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If you are visiting Paris for the first time, you may be a little bit disoriented. Paris is a beautiful city; It is often difficult for people who visit Paris for the first time to know where to begin and what to see.  For Paris sightseeing tour, there is a long list of monuments and museums waiting for you. In our opinion, most of the city attractions are is great to see and explore, but there are several special tourist attractions that visitors, especially the fresh-timers would want to focus on. Here are some top 5 Paris sightseeing places, chosen by their popularity, visual appeal, and historical values.

  1. The Louvre Museum

To understand the Louvre inside and out, it might take half of your lifetime. The Louvre Museum has the world’s largest collection of pre – 20th century painting and sculpture. This museum is one of the best global tourist attractions. In this museum, you can see the famous “Mona Lisa” and “Venus de Milo”. There are also some wings with famous works of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer and others.

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  1. Eiffel Tower

The famous Eiffel Tower represents Paris’ elegance. This iron tower was built for the 1889 World Exposition and designed by Gustave Eiffel. Eiffel has become the magnet of tourists and attracted over 220 million visitors since then. Eiffel tower beautify the Paris night sky with its dramatic light, and glitters up a storm every hour. This tower is also retrofitted with glass-floored observation platforms and solar panels –that will make your visit unforgettable.

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  1. The Cathedral of Notre Dame

No Paris trip would be perfect without visiting this majestic architecture from the 12th century. One of the most charming cathedrals in Europe, Notre Dame Cathedral showcases magnificent towers, spire, and statuary that will take your breath away. You would be very lucky to witness this spot that once was the heartbeat of Paris medieval time. This cathedral took over 100 years to complete. By visiting Notre Dame, you will find out why it is one of Paris’ best attractions.

Notre Dame Cathedral. I think this was taken from Pont de Sully, to the southwest.

Notre Dame Cathedral. I think this was taken from Pont de Sully, to the southwest.

  1. Musée d’Orsay

In Paris, you can also witness a literal and figurative bridge between classical and modern art by walking over Musée d’Orsay. This place hosts the world’s most remarkable collection of post-impressionist and impressionist painting. The Musee d’Orsay has light and airy rooms with three floors of modern wonders. In this place, you will have the chance to see some brilliant works of Delacroix, Van Gogh Manet, and more others.

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  1. Arc de Triomphe

Another marvelous Paris sightseeing place you can visit is Arc de Triomphe.. The arch’s amazing reliefs and sculptures commemorate Napoléon’s generals and soldiers. Furthermore, you can visit the Arc de Triomphe to experience a walk through the equally grandiose Avenue des Champs-Elysées.

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