Paris, capital of France, but according to many also the fashion and gastronomic capital. The city is built at the Seine river and, with its approximately 30 million tourists annually one of the world’s most visited cities.
There are over 30 bridges in the city which makes it possible to visit the two districts that are on either the River Seine, “Right and left bank”.
In the river there are two islands that are the city’s historic centre, on these islands you can, among other things, find the cathedral Notre Dame de Paris.
Paris is a very compact and densely populated city, there are two cafés, offices, restaurants and shops on almost every street.
Attractions in Paris.
Paris is today one of the world’s largest tourist cities with over 30 million tourists per year.
One of the city’s main feature today is the Eiffel Tower, built in 1889 for the World Exhibition in Paris when the centenary of the French Revolution was celebrated.
The Eiffel Tower weighs about 10 000 tonnes and consists of more than 2.5 million rivets. The tower is built out of Swedish iron rivets which were manufactured in Värmland.
At the opening ceremony, the tower was 300 meters high, but the height was increased in 1959 when a 24-meter high TV mast was placed on top.
Notre Dame de Paris or the Notre-Dame is located on an island in the Seine River and is one of the world’s first Gothic cathedrals.
The cathedral was completed in 1345 and in 1804 Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself emperor there.
Notre Dame has been classed as a world historical monument out of the United Nations (UN).
Arc de Triomphe, a monumental arch on the Place Charles de Gaulle in Paris. It was Napoleon Bonaparte who decided that it would be built to commemorate the victory at Austerlitz, before construction was finished Napoleon lost power and construction was therefore on hold for a long time. Construction was finished in 1836 and four years later Napoleon’s body was carried through the arch on the way to the funeral.
Under the triumph arch is the Unknown Soldier’s Tomb, the tomb symbolizing all those who died in the First World War. The tomb was built the year 1920 when the dust from a fallen soldier was buried at the site.
National Museum, Louvre is located in Paris and is the most visited museum in the world and a historic monument. The Louvre is located in Paris 1st district and is among the world’s top art museums in both size and collection.
The Museum is known for exhibiting, among other things: the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace.
The Louvre was initially built as a royal palace and fortress to protect the western Paris from Viking attacks.
The central courtyard is dominated by the Louvre Pyramid, built in glass in 1988 and is the museum’s main entrance.
In addition to art exhibitions, the Louvre also other exhibits, including archaeology, history and architecture.
In addition to these attractions, there are countless others, including Versailles castle, Chaillotpalatset, Hôtel de Ville, the Marais and many more.
Accommodation in Paris.
Paris is known for its elegant hotels that are mainly located at the Jardin des Tuileries and Place Vendome. But as in other cities, there are hotels and hostels in all price ranges around the city.
Food in Paris
The French passion for good food means that Paris is the perfect place if you want to eat good food. Everywhere in the city there are popular restaurants, bistros and cafes.
Paris has everything from luxury-class restaurants to simple small local bistros with cheaper food and more local atmosphere.
The prices in Paris vary, one can find a good lunch around 20 euros for a luxurious multi-course meal that reaches over 200 euros.