Tourist Attractions in Paris

Paris is an amazing city. Everyone, who visited this city once, wants to come back here again. It is no secret that many children dream of visiting Disneyland in Paris. It's a great place to have fun.

The imagination of tourists is caught by the striking number of attractions in the historical part of Paris. Every street, almost every house is associated with some historical event, which took place many years ago. The most popular tourist attractions are the Eiffel Tower, the place Vendôme, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, the church Sainte Chapelle, Champs Elysees, Concorde square, Latin quarter, Pantheon, Montmartre, Musée d'Orsay, the Montparnasse skyscraper.

Paris, as a treasure trove, is full of different architectural values. For example, the Elysee Palace, which is now the residence of the head of the state. The Palace was built for the count of Evreux, then it was owned by Madame Pompadour, the king Louis XV and many others. You can also see the Conciergerie, where the Queen of France Marie-Antoinette and the revolutionary Robespierre whiled away their days before the execution. The Palace Louvre is also known as a former Royal residence, now the Museum with the glass pyramid in the courtyard is located there. It is in uniform architectural ensemble with the Arc de Triomphe, the Sorbonne University and Jardin des Tuileries. Luxembourg Palace, which was the country residence of the kings of Versailles and Fontainebleau, is also a popular site.

After the erection of the Montparnasse tower in the city center, which ruined the historic character of Paris, the city administration decided to ban further construction of skyscrapers and to allocate the land for new construction in one of the suburbs of the capital. Thus, the modern business quarter La Défense appeared, where all the offices of major French firms moved.

There are many gardens and forests in Paris. Garden were laid out with palatial residences, now they are places of rest of the townspeople. During the reign of the French kings, the forests were dense, ferocious robbers hunted there (for example, the Bois de Boulogne). Now many of them have carousels, amusement rides; boating, fairs, festivals and shows are organized there.

The cost of living in Paris is not higher than, for example, in hotels of Finland, and the service can be even better. There are many restaurants all over Paris. Shopping in Paris also attracts many tourists, especially in such shopping centers as Galeries Lafayette, Forum des Halles, Printemps, Samaritane and many others. Therefore, it is time to make your dream come true!

Paris attractions