With its magical atmosphere, unique architecture and Eiffel Tower springing into view in the side streets, Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the world, has an unforgettable identity. With an approximate population of 2.3 million in the city center, Paris is also an open-air museum that fascinates with the buildings reflecting the traces of its deep-rooted history, making it listed in UNESCO World Heritage.
With its wide boulevards, side streets shaded by lush trees, museums, buildings and parks, Paris is a city, which stops the flow of time and will surprise you with the great number of places to discover when you visit. Let's take on a pleasant journey to find out the must-visit places in Paris, the city of love.
Must-Visit Places in Paris
Paris is a city that is rich in terms of the places to visit. Undoubtedly, Seine River is one of the first places to visit in Paris. Seine, the second-largest river in France, rises from Burgundy and flows into the English Channel (La Manche). Dividing the city into two parts, this river adds a special meaning to the city. You can take boat tours on the Seine River, which is spanned by 37 bridges, to watch the city from a different perspective.
This 324-meter-high tower, La Tour Eiffel in French, which is visited by millions of tourists every year and has become the symbol of Paris, is always popular for with its breathtaking view. You must visit Eiffel Tower when you are in Paris. You can also have a wonderful time, lying down on the lush grass under the tower.
Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most important symbols of Paris, was closed to the public after it was largely destroyed by an unfortunate fire in 2019. Waiting for the day it will be opened to the public after the ongoing restoration works are completed, this famous Gothic building adds a great architectural value to Paris. Currently, you can only see outside of the cathedral, which stands out with its architectural elements such as the Rose Windows, Virgin Portal and Treasury Room.
It takes weeks to see all the works of arts in the Louvre Museum, where almost 35 thousand works of art, including especially the Venus de Milo, the Marly Horses and the Mona Lisa are exhibited. High demand causes long queues at the entrance of the museum. You can buy your ticket in advance to skip the long queue.
Montmartre, also known as the Mount of Painters, is like a retreat spot, where you can rest your soul after the crowded spots of Paris. It is called the Mount of Painters because of its tranquility. Master painters such as Salvador Dali, Picasso, and Claude Monet usually worked in the studios located here and contributed to calling it the Mount of Painters. Narrow stone streets, modest coffee-shops and the fascinating architecture of the white Sacre Coeur Basilica can make you enjoy peaceful sightseeing experience in Paris.
In addition, we strongly recommend you to visit the precious and peaceful Tuileries Garden, the Pere Lachaise Cemetery with impressive sculptures, the great Concorde Square (Place de la Concorde) with an obelisk, the Opera House, one of the buildings that best reflect the fascinating identity of Paris, the beautiful Luxembourg Palace and Gardens with lush vegetation, the Pantheon, the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, and the Arc de Triomphe.
And finally, the Champs-Elysées Street (Avenue des Champs-Élysées)… You will realize how great it is to be in Paris when passing through this street, which can be called the heart and soul of Paris.