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Places to see in Paris

Paris is the city of beauty and splendor. There is artistry woven around even in the small miniature paintings or the massive stone artworks. The royal buildings and other architectural landmarks spell nothing less than grandeur and class. Needless to say that all of them have a grand past, a regal story. So without much ado, let us have a look at some of the famous places for Paris sightseeing.

Eiffel Tower

Paris Sightseeing Your trip to Paris remains incomplete if you do not visit the Eiffel Tower, one of the prominent landmarks the city boasts. Built by none other than Gustave Eiffel, it is one of the famous and beautiful artistic renditions that the city houses. However, initially the construction of this tower was not much appreciated, but later on, the future generation applauded it. The carved figures on the tower would speak of the artisanship that has gone into making it. The view of the skyline renders the tower crown is an awesome sight to capture.


Paris Sightseeing
If you are looking forward to explore something exquisite on your trip, then a visit to the Sacre Coeur is a must. The Byzantine style of architecture would appeal you the most. Unlike other churches, which mostly exhibit Gothic architecture this basilica, marks a difference. The construction dates back to the 19th century. The initial works started in the year 1875 to the design put forward by Paul Abadie. This basilica was consecrated in the year 1919. The marvelous mosaics would catch your glance the most.

La Conciergerie

Paris SightseeingLa Conciergerie previously belong to the Royal Palace partially and is situated by the Seine. Back in the 14th century it was a prison and today it is well known for its contribution in the French Revolution. The building derives its name from the superintendent who belonged here and was accountable for collection of taxes. Prominent places that you must not miss here are the Salle des Gens d’Armes, Marie Antoinette’s cell and a huge Gothic room used as a royal banquet space.

Musee d’Orsay

Paris Sightseeing This beautiful building was opened for public visits back in the year 1986 and it was once a train station back in the year 1960. An artistic museum today, it houses relics and historical items belong to the years between 1846 and 1914. The genre would be mostly Centre Pompidou and Louvre. You can take a glance at the eminent impressionistic paintings by Manet, Sisley, Renoir and Pissarro. There are also collections by Vincent Van Gogh, Degas and Cezanne.

These apart other places of historical and architectural significance would include Atelier Brancusi, Musee Rodin, Notre Dame de Paris, Musee Picasso, Hotel de Ville, Arc de Triomphe, Sainte-Chapelle and Musee du Louvre.

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