When traveling to Paris, there are numerous monuments worth visiting. With so many to choose from, people often find it difficult to decide on which ones they’d like to visit. To help, the more popular attractions have been listed below.
Arc de Triomphe
Commissioned in 1806 by the French Emperor, Napoleon, the Arc de Triomphe was completed in just thirty years. To this day, it remains one of the most popular attractions in Paris. If the grand size and architecture of the building itself isn’t enough to impress you, then the rooftop view of the city is sure to amaze.
The Eiffel Tower is arguably the most well known monument in Paris. Though it contains only three floors, there is still much to see and do during your visit. Included in the tower are two souvenir shops, two restaurants, two telescopes, an elevator, and most importantly, a spectacular open-air panoramic view of the city.
Since its original construction 1190, the Louvre Palace has grown into one of Paris’ greatest attractions. Though the former royal palace is a work of art in itself, the treasures that are housed inside it are just as outstanding. The building has been home to the nation’s most famous museum and art gallery since 1798.
Built in the 13th century, the Notre Dame cathedral showcases some of Western Europe’s best Gothic architecture. This exquisitely crafted building is complete with many sculptures and stained glass windows, plus offers a breathtaking view of the city from either the north or south tower.
Built in the late 18th century, Le Pantheon was originally constructed as a church. Shortly after, however, the building was turned into a memorial for some of France’s most notable citizens. Louis Braille, Pierre and Marie Curie, Victor Hugo, and Voltaire are just a few of the names whose remains are housed within the building.
Though Paris is a city filled with many things to see and do, some of the greatest places to visit are the monuments. By knowing a little more about each location it becomes easier to choose which ones appeal most to you.
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