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Paris: landmark you must visit

The choice of things you can do is huge! Even on a long stay, it is difficult to see everything in Paris. However, we have compiled a list of 10 things you need to see or do in Paris.

  1. See the great legacy of the Louvre

The basis of the Louvre’s museum collection is the private collections of Kings Francis I and Louis XIV. They became available for public inspection during the French Revolution.

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Egyptian antiquities, antique sculptures, masterpieces of Renaissance painting, medieval canvases, and much more are kept here. The museum is located in a magnificent palace complex, which for many years served as a royal residence.

  1. Walk around Montmartre

Montmartre is considered one of the most picturesque areas of the French capital. In the 19th century, the glory of a bohemian place was firmly entrenched for it, since it was here that artists began to settle: Van Gogh, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Modigliani.

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The architectural dominant of Montmartre is the picturesque Sacré-Coeur Basilica. Place du Tertre, located just west of the temple, is the lively heart of the area, where you can still feel the spirit of old Paris.

  1. Visit the Latin Quarter

Once upon a time, students settled in the vicinity of the famous Sorbonne, the Lyceum of Louis the Great, and the College de France. However, today, housing costs have increased so much that only a few of them can afford to live in the Latin Quarter.

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Over time, the area has become an attraction. Narrow streets, cozy cafes, and bookstores are visited by tens of thousands of tourists every year.

  1. Georges Pompidou Center

The five-story exposition complex, consisting of numerous exhibition halls, a library, a cinema, and art workshops, has long been recognized as one of the most significant sights of Paris.

It attracts visitors not only with a rich collection of contemporary art but also with its appearance. All communications, stairs, and elevators are outside, which gives the building a futuristic look. In addition, the roof of the Center Pompidou offers a magnificent view of Paris.

  1. Go to a show at the Moulin Rouge

What is a classic Parisian cabaret? It is the focal point of the city’s nightlife, its true spirit, in which an incredible expression is hidden. Moulin Rouge has existed since 1889. Since that moment, this show has not lost its popularity. Tickets are sold out in advance, and on the eve of the holidays, they are not available at all. In colorful cabaret performances, you can see the real Paris – sensual, artistic, free, and even a little depraved.

  1. Visit the city observation decks

You can get a complete picture of the architectural appearance of Paris, as well as take the best shots and enjoy the picturesque views of the city’s quarters on the observation decks of the Eiffel Tower, Galeries Lafayette, Montparnasse Tower, and Arc de Triomphe. Even though you will have to wait in line (especially the long one at the Eiffel Tower), the unforgettable sight of Paris stretching at your feet is worth the wait.

  1. Enjoy the beauty of French landscape design

Many parks and squares around the world have been created in imitation of the famous French gardens, where a riot of colors of nature side by side with aristocratic grace of forms. The Parisian Tuileries Garden is the standard of a classic European park with flat lawns, hedges, and wide avenues. It is pleasant to relax here from the bustle of the city, have a cup of coffee on the terrace, or hide from the midday sun under the shade of trees.

  1. Make a wish at the Père Lachaise cemetery

The necropolis of Père Lachaise is shrouded in mystical stories and legends. There will always be some eyewitness who has seen people in black robes performing mysterious rites among the graves or wandering along the alleys of spirits.

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The crypts, gravestones, and monuments of Père Lachaise are natural works of art worthy of the finest museums. It is believed that the ghosts of the cemetery are capable of fulfilling any wishes.

  1. Walk up the grand staircase of the Opera Garnier

The Paris Opera was founded under Louis XIV. The modern building, admired for its luxurious architecture, was built in the 19th century. Today, the Grand Opera is one of the best musical theaters in the world. There, eminent performers perform, and famous performances are staged. Getting to a performance at an opera is like being among the highest Parisian society of the brilliant era of the French kings.

  1. Feel like a kid again at Paris Disneyland

Located 32 km from the French capital, the amusement park has long been equal in popularity to its older American counterpart. Attractions, colorful decorations, thematic zones, and fairytale heroes walking among the visitors create an atmosphere of magical realism, from which people do not want to return to everyday life. Memories of visiting this amazing place will remain in your memory for a long time.

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