Découvrez Paris - Day 2

Découvrez Paris - Day 2:

The next day morning was a little disappointing as it was raining heavily. We started the day late towards Opéra Garnier or Palais Garnier and on the way had some yummy hot dogs for the breakfast. It was about 20mins travel on metro. The beautiful ladies holding the lights on their heads caught out eyes surrounding the opera house. This building has one of the finest interiors.

Opéra Garnier or Palais Garnier
The beautiful ladies holding the lights on their heads
Typical French Streets

We had a quick walk around the Opera house and stated towards Louvre, got down at Pyramides station and started to walk towards the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, this is a smaller version of the Arc de Triomphe. The big glass pyramid caught our eyes, which is the entrance for the Louvre museum. The pyramid is surrounded by beautiful French buildings of Louvre Palace. This museum is one of the most popular and largest in the world and perhaps the most visited, and requires about half a day for a normal visit. Towards river Seine just outside the building is the famous bridge of love lock, the Pont des Arts, on the other end of the bridge is Institut de France.

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
One of the French buildings around the Louvre
The Louvre Palace
Art work on the corners of the Buildings
The Louvre Palace and The The Louvre Museum
The Louvre Museum
Love lock Bridge or the Pont des Arts

Our last point of the trip was Notre Dame Cathedral, which is located on the Île de la Cité islands. This monumental structure built in French Gothic architecture was completed in 1345 and been restored many times since then. Not by surprise it is one of the largest and most popular church building in the world. Not just from the front, but from all sides of the building it has a beautiful architectural significance. It was a painful task for us to take a good bye from Paris, after the most memorable trip of our lifetime. Well, Paris I come back again, sooner or later.
Notre Dame Cathedral
Art work at the Notre Dame Cathedral front-face

Many would believe that Paris is the most romantic city in the world, and it is absolutely true.

Here is my list of the top 20 attractions in Paris,

  1. Eiffel Tower
  2. The Louvre
  3. Notre Dame Cathedral
  4. Arc de Triomphe
  5. Champs-Élysées
  6. Basilica of the Sacré Cœur(Sacred Heart)
  7. Les Invalides
  8. Luxembourg Gardens
  9. Grand Palais
  10. Palais Garnier/opera house/Opéra Garnier/Opéra de Paris
  11. La Sainte-Chapelle - a royal medieval Gothic chapel
  12. Musée d'Orsay
  13. Panthéon
  14. Pont des Arts bridge
  15. Petit Palais
  16. Conciergerie
  17. Hôtel de Ville
  18. Versailles palace
  19. La Defense
  20. La Madeleine
About 50 km from Paris is another must see attraction, The Disneyland.

If you missed the Cruise and Day 1 experience, click below links
Decouvrez Paris-Day 1
Decouvrez Paris-Cruise