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    Best time to Visit Paris: Whole Year

    Category : Leisure: Leisure,Family Holiday

    Duration(days) : 3 Days

    Address : Paris, France

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    Description

    Everyone falls in love with a different part of Paris. 
    Paris the capital of France, is one of the world's top tourist destinations.
    It has numerous things to offer to all kinds of tourists - be it romantic tour, cultural, historical, fashionable - Paris has something for everyone.

    Paris is referred by many nicknames like "City of love", "City of lights", "Capital of Fashion" 

    Paris has many important cultural institutions: like Louvre museum, Musee d'Orsay, Musee National d'Art Moderne - which are some of the most visited museums in the world.
    The central area of the city along the Seine River is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site and includes many notable monuments like Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte-Chapelle, Grand Palais, Eiffel Tower, and the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur in Montmartre. 


    Fashion:
    Paris has been an international capital of high fashion. It is home of some of the largest fashion houses in the world, and is the favorite desination of many well-known fashion designers.
    The Paris Fashion Week, held in January and July, is among the top international fashion events.


    Click on "Things To Do" tab to get the complete list of Places to see in Paris. Read about the Top Things to do in Paris and get best travel tips to plan your trip to Paris sightseeing places

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    Eiffel Tower

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    Eiffel Tower needs no introduction. Visiting this iconic symbol of Paris is among top things to do in Paris. Eiffel Tower was constructed in the year 1889, and towers more than 1,000 feet. Visitors can ride the elevator to see incredible views of the city or dine in one of the two fine restaurants that are situated within the tower. Book your entry pass in advance to avoid the large crowd waiting to get to the top of this spectacular structure.
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      Champs Elysees / Champs-Elysées

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      Champs Elysees is considered as the world's most beautiful avenue. It leads from the Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde and into the Tuileries garden. This famous street of Paris is just over a mile long. It is lined with restaurants, upscale boutiques, museums, night clubs and more.
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        Pont Alexandre III

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        Pont Alexandre III, is deemed to be the most extravagant and ornate bridge in Paris. It is said that, seeing this bridge is almost like going to an art gallery. It is decorated with numerous French sculptors like statues, winged horses, nymphs, cherubs etc. This steel single arch bridge spans the Seine river, connecting the Champs-Elysees, Les Invalides and Eiffel Tower.
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          Musee de l'Orangerie / Orangerie Museum

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          The orangerie was originally built in 1852 to protect the Tuileries Palace’s orange trees. It was later converted into museum and contains great works by impressionist artists like Picasso, Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Modigliani etc. The centerpiece of the museum is eight Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet. It is a popular attraction among travelers who appreciate impressionist and post-impressionist art.
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            Musee d'Orsay

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            Musee d’Orsay is known for housing the world’s premier collection of impressionist paintings. The museum is located in a former railway station and houses amazing art works by many famous artists.
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              Louvre - Pyramide / Musee Du Louvre / Louvre Museum

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              Louvre museum is the most visited museum in the world. It is said that you will need nine months to glance at every work of inside this interesting museum. People short on time, usually take a tour guide who can point out the most interesting pieces out of the spectacular collection. Some of the famous art works in the museum are Leonardo da Vinci’s "Mona Lisa" Michelangelo’s "Dying Slave" and the Greek statue "Venus of Milo". The Louvre Museum is located in the Louvre Palace with its signature glass pyramid marking its entrance.
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                Place de la Concorde

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                Place de la Concorde, is the largest square in Paris with fantastic views in every direction. It has a large 3200 years old Egyptian obelisk in the center. This beautiful octagonal square is located at the east end of the Champs-Elysees.
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                  Place du Carrousel

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                  The Place du Carrousel is a public square. It is located between the museum and the Tuileries Garden. The name "carrousel" refers to a type of military dressage, an equine demonstration now commonly called military drill.
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                    Sainte-Chapelle

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                    Sainte-Chapelle is famed for its breathtaking stained glass windows. This magnificent building is considered among the highest achievements of Gothic architecture.
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                      Notre Dame Cathedral

