Paris is one of the ultimate tourist destinations in the world, brimming with historic locations so that it can be hard taking it all in on a single trip. We have anticipated your confusion the next time you will be in the city, and compiled a bucket list containing a handful of things you really should not miss seeing or doing. Follow this list, and you will surely enjoy the true sense and feel of the French culture.
The Mona Lisa at The Louvre
You would want to visit the Louvre simply because it is the most iconic establishment in Paris after the Eiffel Tower. You can view the famous pyramid façade, which was a setting for The Da Vinci Code enhancing the appeal of the place beyond its roots in art. Here is where you can see world-famous Mona Lisa done by Leonardo Da Vinci, as well as the Renaissance masterpieces decorating its walls. You get free entry with the Paris Pass.
A striking landmark of the gothic style, Notre Dame’s began construction in 1160. Today, it has chapels, naves and towers making up one of the most impressive cathedrals in the world. A visit to Paris would be left lacking if you didn’t visit this cathedral at least once. Set against the Seine, it offers a challenge of climbing 422 steps up the tower for a beautiful view of the city.
This is comes second among the busiest metro systems in the world, right after the one in Moscow. The Métro is one of the symbolic features of Paris, with interlinking underground passages in the Art Nouveau style. A Paris Visite Pass can get you in and lets you enjoy comfortable travel through the underside of the city. In addition, you get great reception on your cell phone, so you are never cut off from the outside.
The Harrods of Paris, Galeries Lafayette is an upscale French department store situated on Boulevard Haussmann. If you are looking for luxury items, this place will not disappoint. It even gives a 10% discount if you use the Paris Pass. Evening is the best time to visit, when the lights are turned on and the place is illuminated to brilliance.
Palace of Versailles
Well known as one of the most grandiose castles in the world, the Palace de Versailles is one of the must-sees on your trip to the city. It has around 2,143 windows, 1,252 fireplaces, and 67 staircases, forming one of the best examples of 18th century French architecture.