- By Kevin
- On Sep 1, 2017
- Travel Tips
Visit top Paris tourist attractions for free with the Paris Pass city card,following the Paris bus tour map.Paris is synonymous with art and the city has numerous art galleries showcasing some of the best masterpieces from around the world,from pre-history to the Renaissance,contemporary and classic.One of the most famous art galleries is the Louvre Museum,home to the iconic Mona Lisa.This historic building dates back to the 12th century when it was originally a fortress,before it was a palace in the 16th century,later becoming a museum in 1793.You can’t miss the iconic glass pyramid in the courtyard in front.
If you’re looking for the iconic‘photo opportunity’there are so many Paris monuments and landmarks around the city.The Arc de Triomphe is arguably one of the most photographed landmarks in Paris.Climb up to the viewing platform for spectacular panoramas over Paris and see the Tomb of the Unknown Solider underneath,with the intricate designs and engravings that make up the pillars of the arch.The Pantheon is another great historic monument not to be missed,housing the tombs of some of France’s most renowned intellects and politicians through history.Montparnasse Tower,Paris’only skyscraper,is considered the modern monument to see if you want unparalleled views over the city and the Eiffel Tower.
Across the River Seine,the Musée d’Orsay is another must-see art Paris art gallery.The Beaux Arts architecture makes it one of the most impressive buildings in Paris,not to mention the world-class art and sculpture featured within.If you like something a bit more modern,the Centre Pompidou is another brilliant art gallery featuring a wide range of modern art movements from Cubism to Fauvism,and everything in between.