Paris is one of the most popular, famous, and beautiful city around the world. It’s the capital of France. This city also called the “City of Love”, and the “City of Lights”. Paris is one of the most attractive city. It is one of the world’s leading fashion and business hub. This city is famous for its art and culture and entertainment.
The historical name for the city is Parisii by the Gauls, however, the Romans arrived in 52 B.C. and changed the name to Lutetia. By the end of the Western Roman Empire, the town was known as Parisius, a Latin name that would later become Paris in French.
Paris is the most populous city of France. The area of Paris is around 41 Square Miles (105 Square KM) and as of the census of 1 January 2019, the population was 2,140,526 residents. Paris is located in northern central France. The Paris Region had a GDP of €709 billion ($808 billion) in 2017. Paris is also called the Capital of Fashion as Paris is home to some of the world’s finest designers. This city is like heaven for all the designers. Some famous designers are Yves Saint-Laurent, Lancôme, L’Oréal and Christian Dior.
Here are the lists of the top tourist attractions in Paris.
Eiffel Tower: Eiffel Tower is the most visited tourist destination in Paris even we can say that Paris is incomplete without the Eiffel Tower. It was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel for the Paris Exhibition of 1889, which marked the centenary of the French Revolution. When it was first unveiled, the Eiffel Tower was dismissed due to its huge structure.
The tower consists of 18,000 sturdy iron sections (weighing over 10,000 tons) held together by 2.5 million rivets. The height of the Eiffel Tower is 324 meters. The first-floor level height is 57 meters, visitor can walk up the 360 steps to reach there or can use an elevator. The second-floor level height is 115 meters and the view from here is amazing. The Jules Verne Restaurant is also available on the second floor. You can walk up the 344 steps to go there or can use an elevator. Finally, on the 3rd floor at 275 meters, the view is spectacular. You can see the entire city from there. To reach the top level, the exhilarating elevator is available from the second floor. Visiting the top level is one of the most thrilling and adventurous experience. Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited monuments in the world with nearly 7 million visitors a year.
Louvre Museum: The Louvre Museum is the most visited art museum in the world. It is located in the heart of Paris. This historic palace was once the home of France’s Kings. It has it’s signature glass pyramid marking its entrance. The area of this museum is 210,000 square meters so it is not possible to see the complete museum in a day. It has more than 30,000 artworks; from antiquities to European paintings of the 15th to 19th centuries. If you want to see every piece of the artwork just for 30 seconds, it will take 35 days straight to cover this museum. The most famous piece is the Mona Lisa or La Gioconda (or La Joconde in French) painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1503-1505. Other exceptional works are the ancient Venus de Milo sculpture, the monumental Victory of Samothrace of the Hellenistic period, the immense Wedding Feast at Cana painting by Veronese (1563), and Botticelli’s frescoes. Also, a must-see is Liberty Leading the People (1831) by Eugène Delacroix, depicting the Parisian uprising of July 27th to 29th, 1830 known as “Trois Glorieuses” (“Three Glorious Days”). Around 9 million people visiting every year in this Museum.
The collection is divided into eight departments:
- Sculptures of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Modern Times
- Greek, Etruscan and Roma
- Egyptian Antiquities
- Oriental Antiquities
- Objects of Art
- Graphic Arts
- Islamic Art