Top Sights To See In Paris, France
Paris is one place that always conjures up images of romantic vistas, delicious croissants paired with delectable coffees and food so succulent and rich that you may need to go on a diet when you get home. While many couples jet off to Paris to take in the sights and sounds of the city for a romantic getaway, it’s also a hugely family friendly destination. Here are some of the top things to see and do in Paris if you’re travelling with the kids.
The Eiffel Tower
The iconic Parisian sight, the Eiffel Tower is probably one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Standing over 300 metres high, or 324 at the very tip of the tower, it’s the highest building in the city and gives commanding and stunning views all around the city. A climb to the top is worth the view alone, but the lines can be long, so be sure to plan in advance or even go as early as possible to avoid the queues.
If you can’t make it stateside to experience the wonder and majesty of the Disney World theme park in Florida or Disneyland in California, consider making Disneyland Paris a stop on your itinerary. With all the main things to see and do that you can catch at most Disney parks from the themed rides to breakfast with your favourite characters and everything in between! Taking a family trip to Disneyland Paris is easily a great way to spend a day or two while in France.
Commonly known as the ‘Artist’s Quarter’, this area of Paris is home to cobbled back alleys littered with cafes offering up warm pastries paired with robust Parisian coffees. Stop into one of the little artists shops and explore the wares on offer – everything from sculptures to paintings to jewelry to photography. Climb the steps to the impressive Sacre Coeur church, a beautiful church dating to 1914. A step inside takes you into a beautifully ornate church, complete with pipe organ. The view alone is worth the climb, much like the Eiffel Tower it offers up some truly stunning views of the Parisian skyline.
If you have an art lover in your family, you won’t want them to miss a chance to catch some of the world’s most famous masterpieces by the world’s most famous artists. Perhaps the crowning jewel of the painting collection held by the Louvre is the masterpiece ‘The Mona Lisa’ by Leonardo Da Vinci. The museum itself is home to numerous collections of all kinds of art such including such impressive ruined sculptures like The Nike of Samothrace (190BC).
A cruise up and down the Seine River past such iconic sights as Napoleon’s Tomb, the Notre Dame cathedral as well as the French version of the Statue Of Liberty is a great way to end any day in Paris. The city whizzes past as you view it from the water, zipping under ancient bridges and past buildings with immense historical significance. Check out the options for a cruise as the perfect compliment to any day in Paris.
So there you have a couple fantastic ideas as to things to see or do when you take your family on an exciting family holiday to Paris. So get those bags packed and start practicing your language skills – the city awaits!