Paris is a captivating city full of fine things waiting to be enjoyed. It is a city that has maintained landmarks, formal French gardens and also world class art collections making it a magical place to be in for a deserved holiday. The fashion stores are a must mention when talking about this City considering that it is home to some of the most famous fashion designers; indulge in some shopping spree and bring out your fashion sense.
A sightseeing tour of Paris unveils the gems it hides and when you have a guide to offer assistance, you cannot go wrong or miss out on anything that deserves your time. There are all kinds of tour packages, giving you the flexibility of choosing according to your interests. But even with so many things to offer, there are some sites that are must have on your tour if at all you are to say that you have seen the best of what the city offers.
1. The Eiffel Tower
It is truly the top attraction that is a must see in Paris being the most famed building across the globe. You will not only love the architecture, but also the breathtaking views of the city from up the tower and the fabulous meals you can enjoy at the restaurant on the second floor. It stands at a whole 307 meters and remained the tallest building in the world for a long time until the Empire State Building took over.
2. Musee d’Orsay
It is a museum hosting collections representing great works of all impressionism masters. The works you will find in this museum are from famed artists such as Bonnard, Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne among many others. If you love art then this is the museum to have in your tour package to take a look at some of the most memorable pieces like Claude Monet’s The Magpie.
3. Palace of Versailles
This palace is nothing short of stunning and beautiful and is where the kings lived. Every single room within it is well-maintained and elegant with the hall of mirrors being the peak of all areas in the palace. Apart from the interesting interiors, the gardens on the outside add to the grandiose of the palace making it worth checking out on your tour.
4. Cathedrale Notre-Dame De Paris
It is a piece of art with a façade done in beautiful ornamental design complete with sculptures, gargoyles and flying buttresses. The interiors are made with exotic stained glasses for the windows and the beautiful doorway is something that will definitely attract your attention as you enter into this sanctuary. The flickering candles lighting the sanctuary makes it have a feel of holy serenity.
5. Place Vendome
Formally Place Loius Le Grand, the square was originally built to install royal academies, royal library and the mint but financial difficulties forced the king to sell it to wealthy citizens. It is nonetheless still a great site to behold in Paris.