The City of Lights offers more treasures than could be appreciated in a lifetime. The Top 5 Paris Attractions alone could enchant a visitor for months.
1. The Cathedral of Notre Dame
Notre Dame was constructed over a period of nearly 200 years, from 1163 to 1345. Rich history, including masterpieces of centuries of art, are visible everywhere the eye alights. Over 13 million visitors a year explore from the solemn crypts to the soaring towers.
2. The Eiffel Tower
Originally constructed for the 1889 World’s Fair, this iconic tower is taller than New York’s Chrysler Building. Intended as a temporary structure, to be torn down in 20 years, it has endured for over a century. Its two restaurants and spectacular views attract more than six million visitors a year.
3. Centre Pompidou
Nearly six million people visit this striking museum of modern art every year. Its almost industrial-looking exterior is a sharp departure from the historic sites, while its focus on the arts continues Parisian tradition.
4. The Louvre
Though most foreign visitors think of the Louvre in terms of the Mona Lisa, this treasure house of art and culture offers 35,000 magnificent works of art. Over five million visitors every year tread in the footsteps of kings as they take in treasures from ancient Egyptian treasures to exhibitions of contemporary art. An eye-opener to world-renowned art for your Paris holidays.
5. The Palace of Versailles
Over three million visitors annually marvel at the home of French kings from Louis XIV to Louis XVI. The palace boasts magnificent gardens as well as spectacular furnishings and architecture.