When it comes to one of the most beautiful places in France, Paris is the city that everyone thinks of. This is the capital city of France and is one of Europe’s major centres for fashion, music, painting, science and finance.
When one visits Paris, there are many places one would want to go. But the top choices of the tourists include Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées, Louvre Museum, Buttes Chaumont Park and Père Lachaise cemetery.
When it comes to Paris, Eiffel Tower is the beacon of Paris. It is located on Champ de Mars. It was Gustave Eiffel’s company who had designed and built the tower as an entrance to the 1889’s World Fair.
It is a global cultural icon and a very renowned structure in the world. It has a height of 1063 ft and therefore the tallest structure in Paris, France. The tower is segregated into three parts where there are restaurants on the first and the second levels of the building there are tickets available to purchase in order to use the elevator to get to the top of the building.
It is the second most visited place in France right after the Notre-Dame-de-Paris. It is open every day from 9.30 AM-11 PM
Prices – The tickets cost 8€ for children, 14.5€ for people between 14-24 years of age, 17€ for people above 24.
Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile which translates to the Triumphant Arc of Star is a very famous monument of France that stands at the western end of Champs-Élysées. This is a very prominent French symbol of power and was built on the order of Napoleon Bonaparte in the commemoration of the victory in Battle of Austerlitz in 1806. This magnificent structure overlooks Paris and especially Avenue des Champs-Elysées which is considered to be the most beautiful avenue ever.
Champs-Elysées has the biggest gathering of French and international brands which makes it a great place for shopping. It is open every day from 10 in the morning to 10.30 at night.
Prices – The entrance tickets cost 12€ full price.
Louvre museum is any art historians’ dream since it is the biggest art museum in the world. It is a central landmark for Paris and is located on the right bank of the river Seine. It has over thousands of artwork from the Romantic period to the ancient Egypt. It is symbol of history for France. It contains paintings from the Renaissance period and several art pieces of André-Charles Boulle.
It remains open every day from 9am-6pm, except on Tuesdays.
Price: The entrance fee for people living under European Union and who are below 26 years of age is free and for everyone else on the first Sunday of each month from October to March. The full ticket price is 15€.
Buttes Chaumont Park
This is one of the largest parks in Paris and is located in the northeast part of the city. This park gives you some of the most beautiful view in the city particularly of Montmartre. The park’s most prominent feature is the Temple de la Sibylle.
It is open every day from 7 in the morning until 10 at night during summers and during winters it is open till 8 at night.
Prices – There is no entrance fee.
Père Lachaise Cemetery
Formerly known as cimetière de l’Est is the largest cemetery in Paris and is one of the famous cemeteries in the world. It is famous for being the first garden cemetery in the world. Many celebrities like Jim Morrison, Eugène Delacroix, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Molière and many others rest here.
It is open every day from 8.30 am-5pm.
Price – The entrance fee is free.
Have a fun and memorable trip by visiting these beacons of Paris. You will be able to get cheap flight tickets if you book two to three months prior to your travel date.