Paris is the capital of France that was founded in the third century BC. Paris was one of the most influential and largest cities in the western world and it holds leading position among the most important centres of fashion, art, commerce and finance! Paris is the home to the most popular and most visited museums in the world! This is one of the most popular destinations in the world, so book one of the hotels in romantic Paris and have a great time!
WHERE TO GO IN PARIS?
The Louvre Museum
- Location: Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, France
- Construction started: 1758
- Built: 1790
- Height: 83 metres
- Architects: Soufflot, Jean-Baptiste Rondelet, Jacques-Germain
- Architectural styles: Neoclassicism
Paris is the home to the most visited and the most famous museum in the world – the Louvre Museum. It is visited by more than 10 million people annually! Moreover, it is one of the largest museums in the world, covering a total area of 60600 square metres!
The Louvre was originally built as a fortress in the end of 12th century but after a reconstruction in the 16th century, it became a royal residence. During the French Revolution, the Louvre became a museum that exhibits the nation’s masterpieces! Today the museum’s collection includes not only nation’s masterpieces but also ancient Greek, Egyptian, Roman artefacts, crown jewels, sculptures and paintings.
The Louvre is situated in the center of Paris and features a collection of more than 380000 objects, including such famous masterpieces as Leonardo da Vinci’s work “Mona Lisa”.
Opening hours: 9:00 – 18:00
Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 – 21:45
Closed: on Tuesdays
Entry fee: 15€
- Be aware of long queues.
- We recommend that you consider a pre-paid entry card ParisPass that gives you a free entry to the most popular museums, monuments and attractions (more than 70 different places). It also allows you to skip the queues.
The Eiffel Tower
If you have been to Paris and you have not visited the Eiffel Tower, then you have not been to Paris! The tower is one of the most recognizable structures in the world, the tallest structure in Paris and the most visited paid monument on the Earth! More than 250 million people have already visited the Eiffel Tower since its construction in the end of 20th century. The Eiffel Tower is a very popular destination, so be ready to stand in a very long queue!
Entry fee: up to 17€
The Arc de Triomphe
Another famous French monument is the Arc de Triomphe. This monument honours soldiers and officers who fought for France in the French Revolutionary Wars and in Napoleonic Wars.
It was designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806 as a monument of Napoleon’s great victory at Austerlitz. The construction of this huge and majestic monument was finished in 1836.
Entry fee: up to 8€
The Catacombs of Paris
Paris is known to be one of the most romantic places, but there is another side of Paris that we advise you to visit. This place is the Catacombs of Paris.
The Catacombs, formerly stone mines, became a burial place in the end of 18th century because of the overpopulation of Parisian cemeteries. There are about 6 million human skeletons in the Catacombs of Paris.
It will be a thrilling, interesting and unusual adventure! However, you will need to wait in a queue to get inside.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:00 (last admission 19:00)
Closed: on Mondays
Entry fee: up to 10€
The Pantheon Paris
The Pantheon Paris is a huge building located in the centre of Paris. The name “Pantheon” comes from Greek, meaning “Every god”. Its façade was modelled on the original and very famous Pantheon in Rome that was built 2000 years ago. The Pantheon Paris was originally built to replace the ruined church Abbey of St Genevieve, but the Revolutionist government changed it into a mausoleum soon after the French Revolution in 1791. Many well-known and great French scientists, writers and poets were buried in the Pantheon.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (last admission 17:15)
Entry fee: up to 7€