Top Attractions in Paris

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Paris dubbed the City of love, is also a fashion capital and is seen by many as a paradise. The city is a perfect destination for travelers who are looking for an out of this world holiday experience. While museum entry and other pleasantries can be a tad too much, the French capital can also offer cheap dates. You can never fall short of things to do in Paris. The attractions range from authentic French markets, church spires and fantastic landscapes. For a family holiday package, a trip to Disney Paris would give the most thrilling time for young children. Here is a Paris review of its most outstanding attractions;

1.       Cathedrale de Notré dame de Paris

 Cathedrale de Notré dame de Paris

Cathedrale de Notré dame de Paris

Garlanded with ornaments and gothic touches, this towering Parisian icon is a must see for every visitor. Entering this grand old-fashioned edifice is free but the queue is usually quite long, so if you don’t have the patience or time, there is the option of strolling along the nearby Seine. The view offers a spiky apse and naturalist sculptures.

2.       Lé Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen

Lé Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen

Lé Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen

In the list of things to do in Paris, lécher les vitrines or window shopping is a great way to pass time and get a chance to view the exquisite city’s art designs. The France flea market and antiques fair St-Ouen is the best place to unwind and shop for just about anything from bear skin rugs, authentic tapestries and brass diving bells. When taking this trip go right past the métro at Porte de Clignancourt, proceed beyond the bridge up to where the souvenir stalls translate to side streets crammed with beautiful buys.

3.       Lé Champ de Mars

 Lé Champ de Mars

Lé Champ de Mars

A tour by lift to the tip of the Eiffel Tower, though costly can give any traveller a holiday experience to die for. The breathtaking view of the Le Champ de Mars lawns and neatly manicured flowerbeds are worth every penny. Bring along a cozy blanket, tantalizing wine and the best brie you can find to this vastness of greenery and wait for the light show at dusk to set La Tour Eiffel a-twinkle.

4.       Pere Lachaisé Cemetery

Pere Lachaisé Cemetery

Pere Lachaisé Cemetery

When conducting a Paris review of the tourist destinations, one cannot forget this haunting spot. This graveyard is where the tombs of the famous Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison lie. Rock fans often come to pay tribute to their fallen heroes bringing along offerings in the form of cigarettes and alcoholic beverages. This place is quite intriguing with tree-lined avenues and calling crows, it attracts many visitors on a musical pilgrimage.

5.       Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

For those interested in the historical aspect of Paris, this art palace provides a feel and view of permanent collections. Some of the artistic exhibits include the bolshy cubism of Braque to Matisse’s dancers. You will definitely experience the beauty of Parisian culture in this setting.

6.       Marché d’ Aligre

Marché d’ Aligre

Marché d’ Aligre

Treat your eyes to the finest local production and culinary expertise. From mountains of cheese, artisan butchers and a large area full of flower stalls, you can experience the beauty of Paris by just wandering through a few stalls. It is worth it to stop for a subtle glass of Bordeaux and some crusty baguette.

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    1. luwak kopi November 7, 2014

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