Paris, the city of romance. This destination is popular with tourists the world over and has something to offer everyone. Paris is synonymous with champagne, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Disneyland Paris and the Champs-Élysées, but there is so much more to explore in this beautiful city.
This article contains seven must see things in Paris.
Arts et Métiers
Meaning ‘Arts and Crafts’, the Arts et Métiers is one of the city’s Metro stations and was inspired by Jules Verne’s science fiction. Opened in 1904, this station is also known as the steam punk stop due to its copper coloured metal decoration.
Translating as ‘City of Science and Industry’, this is Europe’s largest science museum. Home to an IMAX theatre, a planetarium and a submarine, this feat of engineering takes a whole day to get around. There’s something for people of all ages, so this a great attraction whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple, or with a young family.
Pont de Bir-Hakeim
This is the bridge from Christopher Nolan’s Inception, featured in the scene where Ellen Page’s character is learning about dream sharing and structure. This spot also offers an amazing view of the Eiffel Tower, so it’s great for film and architecture enthusiasts.
The setting for the film ‘As Above, So Below’, the Catacombs draw in thousands of tourists every year. Not to the taste of every traveller, this underground site holds the remains of approximately six million people and is known as the world’s largest grave.
Located near the Notre Dame, this stunning medieval gothic chapel dates back to 1248. This ornate chapel is rich in the city’s history and contains stained glass windows and high gilded arches. A definite must see, especially for anyone interested in photography.
This is the adorable cafe made famous by the French film Amélie. Her character lived in this neighbourhood, helping out those around her, including colleagues at the cafe. They even serve Amélie’s favourite, crème brûlée. While you’re there, buy some of the Amélie merchandise and send a parcel home for a thoughtful travel update.
Again, you’ll most likely recognise this street from the screen. This setting was used in the final couple of episodes of TV series Sex and the City, when Carrie moved to Paris with Aleksandr. This square is a beautiful example of Parisian architecture and a great place to stop for lunch.