No need to be Japanese or American to be a tourist in Paris: visiting Paris for a weekend is for everyone. Even for Parisians who generally know very little about their city! 2 to 3 days of visits to Paris are enough to visit the main attractions of the French capital. It is no coincidence that Paris is the most beautiful city in the world! Come and see for yourself!
Is it necessary to present it? The Old Iron Lady is the symbol of Paris and France. Built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition, it has long been criticized. Some even demanded its dismantling because “it ruined the landscape”! Well, more than 120 years later, it is one of the most visited monuments in Paris with some 7 million visitors each year. These three floors offer a unique view of the French capital! For the most generous purses, Le Jules Verne restaurant on the second floor is one of Paname’s most exclusive restaurants with refined gourmet cuisine.
The second great monument in Paris, Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, represents the heart of the city and the history of France. It was built under the orders of Maurice de Sully in 1160, then Bishop of Paris. It took no less than 200 years to complete this architectural masterpiece. It then went through the centuries and witnessed the great events of the capital. To discover its history, push through its doors and climb to the top of its towers. Gargoyles, monster heads, rosettes… Here is a vision of an unusual Paris!
It is impossible to talk about the capital without mentioning the largest and most beautiful museum in Paris. From medieval castle to the palace of the kings of France, the Louvre Museum now houses the greatest historical heritage in France and the world with sumptuous collections ranging from Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquity to magnificent 19th century paintings. It will take you a day to see the basics! Can you decipher the enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa?
The Latin Quarter is the landmark of all students and is a true landmark. It houses the famous Sorbonne University, the Pantheon, the Lutetia Arena, the Saint Sulpice Church, the Odeon Theatre, the Great Mosque and the Luxembourg Gardens. But why would you say Latin to me? Well, Latin was the official language until the end of the 18th century. Its cobbled streets, its fountains and its café terraces… it is indeed an air of a village that blows on the 5th arrondissement of Paris.
With the Moulin Rouge, its hillock and its painters, visiting Montmartre is a bit like going back in time and living life in sepia. Its old mills, its vineyards… this old village has kept its old charm. The Sacred Heart from the top of its hill is an unmissable monument in Paris. Sit at the foot of its steps and enjoy the breathtaking view of Paris. If there is a time to choose to visit Montmartre, it is at sunset. Like a lighthouse, the Eiffel Tower lights up with a thousand lights and sweeps the capital with its laser beams. It is then time for a drink in one of the local pubs, or even why not find a good restaurant in Paris. And why not stay in the atmosphere and enter a cabaret to make the pleasure last a little longer?