Paris, the capital of France, has an annual 30 million foreign visitors, and so is one of the most visited cities in the world. Paris' sights include monuments and architecture, such as its Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and neo-classic Haussmannian boulevards and buildings as well as museums, operas, and concert halls. There are also more modern attractions such as its suburban Disneyland Paris. With its many monuments, the city is a symbol of French culture, and since the 2000s attracts nearly three million visitors per year.
There’s a host of top historic places in Paris to explore and among the very best are the world-famous Musee du Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and the Catacombs of Paris. Other popular sites tend to include Notre Dame, Les Invalides, and Crypte Archeologique.
From impassioned revolutionaries and ostentatious royals to the world of ancient Gaul, the history of Paris is filled with drama, intrigue, and excitement. Thus, it is of little surprise that this is not only one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities, but that it is also brimming with fantastic historic sites. We’ve put together an expert guide to the best historical places in Paris.
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