The many sights, museums, atmospheric streets and beautiful squares ensure that Paris has been a top destination for tourists for decades. Around 25 million tourists visit the city of romance every year. For American tourists, a trip to Europe is also not complete without visiting Paris.
Paris is located in France and is due to its position in Europe, easily reachable by air. Charles de Gaulle Airport is the second-largest airport in Europe and has great connections with regions throughout the world.
Air France is the national airline of France and the largest network company within the holding company Air France-KLM. The headquarters are at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris. It is one of the main players in the airline industry. This way it offers flights to major destination over the world.
Lufthansa is a second airline company that connects Paris with several regions in the world.
From Paris, London can be reached in 1 hours and 10 minutes. New York has a flight time of 8 hours and 30 minutes, while San Francisco can be reached in 11 hours and 25 minutes.
The number 1 attraction is of course the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris. With the lift it is possible to enjoy a unique view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower. That is only possible against payment. On the first floor you can find more information about the Eiffel Tower through an exhibition. An illuminated Eiffel Tower can be seen every hour between 9 pm and midnight. This great light show takes a few minutes.
The Basilique de Sacre Coeur is located in the Montmartre district, in the 18th district of central Paris. The neighborhood owes its fame to the many artists who settled here at the end of the 19th century. The narrow cobbled streets, the many artists, various terraces and restaurants and of course the beautiful basilica Sacre Coeur with beautiful views ensure that this place is visited by millions of tourists every year.
Notre Dame is definitely one of the most popular sights in Paris. It is not the largest cathedral in the world, but probably the most famous. Notre Dame stands on an islet (Ile de la Cité) in the Seine and is connected by various bridges including the oldest in the city, Pont Neuf.
The arch is in fact at the end of the Champs-Elysées and right in the middle of the Place Charles de Gaulle, a large circular square that leads to no fewer than twelve large streets.
The Louvre is the largest museum in the world and is worth a visit even if you don’t like musea. Some of the most famous works of art include the Mona Lisa and the Venus of Milo.
While Paris is a pleasant city to walk through, it might be too large to do so. The metro system however is a great way to get from one place to another.