12 Compelling Reasons to visit Paris

From the iconic Eiffel tower to picture-perfect Seine river, there are numerous options to enjoy vacations in Paris. You may never want to return home, once you have visited the landmarks and monumental beauty of Paris. Here I advocate some of the reasons on why you should not give a second thought to visiting Paris on your vacations.

The Louvre museum

Louvre Museum is the world’s grandest and popular museums. I am sure you have heard and seen the famous painting of Monalisa many times in your lifetim. This museum displays the original painting of Monalisa, painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. This museum has many artworks.

Whether, you are a history-loving person or not, visiting this museum will be a fascinating and captivating experience. This museum exhibits a Massive collection of paintings of Napoleon. There are also many paintings, those he looted when conquered the countries like Spain, Russia, and Egypt. This museum is truly one of its kind. The stunning glass pyramid that you must have seen in many films, is located just outside the louvre museum. It is worth taking pictures with.

Pont des Arts, the famous lover’s bridge

Pont des Arts is the same bridge that we have seen in many romantic films, where couples write their names together on love locks, then attach it to this bridge and throw the key in the river. This romantic bridge crosses the beautiful seine river and links Louvre and institute de France together. Although, it is said that couples are no longer allowed to hang love locks here, still no one can ignore the charm of this bridge. while crossing Seine river, couples should still capture ever-lasting romantic moments of their trip together on this bridge.

Pont Alexander III, an open-air museum

The most aesthetic and artistic bridge called the Pont Alexander III stretches over the river seine in Paris. It connects the Champs-Elysees and Eiffel tower together. The beautiful architecture carvings of this bridge will make you feel like walking through an open-air museum. It has magisterial sculptures of lions, maidens, cupids, water spirits, fish, sea monsters etc. This bridge has a breath-taking view of Eiffel tower in its background and makes a gorgeous spot for wedding photographs.

Arc de Triomphe

Paris’ second famous picture spot monument is arcing de Triomphe. It is located at the western end of Champs-Elysees at the centre of Charles de Gaulle. The height of the Arc de Triomphe is about 50 meters. The construction of arc de Triomphe was demanded by the French emperor, Napoleon in 1806. it is represents several victories of the French army under Napoleon.

It was made in 1836, by the king of France named Louis Philippe. This monument was made for the remembrance of martyrs of a war. Every evening a flame of resemblance is burned in the memory of those martyred. Most of the people see it from the downstairs. You can go upstairs to enjoy the breathtaking view. You can even enter this monument and get an inside view of it.

Aesthetic churches

Paris has many beautiful architecture churches which date to the medieval, renaissance, or classical periods. Since the catholic religion implied in France and demanded to have places of worship, that has brought about 50,000 churches in France, 200 of which are in Paris.

Notre dam cathedral is one of the most magnificent churches in the world. This cathedral was completed after two hundred years and its stunning medieval architecture attracts millions of visitors each year. La Sainte Chapelle is another beautiful gothic architecture inspired church. This church is constructed with some of the best-conceived stained-glass housing, 15 amazing glass panels and a peculiar large window.

Wall paintings and unique cravings has added beauty to this church. Some of the other churches with unique medieval architectures are Saint-Eustache, Sacre-Coeur, Église de la Madeleine, Église Saint-Sulpice.

Symbol of love, Eiffel tower

Your visit of Paris is not complete if you did not visit Eiffel Tower. No matter how many times we see Eiffel tower in pictures or in classic romantic films, nothing can ever justify its beauty and the aura that can only be sensed when you visit it in person. It is one of the seven wonders of the world.

The total altitude of Eiffel tower is about 1063 feet and it has 3 floors. The first floor is 187 feet tall; the second floor is 377 feet tall and the third floor is 906 feet tall. There is a restaurant on the first floor called “58 tour Eiffel”, and a restaurant on the second floor called “Jules Verna”. These restaurants are very unique considering the eccentric and amazing views.

The sparkling and luminous sight of Eiffel Tower at night is so romantic and majestic that it cannot be described in words. Eiffel tower is not only an iconic monument of Paris, but it has become a symbol of love. No place in the world can be as romantic as Paris for couples to spend their honeymoon even if you are planning on proposing to your partner then a proposal under Eiffel tower is not less than fairy-tale. Plus, your Paris trip will be incomplete without clicking pictures with Eiffel tower.

