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Top 5 Must-See Tourist Attractions in Paris, France

When you think of France, chances are, the capital city of Paris is one of the first things that comes to mind. And when in Paris, one can’t help but just want to stretch time in order to see all the must-visit places in this magical city. Here are five of the tourist attractions you can’t miss on your trip.

1

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

They say learning about a new culture is best achieved by igniting appreciation of a country’s history. So why not start your trip with a walk along the Arc de Triomphe? This structure was designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806 to honor the courage of the men who fought and gave their lives to defend the country during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

2

Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle

You don’t have to be religious in order to appreciate Sainte-Chapelle. Its tall windows made with glass panels will captivate you and draw your attention to the intricate detail and artistry on each glass design, depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments.

3

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

It’s not just fans of Victor Hugo’s classic novel who are visiting Notre Dame. In fact, this landmark is the most visited monument in Paris which is proof that people from all walks of life want to see up close this cathedral that is one of the most prominent and well-known examples of French Gothic architecture.

4

Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum

It’s interesting to think that the Louvre was originally built as a fortress in 1190. Through the years it has undergone reconstruction and expansion and today, it houses more than 38,000 works of art that people from all around the world are eager to see in real life.

5

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

This tower was built as a commemorative landmark to remind people of the 100th year anniversary of the French Revolution. This is a timeless Parisian landmark that’s a favorite of both the young and old.

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