A city brimming with culture, style, and romance, Paris draws millions of tourists every year – all searching for the best places to visit and usually fighting against a tight schedule at the same time. These people who plan to travel, but still don’t know exactly where to go in Paris, find it hard to narrow down their list of key spots that need to be visited. The list of places to visit in Paris includes the obvious Eiffel Tower, but there’s much more to see!
So if you’re planning to visit this romantic city and want to make the most of your trip, then this selection of the top places to visit in Paris could be just the thing for you.
Belleville street art
Belleville’s rue Dénoyez sports Paris’ most dazzling street art. Everything on the short street, from rubbish bins and flowerpots to lamp posts and window shutters, is covered from head to toe in colorful art. Artist workshops line the street where local kids kick footballs around and street art ‘happenings’ break out on sultry summer nights.
The Eiffel Tower
Who can imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower? Watch it glow with different colors of light during the night time and see why it is considered as a place to see when visiting the city of Paris. Its ascent is a must to enjoy the magnificent view of the french capital.
The Palais Garnier
The magnificent edifice dedicated to the art of ballet stands at the end of Avenue de L’opera and dominates the square of the eponymous name. Gilded sculptures on the roof of the Opéra Garnier will dazzle you with their beauty on a bright day as well as night when the Opera House is richly illuminated.
Jardin des Tuileries
The gardens, which separate the Louvre from the Place de la Concorde, are a cultural walking place for Parisians and tourists where Maillol statues stand alongside those of Rodin or Giacometti. The gardens’ two ponds are perfect for relaxation. The Musée de l’Orangerie, where visitors can admire the works of Monet, is located southwest of Tuileries.
Notre Dame Cathedral
Trips to Paris will never be complete without visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral which features architectural designs that date back to the 12th century. It is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in France and Europe. True design inspiration!
Located on the left bank of the Seine river, Panthéon captivates you with its spectacular dome seen from all parts of Paris. It was built by Louis XV in honor of St. Genevieve as an expression of happiness on his recovery from a serious illness. Completed in 1790 Panthéon first served as a church, now as mausoleum; houses the graves of important French people (eg. Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Alexander Dumas, Emil Zola and others).
Pont Alexandre III
The Pont Alexandre III is a deck arch bridge that spans the Seine in Paris. The bridge is widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in the city. It is classified as a French Monument Historique.
Rue Crémieux, the most colorful street in Paris
There is a street in Paris that is all about color and how sweet life can be. Its name is Rue Crémieux, and its inhabitants would surely prefer that we not reveal it to you because it is a little corner of paradise. This charming street is located in the 12th arrondissement, between Rue de Lyon and Rue de Bercy. It is a little street, 144 meters long, that is pedestrianized and cobblestoned and gives visitors the impression that they have left Paris behind. There are no Haussmann style buildings here, only unquestionably charming little houses. Their particularity is that the façades are mainly in gentle pastel colors.
If you want a little more adventure while you are in Paris, you should definitely visit the Sacré-Cœur, which is basilica that is located at the highest point of the city of Paris. It was completed in 1919 and honors the French victims of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870.
The Louvre Museum
Considered to be the most visited art museum in the world, one must not forget the Louvre Museum as a destination to be in Paris. It serves as the home of many artworks of the pre 20th-century era. The place has a lot of history in itself so visiting it would also mean traveling back in time.