A Travel Guide to Paris
There is beauty and history in every street corner of Paris, which is why most first-time visitors find it absolutely difficult to choose where to begin exploring this extraordinary city. There is a long list of monuments, museums and other attractions that can be enjoyed in Paris. The best approach is to pick the top three attractions to begin with and then to move forward from there.
It will take a lifetime for anyone to know the in and out of the Louvre. It is the most diverse and largest collection of decorative objects, sculptures and paintings that were created before the 20th century. The Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa are two of the most viewed pieces of art there. Apart from the objects within the palace, the architecture of the palace itself testifies to the rich history of the city, starting from the mediaeval times to the present day. Due to the unique and magnificent architecture of the palace, many Hollywood movies have made it a part of their plot.
A trip to Paris cannot be completed without visiting this magnificent gothic Cathedral. It is one of the most visited cathedrals of Europe. It has dramatic spires, towers, statuary and stained glasses that will surely stun the visitor. This was mediaeval Paris's heartbeat and took more than a hundred years to be completed. Only when visitors climb the North tower and enjoy the beautiful view of the city do they realize why this Cathedral is one of the top attractions of Paris.
The Eiffel Tower is the most photographed attraction of Paris. Since the tower was built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel, more than 200 million visitors have enjoyed it, and today it would be impossible to think of Paris without it. Soon after the tower was created, it was largely unwelcome by the Parisians, who in fact nearly tore it down. The tower represents a contemporary and elegant Paris. No visit to Paris can be completed without visiting the Eiffel Tower.
Other important attractions in Paris include Musée d'Orsay, The Sorbonne and the Latin Quarter, Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées, Centre Georges Pompidou and the "Beaubourg" Neighborhood, Sacre Coeur and Montmartre, Boat Tour of the Seine River and Père Lachaise Cemetery.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation in Paris ranging from apartments overlooking the Seine to large villas on the outskirts of Paris.