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10 must-see places in Paris

Paris travel guide - 10 must-see places in Paris by: Gabriela, Catarina, Giovanna and stella

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Eiffel Tower
giovanna:The famous Eiffel Tower definitely cannot be left out of your itinerary. Built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889, the tower has become a symbol of France and is recognized worldwide. Today, this stunning work of art attracts up to 7 million visitors annually, making the Eiffel Tower the most visited monument in the world. It is made up of three levels so when you climb it you will be greeted with a unique panoramic view of the city and the sparkling sky at night. Tips: -The Eiffel Tower has a wonderful view during the day and also at night. Make sure to visit these two times for a different experience. -to avoid the long lines of the elevator, it is advisable to take the stairs. -try to reserve a prepaid ticket to avoid the tiring ticket queue.
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Louvre Museum
giovanna:The iconic Louvre is often on the list of all tourists when visiting Paris. It displays 35,000 artworks and is known for its plethora of art exhibitions, as well as its collections from around the world. It welcomes a crowd of people who come from all over the world to see the famous Mona Lisa - painted by Leonardo da Vinci. The timeless glass pyramid that has now become a symbol of sophistication and elegance is also one of the most photographed monuments in the city. Tips: -Buy your ticket online. -Consider purchasing the Paris Museum Pass, which allows you to enter the Louvre directly, without going through the normal queue. -Wake up early or leave the museum at the end of the day (or even at night). - Enter through the Carrousel du Louvre, the mall next to the museum.-Consider picking the audio guide, if you’re not fluent with French.- There are café-restaurants and park benches for the visitors.
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giovanna:The Palace of Versailles is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in France. As well known as Château de Versailles, it is among the most visited places in France - and always has been. Even historically, large crowds appeared in court under Louis XIV - who could never have imagined that, centuries later, more than 10 million visitors would stroll through its immaculate corridors and gardens each year. That said, it is easy to get lost in the sea of tourists during a visit to Versailles. tips:-Order Your Tickets Online -Get there early make sure you arrive at 9 a.m when the palace opens. -try to do a picnic,or if you want, inside the Palace, have some (more expensive) options to eat and drink, such as: the Salon de Thé Angelina; the Le Grand Café d’Orléans restaurant and the Ore by the star chef Alain Ducasse. -Come Prepared don't forget to bring a bottle of water, some light snacks, and sunscreen. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a sweater or long-sleeved shirt, as it can be very windy in the garden, especially in the late afternoon. (It is always a few degrees colder in Versailles than in Paris).
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
giovanna:The iconic church was founded in 1163 by King Louis IX and it took more than 150 years to be built. The cathedral was first created in Early Gothic style, but later additions show High Gothic style. The 800-year-old church displays its tragic and glorious moments throughout the history of Paris. The monument has sculptures, Gargoyles, flying buttress and it’s all decorated inside. A visit to Notre Dame is nothing less than a stroll through the valiant history of France. Enjoy the Seine River, as well as the historic artifacts housed inside the Church when you are in it. Tips: The entrance to the church is free, so try to arrive early in the morning, as from 10:00, tourists start to arrive. -Go up the stairs to the bell towers (the view is unbelievable),a small fee is charged to access this part, less than 10 Euros -stay tuned for your belongings, if you don't already know,the city of Paris is quite famous for its pickpockets.-there is no restroom inside the church, so try to go first
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Arc de Triomphe
giovanna:The Arc de Triomphe is located on the famous Champs Élysées. it honors those who fought bravely and died during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. With the names of military soldiers engraved on its walls, the magnificent centerpiece is one of the largest arches in the world. You can enjoy a panoramic view of Paris from the top of this monument during the day and night. *The best time is at the sunset. There is also a museum within the arch that depicts the history of the Arc de Triomphe, that go deeper into the roots of Paris.Tips:-There is no queue for those who visit only the exterior of the monument. -Many people who visit the Arc de Triomphe, just stay outside taking pictures. However, if you have time, I advise you to go inside the monument, you will see an exhibition telling the story of its construction, and will have one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower. -if you are going to visit the inside it is better to buy a ticket online before.
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Musée d'Orsay