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                      Notre Dame de Paris, means "Our Lady of Paris" in French. This architectural spectacular is one of the popular tourist attractions of the city and is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in Europe. This 13th century masterpiece stands more than 400 feet (120 meters) high with two lofty towers. You will not miss to notice the awe-inspiring rose windows, Gothic carvings, beautiful sculptures and a huge collection of ancient relics. You can climb the 387 steps to reach the top of the towers, where you will get a panoramic view of the surrounding.
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                        Tuileries garden

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                        Tuileries garden is a beautiful garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde. It is one of the major historical landmark. The garden stretches over 22.4 hectares and is beautifully decorated with over 200 exceptional statues and vases.
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                          Luxembourg Gardens / Jardin du Luxembourg

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                          Luxembourg Garden is public park with beautiful lawns, numerous flowering plants, fruit orchards set with many artistic statues and fountains.
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                            Marche biologique Raspail

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                            Marche biologique Raspail is a traditional open-air market. It is especially popular on Sunday, when it's filled with biologique (organic) produce. This all-organic farmers market is set on Tuesday/Friday/Sunday.
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                              Cesar Palace

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                              The Cesar Palace Cabaret in Paris has existed for more than 20 years. The place opens up at 7:30 PM and you enjoy cabaret show filled with glamorous Cancan dancers, musicians, acrobats, mime artists and more; along with lavish dinner.
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                                Casino de Paris

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                                Casino de Paris is one of the well known music halls of Paris. Contrary to what the name might suggest, it is a performance venue, not a gambling house.
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                                  Palais Garnier / Opera National De Paris / Opéra Garnier

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                                  Palais Garnier is lavishly decorated building. It was designed by the famous architect Charles Garnier in the 19th century, and was one of the most expensive buildings of its era. It houses the National Opera of Paris, which has the capacity to seat 2,000 people. This place is famous for film shootings and is still open for ballet performances and is home to the opera library museum.
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                                    Air and space museum / Musee de l'air et de l'espace

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                                    Musee de l'air et de l'espace is a French aerospace museum. Occupying over 150,000 square metres (1,600,000 sq ft) of land and hangars, it is one of the oldest aviation museums in the world. The museum's collection contains more than 19,595 items, including 150 aircraft, and material from as far back as the 16th Century. Also displayed are more modern air and spacecraft, including the prototype for Concorde, and Swiss and Soviet rockets.
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                                      Arc de Triomphe

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                                      Arc de Triomphe was built to honor those who fought in the French Revolution and Naploeonic War. It is arguably one of the most photographed landmarks in Paris. It is 164 feet high and 148 feet wide and is filled with intricate reliefs depicting victorious battles. You will get incredible views of the city from the top of this beautiful monument.
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                                        Disneyland Paris

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                                        Disneyland Paris stands to the equal fame as of the original Disneyland at Los Angeles. It is the most visited theme park in Europe. Disneyland Paris has two theme parks: Disneyland (with Sleeping Beauty's castle) and Walt Disney Studios. It offers varied activities and is the best place for fun time with your family. This European Magical Kingdom is located just outside the city.
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                                          Le Balzac

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                                          Le Balzac is a movie theater in Paris. It features an art deco main auditorium, and is known for its independent arthouse programming.
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                                            France Miniature

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                                            France Miniature is a miniature park tourist attraction, featuring scale models of major French landmarks and monuments in an outdoor park.
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                                              Sacre-Coeur

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                                              Sacre-Coeur is a huge white-domed Basilica of the Sacred Heart. It is situated on Montmartre hill. Built with marble this incredible basilica has gorgeous interior, gold mosaics, stained-glass windows and one of the world’s largest clocks.
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                                                Place des Vosges / Place de Vosges

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                                                Place des Vosges is Paris oldest public square, spaciously laid out in harmoniously uniform style. Built in 1605, it was formerly called Place Royale. It lies in the atmospheric Marais Quarter, a historic area with medieval and Renaissance palaces.
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                                                  Les Invalides

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                                                  Les Invalides is a complex of buildings that honors the French military. It was built in 1670 as a hospital and retirement home for vets. It still serves that function today as well as many more. Les Invalides is home to military museums and a church that is the burial site of its war heroes, including Napoleon Bonaparte. The Army Museum displays a large collection of military equipment and uniforms, weapons, prints, and curiosities from many countries. The golden Dome of Les Invalides shines brightly in the middle of Paris and is a popular landmark.
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                                                    Seine River Cruise

