Paris is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There are countless things to see, do and of course, eat. I recently stopped into Paris for a short three days and managed to squeeze in as much sight seeing and indulgence as possible. I’ll let the pictures do all the talking on this post…
Must sees in Paris:
-Eiffel Tower, both in daylight and at nighttime. The Tower will light up at sun-down and every 15 minutes will be illuminated further by a menagerie of twinkling lights from top to bottom.
-Le Louvre Museum, even without paying the 15 euros to go inside (which is 100% worth it if you have the time) the Louvre is a sight to see from the outside. Take a stroll though the gardens and visit the infamous glass pyramids in the main courtyard and entrance.
-Palace of Versailles. Hop on the train and make a day out of exploring the grandeur of the Palace and its endless gardens. The best time to visit the Palace is during spring and summer moths when the gardens are in full bloom, but if you find yourself in Paris in fall or winter, don’t skip this must see spot (the crowds will be far more manageable).
-Galeries Lafayette, any shopaholics dream. If you have brandname taste and a bank account to match, this mall is a must. Multiple levels of the top brands in woks of fashion inhibit this beautiful building featuring a stained glass dome ceiling. Even if you are limited to window shopping, the architecture of the mall itself is worth a stop in.
-Montmartre hill and Sacre-Coeur. Located in the northern section of the city Montmartre is a hill top 130 meters high, the highest point in the city giving panoramic views in every direction. At the top of the hill is the Sacre-Coeur Basilica, a Roman-Catholic church constructed in the late 1800s to early 1900s.
-Notre Dame. The infamous cathedral is considered one of the finest examples of of French Gothic architecture in the city. Construction began in 1163 and continued to 1345 with numerous restorations since. The cathedral sports unparalleled stained glass windows and naturalistic statues that can be seen both inside and out. Entry is free.
-Arc de Triomf and the Champs Elysees. The Arc stands at the top of the most well-known street in all of Paris. The Champs Elysees, lined with shops and restaurants is a must see stop in the heart of the city. Be sure to stop in at Laduree for some of the tastiest macaroons you will ever eat, I recommend pistachio.
I have hardly even scrapped the surface of must go places in Paris with this list, but these are some of my favorites that I go see time and time again in the wonderful city of love.