- By Kevin
- On Sep 15, 2017
- Travel Tips
Going to Paris city is such a great pleasure especially if you like romantic walks through the old streets and seeing some of the greatest architectural treasures.However it is not so easy as Paris is quite large,so prepare comfortable shoes and reserve few days for it.Here is a list of the most beautiful places in Paris you will definitely want to visit.We'd like to share the most beautiful places in Paris with you,attractions for family weekend vacation.
Palace of Versailles
The Château de Versailles is the most famous castle in France.Built in the 17th century as a symbol of military power of France and as a demonstration of French supremacy in Europe,Versailles was the seat of political power in the Kingdom of France from 1682 to 1789.This huge complex of buildings,gardens and terraces is definitely a must for any visitor who will be captivated by exceptional accommodations,lavish decorations,furniture and gilded works of Renaissance art.
Visit Versailles:you will start by the State Apartments and the famous Hall of Mirrors,the Queen's chamber.Do not forget to stroll through the famous"French"gardens.
The Latin Quarter-Luxembourg park
The Latin Quarter of Paris is located on the left bank of the Seine,around the Sorbonne.Known for its student life,lively atmosphere and bistros,the Latin Quarter is the home to many higher education institutions,such as the Ecole Normale Superieure,the Ecole des Mines de Paris or the Ecole Polytechnique.The area takes its name from the Latin language,which was once widespread in and around the University since Latin was the international language of learning in the Middle Ages.
The Luxembourg park is a private garden open to the public created in 1612 at the request of Marie de Medicis to accompany the Luxembourg Palace.The Parisians affectionately call it the"Luco".The garden surrounds the Palais du Luxembourg,where the Senate seats.Redesigned by AndréLe Nôtre,it is very pleasant to walk around;you will also find an orchard,several varieties of apples,an apiary and a greenhouse with orchid collection.There are 106 statues,a bronze reduction of the Statue of Liberty and 3 beautiful fountains.
The Moulin Rouge is a cabaret known as the spiritual birthplace of the famous French Cancan.Located at the foot of Montmartre hill in the heart of Pigalle,it was built in 1889 by Joseph Oller and Charles Zidler.Initially introduced as a courtship dance,the cancan made possible the birth of the cabaret,now present in many countries around the world.Today,the Moulin Rouge is a tourist attraction,providing entertainment for visitors from around the world.
Its style and its name have been imitated and borrowed from other nightclubs around the world,Las Vegas,for example.In addition,many films have helped the reputation of the cabaret,such as Baz Luhrmann’s movie in 2001,starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.