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Paris – The Best Things to See in the City

There is no city like Paris. The city is architecturally spectacular. Its atmosphere has to be experienced and there is small wonder why it is the most visited city in the world. With its array of museums, sights, parks, hotels, architecture, restaurants, attractions, shops, and so much more, it is small wonder why it is so well-loved and visited. The Champs Élysée, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur at Montmartre, the Louvre with the most famous Mona Lisa and Place de la Concorde are all the obvious places to see.

The city is beautiful and there are many extra hidden treasures such as Pere Lachaise cemetery where many famous names are buried or the radical Pompidou Centre with the interior on the exterior. Paris truly is a city to be experienced and explored.

Because it is such a vast city with so much to explore, finding a quality hotel is essential. But you don’t have to limit yourself to hotels in the city centre as there are many hotels on the city limits equally demanding your attention and it is likely you can get a larger room to stay in for the fraction of the price within the city. Train and Metro services to these areas are both cheap and highly efficient, so you will never be more than 10 minutes or so away from the centre of Paris.

Of course, many hotels in the centre also offer many discounts and it’s worth looking at these too before booking your trip. Decide the area of Paris which most interests you and search for your hotel accordingly.

If you have ever seen the famous French movie Amelie, then you can take a little tour around where this was filmed as it takes in many famous sites in the Montmartre area in north Paris. You will see sites such as the Moulin Rouge, the white basilica of the Sacre Coeur church and the areas where the famous bohemian artists came to inhabit until the twentieth century.

Another recommendation would be to also to visit the tall Montparnasse skyscraper and go to the top of this building rather than the Eiffel Tower. The view is similar, but it is a lot cheaper and a lot quicker to do. The lines to go to the top of Eiffel Tower are long, so this can be a quicker alternative if time is against you. For sure, still go to the Eiffel Tower and see it up close, and sit in the park surroundings and admire it.

No trip to paris would ever be complete without a walk from Place de la Concord to the Arc de Triomphe. Why? Because it takes you down the wide avenue of the Champs Élysée and past many exclusive shops and boutiques. There are many restaurants where you can sit out and dine al fresco, taking in the wonderful Paris atmosphere under the watch of the dominant Arc.

Paris is a spectacular city. It is awash with culture, history and so many beautiful buildings and collections. It has to be seen to be believed and you will never be bored with all it has to offer.

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