Most people who are visiting Paris for the first time for the first time would have already made up their mind on the list of places they wish to visit. This list would include popular places like The Louvre, Notre Dame, The Eiffel Tower and other such places. But Paris has may more beautiful and elegant places that one can visit. You can wander through the city’s grand boulevards and eat at many cafes, bistros and brasseries. Also there are many shopping stops such as Louis Vuitton and Les Puces(the flea market). The many fascinating and wonderful sites of Paris are discussed here.
The Eiffel Tower
It is difficult to start off the discussion about Paris without talking about this magnificent building. It is located on Champ de Mars and was constructed by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 for the World’s Fair. It is 324 metres tall and is the tallest building in Paris. Also, this is the most popular and most visited monuments in the world. There are 3 levels in the building. You can use the stairs or lift to climb through the first two levels and you can access the third level only through the lift. There are long queues for the lift. The tickets for visiting Eiffel Tower can be purchased online and this way you can reserve a specific date and time. It is a simple process and you can buy and print the tickets in the house.
Arc de Triomphe
The construction of this arc was ordered by Napoleon I and it began in 1806. This arc was built to honour the many victories of Grande Armee. The specialty of this Arc is that every evening the flame is lit on the tomb of the unknown soldier from the Great War. There is also an exhibition nearby that portrays the history and the cultural importance of this place. If you go to the terrace of this Arc then you can get an amazing view of the city and its glorious avenues. The Arc de Triomphe will be open from April to September between 10 am and 11 pm. From October to March it will be open between 10 am and 10.30 pm.
This is one of the most beautifully decorated garden that has been around for a very long time. Before the French revolution, it was only open to the royal family but now it is open to everyone. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the beautiful evening then this is the place to be. It has sprawling green grass field and is decorated beautifully with flowers. This place is looks very natural and is filled with fresh air. Hence this is the ideal place to go for an early morning or evening walk.
Paris is definitely the most elegant and beautiful cities in the world. The beauty of Paris cannot be described in a single post. The places that are mentioned here are just a few of them and there are many more beautiful places in Paris. Exploring Paris will give you an idea about elegance and beauty.