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Popular Travel Destinations in Paris

Paris!!!!! When this name comes to mind, every one thinks of a city having rich culture, beautiful architectural designs and arty development. If you have ever been to Paris, you will be definitely aware of some of its noteworthy travel destinations but if you are going to visit this famous city for the first time, you would surely need a list of its most popular travel destinations. Don’t worry as you have found a good post having some of the most worth-seeing sights of Paris.

Moulin Rouge

This nightclub was built by Joseph Oller in 1889 that is located close to Montmartre in Paris red light district of Pigalle. This cabaret is marked by a red windmill on its top which presents one of the best scenes in world at night. It is world famous for its French cancan and features shinestones, feathers, sequins and the most beautiful girls in the world. This magnificent night spot has been playing to the audiences since 1900 and still now it offers two performances every evening.

Opera Garnier

Most commonly known as Paris Opera, it is an opera house which was inaugurated in 1875 and boasts of having 1600 seats in it. It was designed by Charles Garnier in a unique architectural design and that’s why it is considered as one of the most beautiful work of art having theatrical architecture. It is a wonderful building to see from inside as it has a huge chandelier weighing more than six tons. It is featured with a huge stage which can accommodate up to 450 artists. Moreover this opera house is decorated with marbles and columns of different colors and between the columns of front fascia, there are bronze busts of some of great composers. In short, watching this building provides you with the best visual treat you can ever have.

Avenue des Champs Elysees

It’s a tree-lined avenue that features modish restaurants, shops, boutiques, cafes and cinemas. It is one of the most famous streets of world and main tourists’ attractions of France. It had been known as a place of rich cultural history in the past but these days you can find modern fast food restaurants and cinemas here in this avenue.

Place de la Concorde

Formerly known as Revolution Square, it is one of the main public squares in Paris that is spread on an area of 21.35 acres making it the largest square in Paris. A huge Egyptian obelisk occupies the center of Place which has been adorned with hieroglyphics. This obelisk actually was given by Egypt and came from the ruins of temple of Ramses II. The two fountains of Palace de la Concorde are very famous throughout Paris.

Madeleine Church

This is a Roman Catholic Church in Paris which was designed as temple to Napoleon’s army’s glory and grandeur. This magnificent church is featured with 52 columns having a height of 20 meters. Entire building of church rests upon these columns and is featured with three domes over arched bays.

Other Attractions

Other major attractions of Paris include:

  • Pompidou Centre
  • Montparnasse Tower
  • Le Parlement
  • Musee Andre Jacquemart
  • Place Vendome
  • Le Palais Royal
  • Hotel des Invalides
  • Conciergerie
  • Place de la Bastille

If you ever get a chance to go to Paris, I would recommend you to see all the places mentioned above.

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