If you're planning a vacation and Paris, France is your destination, there's certainly a lot to see and do in the city of love. Following are some Vagabond Travel recommendations...
No vaction stay in Paris is complete without visiting the Eiffel Tower. Named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, who's firm designed and built the 324 metre tall, iron lattice tower, it is one of most famous landmarks in the world. Located at Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France. It was. For more information visit the Eiffel Tower website or call: +33 892 70 12 39.
Another famous landmark that should top your list of places to visit while you’re in Paris is the Palace of Versailles, the vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV. The Palace of Versailles, located at Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, was originally a royal hunting lodge. The vast expanses of gold, mirrors and marble throughout the Palace of Versailles are a marvel to be seen. There are tours that take in the Grand Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen’s private apartments. Outside are the beautiful the palace gardens, dotted with sculptures, marble vases and statues. Tours take about 4 hours. For more information visit the Palace of Versailles website or call +33 1 30 83 78 00.
Versailles was a country village but is now a wealthy Paris suburb of approximately 870,000. It's located on the southwestern edge of French capital, and is part of the Yvelines département in Île-de-France region.
Courtyard of the Museum of Louvre, and its pyramid. Photo by Benh Lieu Song
The Louvre Museum, the worlds most visited museum, is another must see sight in Paris. it's one of the world's largest museums, and a historic Paris landmark dating back to 1793. It is located on the Right Bank of the Seine, in the 1st arrondissement. There are around 35,000 objects on display in the Louvre Museum, dating from prehistory to the 21st century. The exhibites are displayed over an area of 60,600 square metres for the enjoyment of more than 8 million visitors annually. Visit the Louvre Museum website for more information, of call +33 1 40 20 50 50.
The Three Loire Valley Castles, Chemonceau, Cheverny and Chambord. Viator offers a great tour of all three castles. While visiting the Chemonceau castle be sure to go out into the gardens where you'll have a fantastic view of the River Cher. Cheverny castle is still owned by the original family, and is furnished with priceless 17th century furniture. For many centuries, last castle, Chambord, was the retreat of the kings of France.
There are many more things to see and do while visiting Paris. But these are a few of those that should not be missed.