University of Paris

About Paris, Guide and Top Tourist Attractions
(Paris, France)

Paris is often referred to as the fabled City of Light, and it is easy to see why. It is home to numerous landmarks that cement its position as mainland Europe's most popular city among tourists. Often regarded as a high-brow city, Paris can also be bohemian in more ways than one. From high-end shopping to busker entertainment, it has something to offer all kinds of travellers.

Tourist Attractions

Paris is home to many historical structures. Perhaps the most popular is the Eiffel Tower, which is the city's colossal landmark and the symbol of France's civic pride. The tower draws in more than six million visitors yearly. Tourists usually go for observation tours in the tower's deck. There are also dining facilities in the area.

Paris is also home to a number of museums, the most famous of which is the Musee du Louvre, home to the Mona Lisa. The Louvre is often called the world's greatest museum of art. Its extensive collection is unparalleled. Not to be missed is another great museum - the Musee d'Orsay, home to Impressionist art.

The Notre Dame Cathedral (also called the Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Paris), showcases Gothic architecture at its finest. The cathedral is often regarded as the 'heart' of Paris.

Arc de Triomphe, on Les Champs Elysées is one of the most famous Parisian monuments as it is considered the French symbol of victory, built to commemorate the triumph of French troops during Napoleon's reign.

What to do in Paris

Paris can be an overwhelming city because it offers so much to do, but it need not be as intimidating - there are numerous Paris tours that offer guided sight-seeing sessions to visitors who do not know where to start.

For travellers who want a taste of everything, the 'Paris Musts' tour is popular. Such packages compress all the essential sights into a few hours, making it the ideal choice for people who will only stay in the city for a short time. These tours usually include trips to the Place de l'Opera, the Champs-Elysées , the Arc de Triumph, the Eiffel Tower, the Pont Neuf, the Luxembourg Gardens, the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, and Saint-Germain des Pres, among others. These trips usually last less then two hours.

There are also a lot of 'Paris pastry and chocolate' tours for visitors looking to sample Parisian sweets. A culinary expert usually takes the place of a tour guide to show the way to pastry shops, bakeries, and chocolate shops around the city.

Paris is also a great city to shop in. The Saint-Germain and Rue du Four is home to expensive couture. Those looking for bargains should visit the stores around the Saint Sulpice metro station.

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