Known as the city of lights, the French capital is a reference in fashion, architecture, arts and gastronomy, reserving varied attractions for the whole family.

Destination is on everyone's dream travel list. The capital of France is famous for its architecture, museums, history and gastronomy. Paris remains one of the most sought after destinations by tourists who invest in a trip through Europe.

Paris, capital of France, is one of the most beautiful and influential cities on the planet. Its streets of ancient architecture, with buildings decorated with the most beautiful and varied architectural styles, make the city a true paradise for art lovers. Having been the seat of one of the main empires in the history of humanity, it exerted a special influence on countries and areas of all continents. Its past of glory and splendor goes back centuries, from the time of the Frankish Kingdom, with Charlemagne, to the glamor of the height of the Ancien Régime in Versailles, with Louis XIV. An incredible legacy of these periods mixed with revolutions and rebellion from the 18th to the 21st centuries, maintaining the city's social and cultural influence throughout the Western world. To visit this destination is to come across monuments and attractions on every corner and to be enchanted by unique works of art.

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Among the wonderful places to visit in Paris are the famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World's Fair, and the Arch of Triumph, made at the behest of Napoleon Bonaparte to celebrate the victory of French armies. THE Museum of the Invalides, a work built by the Sun King to care for the wounded during the construction of Versailles, has one of the most beautiful and impeccable collections in the country. In fact, the very Palace of Versailles It is one of the points that cannot be missing from your itinerary. On the outskirts of Paris, it is considered the most luxurious and imposing palace on the planet.

Splendid churches such as the Notre Dame cathedral, and fantastic museums, like the Louvre Museum are also attractions that deserve your attention. With hundreds of cafes, colorful parks and gardens and restaurants full of the best flavors, Paris is the best option of cities to visit in Europe.

What to do in Paris:

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- Eiffel Tower

Perhaps the most famous monument in the world, this steel and iron tower was built to celebrate the 1889 World's Fair and caused a lot of controversy at the time. Considered ugly and as a pollutant of the visual landscape of Paris, it took a while to fall in taste and become a symbol of France. Access to the top of the tower is via elevators that take visitors to its observation deck, where you can find a delicious restaurant and have a stunning view of the entire French capital.

- Notre Dame cathedral

Don't miss another great symbol of Paris, the most famous church in France. Having been the setting for films and cartoons such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, this medieval Gothic-style church houses some of the most stunning stained glass windows on the planet. Its interior is home to a rich collection of religious art, especially pieces in the Gothic style. It is worth taking the guided tour to learn more about its history.

- Arch of Triumph

Built at the behest of France's most famous general, Napoleon Bonaparte, it served to crown the victories that made the country one of the most important European empires, between the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. Located at the end of one of the most famous avenues in the city, it is possible to climb to the top of its structure and take good pictures, especially at sunset.

– Avenue Champs-Elysees

One of the best shopping destinations in the city is its most famous avenue: the Champs-Elysees. With a selection of world-famous brands, restaurants, cafes and several trendy attractions, walking along this avenue is to find the most luxurious in the city. In festive seasons, such as Christmas, it gains special decoration that delights tourists from all over the planet.

- Sena River

To enjoy the city's romanticism, be sure to walk along the banks of the River Seine, which runs through the city of Paris. Boat trips offer dances, cafes and real floating restaurants. It's also an interesting way to make a city tour and discover the main points of the capital.

- Louvre Museum

The most famous museum in the world is also the owner of one of the most complete collections, with works of art, archaeological artifacts and pieces from the most diverse cultures that have ever existed on Earth. It's really impossible to see all of its rooms in a single day, so if you like art and history, it's best to set aside a single day to explore its rich interior. The Egyptian art collection with Tutankhamun's tomb is one of the most sought after spots.

– Palace of Versailles

The masterpiece of the French monarchy, the most famous palace in the world is located in the neighboring city of Versailles, just over 20 km from the center of Paris. It is one of the most important places to visit in the country and also deserves a single day to explore all its magnificence. The gardens, the king and queen's chambers, the Le Petit Trianon and the Corredor dos Espelhos are some of the most breathtaking spots to discover and appreciate. As it gets crowded, it's important to arrive as early as possible.

– Neuf Bridge

The oldest bridge that crosses the River Seine, today it is one of the landmarks of French architecture. Its name, “Ponte Nova”, was given to distinguish the monument from the old medieval bridges that existed at the time of its construction. Walking through Ponte Neuf can yield many photos and a privileged view of the city.

– Sacre Couer Basilica

The Basilica is located at the highest point of the city, on Monte Martre. Once built, its architecture served as inspiration for several other cathedrals and basilicas around the world.

– Moulin Rouge

The Moulin Rouge, which in Portuguese means Red Mill, is a famous and traditional cabaret in Paris. The space remains in operation and promotes presentations for those who love to enjoy the bohemian life of the city, and want to relive the atmosphere of the Belle Époque.

– Luxembourg Garden

The Jardin du Luxembourg is the largest public park in the city of Paris, and is where the Paris Senate is based. It is common for Parisians to go to the garden to have meals during breaks from classes or work.

Other places to visit in Paris:

  • Museum d'Orsay
  • Paris National Opera
  • Alexandre III bridge
  • Museum of the Invalides
  • Place des Vosges
  • Luxembourg Palace
  • Montparnasse district
  • Montparnasse Tower
  • Disneyland Paris
  • Marche aux Puces (Flea Market)
  • Place de la Madeleine

How to get to Paris:

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The best way to access the city is through the Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG). Within the urban fabric, Paris It has an excellent network of trains, subways and buses, as well as private options such as taxis and rental cars.

Best time to visit Paris:

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To escape the intense cold of winter, the best time to enjoy the most incredible places in Paris It is between the months of April and October.

Where to stay in Paris:

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