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Top 6 Places to Visit in Paris

Learn about the top six places to visit in Paris in this Howcast travel video.

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Paris is a sight-seer’s dream filled with iconic destinations that define any traveler's vision of Paris. The most iconic attraction is undoubtedly the Eiffel Tower, so make sure you take time to see it up close, even if you don’t go to the top. The tower is the most beautiful when it lights up at night. The Musée du Louvre is worth visiting just for a glimpse of the Mona Lisa, but you really should look around more; it’s a treasure trove of art, with a collection of thousands. The Arc de Triomphe, a 164 foot tall testament to Napoleon’s military triumphs, is adorned with beautiful sculptures by François Rude. From the top, you’ll get a magnificent view of the streets stretching out around it like the rays of a star. The Notre Dame Cathedral isn’t Paris’s biggest cathedral, but it’s certainly the most beautiful, with its sculptures, stained glass windows, and bells. Visit Napoleon's Tomb–which is made up of six coffins surrounded by a sarcophagus–housed in the Église du Dome at the Hôtel des Invalides. Take a break from the city in the Jardin du Luxembourg, which is actually the garden of the French Senate. There, you can see the Medici Fountain and admire the Luxembourg Palace. The sheer amount of places to visit in Paris can be overwhelming, so a trip to Paris should ideally include enough time to see them all.

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