Paris, the heart and soul of France, a place of dreams, a city of romance. The splendid and long history and culture are Paris, the heart and soul of France, a dreamy place, a romantic city. The Seine River flows through the city, flowing through the charm and elegance of the left bank and the bustle and prosperity of the right bank.
The bustle and prosperity of the right bank. Paris is a place worth visiting more than once in a lifetime, try to slow down, have a cup of coffee in the street, laze in the the streets are bustling and the alleys are full of charm. Probably people who have been to Paris will be unconditionally The city of Paris is a city of love.
Best time to travel
The best time to travel in Paris should be spring and summer, when the climate is mild and it is good to go out. For shopaholics, January and July are the most charming months in Paris, when the malls are having their seasonal sales and discounts are unbelievably low. September to April is the performance season in Paris, when the Paris Opera House hosts high-caliber concerts and theater performances almost every night; October to November is the height of the art season, when art museums of all sizes present exciting themed exhibitions. In this way, there is almost no low season for tourism in Paris.
Consumption and exchange rate
France is part of the Eurozone and the currency in circulation is the Euro.
The consumer index in Paris is relatively high. Main courses in restaurants range from about €12-20 for a full meal. The price of a bed in a youth hotel is about 18-25 Euros, and the price of a double room in a two or three star hotel is about 80 Euros per night, which varies depending on the location.
France belongs to the Eastern zone. The last Sunday of March becomes daylight saving time; the last Sunday of October becomes winter time.
The average temperature in Paris in winter is 4°C. In January and February, the temperature is the lowest, so you can wear a fleece jacket, coat or cotton jacket, and wear a scarf or hat to protect yourself from the wind and cold; in summer, the average temperature is 22°C. In July and August, the weather is the hottest, so you only need to wear short-sleeved T-shirts and short skirts and shorts in summer, but there is a certain temperature difference between morning and evening, so it is recommended to bring a long-sleeved jacket.
Paris Museum Pass
The Paris Museum Pass allows you to visit more than 60 museums or famous attractions in Paris, including the Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, Musée Rodin and Arc de Triomphe, without having to buy a separate ticket, and without the hassle of waiting in line.
Musée du Louvre
The Musée du Louvre is one of the world’s top three museums, with an unimaginably diverse and valuable art collection. The museum’s collection has reached 400,000 works of art, including sculpture, painting, fine arts and crafts, and seven categories of ancient oriental, ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman art. Although the glass pyramid designed by the Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei at the entrance to the main entrance once caused an outcry from Parisians, they quickly embraced it and it is now one of the newest popular attractions in Paris.
Jardin des Tuileries
The Tuileries Palace was once the royal palace of France, but was burned down in 1871. The Jardin des Tuileries now connects the Place de la Concorde to the Louvre, where you often see picnickers or tourists crossing to the Champs Elysees. In the summer there is also a resident mini-playground where you can bring a simple meal and sit on the grass for a leisurely afternoon picnic.
Arc de Triomphe
Located in the middle of Place Charles de Gaulle, the Arc de Triomphe stands 50 meters tall and is one of the symbols of Paris. The Arc de Triomphe is the center of the 12 main streets that radiate outwards. Built in 1836 to commemorate the glory and victory of the French army, it surpasses the size of Constantine’s triumphal arch in Rome. On each side of the arch is a large relief sculpture based on the history of the French wars of 1792-1815. The “Marseillaise” relief on the lower right side facing the Champs Elysees is the most famous of these, depicting the march of the volunteers in 1792. The reliefs on the four walls above the archway celebrate Napoleon’s triumphant return, with the names of each battle inscribed on the shield at the top. Below the doorway is the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier”, with an unquenchable flame.
Place de la Concorde
The Place de la Concorde, built in 1757, is a very beautiful square originally dedicated to Louis XV. Located in the middle of the Champs-Elysées, it offers a great view of Paris: the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Tuileries Gardens, the Louvre, etc.
During the French Revolution, it was known as the “Place de la Révolution”, where King Louis XVI, the Queen, Madame Roland and Robespierre were guillotined, and in 1795 it was renamed the “Place de la Concorde”. In the center of the square stands a 23-meter-high obelisk from the Temple of Luxor in Egypt, which was given to France by Egypt in 1831. The monument is inscribed with ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics celebrating the glory of the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II.
The Champs-Elysées is composed of the words Champs and Elysées, hence its name, “Champs-Elysées” or “Champs-Elysées”. “The beautiful and romantic name “Champs-Elysées” was given by Mr. Xu Zhimo when he stayed in France. It starts from Place de la Concorde in the east to Place Charles de Gaulle (Arc de Triomphe) in the west, and is the queen of the center of Paris streets. Bounded by the Place du Printemps, it can be further divided into two parts: the eastern section is dominated by natural scenery, flanked by flat English lawns, where you can experience its tranquility and comfort by strolling under the French sycamores; while the western section is a commercial area with many world-famous products, showing the fashion and prosperity of the Champs-Elysées.
