Make the most of your stay at the Brit Hotel ABC Champerret to discover all the charms of Paris! The City of Light, with innumerable tourist attractions, enchants tourists from all over the world. The list of tourist sites to see and activities to do in Paris is so long that it is difficult to find your way around it. We have selected some unmissable sites for you. We’ll start by the TOP 10 sites and museums to visit:
1.The Eiffel Tower
How to visit Paris without passing by the Eiffel Tower? Impossible. 324 metres tall, it is the symbol of the city and even of France.Made up of 3 different levels, it has restaurants, bars, shops as well as culture and amusement circuits.
2. The Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées
Built at the request of Napoléon I, this magnificent monument is situated at the end of the Champs-Elysées. This great avenue, famous throughout the world, is considered one of the most beautiful in Paris. It is part of Paris’ ‘Axe historique’.
Welcome to one of the biggest museums in the world. The 60,600 m² of this legendary museum holds almost 460,000 works of art. Discover world famous masterpieces such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or the Venus de Milo.
4. Montmartre/Sacré Cœur
The district for lovers! And also the most visited area in the city... Worth discovering for its charming streets and the Sacré-Cœur, a beautiful basilica in a Roman-Byzantine style. At the start of October, the district welcomes the Fête des Vendanges which mingles cultural events with gastronomic discoveries.
5. The Notre-Dame Cathedral
This superb cathedral, in a Gothic style, is the most-visited monument in Paris and Europe (more than 20 million visitors per year). It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011.
6.The Musée de l’Homme
Established in 1937 and renovated from 2009, the museum re-opened its doors in 2015. It offers an educational and enjoyable tour, discovering the evolution of humankind over the centuries. A museum which will thrill children and adults alike.
7. The Musée d’Orsay
A beautiful museum situated in Paris’ 7th arrondissement. It houses collections of Western art from 1848 to 1914 and the biggest collection of impressionist paintings in the world (with notable works of Manet, Monet, Cézanne...)
8. The Museum of Natural History
This museum is at once a botanical garden and a zoo, comprising of 5 biozones. It is dedicated to science and the evolution of humankind.
9. The Centre Georges Pompidou
This multicultural centre holds a public library, the National Museum of Modern Art as well as a space dedicated to music and acoustic research.
Numerous exhibitions (photography, design...) take place there throughout the year.
10.The Grand Palais
Built from 1897 in readiness for the Exposition Universelle of 1900, the Grand Palais holds renowned shows and exhibitions within its 77,000m².
The TOP 5 things to do in Paris:
1. Discover the riches of French cuisine
Enjoying the historical, architectural and cultural treasures of Paris is one thing. But it would be unthinkable to stay in Paris without making the most of the culinary delights on offer in the capital. A typical Parisian bistro, a traditional or gourmet restaurant... The city is not lacking in places to discover France’s renowned cuisine.
2. Enjoy Paris by night
If Paris is bubbling during the day, it is the same at night. Drink a beer on the Rue Mouffetard, discover the effervescent Pigalle, go to dance at Bastille... Parisian evenings will easily take you into the early hours...
3. Simply wander about
Just because the Parisians live frenetically does not mean you need to do the same! Take your time. Wander around calmly in Paris and enjoy all the delights it offers.
Pass by the banks of the River Seine, stop by Trocadero, discover Les Invalides... Savour Paris, and create some unforgettable memories.
4. Go shopping
Of course, Paris is also the city of fashion and shopping! There’s something for everyone... Go window shopping in Châtelet for example and leave Paris with a souvenir!
5. Find a quirky activity
Make the most of your stay in the capital to find a quirky activity to do. For example: visiting the catacombs, total immersion in a house of zombies, water-skiing on the Seine, hot-air ballooning...
For more information about Paris: http://www.parisinfo.com/