Located on the river Seine, Paris is the most glamorous capital in Europe, hosting some of the world’s most sumptuous designers such as: Christian Dior, Guerlain, Yves Saint-Laurent, Chanel and many more. Paris is not famous just for its magnificent fashion culture, but also for the amazing food, having the second highest number of Michelin-restaurants in the world. Known to be the most romantic city in Europe, Paris is also overflowing with its fabulous artistic and cultural landmarks.
I believe that we all agree that the Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular attractions when it comes to Paris. Being almost a cliché among the travellers all over the world, going to Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower is like not going to Paris at all. The best part about this is that even if you don’t want to see it, you will most probably do, as the Tower is 300 metres tall.
With its gigantic red windmill sitting on top of its structure, Moulin Rouge, once the most disputed and controversial venues in Paris, is now a significant landmark for tourists all over Europe. Moulin Rouge, formerly known as a brothel is now a cabaret, home to talented dancers who have over 100 performances every night in this vibrant place. Visitors are more than welcome to enjoy the glamorous atmosphere and the gorgeous dances performed by the ladies.
Napoleon’s Triumphal Arch, Arc de Triomphe is located in the heart of Place Charles de Gaulle, exactly at the end of the Champs Elysees. The Arch is a symbol for Napoleon’s victorious battles and it is considered one of the most emblematic monuments in Paris. For those who are willing to climb 234 steps to the observation deck, at the top, there is an amazing view that can’t be missed by anyone who visits this gorgeous city.
Situate in the city centre, the Louvre Museum is the most important museum in Paris and definitely one of the greatest museums in the world. The museum houses 1 million works of art, among which the notorious Mona Lisa. Louvre has three wings: Sully, Richelieu and Denon, where visitors can see on display a breathtaking range of art works varying from Greek Collections to tapestries, furniture and even Napoleon’s luxurious apartments abundantly decorated.
The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most important historical monuments in Paris. With its magnificent Gallery of Kings, the majestic Cathedral is visited by millions of people every year and it is a national symbol and pride.
Even though these are the most important landmarks in Paris, one cannot leave this stunning city without having a walk on the glamorous Champs Elysees Avenue, a visit to the sublime Versailles Palace, the imposing Sacré-Coeur basilica, the beautiful Jardin du Luxembourg, which is one of the most famous parks in Paris, with its extremely picturesque landscapes and incredibly wonderful fountains.
Also, keep in mind that Paris is a highly cultural city with a lot of fascinating events, festivals and performances, so make sure you check the cultural schedule as soon as you get there!