As the capital city of France, Paris has endured as an important city for more than 2,000 years. Often called by nicknames like the “city of love”
Around each corner in Paris, you’ll discover something unmissable: an ancient church, a display of present day art and craftmanship , or even only a grimy little bar which is the ideal spot for people whohave an enthusiasm for jazz music .
June in Paris is all about music. The eight weekend-long Paris Jazz Festival is rooted in the beautiful Parc Floral, and the Fête de la Musique – which celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2017 – will flourish in the capital’s venues, streets, and parks on June 21st. The much-loved Dîner en Blanc will also take place at a secret location and time.
The city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and also delicious french food such as Baguette, Raw-milk artisanal cheeses e.t.c
Below are the lists of Parisan attractions that would sweep you off your feet.
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015, It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Constructed from 1887–89 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, the tower stands at 324 meters and is the tallest structure in the capital. Around 6.9 million people pay to climb the tower every year.
2. Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly named Place de l’Étoile , Originally conceived by Napoleon in 1806 to commemorate his army’s victory at the Battle of Austerlitz, the Arc de Triomphe, the largest triumphal arch in the world, took 30 years to complete. The eternal flame, which is located beneath the Arc’s sculpted vault and above the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, has been relit every day at 6:30 p.m. since November 11, 1923. he triumphal arch is in honor of those who fought for France, in particular, those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. Engraved on the inside and at the top of the arch are all of the names of the generals and wars fought.
There are inscriptions in the ground underneath the vault of the arch which include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I where the Memorial Flame burns and have made the Arc de Triomphe Paris a revered patriotic site.
3. Palais Garnier
The Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house, It was called the Salle des Capucines. This grand opera house on the Boulevard des Capucines was built between 1861 and 1875. One of the most extravagant buildings in Paris, a team of 14 painters and mosaicists and 73 sculptors worked on the ornamentation of its south facade alone. Over the years, it has inspired great works of art from the book and musical Phantom of the Opera to the painted ceiling of Marc Chagall which was unveiled in the opera house in 1964.
4. Moulin Rouge
The most famous cabaret in the world! The Moulin Rouge was immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec and was the cradle of the music hall. From one form of nighttime entertainment to another slightly less civilized one, we arrive at the iconic Moulin Rouge. Founded in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller, this Pigalle cabaret was the place to party during the Belle Époque. Nowadays, it’s a little pricey and touristy but definitely worth visiting for the windmill selfie, especially if you can demonstrate the perfect can-can while taking the wind mill selfie.
The most imposing monument in the Quarter Latin, the Panthéon, which was originally intended to be a church dedicated to St Genevieve, was completed in 1790, just as the French Revolution was taking hold. Upon the death of Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau on April 2, 1791, a well-respected statesman in the new world order, the decision was taken to transform it into a mausoleum for the great men and women of French history. you can take pictures and also learn about the great french history.
6. Centre Pompidou
Located in the center of the city, between Les Halles and Le Marais, the Centre Georges Pompidou houses the national museum of modern art, which also happens to be the largest in Europe, a massive public library, and a center for musical research. The distinctive inside out structure was completed in 1977 and its 40th birthday is being celebrated in 2017 with a year-long calendar of events.
7. Jardin des Tuileries
The Jardins des Tuileries (Tuileries Gardens) is the biggest park inside Paris. Its main highlights include splendid French style gardens and a beautiful view on the historical alignment of the Champs-Elysées Avenue, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. The Jardins des Tuileries is also home to 2 great museums. So get ready to be overwhelmed by its fascinating history and beauty. There are many things to do in the Jardin des Tuileries year round. Some like to admire the beauty of the garden walking through the perfectly symmetrical alleyways (most impressive after snowfall).
Others prefer a ride at the seasonal amusement park or a quiet read by one of the fountains. For the latter, go for the reclining chairs, if available, as they are the most comfortable.