There are over 7 million people who visit Paris every year.”The City of Lights” , “The City of Romance”,”The Culinary Capital of the World” all these are just names Paris, France is known by. Paris is the most amazing city to visit as there are so many phenomenal things to see.
The most Prominent landmark in Paris would have to be the Eiffel Tower. It looks attractive at night when the lights are lit up and gives it the ‘golden colour’ that looks too beautiful!
The Eiffel Tower took two years to build; it was finished on March 31, 1889. The Eiffel Tower was originally built for the world exhibition in 1889, but today it is used as a radio transmission tower and a tourist attraction. The Eiffel Tower is named after Gustave Eiffel, the main contractor and architect.
Arc De Triomphe and Versailles
The Arc De Triomphe and Versailles are some of Paris’ other famous landmarks. Arc De Triomphe which in english means “Triumphal arch” is a 164 ft. arch. This arch honors all the soliders who fought for France, particularly during Napoleon Bonaparte’s reign.
Under the Arch lies the Tomb of an Unknown Soldier, which honors all of France’s soldiers of have never been identified. Beside the Tomb is the Flame of Remembrance, which is rekindled every morning at 6:30 am.
Versailles is one of the most extravagant buildings in the world. It is a humongous palace with over 700 rooms, 67 staircases, 2000 windows, and 1250 fireplaces. The whole property is 19,262 acres.
Louvre and Musee de L’Air et de L’espace
There are tons of museums in Paris. Some of the well known ones are the Louvre and Musee de L’Air et de L’espace. The Louvre was originally a royal palace but became a museum in 1793. Outside the museum is a substantial glass pyramid. Inside there are heaps exhibits including artifacts from Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci is also displayed there.
Musee de L’Air et de L’espace is France’s museum of air and space. Some of the exhibits include air force combat planes the 50’s, the Ariane missiles, and two concords. It was established in 1919 making it the world’s oldest aeronautics museum.
Le Cinq Resturant
Paris is the culinary capital of the world and is known worldwide for its gourmet cuisine Some of the best places to eat in Paris include Le Cinq, Taillevent, Restruant Pierre Gagnaire, and L’Astrance. Le Cinq serves classic and contemporary dishes. Restruant Pierre Gagnaire is famous for their innovative dishes that will please both your eyes and your taste buds. L’Astrance is well known in the culinary world for their surprise menu. The chef, Pascal Barbot, cooks meals for his guests according their preferences.
In conclusion visiting Paris, France truly a memorable experience. Paris one of the most beautiful cities in the world you can visit. Thereare so many phenomenal things to see and do you will never get bored.