What to see in Paris for 2-3-4 days – my list

Unfortunately, we spent only 2 days in Paris. We spent the night at the hotel then through couchsurfing, walked around the city and flew away from Orly. Not I can say that I was very impressed with the city, but the desire to come here for a week and live quietly in the center, breakfast croissants left. Hope someday feasible.

There are many attractions in Paris and its environs, but 2 or 3 days it is quite possible to have time to see the main, the most famous and popular. And ideally, the city should be laid more time.

The content of the article

  • 1 Author guided tours
  • 2 What to see in Paris
    • 2.1 Louvre
    • 2.2 Quarter La Defense
    • 2.3 Notre Dame de Paris
    • 2.4 Pere Lachaise Cemetery
    • 2.5 Wine Museum
    • 2.6 Palace of Versailles
    • 2.7 Eiffel Tower
    • 2.8 Gardens of Paris
    • 2.9 Disneyland Paris
    • 2.10 Great Paris Mosque
  • 3 Map of Attractions

Author’s excursions

For those who want to save time preparing for the trip and to dive more fully into the atmosphere and history of the city, I would recommended to use the services of an individual guide in Paris In my opinion, individual tours are much more interesting. organized excursions with their large number of people and hackneyed program. Especially with a private guide you can always agree on a convenient time and day and adjust excursion.

Below are selected quality author’s excursions, look, maybe something will suit you. First of all, pay attention to Tour “Walking in Montmartre”, if you have little time, and “Sightseeing tour One day in Paris”. I liked the last one conveniently, in 7 hours you can see the most basic things.

Tours in Paris

What to see in Paris

The Louvre

Among the main attractions of the world and one of The most popular tourist destination in Paris is undoubtedly the Louvre. The museum is located in the heart of the capital of France, on the right bank The Seine. For the first time for society, the museum building was opened on August 10 1793 Among the most famous paintings of the Louvre can be called “Gioconda” by Leonardo da Vinci, “The Beautiful Gardener” by Raphael, “Little Beggar” Murillo, “Durer Self-Portrait with a Thistle and a lot others. The halls are decorated with sculptures of Venus de Milo and Niki Samothrace and others. Of the three hundred thousand exhibits in The museum, the audience presented 35.000. At the entrance to the Louvre is located the famous Glass Pyramid that was designed famous American architect Bei Yumin and is the prototype of the pyramid of Cheops.

Louvre Louvre

The Louvre

Quarter La Defense

Manhattan of Paris. Quarter La Defense. it The ultramodern business district of Paris which is located in suburb of the capital, in the department of de de Seine. Here in a residential area more than 20.000 inhabitants live, and come every day to work – 150,000 employees from 1,500 different organizations. One of distinctive types of the quarter is considered to be the Grand Arch of Brotherhood, opened on the occasion of the bicentenary of the French Revolution. Title The district is derived from the name of the monument to the Defense of Paris, established in honor of the soldiers who defended the city during Franco-Prussian War. Ten years ago, the chairman of EPAD Bernard Bled proposed a plan project “La Defense 2006—2015”, which involves the construction of three skyscrapers with a height of more than 300 m, and also numerous offices and residential buildings. Here also located tower, consisting of 4000 mirror panels that gives the impression of a mirage. And squares and streets are decorated with unusual landscape compositions, statues and sculptures.

Notre Dame Cathedral

One of the most famous cathedrals in Europe is the Cathedral. Notre Dame de Paris Paris, which is located in the heart of Paris – on the island of Cite. Glance of many tourists attract the sculptures of saints and the “gallery of kings” consisting of 28 figures of the biblical kings of Judea. Separate landmark – two 69-meter towers, on the balustrade of which the famous sit gargoyle chimera. This place is considered sacred since The catholic treasury houses the famous crown of thorns of Jesus Christ Every year over 14 million people visit this site. famous european monument.

Notre Dame de Paris Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral of Notre Dame

Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Père Lachaise is one of the most famous necropolises in the world. Here 60 celebrities were buried who had a tremendous influence on the development of science and art of France. In this place French poet Guillaume Apollinaire, writer Honore De Balzac, founder of endocrinology Claude Bernard, professor Anatomy Joseph Ignace Guillotin, French actress Annie Suzanne Girardot, famous banker James Rothschild, Italian artist and sculptor Amedeo Clemente Modigliani, Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frédéric François Chopin and many others celebrities. The famous cemetery is located in the east of the city, The 20th municipal district of the capital. Annually commemorate the great scientists and artists come over two million people.

