6 Places to Look When Traveling to Paris


Paris – France is bestowed with many fine names such as ‘capital of flowers’, ‘capital of fashion’, ‘capital of light’ or ‘daughter of the river Seine’. Of course visitors must find these destinations to understand the beauty of the girl …

The great Eiffel Tower is an artistic symbol of the Paris in particular and France in general. Situated in the Champ de Mars square, next to the Seine in Paris. At the time of its construction in 1889, the tower was the tallest building in the world and the title remained until 1930.

Completed in 1889, 1,056 feet high is the world’s most famous construction, with the top of the tower at the bottom of the tower at 10 stories high. There are two restaurants Altitude 95 (1st floor) and Le Jules Verne (2nd floor), with a view of 40 miles farther across Paris.

If you take the stairs, you do not have to wait in queue but it will take a long time so visitors may buy tickets to the elevator to climb the top.

However, the fare will increase with the number of floors you want to visit. The tower is named after the designer Gustave Eiffel, and one of the world’s leading tourist destination, attracting more than 5.5 million visitors per year. Guests can watch the tower from a distance while strolling on the river Seine is drifting.

2. Champs-Elysees

It is the main artery of Paris and also the venue of the town’s market.

This road is 1,800 meters long, 120 meters wide, with 10 lanes. The two sides of the road is a place to show off the luxury of Paris with the big banks, theaters, fashion shops, hypermarkets as well as the playground of the elite.

On the large sidewalk of the Champs-Elysees, Parisians often come to relax and eat. In the distance, the monument “Column of July” commemorates the victims of the 1830 revolution made of marble 47 meters high.

Photo : Paulick Report

3. Triumphal Arch

Located right at the Carrousel Square, 49 meters high, 45 meters wide and 22 meters deep, the Arc de Triomphe began construction in 1808 and lasted throughout Napoleon’s rule, known as the Arc of the Millennium.

On the walls of the Arc de Triomphe there are names of the 386 generals who followed Napoleon’s expedition, underneath were the unknown generals and a lighted lantern lit by night and a group of standing guards. Guests can climb or take the elevator to the top for panoramic views of Paris.

4. Notre Dame Cathedral

The church has entered the literature of humanity through the work of the same name “Notre – Dame de Paris” by French writer Vitor Hugo. The architecture of the large cathedral in Hanoi is modeled after the Notre Dame Cathedral. Guests can climb up to the church to see the panoramic view of the Seine River.

5. Louvre Palace

Located on the northern bank of the River Seine, which was the palace of the French kings, from 1793 was transformed into the National Museum of Fine Arts, which today is the famous art treasures in the world. The palace has an area of ​​180,000 square kilometers, which holds more than 400,000 works of fine art but only displays a small part for people to admire.

The two main power stations are two sub-works, in the middle is Carousel Square. The east side of the palace is a long corridor with a large pillars, this architecture is magnificent.

In the palace there are 225 galleries divided into Roman and Greek art rooms, modern sculpture rooms and Renaissance works, paintings of the era including “Mona Lisa “by Leonardo da Vinci, two immortal statues”Goddess Venus”and “Goddess of Victory”of Greece are considered as three great precious masterpieces of mankind.

6. Sacred Heart Temple

Basilique du Sacré Coeur, also called the Sacred Heart Cathedral, was built between 1876 and 1914 in a beautiful Roman-Byzantine style. Thanks to its location on the hill of Montmartre, 273 feet and is the second highest point of Paris after the Eiffel Tower.

It is no coincidence that Paris is called the “Capital of Light” because when the sun goes out, the city is dressed in a new, extremely attractive coat.

All the sights in the city are shimmering in romantic illusion. At night, the scene here as it blends with people, on the Eiffel Tower it has more than 20,000 lamps glitter which is so magnificent.

The strong light helps you to feel the scenery become more relaxed so that you can spend the whole seven seine riverside with your lover.

Perhaps Paris is not only the capital of light but also the city of dreams.


About Dawn Richard

In addition to writing for NextColumn, Dawn Richard contributes to other publications including Sensiblereason and Natural News. He studied Computer Science and Journalism at Boston University, and also worked in BBC as well as in the public sectors.

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