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Landmarks of Paris

Paris, one of the most coveted travel destinations in the world is we might say a place every traveller must experience once during their lifetime. The first thing that generally comes into our minds when we hear about Paris is how the city is linked with romance and history. The French Capitol is blessed with numerous sights that with just one look every single visitor will be in awe of it. Combine the beautiful architecture with some uber stylish French people; you might just be rendered speechless with all the gorgeousness around you ;). To help you plan your dream trip, we have listed down the top 10 must-visit landmarks in the city that will definitely make you fall in love with this charming city.

Eiffel Tower

Landmarks of Paris

No trip to Paris is complete without visiting the famous Eiffel Tower. Built in 1889, this monumental tower was once the tallest structure in the world. With every visitor to the city queuing up to visit the Eiffel Tower, it comes as no surprise that this is one of the most photographed attractions in the world. Take the ride up the elevator to the top of the tower to catch a panoramic view of the French capital or have romantic dinner in one of the restaurants in the tower.

The Louvre Pyramid

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One might remember the reference (and yes the conspiracy theories that followed) to the beautiful structure in Dan Brown’s famous book “The Da Vinci Code”. The Louvre Pyramid is located at the entrance of one of the world’s largest and most visited museums, the Louvre Museum. The glass Pyramid is a landmark that one cannot miss during their visit to the museum. The stark contrast between the historic museum building and the modern structure gives a perfect backdrop for photography and this is one of the main reasons why it is flocked by tourists every day. While you are at the museum checking out some of the finest art pieces, also do remember to catch a glimpse of the famous Mona Lisa smile just for you ;).

Arc de Triomphe

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Built in the memory of the brave souls who fought for France during the French Revolution and the Napoleon Wars, the Arc de Triomphe is a National symbol and has a special place in the hearts of the French. Climb the stairs (about 230 steps) to the top of the monument to enjoy the panoramic view of the Champs-Elysées up to the Sacré Cœur.

Notre Dame de Paris

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Notre Dame de Paris is one of the largest cathedrals in the world and most visited landmark (after Eiffel Tower of course!) in the country. A fine example of the French Gothic Architecture, Notre Dame de Paris is considered to be a place of great religious significance. The cathedral is located on the banks of River Seine and is a visual treat to all those seeking to explore historic architecture in the city.

Sacré-Cœur

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The Sacré-Cœur Basilica is a monument one cannot help but fall in love with at the very first glimpse. The magnificent white structure stands atop the Montmartre hill, which is considered the highest point in the city. Climb to the top of the dome roof to witness one of the most beautiful views of the Paris city.

Disneyland

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Well, Disneyland being one of the happiest places on planet surely needs no introduction. Take a break from the city and travel to the outskirts of Paris to enjoy a day of unadulterated fun by losing yourself in the magical world of Disney.

Galeries Lafayette

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The famous departmental store chain, Galeries Lafayette is a landmark in its own right. Even if one has no intentions of shopping at this luxury store, the beautiful interiors of the store are a sight to behold especially during the Christmas season when the place is at its fullest glorious.

Pont Alexander III

Landmarks of Paris

Paris city has about 37 bridges running across River Seine and Pont Alexander III is one if the prettiest and grandiose bridge among all. Walk across the bridge to have an up-close look at the ornate lampposts and cherubs statues or take a cruise tour on the River Seine, either way, be assured you will have managed to capture some of the most beautiful pictures with the bridge as the background.

So these are some of our favorite Landmarks from the ‘City of Love’. We would love to know about your favorites in Paris city. Do share your thoughts in the comment box below and subscribe to get more updates from our blog.

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31 thoughts on “Landmarks of Paris

  1. I am going to happily bookmark your post. I am headed there soon and I will make sure to visit as many of these landmarks as possible. How much time do you think is sufficient to see them all?

    1. Thank you. Paris is a huge place with tons of things to do and see. We spent 4 days in the city but still couldn’t even explore 1/3rd of Paris. Minimum 4 days is a must we feel.

  2. I’ve never heard of Galaries Lafayette, but it looks *gorgeous*!! Do you know GUM mall in Moscow? Both of them look very similar (especially the ornate lights) 🙂

    1. Have never heard about GUM Mall, if it is similar to Galaries Lafayette, sure its a beautiful experience to shop there.

  3. Great photos. It’s amazing to see Paris on a clear day. When we were there in 2012 it was cold, rainy and miserable. The perfect weather for croissants and people watching.

  4. Lovely little list of all the MUST DOs in Paris. Have been there a few times and covered everything. Disney, although a little out of the city, is quite underrated and I’m glad you mentioned it too. As for Notre Dam, weirdly enough never I did visit it, it was under renovation so I still don’t have a picture of it with a clean outer facade.

    1. Totally agree with you on Disneyland being underrated, the place is so much fun! We hope you get an oppurtunity to visit Notre Dame soon :).

  5. I was recently in Paris. It was raining and I stayed away from most tourist destinations. Since it was not my first time in Paris, I could skip them. But it is hard to not fall in love with Paris. I couldn’t go to Sacre Couer this time but it remains a favourite in Paris

    1. Thats wonderful. We are with you on falling in love with Paris every single time we visit the city :). Just cannot help it hahah.

  6. Never been to Paris, but I have always wanted to go! I have heard so much about it, it feels like I already have! Ha! Did you know that we aren’t allowed to take photos of the Eiffel Tower at night? And is it true it smells in Paris? 😀 And I have always wanted to go to Disneyland since I was a kid, maybe one day!

    1. Hahah never smelt anything weird while we were in Paris, we were just busy ogling at everything around ;). Had no idea photography of the Eiffel is not permitted in night. too bad!
      We hope you visit Paris soon (Disneyland included) :).

  7. Oh Paris <3 Growing up, we used to take a lot of family trips to Paris so all (but one – Sacré-Cœur) are a familiar sight! Haven't been back as an adult though, probably should do…

    Disneyland is the best place on earth hahah. I absolutely love it. All these years I never knew the reason behind Arc de Triomphe so it's great to finally know why it's so iconic! 🙂

    1. Disneyland is indeed the best place on earth :D! Do visit Sacré-Cœur if your visiting Paris next, its beautiful!

  8. So happy to say I’ve ticked all of these off my list!! I’ve been to Paris multiple times, and I love discovering new places each time I go. I actually spent my birthday last year at Disneyland hehe. Pont Alexandre III is my favourite bridge in Paris 🙂

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