Attractions

Paris attractionsEveryone would like to go to Paris at least once during their lifetime, and we can for sure understand that. For those who of us who have already visited Paris, we already long back to this beauty of a city. And it is because of this that the city is packed with tourists at every time of the year!

In Paris you can also find some of the most famous attractions and sights of the world. Just think of the Eiffel Tower, a landmark almost everyone on plant earth knows and recognises. If you go for a walk, why not do so in Champs-Elyses, one of the most famous street in the world. And if you want some rest in a special atmosphere, why not visit the beautiful Notre-Dame church, not only famous for its beauty, but as the arena for the Victor Hugo novel “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.”

Attractions in Paris

Pompidou Centre

The Pompidou Centre was given its name in remembrance of the president with the same name. It was constructed based on the drawings of two young architects with a typical modern design, and everything pay attention to different things on this building. Exactly that is what makes it so interesting. The elevators are located outside...

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Ile-de-la-Cité

Ile-de-la-Cité is the place where it all started. On this little island which can be found in the middle of Paris the first citizens settled down, which laid the foundation for today's Paris. In 508 King Clovis I. named it the capital, even though the city only expanded to the areas outside the island around...

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Pantheon

Pantheon is the where the famous Frenchmen are buried. They started the construction of the building in 1756, at the same time Louis XV. made a promise to build a church in honor of St Genevieve if he recovered from an illness. The church was built, it was large and honorable, a real pearl in...

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Les Invalides

Les Invalides, The National Residence of the Invalids, was built in classicist style by Louis XIV. to increase his power and to build a strong army. They started the construction work in 1671 and the work lasted for four years. In 1679 they later built a church for the veterans and in 1706 the dome...

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Place de la Concorde

Concorde Square, or Place de la Concorde, is one of the nicest squares in Paris and it is the biggest. Symmetric, elegant, harmonic... what more can be said? It was the leaders of Paris who wished to express their gratitude towards Louis XV when they asked the architect Jacques-Ange Gabriel to make a plan for...

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Sacré-Cœur

The basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica is located on the highest point of Paris, on Montmarte. The basilica is built in neo-romano style, and it is definitely worth seeing, though you need to walk up 234 stairs to get to the top of the 130 meter high Montmarte....

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Bastille

The Bastille has been invaded and destroyed, but it still serves as an important landmark to the French people today. It was originally built as a house for Charles V., on the right side of the Seine. Only later during the reign of Louis XIII. was it turned into the national prison and a sign...

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Champs-Élysées

Champs-Elyses is one of the most famous avenues in the entire world, and it is located right in the middle of Paris. The avenue was planned in the 17th century as a part of the royal road leading from Paris to Versailles. Still today it is an attraction in itself, and everyone visiting Paris should...

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Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous attractions in Paris. It was raised on the order of Napoleon in 1806 as a monument in honour of his army. The Arc de Triomphe was only finished in 1836, and has since then turned into one of the main landmarks of Paris. A giant...

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Eiffel Tower

Who hasn't heard of the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Even the person who claims to know nothing about Paris, will recognise the Eiffel Tower easily. The tower is raised above the embankment of the Seine, and it gives its visitors a stunning view over entire Paris. The construction was made for the World's Fair in...

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Notre-Dame

Notre-Dame is for sure on the most beautiful Gothic style buildings in all of France. The church was built for more than 157 years, and was finished in 1320. During the French revolution the church as almost completely destroyed, but has since then been restored back to almost original design again. The cathedral is one...

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