Paris- A Popular Tourist Destination

By: George1976

Paris is one of the most popular destinations in the world, which makes itquite easy to access. It is a major hub for many airlines, and a great startingpoint or stopover during a European vacation. Your time in Paris is precious,so you don’t want to waste a minute. A little advance planning is a good thingto avoid some of the typical time wasters.

Whento visit:

Schedule your trip during April ifpossible to witness the magic of springtime in Paris. Visit Paris at Christmasfor fabulous holiday shopping along les Champs Elysées. You should alsotry to avoid late September and the first 2 weeks in October, when the annualauto show attracts thousands of enthusiasts. During? August &?July? hotels are likely to be fullof student invasion so try to avoid that season.

Where to stay:

Keep in mind that Paris is the most visited city in theworld, and you want to be sure you have a bed. So, don’t go without areservation. The first thing to do is to determine which attractions you wantto see most and once you do that, search for lodging close by it. Then youdecide how much to spend and whether your room should be luxurious or basic. Threestar hotels are usually reasonably-priced and comfortable enough for most travelers..For more info on accommodation options here, check out our newest page on ParisHotels??

Whatto see:

Notable tourist destinations inParis include:-

Eiffel Tower- The Eiffel Towerwill give you ‘bird’s eye view’ of the city. This is one of the world's mostrecognizable monuments, and it is breathtaking to behold. The tower crowns theParis night sky with its festive light, and glitters up a storm every hour. Besure to take the lift for a view of the city.

Louvre Museum-It was establishedin 1793, and is one of the oldest museums in Europe. The site of the world'slargest and most diverse collection of pre-20th century painting, sculpture,and decorative objects, The Louvre is definitely one of Paris' bestattractions. Not forgetting the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo,bask in the works of Vermeer, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and countless othermasters.

Arc de Triomphe- The 164-foot commissioned by Emperor Napoléon , does exactly what it was madeto do: evoke sheer military power and triumph. It was built in an age whenleaders erected monuments in their own honor, and scaled to their egos. Climbto the top for one of the best views of Paris. From its summit, you can viewthe ’spine of Paris’ from La Defense’s Grand Arch -and all the way to theLouvre with the entire Champs Elysees at your feet.

Musee d’Orsay-

This museum may not be the massive size of Louvre, but its Impressionistcollection is among the best in the world. Major works by Van Gogh, Delacroix,Manet, and others await you, too. The museum is housed in a former railstation, and has the atmosphere and personality to match.

Notre Dame Cathredal:- No firsttrip to Paris is complete without a visit to the most singular and beautifulcathedrals of Europe, . One of a string of famous Gothiccathedrals in northern France, built in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries .Witnessfirsthand the spot that was once the heartbeat of medieval Paris, and that tookover 100 years of hard labor to complete.

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