Paris, France is one of the most beloved travel destinations for us. It is one of the most adored cities in Europe where, as a tourist; we would like to stay as long as possible. But, we only had a short amount of time to see the city and sulk in its eternal beauty, but the highlights of our trip and the landmarks we visited are described below:
There was no better way to start our trip than making the first stop at Eiffel tower. This is no doubt, one of the most amazing and iconic landmarks of this city. It is recommended to at least visit this place once to get stunned by the sheer scale of this beautiful building. We enjoyed the view of the tower which according to us was the best when we saw it from Trocadero Gardens across the river.
Seine river cruise
Another wonderful activity for us was to visit this landmark in Paris. There were so many operators offering up and down cruise from the river. We took the Bateaux Parisians River Cruise and departed to travel along directly from the Eiffel tower. This cruise took us in all the highlights of this city from Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame and gave us live commentary about these places, so we were just sitting back, relaxing and were enjoying the moment.
It was recommended to us by multiple friends because according to them, it was a location best suited to get a full view of Paris and the Eiffel tower. This place was so beautiful and serene when we arrived at the sunset. The view was breathtaking when the sunset, the sun rays started to disappear and when the city lights came to life. There were two levels of observation here, i.e. from outside and from inside. The outside area was surrounded by glass, so when we took pictures, they were free of any kind of reflection. We had our tripod with us that no doubt helped us in getting amazing pictures.
We urge everyone to go here at least once on their trip to Paris because of its iconic beauty. This Chappelle is not far from Notre Dame, and even though it is very small, it still has the best interior which consists of floor to ceiling stained glass. This view is so outstanding; it is bound to take your breath away when you visit. It was made in the 13th century but ever since it has been popular. If you want to visit this place just like us, make sure you get here early ideally ten-fifteen minutes before opening time so you can avoid long queues to get inside.
This place is around ten minutes far from Saint Chappelle and is considered as the most famous religious building in Paris. It was so good for us to see the flying buttresses, hunchback residents and of course, the twin towers. This major Catholic cathedral of Paris is constructed in such a beautiful way that makes it look magnificent from outside as well as inside.
Paris had us covered because we are fond of visiting museums. Our next stop was Musee d’Orsay, but in order to get here, we had to take a very long walk alongside Paris’s most iconic left bank from Notre Dame. Musee d’Orsay is not too far from here, but you may get to see some booksellers on your way and feel like you are a part of this amazing town. The museum itself covered art from the 19th century to the 20th century and is now considered as the home of various masterpieces from Picasso, Duchamp, and Kandinsky. This museum is so stunning plus it is built on what was known to be the main train station in Paris, making it worth your time and energy.
If you have to visit just one museum in Paris, our recommendation would be The Louvre. It is home to the most amazing collection of art including the Venus de Milo, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and Michelangelo’s Dying Slave. True art lovers like us would just love to be here and even though, the painting of Mona Lisa is on the wish list of many people, this museum has even more great deal to offer.
Arc de Triomphe
This landmark was constructed in the memory of those people who died during the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars. This place is wonderfully photogenic, and because we reached this place on time, we got to go at the top of this place to enjoy an excellent view of the city and look at the roads spanning into the city and Eiffel Tower. From here we took public transport, but you can also take a walk to Champ Elysees which is the most wonderful and famous shopping street in Paris.
It is the most famous shopping street of Paris that took us from culture to consumerism in no time. Here, we found so many luxurious items that can only be found in Paris. This street is over a mile long and offers everything from famous clothing stores to car brands. We personally just loved the fancy macaroon hops and enjoyed these tasty treats in a relaxed and prodigious ambiance.
We finished our trip to Paris with Montmartre. This place is the home of large hills on top of which there is the most magnificent Sacre Coeur de Montmartre which of course is another iconic building of Paris. So many artists called this place their homes such as Hemingway, Dali, and Picasso. All of them have frequently lived here or used to visit often. Even now, this place is famous among different artists. We went to the Place du Teatre to get our portrait done and caricature painted. We also went to visit the Dali exhibition being a major fan and found the biggest collection of Dali’s work here in the heart of France. The overall experience was delightful and awe-inspiring for us.