The City of Romance is flocked to by millions of tourist every year. It is a capital of art, fashion and culture. The beautiful sites will definitely make you fall in love, and make you never want to leave.
There are certain, well-known sites every person must see while visiting Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Notre-Dame Cathedral and Arc De Triomphe. After you have made your way through all of these tourist-filled sites, check out some of these less traveled to destinations.
If you love museums, and especially art, the Musée d’Orsay should be on the top of your list, after The Louvre. Once an old railway station, the structure of the museum is even a work of art. The once abandoned building was featured in numerous films, until it was finally converted to a museum in 1986. Today, numerous famous artists’ paintings and sculptures are featured throughout the building, including Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin and Edgar Degas. The Musée d’Orsay is open daily, except Mondays. A general admission ticket cost €12.
Next, take a walk up to the Montmartre section of the city. This is where the famed Sacré-Cœur Basilica is located. The steps outside the basilica offer amazing panoramic views of the city. Very close to Sacré-Cœur, one can find many artists painting their surroundings. These stunning original art works and other one-of-a-kind souvenirs can bought in this section of the city.
Finally, there is one chapel in Paris that is over overlooked, the Sainte-Chapelle. Located very close to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Gothic style church, is home to some of the most intricate and beautiful stained glass windows. Each window depicts a scene from the Bible. Make sure to go to this chapel during the day, so you can truly appreciate the colors of glass as the sun hits the chapel. General admission to the Sainte-Chapelle is €10.
This is only the beginning of the many less visited sites in Paris. If you still have time, also check out the Centre Georges Pompidou modern art museum, the Catacombs, Musée de l’Orangerie and Conciergerie.