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                                                    The romantic side of Paris can be best explored through the iconic boat cruise down the Seine river. A Seine cruise lasts about an hour or two; and passes under numerous bridges in Paris, going by sights such as the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. It is a perfect thing to do on a romantic evening. You can also enjoy a dinner while cruising on this beautiful river.
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                                                      Versailles Palace

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                                                      Versailles Palace is the ornated splendor and is one of the most famous castle in France. The palace defines 'luxury' and 'richness'. It is one of Paris most visited landmarks. Visitors come to see its magnificent gardens, terraces, and the Hall of Mirrors with its 357 mirrors decorating 17 arches. There are lot of entertainment, music and exceptional evening shows arranged at the Palace of Versailles. And it is usually filled with fireworks, musical fountains and spectacular performances.
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                                                        Catacombs / Les Catacombes

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                                                        Paris Catacombs is popularly referred as "The World's Largest Grave". This underground vault of Paris housing the remains of around six million people. Les Catacombes originated after 1785 when the city started to tackle the problem with hygiene and with insufficient capacity of the cemeteries. There are about 2 kilometers of tunnels in the catacombs and it is unique place to explore with skulls and bones surrounding you.
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                                                          Moulin Rouge Show

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                                                          The Moulin Rouge is considered Paris’s premier entertainment venue. It has been entertaining people since 1889. It is known as the spiritual birthplace of the famous French dance Cancan. You will find people dressed up in their best outfit and experiencing the magic at Moulin Rouge.
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                                                            Artishow Cabaret

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                                                            Artishow Cabaret is a light Parisian Cabaret filled with humor, sensuality, emotion, glamour and fantasy.
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                                                              Lido de Paris Cabaret

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                                                              Le Lido is a cabaret and burlesque show located on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. It is known for its exotic shows including dancers, singers, and other performers.
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                                                                Champ de Mars / Parc du Champ-de-Mars

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                                                                The Champ de Mars is a large public greenspace located between Eiffel Tower and the École Militaire. The name Champ de Mars means Field of Mars. This green park is named after the Campus Martius - Roman God of war. The name also alludes to the fact that the lawns here were formerly used as drilling and marching grounds by the French military. The park offers the most beautiful view of the landmark monuments of Paris. People usually gather for picnics and also to watch the Eiffel Tower’s twinkling lights at night
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                                                                  Grand Palais

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                                                                  Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées, commonly known as the Grand Palais is a large historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex located at the Champs-Élysées. The word Grand Palais means Great Palace. This 100 year old building is built in Beaux-Arts architecture style and an iconic monument of Paris.
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                                                                    Trocadéro / Jardins du Trocadéro

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                                                                    Trocadéro gardens is near Eiffel Tower. This beautiful garden is spread over 10,000 m² area and offers a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. The centrepiece of the gardens is the famous Warsaw fountains which, with its 20 water cannons, offers a remarkable water display, especially on summer evenings when the illuminations around the fountains add to the attraction. There are a number of sculptures to be admired in this beautiful garden.
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                                                                      Air
                                                                      Paris has two international airports: 
                                                                      Paris-Charles de Gaulle
                                                                      Paris-Orly

                                                                      Rail
                                                                      Paris Metro, is the heart line of the city. It is the second busiest metro system in Europe and serves millions of passengers daily.
                                                                      It is the best way to travel in and out of the city.
                                                                      Paris Gare du Nord is one of the busiest railway station in the world

                                                                      Cycling
                                                                      Cycling are the best way to explore the city by your own. There are 440 km of cycle paths and routes in Paris. Paris offers a bike sharing system called Velib with more than 20,000 public bicycles distributed at 1,800 parking stations, which can be rented for short and medium distances including one way trips.

                                                                      Bus tours
                                                                      Hop-On Hop-Off bus tours are popular among tourists for Paris sightseeing.

                                                                      Walking
                                                                      Paris is walkable tourist destination, just like Rome or Barcelona. Most of the places are situated close by. You need to carry a map and decide on the direction earlier, so that you dont cross the city several times a day.