Paris, the city of love, is one of the most romantic destinations on Earth and is the second most popular place in the world for proposals. Every corner of this city oozes romance, from rooftop gardens and dining under the stars to Champagne toasts and cute bike rides.
If you’ve only got 48 hours in this beautiful city, make it count with these top places to visit!
Sitting atop the hill of Montmartre is the stunning white-domed Sacre-Coeur, also known as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris. This beautiful church is the second most visited church in Paris, being beaten only by the Notre Dame. Visitors can bask in the church grounds or attempt the 300-step climb to the top of the dome for a spectacular view of the city.
The Champs Elysees is the world’s most beautiful avenue. Lined with gorgeous trees and stretching almost 2 kilometres, this avenue is definitely worth a visit. With luxury stores, Michelin-star restaurants, quaint cafes and famous nightclubs decorating the avenue, there is something for everyone. A visit to the Champs Elysees wouldn’t be complete without a stop off at Laduree for a taste of France’s famous macarons.
Arc de Triomphe
The magnificent Arc de Triomphe lies at the top of the Champs Elysees. It’s the biggest arch in the world and allows visitors to climb to the top for breath-taking views over the city.
The iconic glass pyramid lies at the entrance to the Louvre. With over 380,000 objects and 35,000 artwork displays, the Louvre is the world’s largest art museum. This historic monument is home to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, its most popular attraction.
The Sainte Chapelle features the most extensive glass window collection in the world. The windows tower an impressive 15 metres high, leaving visitors looking up in awe. Sainte Chapelle’s French Gothic style is what attracts so many through its doors, that and it’s located a short 5-minute walk from the world famous Notre-Dame.
Jardin des Plantes
The Jardin des Plantes is the perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon. It’s the main botanical garden in France and covers an incredible 28 hectares. The garden features libraries, artworks, greenhouses and a small zoo.
The most famous landmark in France, the Eiffel Tower offers the best views of Paris. Visitors can stop off at one of the 3 levels. Level 1 and 2 offers visitors a spot of shopping as well as gourmet dining. The Michelin-star Jules Verne restaurant on Level 2 offers romantic candle-lit dining, perfect for a proposal. A visit to the incredible observation deck on level 3 is a must, it offers the best 360 views of the city!
Fall in love with Paris…
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