Without mincing words, Paris has become such a fantasy vacation spot that people all over the world now visit to do something different and have much smaller crowds to fight when doing it. Hence, do you want to visit Paris and want your visit to be interesting and remarkable? Or you are visiting the Country for the first time and looking for places to visit to make your visit astonishing? If your answer is yes, then read this as it will reveal some amazing places to visit in Paris that will make your trip unforgettable.
Place de la Concorde
The octagonal Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris at 8 hectares or 20 acres. In order to celebrate the recovery of the king after a serious illness, a large statue of King Louis XV was erected. Place de la Concorde will not take you a long time to discover as it is a quick stop along the Paris’s famous places route. This is a city that experiences momentum moments all the time according to history. You can see the Arc de Triomphe, Madeleine, Tuileries and Palais Bourbon now the Asseblee Nationale from Place de la Concorde.
There is no way you will visit Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. You will definitely see its top from all over Paris, even if you don’t want to visit this world famous structure. The tower was once the tallest structure in the world and is probably the best known landmark in Europe and most famous symbol in Paris. When the tower was completed at the end of the 19th century, it was twice as high as the Washington Monument. Held in celebration of the French Revolution of 1789, Eiffel Tower was built for the World Exhibition in 1889 and has since being a tourist attraction in Paris.
From the historical point of view, this is the square that Bastille prison was built and it was a real place of attractions as it is a place where concerts and other similar events take place on regular basis. As a matter of fact, due to many cafes, concert halls, night clubs and bars, this popular attraction is always busy at night. On the other hand, there is a popular large open air market that takes over the northern part of the park. This market opens to customers twice in a week – Thursdays as well as Sundays. This is the place for all varieties of food including bread, fresh fruits, fish, meat, cheese and even clothing. Definitely, you will get what you need when you get to this market.
The Pont Neuf Bridge
The Pont Neuf Bridge is without doubt the oldest existing bridge across the Seine River via the Ile de la Cite in Paris. When you travel to Paris; you pretty much have to visit Pont Neuf. As a matter of fact, where it is located is where you will pass to see all the most famous and amazing places in Paris. Pont Neuf is filled with traffic and shops and it is frequently referred to as the hub of Paris life. It is a great spot to snap some beautiful pictures and the oldest bridge in the history of the city.
Chateau de Malmaison
Located about 15 km from Paris, the Chateau de Malmaison was the country home of Napoleon and Joseohine Bonaparte as it was acquired by them in 1799. This is the place where you will see the company of exotic animals including ostriches, black swans, antelopes and zebras, courtesy of the Josephine. Chateau de Malmaison is one of the most famous grand houses in Paris. This iconic property containing impressive collections and deep sense of history built around the renowned footsteps that graced its halls is located on the outskirts of the city.
Tour Montparnasse aka Tour Maine-Montparnasse or Montparnasse Tower is a modern tourist attraction in Paris that has attracted both hate and love for the reason that it is a skyscraper in Paris. This tower has a total of 59 floors in addition to 6 underground floors. The 56th floor is the Panoramic floor giving you an amazing view over the city of Paris of the many monuments in Paris and it is accessible to tourists from everywhere around the world. One great thing is that there is additionally a Visitor Centre on the floor that features permanent exhibition of 185 photos achieved of Paris.
Les Catacombes de Paris
Catacombes de Paris or Catacombs of Paris is an underground ossuary that is located south of the former city gate – Barrière d’Enfer in Paris, France. This underground cemetery that was commissioned some centuries ago became a tourist attraction on a small scale from the early 19th century and has been opened to the public on a regular basis from 1874. For those who are interested in a more morbid outlook off the historic city, the twisting tunnels of the catacombs under Paris are an interesting tourist opportunity.
On a final note, if you are a citizen of a country under the Visa Waiver program and you are traveling to the United States, it is imperative for you to apply for ESTA – Electronic System for Travel Authorization.
Originally posted 2013-09-13 11:39:36.