Paris is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Known as ‘The City of Love’, it’s no surprise how this city got its nickname. Enjoy a picnic in one of the beautiful gardens, dine under the stars on a rooftop terrace or toast to the future with a glass of Champagne in one of the many bars.
If you’re time in Paris is short, these are our go-to places to visit when you’re in the City of Love!
The beautiful white-domed Sacre-Coeur, also known as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, is the perfect place to start your Parisian city break. Set in the artistic neighbourhood of Montmartre, this stunning church is positioned atop the hill overlooking the city. Visitors can climb the 300 steps to reach the top of the dome for a fantastic viewpoint.
As one of the world’s most famous avenues, the Champs Elysees attracts millions of tourists each year. It’s home to luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton and Cartier, Michelin-star restaurants, exclusive nightclubs and cafes serving France’s infamous macarons. The Champs Elysees is a shopper’s paradise, even if you’re only window shopping!
Arc de Triomphe
Surrounded by 12 radiating avenues, including the famous Champs Elysees, is the incredible Arc de Triomphe. The biggest arch in the world allows visitors to venture to the top for breath-taking views over the city.
The world’s largest art museum, the Louvre is one of Paris’s most popular landmarks. Visitors enter the museum through the iconic glass pyramid. Once inside, there are thousands of artwork displays including one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous masterpieces, the Mona Lisa.
The Sainte Chapelle is a fine example of French Gothic architecture at its best. With a breath-taking collection of the finest glass windows in the world, visitors are left in awe as they gaze up at the 15 metre high windows. The impressive Sainte Chapelle is located a short 5-minute walk from the famous Notre-Dame.
Jardin des Plantes
A stroll through the 28 hectares of the Jardin des Plantes is the perfect way to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings. It’s the main botanical garden in France and is a national historical landmark with greenhouses, libraries, artworks and even a zoo!
The Eiffel Tower is the most famous landmark in France and one of the most recognised landmarks in the world. Split over 3 levels, visitors can enjoy; fine dining in a Michelin-star restaurant, some retail therapy and incredible 360 panoramic views of the city in the observation deck.
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