Well-known as the capital city of France and one of the most important cities in the world for more than 2,000 years, Paris is also called the “city of light” or the “city of love,” and, today is one of the world’s leading centers of fashion, business, culture, art and entertainment. Millions of visitors are coming here every year, as the city offers incredible attractions, museums and cathedrals. Here are some of the most visited places in Paris:
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The Louvre is by far one of the most visited museums in the world. This famous museum is situated in the Louvre Palace, featuring a glass pyramid marking the entrance. The Louvre is home to a collection of more than 1 million objects, including some of the world’s most famous art works, such as Michelangelo’s “Dying Slave,” Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” and the Greek statue, “Venus of Milo.” Other famous exhibits are the ancient Code of Hammurabi, the extravagant apartments of Napoleon III, paintings by artists such as Rubens and Rembrandt and also Egyptian antiquities.
Jardin du Luxembourg
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In English known as the Luxembourg Gardens, this beautiful public park is a major attraction in Paris. Visitors can come here to relax or enjoy activities such as picnicking or wondering around wonderful formal gardens, lawns and fruit orchards that feature several artistic statues. If they opt for sports and fun, visitors can use the jogging paths, the fitness equipment and the tennis courts. For children, there is a huge playground where they can enjoy a puppet show, ride ponies and sail model boats in a pond.
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For art lovers, this is a must visit place. This incredible museum is known for homing the world’s premier collection of amazing paintings. Musee d’Orsay is situated in a former railway station, where visitors can walk through numerous rooms to admire impressive art works by several famous artists, like Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Renoir, Pissarro and Jean-Francois Millet.
Paris is definitely one of the top attractions in Europe. It should be on everyone’s visit list. When is the last time you have been to Paris?