Hey Friends, here I am with another travel blog. What people call the place of Romance-Love. PARIS.
Again like any other place in Europe, the weather in March was awesome. It was so good, we could walk from morning to evening.
Anyway, flying time was 2 hours from Rome to landing at Beauvais–Tillé Airport. We had pre-booked shuttle buses from the Airport terminal to Eiffel Tower Metro Station.
Travel time is about 60 to 70 min(depending on traffic conditions- most of the driving is outside the city) & costs about 17€ (depends from where you book) there are many online booking sites(choose what is best for you). You can also pre-book cabs and all. As we wanted to explore the metro route (again thanks to my friend who is best with navigation), we were very comfortable in reaching our destination.
Hope below links are of some help:
Paris Metro Route: http://www.plandeparis.info/metro-paris/metro-paris.html
Shuttle Bus booking from Metro: https://www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com
Below are the sightseeing places which you can enjoy while on your visit to Paris:
Table of Contents
- Eiffel Tower- Lovers destination
- The Louvre – Art in the heart of the city
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- Moulin Rouge – The original cabaret house
- Champs Elysées / Arc of Triumph
- Cruise on the Seine
- Disneyland Paris
Eiffel Tower- Lovers destination
What would Paris be without its symbolic Eiffel Tower? Built by Gustave Eiffel to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution, it is presented at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889. 324 meters high, it is one of the most visited monuments in the world with nearly 7 million visitors a year.
The first floor houses the Eiffel Tower 58 which extends over two levels, 58 meters above the ground as its name suggests. On the second floor, the view is the best at 115 meters because you have a diving view on the ground below.
Finally on the 3rd floor at 275 meters, you can see what the office of Gustave Eiffel was. For the more adventurous one, it is possible to use the stairs and climb the steps (1,665 to the summit). landscape around the tower is green and very plush
The ascent of the Eiffel Tower is a must to enjoy the magnificent view of Paris.
The Louvre – Art in the heart of the city
The Louvre is the most visited art museum in the world. Located in the heart of Paris, this historic building is a former royal palace, with an area of 210,000 square meters including 60,600 for the exhibitions. The museum is housed in the Louvre, originally a fortress built in the late 12th century under Philip II. The remains of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum.
The collection is divided into eight departments:
- Egyptian antiquities
- Oriental antiquities
- Greek, Etruscan and Roman
- Islamic Art
- Sculptures of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Modern Times
- Objects of art
- Graphic arts.
Notre Dame Cathedral
One of the most enduring symbols of Paris: Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as Notre Dame, a Roman Catholic cathedral is located on the eastern half of the Ile de la Cité. It is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in France and Europe. Begun in 1163 and completed in 1345, this cathedral is a sight with its portals surrounded by his many sculptures and gargoyles that adorn the roof.
We advise you to walk around the cathedral, then go inside and climb the 387 steps to the top of the towers. The climb to the top of the towers can be exhausting, but you will get a panoramic view of the region and see the famous gargoyles up close.
Moulin Rouge – The original cabaret house
We were lucky enough that we had a view of Moulin Rouge from the hotel window. As the birthplace of French Cancan, Moulin Rouge is a vintage and classic cabaret venue, located at the base of Montmartre highland.
Formerly a seat for courtship dance, Moulin Rouge now is a nicely decorated and extravagant cabaret house. And of course, one of the most fascinating Paris tourist places. The well illuminated building, sizzling music and romantic décor makes it one of the best places to visit in Paris at night.
Champs Elysées / Arc of Triumph
Under the spell of ancient Roman architecture, Napoleon commissioned Jean Chalgrin the design of a triumphal arch dedicated to the glory of imperial armies. Built in the 19th century, it is the largest monument of its kind in the world.
Impressive sculptures adorn its pillars. In addition, the names of 558 generals and the great victories are engraved on the top of the arc. Under the Arc de Triomphe is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of France.
The panoramic terrace above the door offers a beautiful view of Paris. 50 meters high, 45 meters wide and 22 meters deep, the Arc de Triomphe is located on the Place de l’Etoile which leads to the Champs Elysees which is nicknamed “the most beautiful avenue in the world.” It stands on 1.9 km between Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. There are many luxury boutiques (Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Guerlain, Montblanc …), places of entertainment (Lido, cinemas), famous cafes and restaurants (Fouquet’s).
Cruise on the Seine
Find the best way to visit the “City of Light” enjoying a cruise on the Seine, especially at night. When the sun sets, the monuments are lit slowly. You get a panoramic view to the forefront so you can enjoy the beauty of Paris: Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Pont Alexandre III and many more.
You can also enjoy a dinner cruise on the Seine aboard a boat. For about two hours, you are welcomed.
I am mentioning this here(but truth is, we didn’t visited there due to time limitation :p )
Fans of Mickey can visit Disneyland Paris which is located 32 km from central Paris, with a connection to the suburban RER A.
Disneyland Paris has two theme parks: Disneyland (with Sleeping Beauty’s castle) and Walt Disney Studios. Top attractions are Space Mountain, It’s a Small World and Big Thunder Mountain.
There are some more places to see in Paris, which we indeed did see & we hardly had any energy left after all the walking, so we moved to the hotel and that was the end of our Paris journey.
Last but not least, if you want to stay near Moulin Rouge, the nearest metro station is Blanche. So you can check the metro map.