The city of Paris is described as being big, but not too big. As with many vacations or trips, planning beforehand will save you a lot of hassle and headaches. There are many Paris attractions to experience in the city, so doing your homework before arrival is the key.
The most notable paris attractions are the world famous Eiffel Tower, The Louvre art museum and the Notre Dame in Paris. There are many other Paris attractions, but these three have the reputation of being the most famous.
Construction of the Eiffel Tower began in 1887 and was completed in 1889. The Eiffel Tower held the world record for height from 1889 to 1930. It was originally constructed as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair, since 1889, it has become the most recognised landmark in France.
There are three levels in the Eiffel Tower that are accessible by the general public and tourists. The first two levels house restaurants and are accessible by ascending over 300 steps or by boarding an elevator. The third level is only accessible by an elevator. The highest point accessible to the general public is roughly 276m from the ground.
Another Paris attraction is known as The Louvre art museum. The museum first opened in 1793 with an exhibit of 537 paintings. Its collection grew under the rules of Napoleon, Louis XVII and Charles X. During the Second French Empire, the collection increased by an astounding 20,000 pieces.
In current times, the collection of the museum is divided into eight categories. These categories include Sculpture, Egyptian Antiquities, Gree, Near Eastern Antiquities, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Decorative Arts, Islamic Art, Paintings, Prints and Drawings.
Furthering our list of Paris attractions is the Notre Dame in Paris. Construction on Notre Dame commenced in 1163 and was completed in 1345. The Notre Dame has come to be known as an example of French Gothic architecture.
The Cathedra Treasury is known to house some of the most impressive relics in the world. These relics include a piece of the true cross and one of the holy nails used in the crucifixion of Christ. In the 1790s, during the radical phase of the French Revolution, Notre Dame suffered acts of desecration.
Other Paris attractions include numerous museums, tallying at more than 150 museums! A variety of Paris attractions includes places to shop and places to experience genuine French cuisine.
It has been said that if cities had genders, Paris would be a woman. Paris attractions are renowned for their cultural influence. It is a city in which everyone should visit at least once in their lives.