Irresistible French desserts

French desserts are to die for, therefore, considered as one of the best desserts in the entire world. That is because they not only look great but has wonderful flavours too. French desserts are famous for its light, fluffy and rich textures, which makes it irresistible.

There is nothing like a classic French breakfast with French baked flaky croissants. Spending a relaxing evening at one of the sidewalk cafés of Paris while sipping coffee with French pastries is a true delight and pleasure. And if you are a chocoholic then indulge yourself with a cup of hot chocolate at the Paris’ famous café called Angelina.

While walking around the beautiful streets of Paris you will come across many French patisseries, where you can try dozens of irresistible French deserts from classic macarons to buttery crepes with Nutella or classic flaky croissants. Therefore, during your stay in Paris do not forget to indulge yourself with some classic French pastries. If you do not you will surely regret later.

Some of the most popular divine desserts include Chocolate Mousse, Cream au Caramel,

Eclairs, Chocolate Souffle, Des gateaux et du pain and Carl Marletti.

Delish French cuisine

You will be amazed with the delicious authentic french cuisine. It is food heaven for foodies. One can simply not get enough of French cuisine. Whether, you want to dine at a top-notch Michelin-starred restaurant, or at a local French bistro, will definitely fell in love with authentic French cuisine.

French delish cuisines have influenced cuisines in other countries like Asia, North America, and Europe. It has the perfect balance of traditional yet modern flavours. Some of the most popular traditional dishes you must try are Bouillabaisse – a Fish and seafood stew, Onion Soup, Steak-Frites – Steak with French fries, Beef Bourguignon – dish cooked with beef, red wine and mushroom.

Fine wine

France has the longest history of organised harvesting and wine-growing. For that reason French wine is considered as one of the best in the world. You can try the perfect French wine supplied at the vineyards of Paris. There are about 150 vineyards in Paris. The vineyard of Montmartre was began in 1933. It produces about 27 varieties of fine wine. This vineyard has the capacity to growing enough grapes to make 500 litres of wine per year. That is approximately 1700 bottles of wine every year.

Each region of France has its own unique way and idea about brewing wine. They add their very distinguished flavours that makes the french wine so exceptional from others. A glass of fine wine with some cheese is the classical French tradition. The wine produced in Bordeaux, la Vallee de la Loire, and la Vallee du Rhone are some of the best quality wine with a unique taste. You should not abstain yourself to enjoy a sip.

Shopaholics’ paradise

No vacation is complete without some shopping, specially in Paris. It is truly a paradise for shopaholics. Paris is the birthplace of many famous brands like Louis Vuitton, Dior, Cartier, Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Chanel, Lancôme, Christian Louboutin.

Paris is well-known for its fashion houses, street flea markets and long-haul shopping streets. Who would not enjoy wandering around the beautiful fashion streets of Paris? Whether you are looking for a high-end French collection designer wear, or a low-priced second-hand item. You will find your desired one in the long shopping streets of Paris. Paris truly has it all.

If you are a fan of high-end luxurious bags, an addict of exotic and aromatic perfumes, elegant luxury dresses or even a shoe fetish you truly cannot get enough from Paris fashion streets. Your trip to Paris will be incomplete without going to a shopping spree.

A boat ride of Seine River

Seine River is one of the most charming landmarks in Paris. This is consider as one of the longest rivers in the world. It rises about 18 miles and flows in the northwest direction through Paris. This river is renowned for its romantic sightseeing boats. Taking romantic boat rides on seine river is truly a fairy-tale like experience. You can get a breath-taking view of Paris’ unique landmarks’ and architectures through your boat ride journey.

Nightlife in Paris

Most people believe that Paris is the best places for the visit can be enjoyed after the sun goes down. Paris has the most fun night clubs and bars. Even if you are craving some French fast food or pastries at the middle of the night,There are some of the restaurants and local bistros that serve delicious French food 24 hours a day. Paris might not be like other European cities where they party all night. However, it surely is not short of bars, clubs, restaurants, and cafes where You can enjoy the nightlife of Paris.

If you love spending night partying, then the L’Arc Paris, Bricktop’s, Shoteria are some of the most popular nightclubs will satisfy your thirst.

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