Paris Sightseeing City Tour
Paris would not be featured in so many romantic movies without its countless iconic landmarks: the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame de Paris, the Basilica of Sacre Coeur in the Heart of Montmartre and many more. These monuments are famous all around the world for the beauty and elegance of their architecture.
Visiting the picturesque and famous monuments that epitomize the charm of Paris is to embark on a journey through time to discover the history of the City of Light, more than 2000 years back in time.
The Eiffel Tower
The iconic symbol of the French capital known all around the world, the Eiffel Tower was built in just two years, two months, and five days, on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1889, and stands at 324 meters tall. Why not try to climb it, and enjoy stunning views of the capital from the clouds?
Paradise for photography enthusiasts, the Trocadero (also called the Square of Freedom and Human Rights) offers a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower and its gardens. The Esplanade is definitely the place to go to photograph the Eiffel Tower and the beauty of the famous Champs de Mars.
The Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe
The Champs Elysees is also known as “The Most Beautiful Avenue in the World”, and offers a wonderful perspective, linking the Arc de Triomphe, the Obelisk in the Place de la Concorde, the Jardin des Tuileries and the Carrousel du Louvre. A mecca of French luxury fashion, the Champs Elysees is the perfect spot from which to admire the Arc de Triomphe in the center of the Place de l’Etoile. Built in 1806 in the Napoleonic era, it is the largest arch in the world.
Notre Dame de Paris
A true masterpiece and a stunning work of architecture, the Cathedral de Notre Dame de Paris is located in the historic center of the capital on the Ile de la Cité. Built between 1163 and 1345, the Gothic-style building seduces millions of visitors every year who come to marvel at its beauty, its stained glass rose windows, and looming gargoyles. The Cathedral also offers a fabulous panoramic view of the City of Lights and its square. The Ile de la Cité also proposes an idyllic place for lovers in search of romance at the heart of the French capital.
Square du Vert-Galant
This park is a must-see if you’re looking for a romantic getaway in the heart of Paris. The Green Gallant Square is known for its impressive diversity of fauna and flora. Its proximity to the Louvre Museum and the views overlooking the Seine make it perfect for all love-birds in the Capital of Love.
Montmartre and the Basilica of the Sacré Coeur
The atmosphere of this intimate Parisian village lends itself to a feeling of relaxation and free spiritedness. Stroll through the streets of painters and street performers, pubs and nightclubs, and famous restaurants.
Located more than 400 meters above sea level at the top of Montmartre, this popular little piece of lovers’ paradise offers breathtaking views of almost the whole of Paris.
Parc des Buttes Chaumont
A hilly park stretching 25 hectares located in the North East of Paris, the Parc des Buttes Chaumont offers splendid views of the capital and Montmartre. Visitors can see many exotic trees and enjoy a sunny afternoon exploring its caves, waterfalls, suspension bridge, and gazebo.
Saint Germain des Prés
The old haunt of philosophers, writers and poets like Simone de Beauvoir, Boris Vian and Jacques Prévert, the Saint Germain des Prés has maintained its original charm and still offers little secret alleys, ideal for a romantic stroll amongst its restaurants and shops of famous designers.
Jardin des Tuileries
A typically French garden, the Jardin des Tuileries is named after the tile factory where Catherine de Medicis built the Tuileries Palace in 1564. Nestled between the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre. The Jardin des Tuileries is a promenade with a romantic atmosphere where you can enjoy some of the most beautiful sculptures of Rodin and Giacometti, or Monet’s works by visiting the Orangerie.
Jardin du Luxembourg
Located close to the Latin Quarter, the Jardin du Luxembourg is another very famous park in Paris. Inspired by Florentine, it is an homage to the French and another English style. Flower lovers will be seduced by the impressive greenhouse for orchids and the beautiful rose garden. The discovery of the Luxembourg Gardens is also enjoyable, nearly a hundred statues are scattered throughout.
Place de la Concorde
Decorated with the immense Luxor obelisk that has marked its center since 1998, the Concorde Square is located at the foot of the most beautiful avenue in the world: the Champs Elysées. Lined with prestigious hotels and decorated with two majestic fountains that are the Fontaine des Mers and the Fountain of the Rivers, Place de la Concorde is synonymous with luxury and elegance, which contrasts with its violent history as the location where Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette were guillotined.
Place des Abbesses
A Paris market with one of the most beautiful subway stations in the capital, Place des Abbesses is famous for its authentic Parisian charm. Located in the heart of Montmartre, it is decorated with elegant cast iron street lamps and a famous fountain Wallace, often associated with the image of Paris for many foreign tourists. Courting couples can also go to the wall of “I love you” written in 311 languages for a moment of romance in Paris.
A true masterpiece of nineteenth century architecture, the Opera was built on the request of Napoleon III by Baron Haussmann. Inaugurated in 1875, the Palais Garnier can be visited during the day and also offers excellent opera and ballet performances in the evening for the enjoyment of theater lovers.
Place des Vosges
Crafted with sumptuous buildings of red brick and blue slate roofs, Place des Vosges is located in the heart of the Marais district, and is also one of the oldest places in the French capital. It’s charm and elegance make it one of the few places in Paris that is equally popular with the tourists as with the locals.
Square André Citroën
With an area of over 14 hectares, the Parc André Citroën is one of the newest parks in the city. Located on the ruins of the old factory Citroen, it is the only Parisian garden with direct access to the Seine. Visitors will discover rare and exotic plants from around the world. You can also experience the tethered hot air balloon that climbs nearly 150 meters.