The Paris has a host of attractions that everybody, not just lovebirds, can appreciate on a London to Paris tour.
The Eiffel Tower
Rising over 300 meters and towering over Paris since 1889, the Eiffel Tower is probably the most widely recognized landmark in the world. You simply can't visit Paris with seeing the Eiffel Tower. When the sun goes down and the lights go on, the tower becomes even more striking – Paris is known as the City of Lights, and the Eiffel Tower is arguably the most impressive light fixture in the city.
Thanks to its location on top of Montmartre hill, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica overlooks Paris, and in fact, reaches up even higher than the Eiffel Tower. This Roman-Byzantyne styled Basilica features one of the world's largest Savoyarde clocks housed in an 83 meter tall clock tower. The immensity of this structure, its prominent location atop Montmartre hill, and the the beaming white Château-Landon stones make the Sacré-Coeur one of the most noticeable landmarks in Paris.
Arc de Triomphe
Standing at the end of the Champs-Elysées in the middle of the Place Charles de Gaulle is the Arc de Triomphe. Commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1806 to commemorate his victories and designed by Jean Chalgrin, the Arc features several reliefs commemorating the Napoleon's battles and 30 shields bearing the names of the emperor's victories. Engraved on the arch are the names of 558 French generals who served under Napoleon. Also, beneath the arch is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
Climb to the top of the arch and you get to enjoy fantastic views of La Defense, the Champs-Elysées, and the Sacré-Coeur. This requires some commitment, however – the only way up (or down) requires walking 234 steps up the stairs.
Musée du Louvre
The Musée du Louvre – or Louvre Museum in English – is the most visited art museum in the world with over 35,000 objects from prehistoric times to the 19th century on display over 60,000 square metres.
The Louvre, however, started out in the 12th century, not as a museum, but as a fortress and keep – remnants of which are still visible in the basement of the museum. When Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household in 1682, the Louvre became a showcase for the royal collection and a residence for artists. Over a hundred years later in 1793, the museum officially opened, and his since then slowly evolved into its present form.
Notre Dame Cathedral, Seine River, Palace of Versailles, and more...
We've listed only four of the most popular attractions in Paris, but this barely even scratches the surface. You can enjoy a wonderful cruise on the Seine River; visit the majestic Château de Versailles, which serves as the Museum of the History of France; marvel at the Notre Dame Cathedral, the most famous gothic cathedral in the world; and explore many more of Paris' attractions. Book a Paris day trip today , and prepare to be enchanted by this fabulous city.