Paris is truly a spectacular city with noteworthy monuments, stunning architecture, and amazing art at every turn. Here are a few places you should make an effort to visit if you are in the area.
Located in between the St-Germain-des-Prés and the Quatier Latin neighborhoods, the Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin Du Luxembourg) was inspired by Marie de Medici, who held fond memories of the Boboli Gardens in her native Florence. Although influenced by the Italian Baroque style, the gardens boast an undeniable French appeal. The flowers and the Medici fountain make this garden amongst the most popular in France.
Construction first commenced on this massive, Late Baroque church in the year 1646. Featuring two asymmetrical towers and two stunning Delacroix frescoes, the structure is featured in The DaVinci Code and was used for Victor Hugo’s wedding and Charles Baudelaire’s christening. Also of note are a stunning fountain by Visconti and the church organ, which is one the planet’s largest.
The Dôme des Invalides
This massive structure featuring a stunning gold dome can be seen from all across Paris. The building houses three separate museums including the Relief Maps Museum (Musée des Plans-Reliefs), the Museum of the Order of Liberation (Musée de l´ordre de la Libération) and the Army Museum (Musée de l´Armée). The latter is the most popular of the three featuring artifacts and information ranging from Stone Age wars to World War II. Additionally, the museum is home to Napoleon’s Tomb as well a number of related artifacts such as his field tent, uniforms, and more.
The Eiffel Tower
A symbol of Paris, you have no excuse to not visit the Eiffel Tower if you are in the city for more than a day. While the lines can be quite lengthy depending on the season and time of day you are there, the wait is well worth it given the spectacular 360 degrees of the Parisian cityscape.