Visitors admire the city for the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, but it is also the charm of the city's scenic boulevards and romantic ambience that turns into an unforgettable experience.
Places of Interest in Paris
When people say, "Paris, Je t'aime", (French: Paris, I love you) they usually say it in front of this monumental and historical piece of French identity. Eiffel Tower was constructed in 1889 AD as a centinneal mark of French Revolution by Gustave Eiffel and little did he know that one day this marvel of mechanical engineering would graduate to become one of the most photographed structures in the world. Eiffel Tower is more than a thousand feet high and offers an unforgettable panoramic view of Paris that becomes even more stunning after the evening. You may also dine in two posh restaurants in this iconic megastructure, or taste the most exquisite of champagnes in a bar here.
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedral of Our Lady)
Welcome to the exquisiteness of Gothic architecture in Paris- Notre Dame de Paris (that means Our Lady of Paris). Constructed in 1345 AD, it wows the visitors with its facade, symmetrical structure and its rose windows. The cathedral further impresses you with its seven hundred years old wood carvings that depict Christ's life.
Musee du Louvre (Museum of Louvre)
Musee du Louvre or the Museum of Louvre is quite literally the most famous and incomparable of all art museums across the world. It has an extensive range of 30000 masterpieces, central to which are the enigmatic Mona Lisa (by da Vinci) and the Wedding Feast (by Veronese). There are other noted paintings of French, German, Flemish, and Dutch paintings from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Louvre Museum also has a number of Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquities, some of them even date back to 2nd century BC.
Champs-Elysees (Elysian FIelds)
If there is a tourist destination in France that deserves perfect ten for its glory and grandeur, it's Champs-Elysées (or Elysian Fields). It is a 1.9 kilometres long and 70 metres (230 ft) wide boulevard that has theatres, cafés and luxury shops. It is one the most beautiful places that one would ever come to visit in Paris and had got its name after someone thought that he must have reached the heavens. Champs-Elysées draws a straight line from the Louvre Museum and touches all the state offices and tourist attractions of the city.