Paris, the capital of France, is rich in culture, romance and history. These famous tourists’ attraction draw nearly 30 million visitors around the globe per year and following are the famous landmarks that these travelers adore to see and indulge in. Following are few of the renowned places that are a must to visit while roaming in Paris.
The Church of Notre Dame
With the construction starting from 1163 till 1250, Notre Dame Cathedral, also known to be ‘Our Lady of Paris’, is a perfect paradigm of French architect, stained glass work and culture. Having over 13 million visitors per year, this Catholic cathedral holds the official chair of the Archbishop of Paris. The five renowned bells of this refined Gothic church, the exquisite art work on glass, the famous Portals of the cathedral depicting a tribute to Virgin Mary, and the line of 28 kings of Israel and Judah are rated as a must-to-see while sightseeing.
The Eiffel Tower
Named after Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower is 300.51 m in height, making itself the tallest building in France. Made out of puddle iron in 1889 for the Paris Exposition, Eiffel Tower attracts millions of tourists annually. It is perhaps the place most paid for visiting around the globe and tourists are appealed by the meticulously angled metallic structure. Giving its global eminence, the landmark is used in media as well as in games.
In earlier times, La Conciergie was a royal palace used by the Kings of France until they shifted to the Louvre. After then, it was turned into prison in 1391. Due to its roots, it is still used for judicial matters. Read the full story