Let’s explore Paris!
Pursuing what we love gives us valuable life lessons about ourselves and our world. Life is about the experience. And unlike materials, the experience stays with us wherever we go. Finding ways to make the most of our life experiences is a challenge we face every day. As humans, we want to value our search. I want to feel that what we are doing is meaningful. This purpose is important for our well-being. We learn and grow from our experiences in life.
Before travelling to Paris, it’s a good idea to read up on its history and find useful information about the city. This will certainly help you organize your stay.
Let’s gain some knowledge about visiting Paris.
1. Eiffel Tower:
The Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel), built-in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition in Paris, has become an important symbol of Paris. It is also the most visited attraction in the world.
Two senior engineers working at the architect and engineer Gustave Eiffel designed the tower, later approved by Eiffel and proposed as the centrepiece of the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris. So, finally, we will build a monument to a process that took more than two years to complete.
Initially, the Eiffel Tower was controversial. The artists considered the monument enormous and suggested its demolition on several occasions, given its low profitability.
Thanks to the Tower Radio Center, the enemy’s message was intercepted during World War I.
Today, the Eiffel Tower is the most visited monument globally, with more than 7 million visitors a year. This is partly due to the popularity of Paris as a tourist destination.
If you go to Paris for the first time, you have to climb the Eiffel Tower. Visitors can choose to go up using the tower’s elevator or the stairs. However, before deciding how to visit the monument, it is essential to remember that there are 1,665 steps to the top.
If you use the stairs, you can only go up to the second floor. The entrance to the stairs is cheap, but the difference is not worth it, so it is good to take the elevator.
The best times to take in the stunning views of Paris are early in the morning to avoid the procession or at sunset when visitors see Paris lit up.
2. Louvre Museum:
Opened at the end of the 18th century, the Louvre is one of the country’s most famous and most visited museums. Currently, there are more than 8 million visitors each year.
The Louvre Museum, which features the French monarch’s art collection and the results of pills made during the Napoleonic Empire, opened in 1793. Since its opening, the museum has been open to the public for free several days a week.
The Louvre Palace houses the largest museum in the world. The 12th-century fortress has been enlarged and renovated several times over the centuries. Before its opening as a museum, Carlos V and Felipe II chose the palace as their residence and decorated it with an ever-growing art collection.
When the royal family moved to Versailles, the impressive building with a total area of 160,000 square meters became one of the most important museums in the world.
The glass pyramid, which is now the museum’s main gate, was built in the palace courtyard in 1989 and retained the dull appearance of the Louvre.
The Louvre’s permanent collection contains nearly 300,000 pre-1948 works of art, of which only 35,000 are open to the public.
The vast collection is organized by subject into various departments, including the Department of Ancient Relics from the East, the Department of Ancient Relics from Egypt, the Department of Ancient Relics from Greece, and the Rome and Etruscan departments. The museum also contains some of the histories of the royal palace, including the Louvre Museum in the Middle Ages, Islamic art, paintings, sculptures, and graphic arts.
3. Notre Dame:
During the last 8th century, the cathedral building was renovated and restored several times. The most important renovation was made in 1845 and lasted 25 years. During this restoration, the flying buttress was replaced, the chapel was restored, statues were added, and new rose windows were placed.
Finally, I wish you were to visit Paris and explore its beauty. All of us like to get fun in our life; Travelling is the best thing to fulfil this.
Travelling makes it very easy to meet new people. Whether it’s a hotel bar or a flight, we are constantly surrounded by other people. Connect easily through food, new places, music, and culture. Also, we often have similar interests and values, which makes conversations easier.
Even if you only know someone for a few days, your connections and memories can last a lifetime. These connections are more important than ever in life in our globalized world. They can open the door to new possibilities in our future lives.