When in Paris, one can't help but notice the Eiffel Tower sooner or later. Designed by Gustave Eiffel, and built in 1889 just in time for the opening of the World Fair, the Eiffel Tower is one of the world's most recognizable structures. It has become not only a symbol of Paris but also an icon for the entire French nation.
So then, a visit to the Eiffel Tower should be the staple on every Paris tourist list of things to do. Depending on your physical constitution, you may either ride the elevator or climb the more than 300 steps each to the first and second levels. Restaurants are located on each of these levels which are a tad pricey but provide a great view over the city.
The third level, at the top of the tower, can only be reached by elevator. To access the Eiffel Tower, tickets must be purchased, and lines may be long. Regardless, if you've never been here before you will not want to miss this.
What are your favorite Paris Tourist Attractions?
nightowl, Thank you for the essential Paris tour. I think that if I could do only one indoor experience it would be the Louvre and only one outdoor experience it would be the Champs Élysées (even though I love the Jardin des Plantes and the Luxembourg and Tuileries gardens).
Never been there. That's why every time I see something talking about this marvelous place, I'm attracted to it. It's on my Places I'd Like To Go list.
Nicely written article and beautiful photos. Paris is must see destination and the attraction one can visit are countless.
Paris is a lovely place and it is in my wish list. A beautiful tourist vacation place which is an epitome of ancient art, culture and heritage. The photos are amazing.
Last year I visited Paris, and I would recommend everyone to do go there and enjoy rich culture, history, and beautiful architecture.
Louvre amazed me! HUGE museum! Wonderful art!
You have covered the most important tourist attractions in this article! Love it!
Thanks for your comments and tips. It has been many years since I last visited, but Paris is unforgettable. One day I hope to bring my kids.
One fine day I'll need this as Paris is high on my travel list. You've heightened that desire with a beautiful review of the magical Paris.
Pere Lachaise cemetery for taking photos and the amazling interesting Quai Branly museum ( indigenous art, cultures and civilizations)
A very difficult question. Maybe I kike best just wandering about, no special goal. Rue de Rennes is my favourite shopping street, so I often end up there.
I love visiting Paris. Notre Dame is my favorite place to go, though there are so many other places to visit as well.