5. SACRE COEUR (SACRED HEART)
The Sacre-Coeur Basilica is a Roman Catholic Church and is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ. It is located on top of Montmartre, which is the highest point in the city. The building was designed by Paul Abadie. The construction started in 1875 and it finished in 1914. It has beautiful, lush green grounds in front it. People usually sit there and have a nice little picnic. The Church is absolutely a vision from the inside too and it offers a beautiful view of the city. There is a merry-go-round at the bottom for your kids too.
4. ARC DE TRIOMPHE
This is one of the most famous monuments in Paris and is located at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle. It honors the soldiers who fought and died during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The names of all the French victories and generals are inscribed on the inner and outer surfaces of the structure. It is around 50 meters tall. The construction of the arc started on the 15th August in 1806 and it completed around thirty years later on the 29th July 1836. The architectural style is Neoclassicism.
3. NOTRE DAME
It is a Gothic, Roman Catholic Cathedral. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic Architecture. It suffered damages during the French Revolution in the 1790s. The cathedral was later repaired. It is in a perfect condition and a sight to behold. The construction started in 1163 and it was completed in 1345. It stands 69 meters with two towers. You just stand in front of it and wonder how it was built. Such amazing symmetry, it blows your mind. It is absolutely beautiful from the inside as well. You should visit the place at night; oh it’s so beautiful.
2. MUSEE DU LOUVRE
This is one of the world’s largest museums. It is definitely the most visited museums in the world. It contains nearly 35,000 objects from the pre-historic era to the nineteenth century. They are displayed over an area of 60,600 square meters. The museum is in the Louvre Palace. It used to be a fortress that was built in the twelfth century under Philip II. If you go to the basement of the Museum, you will be able to see the remains of the fortress. The museum is house to the original Mona Lisa. It costs 10 Euros to enter and it is worth it. I recently visited. Know that you might not be able to explore the museum in a day.
1. EIFFEL TOWER
This one does not need any introduction; the famous place atop which Tom Cruise proposed to Katie Holmes. It is located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was built as an entrance arch to the World’s Fair in 1889. It is one of the most famous structures of the world and is the tallest building in Paris. It stands around 320 meters high; that’s almost the same as 81-storey building. The tower has three levels for visitors. The construction started in 1887 and it completed in 1889.