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Paris

At the end of January 2020, I visited the capital city of France to see the Louvre exhibition on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci. Paris is a rich destination of food, landmarks and more, so let’s dive into its historic and cultural heritage to find out what the city is all about.

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12th March 2020

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Willflies, Willflies. The most visited museum in the world not only houses the famous Mona Lisa. From October 2019 to February 2020, it was also home to the world largest collection of Da Vinci’s paintings. Paris Photo Guide. This iconic cathedral is considered to be one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture. Unfortunately, in April 2019 it caught fire that destroyed the spire and is now under reconstruction. 324 metres high, the Eiffel Tower offers sweeping views of the city from its 3 levels. It was constructed by Gustave Eiffel for the Paris world’s fair in 1889 and became the most-visited paid monument. Paris Images. Lined along the shore, the promenade gets you from the Peristil square all the way to Split’s harbour, that offers pleasing views of the embankment with high mountains in distance. Paris Photo Guide, Paris Photo Guide, Paris Photo Guide, Paris Photo Guide

Inside the Louvre Museum

Leonardo Da Vinci

Musée Du Louvre

The most visited museum in the world not only houses the famous Mona Lisa. From October 2019 to February 2020, it was also home to the world largest collection of Da Vinci paintings. Photography was unfortunately allowed for private use only.

The famous Louvre Pyramid
Under the unique Louvre Pyramid
Inside the Louvre Museum
The Pantheon
University of Sorbonne
Centre Georges Pompidou – library and museum of modern art

Our Lady Of Paris

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

This iconic cathedral standing on Île de la Cité in the middle of Seine is considered to be one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture. Sadly, in April 2019 it caught fire that destroyed the spire and has been under reconstruction since then.

Notre-Dame Cathedral under reconstruction
The Eiffel Tower seen from Champ de Mars

The Icon Of France

La Tour Eiffel

324 metres high, the Tower offers sweeping views of the city from its 3 levels. It was constructed by Gustave Eiffel for the Paris world’s fair in 1889 and became the most-visited paid monument. The entire city seems to be within your reach.

The Eiffel Tower seen from Champ de Mars
The first level of the Eiffel Tower has a part with glass floor.
Looking to the north from the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower
Chaillot Palace seen from the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower
Chaillot Palace with La Défense poorly visible in the background
The Eiffel Tower seen from Jardins du Trocadéro
Place de la Concorde
Flame of Liberty became an unofficial memorial for Princess Diana

Overlooking The Étoile

Arc de Triomphe

Built in the early 19th century at the peak of Emperor Bonaparte’s fortune, nowadays the Arch offers unique views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower from its 50 meters high viewing platform. The site is accessed from the underground as the road junction is too busy.

Arc de Triomphe
Statue inside The Arch
Detail of The Arch
Arc de Triomphe
The Eiffel Tower flashing every hour of night
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I
Pont Alexandre III bridge with Les Invalides in the background
Sacré-Cœur Basilica
The Eiffel Tower at midnight, seen from Pont Alexandre III
La Grande Arche at Esplanade La Défense
La Grande Arche

Modern Contrast

La Défense

The business district is located at the west end of Axe historique – a line of sites, which starts at Louvre and goes all the way through Champs-Élysées to the iconic monument of La Grande Arche. The Arch houses offices but also offers views from the very top.

The Royal Residence

Château de Versailles

From the late 17th century until the French Revolution, the Palace was the main royal residence of French monarchs. It’s part of the UNESCO list and especially notable for the Hall of Mirrors. The interiors and extensive gardens make it a great half-day visit.

Palace of Versailles
Gardens of the Versailles Palace
You can't find two alike trees in the gardens of the Versailles Palace
Leaving Paris Orly airport bound for Prague
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Hey there! I am a 19-year-old student from the Czech Republic, who likes to travel, take photographs, and is interested in aviation. I've been running this website since January to share my trips with others, give you some tips on where to go, and overall encourage you to travel.

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6 Comments

  1. Eva

    Opravdu nádherné fotky Paříže. Je vidět, že Tě focení baví.

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    • William

      Děkuju 🙂

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    Helpful info. I bookmarked it.

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    • William

      Glad you like it, Jack! Thank you

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    Perfektní fotky, díky tomuto příspěvku člověk zavzpomíná na návštěvu Paříže 🙂

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    • William

      Díky : )

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