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Sightseeing in Paris

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Sightseeing in Paris

 

Paris, also fondly referred to as The City of Lights, is one of the world's most intriguing locations. This urban metropolis is one of the world's biggest economic and cultural hubs. Sightseeing in Paris is therefore a must for any tourist. From museums, cathedrals, towers and amusement parks, Paris has something for everyone.

 

While sightseeing in Paris, one has to start with the Eiffel Tower. This landmark is considered an architectural giant due to its intricate but stately design and towers over the city at over 300 meters. This nod to architecture and contemporary art is a must-see; its legendary status has made it the ultimate symbol of France. Even Thomas Edison, one of the most iconic American inventors of all time applauded this specimen of modern design.

 

Another nod to architectural genius is The Louvre, one of the world's largest museums. This museum is best recognized by the glass pyramid that stands at its front. This pyramid offers a resplendence to the museum by projecting a prism of ethereal light at night. The Louvre receives over 8 million visitors annually. It is replete with art and historical pieces that date back to prehistoric times and include the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Part of the prized items on display are art pieces that were acquired by Napoleon during the French Revolution!

 

Lovers of culture and history will be equally amazed by the Notre Dame, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Arc de Triomphe. The Arc is particularly of great interest as it is a monument that was erected in honor of the soldiers who fought for France and her independence. This monument has been graced by former U.S. President J. F. Kennedy, among other world dignitaries. As such, it is a must-see while sightseeing in Paris.

 

Sightseeing is usually complemented with cuisine. Paris is home to some of the most famous foods like croissants and baguettes and the Champs-Élysées is truly a salute to Parisian cuisine, fashion and cinema. It is the longest avenue in the city and is considered one of the most beautiful streets in the world, especially due to the greenery lining both sides of the street and the design of its specialty stores.

 

For the young at heart, Disneyland awaits. This fabled theme park honors the legendary Walt Disney characters and is the most visited theme park in Europe. Further afield is the Parc Astérix, a theme park  dedicated to the comics of Astérix and Obelix.

 

Sightseeing in Paris is worthwhile because it has so much more to offer. Culture, art, history, beauty and fun!