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A visit to Paris, one of the most historical and sensational cities in the world is a lifetime experience. Last year, approximately 23.6 million people came from all over the world to see this the city. Paris is simply breathtaking; It gets even better when you tour the city cruising either shotgun or in the back of a comfort car after you must have gotten the best car rental deals.
Now, strap in, let’s take you to five places you must see before you leave.
The Eiffel Tower
And why not?
Built in 1889, the 324-meter high wrought iron edifice is the second wonder of the world. It’s got 7 million visitors per year for a reason.
The Eiffel Tower 58 is 58 meters from ground level and extends over two levels. On the second floor, you can get a beautiful view of 115 meters. At 275 meters you can see Gustave Eiffel’s office. If you’re feeling adventurous, use the stairs and climb all 1,665 to the summit.
Ultimately, you have to get to the apogee of the Eiffel Tower to enjoy the glory of Paris from above.
The Louvre museum is located at the center of Paris and holds considerable history, formerly built by Phillip II to be the Louvre Castle in the 12th/13th century. You can still see remnants of the old fortress in the museum’s basement. It is the most visited art museum in the world, with records stating approximately 8.1 million visitors in 2017.
The Château de Versailles
Starting your French driving adventure en-route the home of the legendary monarch home of Sun King Louis XIV and his descendants can satisfy your craving for thrill. Gain access to the main structure can be via the Versailles Château Rive Gauche station (RER C) or Versailles Rive Droite station.
Expert drivers also feel on top of the world while driving through the spacious Champs Elysees highways and exiting the roundabout.
Arc of Triumph
This impressive Napoleon-commissioned monument is the largest of its kind in the world, with excellently carved sculptures on its pillars and the names of 558 generals and the glories of the imperial armies engraved on the top of the arc. Under the Arc of Triumph lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of France. The Place de l’Etoile where the Arc of Triumph is located on leads to the Champs Elysees, the most beautiful avenue in the world that houses bounds like Louis Vuitton and Montblanc.
The Notre-Dame Cathedral is one of the most classic products of French Gothic architecture. This enduring symbol of Paris is located on the eastern half of the Ile de la Cité. Surrounded by numerous sculptures and gargoyles, the Roman Catholic cathedral is a truly breathtaking sight that’ll last you a lifetime. You can get a panoramic view from the top of the towers if you decide to take the exacting climb up, but it’s worth the stress.
Satisfy your eyes and appetite by trying the night life and local cuisines. Whatever you do, just relax, there’s so much to do in this great city.
By Anyaogu Ikechukwu