You have been to Paris before, or it is simply your first time, and you are excited about it. You have definitely heard about the world famous Eiffel Tower and the Notre-Dame. These are a must discover Paris attractions, but there is more than this. There are cemeteries, opera house, markets, museums and landmarks that are a must see. Exploring the city with a local guide is the experience the best.
Musee du Quai Branly
For the lovers of traditional craftsmanship while in Paris, it’s like pilgrimage going to Musee du Quai Branly where there are carvings, jewelry, and masks among many other collections. Located on 37 quai Branly, 7e, this museum Paris has Asia, Americas, Oceania and Africa as its four sections. The museum can be visited on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday opening at 1100 hrs. There are temporary exhibits and performances that take place at the museum.
Located on Georges Pompidou, 4e the Centre Pompidou is an amazing artistic hub that is a must visit during your Paris sightseeing tour. It’s an art lovers’ paradise being Europe’s largest art collection hub. The impressive piece of architecture is home to cinemas, workshops, art galleries and exhibitions among other businesses. It was opened in the year 1977 having been designed by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano.
Arc de Triomphe
Having been commissioned in the year 1806 by Napoleon himself, the Arc de Triomphe is another symbol of Paris. It stands at the head of Champs-Elysees with intricate sculpted reliefs adorning its pillars. For breathtaking views of the city below, visitors are allowed to go up the magnificent monument. You can go up the to the viewing deck everyday from 1000 hrs to 2230 hrs. Many people compare it to the famous Eiffel Tower when they discover Paris.
Scaling the Famous Eiffel Tower
Probably the most famous landmark in the city of Paris that must be included in any Paris sightseeing tour, the tower is popular not only for its marvel but also for the facts that it gives amazing views of the city and beyond. It’s amazing to watch the Eiffel Tower from a distance especially at night when it’s sparkling. Initially, the tower was erected for a World Fair, and it was supposed to be temporary, but this was never to be. It became one of the most famous landmarks in the world. It is home to the Jules Verne restaurant, champagne bar with breathtaking views of the surroundings and a brasserie. You have an option of climbing the tower for views and also for photos. It is a must see and best experience when scaled.