Paris has many attractions worth visiting (the Eiffel Tower,the Notre Dame, the Louvre Museum) but if you’re just for a weekend in the French capital, you will have to make choices. What you do or do not visit is of course a personal choice, but we want to help you on your way. What should you definitely visit and what can you easily skip? A weekend is actually not enough to explore the French capital but you can also do a lot on a weekend. You will then have to limit yourself to the absolute highlights. In this article we will sum up the best places you should visit and during a weekend in the City of Light.You should surely also have time to drink a coffee in a traditional café, have lunch with a delicious wine or soak up the Parisian ‘joie de vivre’!
The Eiffel Tower
Is there a monument in the world that is more famous and iconic than the Eiffel tower ? It is almost impossible to visit Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. Even if you don’t want to visit the world-famous tower, you’ll see the peak from all over the centre of Paris. This immense iron monument, a real architectural and technical challenge, is nowadays a symbol of Paris and France for tourists from all over the world. The pride of the Parisians has quickly become the most visited monument in the world.The tower is 324 metres high, when it was built at the end of the 19th century, it was twice as high as the highest building of the time, the Washington Monument in the United States.
The Sacré Coeur
The Sacré Coeur is located in the 18th arrondissement in Paris on the hill of Montmartre nobody can miss out on this bright white eye-catching church.This is not just a church but a basilica. This beautiful basilica is definitely not to be missed in your city trip Paris. Follow the narrow, winding streets of Montmartre and you’ll automatically arrive at this white basilica with its impressive architecture. Standing at the front of the basilica, you can look far beyond the city. In front of the Sacré Coeur is a large staircase of 237 steps. It is a challenge to climb it and get to the basilica. But if you find this too heavy, you can also come up with the cable car. This cable car is called the Funiculaire de Montemarte.
Who does not know the story of the whistleblower of the Notre-Dame ? The writer of this story, Victor Hugo, also called the Notre-Dame “symphony of stone”. If you visit Paris, it is also worth visiting this Gothic masterpiece. Situated in the heart of Paris, this church is one of the top 10 sights of Paris.The Notre-Dame is a very striking Cathedral. It is 130 metres long, 48 metres wide and 35 metres high. The two unfinished towers have a height of 69 metres. Enjoy stunning views and climb the stairs of these towers.
The Louvre Museum
A visit to Paris is not complete without having seen the Louvre museum. This is the largest museum in the world and according to many people the most beautiful. The museum itself is already a separate attraction. It used to be the largest palace in the world and of course you also want to see the Mona lisa and the Venus of Milo and 400,000 other works of art.
The Luxembourg garden
Even though your program is packed, try to do it quietly during your weekend in Paris. The Luxembourg garden is an ideal place to relax, enjoy the beautiful surroundings and watch the people around you.
The Luxembourg garden is a park of about 25 hectares. This is one of the most popular among both Parisian residents and tourists. During the weekend you will find many couples and families with children in this park and during the week you will find many students here. There are separate chairs everywhere in the park, which you can put on the desired spot in the park.
The Luxembourg garden also has an open-air café, a music tent, tennis courts and a puppet theatre.
In the park there are many statues of important figures from French history.
Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées
The city of Paris also includes the famous monuments. The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. This is also the most famous triumphal arch of the world. The Champs- Élysées is known as the street through which everyone wants to walk.The French also call the Champs- Élysées called “La plus belle avenue du monde”. What in English means: the most beautiful avenue in the world. The Champs- Élysées is so popularly called but officially it is Avenue des Champs- Élysées. The name is from Greek mythology. Elyzee were fields, these were considered to be a happy residence.