5 Centre National d’Art et de Pompidou
Centre National d’art et de Culture Georges Pompidou
The Centre National d’art et de Culture Georges Pompidou is the central showcase of French 20th century culture and art. Like the Eiffel Tower and the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre, there was an outcry in Paris when the Centre Pompidou was built, but people eventually embraced it and the modern industrial culture it represents. The building itself is a masterpiece of art: a behemoth of steel pipes and glass tubes, its facade covered with colorful pipes and steel supports, making the whole building look like a construction site under construction perched in the midst of the elegant and beautiful old buildings of Paris, looking abrupt and strange. The lobby and the fifth floor of the Cultural Center regularly host exhibitions, literary seminars and performances, as well as film screenings and theatrical performances, serving as a testimony to the creative activities of contemporary art. The open space in front of the Cultural Center is sloped to accommodate spontaneous entertainment and open-air performances, making it a “paradise” for the free movement of performers.
Place de la Bastille
The Place de la Bastille is located a short distance from the Place des Vosges, along the Marais district. The Bastille prison was completely destroyed during the French Revolution in 1789, and the July Column, which now stands in the center of the square, was built by Louis-Philippe I in 1833-1840 to commemorate the July Revolution of 1830.
Nearby the square are many exotic restaurants, bars and cafes with a rich nightlife, and until 1984, where the Opera House was located, used to be the Bastille station. On Thursdays and Sundays, the Bd Richard Lenoir, next to the Bastille station, is home to the Marché Lenoir, the largest open-air market in downtown Paris.
Notre-Dame de Paris
Notre-Dame de Paris was built in 1345. It is famous not only for Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name, but also for being the oldest, grandest and most architecturally outstanding Catholic church in Paris, and now the main church of Paris, and a landmark in the history of European architecture.
The tower is the best place to look around Paris, overlooking the Seine River and all the buildings of Paris. The best time to see it is at sunset, when you can see three different styles of scenery: day, sunset and night; and the tower is more famous for the monsters in different forms that seem to be watching over the city.
The Sainte-Chapelle on the Cote d’Ivoire is small, but its amazingly beautiful carved glass is a sight to behold. Louis IX built the chapel to preserve the crown of thorns and fragments of the crucifix from the crucifixion of Jesus, and the entire church was built for far less than the price of the relics. The chapel still follows the two-tier system of the hierarchy, with the attendants and servants on the first floor and the king entering the chapel directly from the second floor aisle. The church is equipped with Chinese folders, and it is worth a visit to see the biblical stories of the Old and New Testaments on the windows, which fill most of the walls of the second floor.
Paris Old Prison La Conciergerie
The old prison of Paris is part of the Grand Palais de Justice. It was the royal palace of France in the 10th-14th centuries, and after the royal family moved their residence to the Louvre, it retained its parliamentary function and was converted into a prison for common criminals and political prisoners in 1391. During the French Revolution, many people went to the guillotine from here. The single cell where Queen Mary was imprisoned is currently open for visitors to see.
Eiffel Tower La Tour Eiffel
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 and designed by architect Eiffel. The Eiffel Tower was originally built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution and to welcome the International Exhibition held in Paris, and was the subject of controversy when it was built, with 300 protesters from all walks of life, including the famous writers Zola and Dumas.
Opened in 1919, the Musée Rodin is located next to the Casualty Institute. It houses sculptures, manuscripts, copperplate prints, drawings and other works by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). Rodin came from a poor background and began painting at the age of 14. He continued to study sculpture and decorative engraving, and was influenced by Michelangelo in Italy, which established his modernist sculptural style. As soon as you enter the Rodin Museum, you will see the statue of the contemplative, and the 3 hectares of gardens with various sculptures on each side and a café for relaxation. It was also the setting for Midnight in Paris, and the main museum, the Biron building, is small but exquisite.
The Musée d’Orsay, across the river from the Louvre, is known as “the most beautiful museum in Europe” and has a collection of paintings, sculptures, architectural drawings, furniture and photographs, displayed according to age and artist. The collection of Impressionist paintings is so large that it feels like you are in the studio of a past painter, making it a shrine to Impressionism. Renoir’s “Ball at the Pancake Mill”, Van Gogh’s “Self-Portrait” and Monet’s “Water Lilies” are some of the treasures in the museum.
Place du Tertre, Petit Massif
The Montmartre Plateau has brewed many artists such as Dali, Van Gogh and Renoir. This is why it is still a dream place for painters to become famous. The Place du Tertre, west of the Sacré-Coeur, is where the painters gather, and it is crowded with stalls selling portraits, from sketches to paintings to cartoons.
Monet’s Garden Les Jardins de Giverny
If you like Impressionist paintings, then the famous Water Lilies series by Claude Monet (1840 – 1926) The famous “Water Lilies” series and the “Japanese Bridge” scenes are not to be missed. Monet The garden is located in Monet’s former home in Giverny, 88 kilometers northwest of Paris. It is a true representation of Monet’s residence, including the way the garden was planted, the appearance of the painting room, the water lilies scattered in the pond, and the painting of the “Japanese Bridge”. The garden planting method, the appearance of the studio, the water lilies scattered in the pond, and the Japanese bridge are all there for Impressionist fans to enjoy. Studio The former residence is decorated with Japanese ukiyo-e and the kitchen is full of color. The large souvenir area sells hundreds of Monet’s souvenir items.