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Paris Major Sights & Our Favorite Day Trips

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Paris Metro

  1. Eiffel Tower: Paris's most iconic landmark, offering panoramic views of the city. Originally built for the 1889 World's Fair, it symbolizes French architectural ingenuity.

  2. Louvre Museum: The world's largest art museum, famous for the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Its extensive collection spans thousands of years of human history.

  3. Notre-Dame Cathedral: A masterpiece of French Gothic architecture, known for its intricate facades and the tragic fire of 2019. Restoration efforts are ongoing.

  4. Montmartre: A historic area on a hill known for its artistic history, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, and charming streets with views over Paris.

  5. Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe: One of the most famous avenues in the world, leading up to the Arc de Triomphe, which honors those who fought for France.

  6. Musée d'Orsay: Housed in a Beaux-Arts railway station, this museum holds the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world.

  7. Sainte-Chapelle: Known for its stunning stained-glass windows, this Gothic chapel represents the height of medieval architectural and artistic achievement.

  8. The Latin Quarter: A historic area near the Sorbonne with narrow streets filled with cafes, bookshops, and a vibrant cultural life.

  9. Palace of Versailles: Just outside Paris, this palace is a symbol of royal absolutism and the embodiment of classical French art in the 17th century.

  10. Seine River Cruises: A cruise along the Seine offers unique views of Parisian landmarks and a romantic experience of the city.

Day Trips from Paris

  1. Giverny: Visit Claude Monet's home and gardens, the inspiration for many of his masterpieces.

  2. Fontainebleau: Tour the Château de Fontainebleau, a favorite residence of French kings and emperors.

  3. Champagne Region: Taste world-famous Champagne and tour the vineyards and cellars of renowned producers.

  4. Loire Valley Castles: Visit the stunning châteaux of the Loire Valley, like Chambord and Chenonceau.

  5. Normandy Beaches: Reflect on WWII history at the D-Day landing beaches and the Normandy American Cemetery.

  6. Rouen: Discover the historic capital of Normandy, known for its Gothic Rouen Cathedral and ties to Joan of Arc.

  7. Lille: Explore this vibrant northern city known for its art, architecture, and dynamic culture.

  8. Mont Saint-Michel: Visit the iconic island abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  9. Provins: A medieval town known for its well-preserved walls and towers, offering a glimpse into medieval life.

Bienvenue à Paris!

Eiffel Tower, Paris
Eiffel Tower, Paris

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