giovanna:the Orsay Museum, located on the banks of the River Seine, houses an impressive collection of impressionist (400 paintings) and post-impressionist (1,100 paintings) masterpieces from the world, ranging from 1848 to 1914. Visitors have the chance to see famous works of art by artists such as Monet, Degas, Sisley and Van Gogh, as the Orsay Museum is one of the largest art museums in Europe. Originally a train station, you can still trace the origins of the Gare d'Orsay in its opulent architecture. The museum also creates several temporary exhibitions throughout the year and tops the list of interesting attractions in Paris. Tips:There are several queues for individuals, groups and professionals - be sure to save time by getting in the right queue. - Get your ticket in advance. - as with all attractions, be sure to go too late. -Make a list of the works you most want to see, before you go, as this will save you some time in your hands.
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Disneyland Paris
giovanna:The formerly called Euro Disney now officially goes by the name of Disneyland Paris. Disney Paris was opened in 1992 and It has two parks, Disneyland Park, the main park in the complex that corresponds to California's Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios, which is a slightly different version of Hollywood Studios in Orlando, but maintains the same cinematic inspiration. The French version of Disney has most of the main features found in North American parks and leaves nothing to be desired in relation to them. It is located 32 km from the center of Paris, and to get there, you can take the RER (train) A4 and get off at Marne-la-Vallée Chessy station in a journey of approximately 45 minutes. The disembarkation station is at the entrance to the park. The ticket costs around 7.50 € (one way) .Tips: -When you buy your ticket, also buy your way back.- Avoid weekends and holidays.-Arrive early at the park, open at 10 am.-Use a map, to do not get lost and waste time.-Wear comfortable clothes.
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Basilique du Sacre Coeur Montmartre
giovanna:Dedicated to the sacred heart of Jesus, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart is one of the most visited monuments in this city. Nowadays as a sacred place, the artistic church was built with a white marble stone that gives it a stunning chalk appearance. Visitors can take a tour of this church and enjoy a fantastic view of Paris, as the church was built at an altitude of 130 meters. This makes it the second tallest monument in Paris, after the Eiffel Tower. Tips: -Choose the end of the afternoon, when the crowd is relatively smaller inside the church. - Be wary of pickpockets if you are venturing into busy areas. -The church follows a strict photography ban rule. -The Basilica is still in one of the most charming neighborhoods in Paris, Montmartre, so you can take the opportunity to stroll through it.-it's free so you don't have to pay to enter
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Palais Garnier
giovanna:Commissioned by Napoleon III in 1860, the Palais Garnier Opera House was designed by Charles Garnier in an exuberant Baroque style. Garnier worked tirelessly on the project for over a decade. Today, the opulent monument is a symbol of Napoleon's Imperial regime. For visitors looking for night activities in Paris, the Opéra Garnier houses a prestigious calendar of events. In addition to the opera, there are ballet performances, classical music concerts, and gala events. Watching a presentation is a great way to see the interior of the building and enjoy a glamorous evening. Another option is to visit (entrance ticket required) or take a guided tour during the day. There is also a Bibliotèchque-Musée de l'Opera (Library-Museum of the Opera) located inside the building that contains three centuries of archives, as well as exhibitions dedicated to the art of opera. The museum's permanent collection features drawings of costumes and scenery, models and paintings of the building.
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Place de la Concorde
giovanna:Created between 1755 and 1775 by the architect of King Louis XV, this impressive octagonal square is in the center of 18th century Paris. With its majestic dimensions, Place de la Concorde is one of the most attractive squares in the city. It was the scene of several important historical events, during the French Revolution, it became a bloody scenario due to the installation of a guillotine in which more than 1,200 people were executed. Some of the most prominent characters among the beheaded were Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI and Robespierre. Concorde Square acquired its current appearance between 1836 and 1840, when a huge obelisk from Luxor, more than 3,000 years old, was donated in the center, donated by the viceroy of Egypt. Place de la Concorde is a busy intersection with heavy traffic, circulating at high speed. French drivers don't always pay attention to pedestrians, so tourists should be sure to get out of the way!
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  1. Eiffel Tower
  2. Louvre Museum
  3. Versailles
  4. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  5. Arc de Triomphe
  6. Musée d'Orsay
  7. Disneyland Paris
  8. Basilique du Sacre Coeur Montmartre
  9. Palais Garnier
  10. Place de la Concorde

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