A visit to Paris never becomes complete without visiting the monuments in the city. Know the monuments before heading to the city of Paris. Here are the major monuments one should not miss in the city of Paris.
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 for ever.
Cathedral of Notre Dame
Visit to Paris won’t be complete without visiting this Gothic masterpiece of Notre Dame. 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. It was built for celebrating the Napoleon's victory in the year 1806 at Austerlitz. 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. 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.