Known as the City of Light, Paris is every traveller’s dream destination. The French capital is a bustling business and cultural district, set against the grandeur and mystique of Old World gardens, opera houses, castles, and cathedrals. So if Paris is your next travel destination, here are the top three must-see places you shouldn’t miss.
1. Notre Dame de Paris. The Notre Dame Cathedral is located on the island of Île de la Cité at the center of the Seine River. The tourist landmark is on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List and draws 13 million visitors every year. On your way to Notre Dame, get ready to be entertained at the square and bridge where performers, from musicians to pantomimes, give onlookers a free show.
2. Eiffel Tower. You’ve never been to Paris if you have not experienced a tour of the iconic Eiffel Tower, which is situated at the Champ de Mars. Completed on March 31, 1889, the tower stands at 324 metres tall and weighs 10,100 tonnes.
3. Jardin du Luxembourg. The Luxembourg Gardens is probably unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Lying on the boundary between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter, the gardens are “beloved” by locals who are a fan of the outdoors. Complete with playground and small lakes, the gardens are a perfect spot for locals to take their family and kids, and for travellers to go for a stroll and just soak in the lovely sights.
Should you find yourself lost in Paris, you can always use your smartphone to navigate around the stunning city. You can buy a prepaid UK sim card and have Internet access in 11 European countries, France included.
The above list offers you a summary of the top places you must visit in Paris, but of course, there’s more to see. Don’t be afraid to explore. As the French would say, “Amuse-toi bien!”