Famous Monuments in Paris
Dig into history while visiting the famous landmarks in Paris
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Top Monuments in Paris, France
Crammed with a bevy of historical monuments, one can make the most of their journey with a visit to the famous monuments in Paris, and take a dig into the rich culture and history of this astounding location.
Here are some of the major historical sites in Paris that must visit on this tour to understand the complicated past of the city.
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel tower is an epic monument which was built in the year 1889. It is the monument that defines the skyline of Paris, it is a popular tourist spot and the most visited monument in world. Gustave Eiffel’s indelible tower is France’s icon and it symbolizes the magic of Paris to the romantics around the world. Tower has three levels that are open to the visitors. If you aren’t scared of heights then it's definitely a view to enjoy which will remain in your memory forever.
Cathedral of Notre Dame
Visit to Paris won’t be complete without visiting this Gothic masterpiece of Notre Dame. Located alongside the banks of Seine River, it is one of the major cathedrals in world. This is the place that can engage the people even when one has already visited the place. Climb bell tower to get close up look at popular gargoyles and the beautiful view of the center of the Paris.
This is the place that is called as romantic square of Paris. The place Dauphine exudes the Parisian charm and it is the place that has a historic ambiance. Set right on tip of ile de la Cite and is at the center of the city which is near Notre Dame Cathedral, Pont Neuf and Sainte Chapelle. It is oldest bridge of Paris. This is the leafy gem that one should not miss during the visit to the city of Paris.
Hotel des Invalides has a shimmering golden dome that has a splendid sight at 7th arrondissement. It was built as a hospital and was the place where wounded soldiers are kept during 17th century. It is the stately building and home to national military museum, musee des Plans Relief and has got richly decorated tomb of the Napoleon Bonaparte.
Arc De Triomphe
It is one of the grandest monuments of Paris. Built for celebrating the Napoleon's victory in the year 1806 at Austerlitz, it is a 164 feet tall architecture located above the Avenue des Champs-Elysees. This monument honors soldiers who have fought and also died during French revolution and also in the Napoleonic wars and the World War I. There are carved names of the generals and major events or one can even climb on top for great view of Paris.
Basilica of Sacre Coeur is the familiar landmark on the skyline of the city. Located at the top of Montmartre, this monument has a white façade and domes which can be spotted from major places of Paris. View of the city looks best from this Basilica.
The monuments of Paris provide the tourists with the best kind of the view and is a great way for exploring the history and culture of the city.
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