Top 6 Paris Monuments to Visit in 2012
Are you going to enjoy a leisure Paris vacation soon in 2012? Have you prepared the wish-list already or confused a little bit to place which attraction on the top list? Paris is often considered a designers heaven and a lot of French tourists look at Paris to know about latest fashion trends. The capital city has a cluster of tourist destinations and monuments, which needs a lot of planning and thorough preparation to ensure that none of these attractions are missed during your Paris visit.
Here is a response for all your tough queries as I’m going to shortlist the best-ones for you. All these 6 popular Paris monument attractions that are mentioned here will deserve a top place in your Paris checklist.
A Paris visit is incomplete without checking famous monuments of the city. One popular monument that attracts millions of visitors every year is Notre-Dame de Paris. Its marvelous Gothic architecture is a perfect treat for your eyes. Hold your breath to see the cathedral stained glass, spire and high dramatic towers. Admission to Notre-Dame de Paris is free and wheelchair facility for the disabled is available to the cathedral.
Well-known to the Parisian visitors, Eiffel Tower is an iconic monument standing at 324 meters high. Taking pictures in front of this gigantic massive tower cannot be explained in words which needs to be experienced by each and everyone personally. Many Paris tours include a trip to Eiffel Tower and is better suggested to pick one perfect tour that offers lunch at this iconic tower.
Concorde Square is a must-see destination for any Paris vacationer. It is one of the prime tourist location in the city and a starting point for many city attractions like the Arch of Triumph, Tuileries gardens, the Louvre and the famous Champs Elysees. Most luxurious hotels of the city are located within this square itself. Concorde Square can be easily reached by city Metro buses.
This holy chapel is located at Palais de Justice complex in the middle of the capital city. Sainte- Chapelle Paris is often considered a ‘Jewel of French Gothic Architecture’. The chapel was made by Louis IX in 13th century. Unique tourist attractions at this chapel are fifteen glass panels and stained rose window. Guided tours will provide a good insight into upper and lower chapel attractions.
Constructed over the commands of Napoleon Bonaparte, Arc de Triomphe is the greatest and biggest triumphal arch in the world. This huge triumphal completely overshadows its neighbouring attraction the Champs-Elysees Avenue. It took 15 years of man power to complete this astonishing monument. Its another best place after Eiffel Tower, to glimpse the panorama of beautiful Paris city. A quick visit of Arc de Triomphe can be completed within 2 hours so, you can check the Champs-Elysees in the remaining hours.
Another famous monument of the city that is little known to abroad visitors is La Conciergerie. It is a massive 14th century Gothic architecture having kitchen, arms room and guardroom. The monument was built by Phillipe the Fair and was later used a Paris prison during French revolution. Visit prisoners’ gallery and Marie-Antoinette dungeon turned chapel to witness the last days of French revolution. Its nearby tourist attraction is Notre-Dame.
This is only a set of popular monument attractions aimed for the first time visitors. If you know any other great monuments in Paris, you are free to share your ideas and opinions in comments.
The Article was written by Julei Helen. she enjoys writing on different ferry travel destinations on behalf of www.norfolkline.com
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