Wine museum

Among the many museums of Paris one of the most famous is Wine Museum. It was opened in 1984. Wine cellars of the museum, which were located on the site of the building belonged to Abbey XIII centuries, and the Minorite monks began to make wine back in ancient quarries. The length of the museum is about 1 km. The museum attracts tourists not only a unique collection of the best wines winemakers of France, but also the wax figures of monks, creating this wine. Experienced guides here introduce visitors with a tradition of uncorking the bottle as well as offer to taste rare varieties of French wines. In the museum also wax figures of celebrities who are considered connoisseurs of this drink: Dionysus, Napoleon Bonaparte, Bacchus and Balzac.

Palace of Versailles

One of the world’s masterpieces of architecture is Versailles, or Palace of Versailles, created almost four centuries ago. The Versailles ensemble consisting of a palace and a park is considered the top architecture of the era of development of absolutism and French classicism XVII century. The main sights of Versailles are the main thing. Palace building with the specious luxury of bedrooms and halls, the Mirror Hall with 17 mirrors in gilded sculptures, lamps, famous libraries and theater, the oval hall which illuminates 10 thousand candles. Versailles Park is a landscape the composition framing the Museum of Caret, three broad highways ,, Arm Square with ministerial wings and sculptures, symbolizing War (“Victory of the King over the Empire and Spain”), and Peace (“Peace and Abundance”), as well as the Royal Chapel, which served as a place of solemn ceremonies for the rulers of France.

The Eiffel Tower

Of course, the most famous landmark of Paris is The Eiffel Tower. Thousands of tourists come daily to the capital France just to see this magnificent 300-meter structure. The most visited here are three. excursion floor: on one of them is a chic restaurant, and the other two are created so that visitors can admire panorama view of the metropolis. From 7 pm Eiffel Tower begins glow and blink like a Christmas tree, giving the capital France has a special romantic charm.

The Eiffel Tower The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

Gardens of Paris

Majestic Albert Kahn. This is a small private garden, represented by a variety of compositional and color styles, which For over a hundred years, not only ordinary tourists have been admired, but also true connoisseurs of garden art and professional florists. The garden was created by the famous philanthropist and banker Alber Kahn, who designed the landscape based on his impressions in travels around the world – America, Europe, Africa and Oceania. “Visual fairy tale” begins at the entrance to the stylized Japanese garden covered with pink-red thickets of rhododendron, with symbolic mountain “Fuji”, created in 1988 by the Japanese landscape painter Fumiaki Takano. In the improvised “Japan” can meet rustic tea houses, original lanterns, bridges and numerous trees and shrubs – bamboos, cherries, azaleas … Following the Japanese garden is the entrance to the English garden, through which sprawls a picturesque English bridge on stone pillars, there is a small lake and a collection of rare trees. Palmarium in The central part of the garden is represented by the prestigious landscape painter of those years. Ashil Duchene. The charms of Albert Cana’s garden also include fruit garden-rose garden and “forest zone”.

Paris Disneyland

From the newest attractions of Paris can be identified Disneyland Resort Paris, which was opened on April 12, 1992 and located in Marne-la-Vale. Number of visits to this park from every year increases turnover and today has about 13 million people a year. Disneyland Paris presented two theme parks: Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, as well as Disney Village Amusement Park, with many restaurants, shops and cinemas, golf course, respectable hotels and even residential areas. Main character Disneyland Park is considered to be Sleeping Beauty Castle, around which grouped 5 theme parks. Park is impressive originality of attractions: adventure island with labyrinths, pirate ship, ghost house, kart track with gasoline vehicles and many others. And here it is invented attraction for fans of “Aerosmith” – roller coaster Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster.

Great Paris Mosque

One of the largest mosques in France, located nearby from the Botanical Garden – in the 5th district of the Latin Quarter. Minaret the mosque has a height of 33 meters and is made in the Spanish-Moorish architectural style. In addition to the minaret, the Great Paris Mosque has own school, library, prayer hall, hall for denominations. Behind with the exception of closed sacral premises, tourists can visit any hall of the mosque. Also in the territory of the Parisian mosque is open tea room, where guests can enjoy mint tea and oriental sweets

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