The fashion capital, the most romantic city in the world, synonymous with Eiffel Tower. The list is never-ending. I, of course, fell in love with the city and its architectures. I’m going to cover some of the places in Paris that you just cannot miss.
Gare du Nord
This is a railway station in Paris and one of the most important ones at that. I was so impressed with the Tourist Information desk here. The lady at the counter was just so damn sweet to us and she made sure we got to know everything that was necessary. Helped us with bus passes, Disneyland tickets and made us feel at home by even speaking a couple of lines in Hindi!
Louvre Museum and Tuileries Garden
It is that kind of a museum which can blow your mind even if you’re not that into art, history or paintings! What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you see this pyramid? Monalisa or Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code?
Louvre Museum is so huge that it can take weeks together to explore it properly. Keep aside a minimum of 4 hours if you’re getting here and just want to wander around. Best thing would be to go the maps way. Tuileries Garden, which is right next to Louvre Museum is a very nice place to sit and relax. You would have to rest given the amount of walking that you would have to do inside Louvre Museum.
Notre-Dame de Paris
A Catholic cathedral offering one of the nicest examples for Roman-Gothic architecture. One of the most beautifully constructed Cathedrals!
This is again very close to the Notre-Dame. If you get to the Pont des Arts bridge, you get to see thousands of love locks tied to the bridge. A very beautiful sight!
Obelisk and Place de la Concorde
There were many hieroglyphs on this. At that point in time, I didn’t know what it signified. I did a bit of search on this and found out that this Obelisk marked the entrance to the Luxor temple in Egypt. These hieroglyphs talk about the reign of the pharaoh Ramesses II. This entire place is a public square and a very spaced out one – Place de la Concorde is what it is called.
Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe
This is where you have all the big brands in the fashion world. If you’re thinking of luxury shopping, then this is the place to be. What you see in the picture is Arc de Triomphe. The sculptures on the art speak of French Revolution among other things.
Just walking around Eiffel tower can make you feel so good! You wouldn’t understand why this is one of the wonders of the world till you see the lights on! This has been one of my best experiences till date.
Bring out the child within you at Disneyland Paris. What a gala time I had! There are 2 parks at Disneyland. You will get a good bet on the tickets if you buy it from Information desks. You will be handed a map and they would have mentioned the rides which are a must do. Head to those first. If you are an adventure junkie, complete the roller coaster rides first. You have rides in both the parks.
If you are Indian, then you can find here the amazing list of Top Indian Restaurants In Paris!
Keep aside a minimum of 3 days for Paris as it has so many things to offer. I would also suggest just walking around the places as it is so damn gorgeous. Paris is one destination that will not disappoint you at all!
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