Things to See in Paris

10 Things to See in Paris 2024

Paris is one of the European cities to visit at least once in your life so why not do it in 2024? Just to give two facts, you should know that Paris is one of the most important cities in Europe, a world center of fashion, gastronomy, art and culture. But let’s see what the 10 things to see in Paris in 2024 are.

1. Tour Eiffel

To get to the Tour Eiffel you have to go through the gardens of Field of Mars which are located along the left bank of the Seine and the beautiful Rue de Buenos Aires with its elegant buildings.

The Eiffel Tower was built by the architect Gustave Eiffel in 1899 for the Universal Exposition. It should have been dismantled at the end of the event and, instead, it remained forever.

I went there during the day with sunlight so I didn’t notice it much, however, speaking with the receptionist of the hotel where I was staying, he pointed out to me that on the Eiffel Tower there is a lighthouse whose light can be seen up to 80 kilometers away. Indeed, he continued by telling me (I wrote it down so as not to make mistakes) that at sunset there are 20 thousand light bulbs that overlap the 336 fixed lights.

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  • Tour Eiffel

2. Montmartre district

I then continue to the Montmarte neighborhood which is truly wonderful with the cobbled alleys and the ivy that runs over the buildings of a beautiful pale color in which museums and artists’ studios are located.

The name “Montmartre” has very ancient origins, it seems even Gallo-Roman where at the time there was a temple dedicated to Mars and in Latin it sounded like this: “Mont Martis” that is to say “Mount of Mars” from which Montmartre.


3. Sacre Coeur Basilica

The Basilica of the Sacre Coeur it is located at the top of an imposing staircase of 300 steps and this climb is truly very suggestive, however alternatively you can opt for the Funicular whose departure is located near the Anvers Metro.

The Basilique du Sacrè Coeur in Byzantine Romanesque style is the result of a vow made to the city to atone for the crimes of the Paris Commune.

Now I find a slightly shady corner and I take the opportunity to eat the sandwich and fruit I brought for my packed lunch. So well refreshed I set off for the afternoon destinations.

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

4. Moulin Rouge

Like going to Paris and not seeing (at least from the outside) the famous theatre red Mill? Impossible! This is why the first stop of the afternoon is this!

It is easily recognizable due to its red color and the blades of the mill then obviously once I get closer I also clearly read the writing: “Red Mill”…. This was the temple of the can-can as well as the quadrille of the mid-nineteenth century.

5. Place des Abbesses

I then continue for a nice stretch of road along the hill of the neighborhood to pass by wonderful shops of local artists and famous cafés and thus arrive at the Place des Abbesses (i.e. Benedictine nuns or abbesses) which is a wonderful square shaded by plane trees and I take the opportunity to rest for a moment.

And while I catch my breath my gaze runs up at the metro entrance which is located right in the center of the square is beautiful! In clear art nouveau style made by Guinard! I don’t have to take the metro but I’m curious by nature so I go down the steps, there are more than 100 and then I lost count, and all around on the walls there are works that I believe to be by contemporary artists.

Paris metro

6. Clos Vine

My last stop on the first day is there Clos Vine Montmartre which is the last plot of land cultivated with vines that is still found in the city from which approximately 1,000 bottles of fine wine are produced every year.

Clos Montmartre vineyard

7. Pont des Arts

When I was in Paris I went with a friend who is a big fan of the television series “Sex and the City” so I found myself going to see the Pont des Arts.

From what you told me, this bridge is the one that was the backdrop to the engagement of two characters in this television series.

Pont des Arts Parigi

8. Boat trip on the Seine

But apart from this particularity, this bridge still deserves a passage as boats leave from here which are ideal if you want to see Paris from a different view, that is from the Seine, which I advise you to do… and to me, between by the way, I really liked it.

Boat trip on the Seine

9. Tour Montparnasse

The next stop is the Tour Montparnasse from whose top you have a magnificent view of Paris. Also keep in mind that since it is partially covered, even in bad weather you will still be able to take advantage of its view of the French capital.

Tour Montparnasse

10. Opera district and the theater of the same name

Il Opera district turns out to be one of the most active neighborhoods in Paris and, in fact, there are a large number of cinemas and theaters right here.

Among the many places you could go and visit, I focus on the Opera de Paris which is the oldest theater in the French capital as well as the largest in Europe. The Paris Opera in eclectic style it was designed by Garnier and built between 1860 and 1875. Dance performances are currently held here. However, the building also houses a museum with reproductions of 19th century theater sets, paintings and a library on dance and ballet.

Paris Opera

Useful tips for reaching Paris and getting around it far and wide

Even more so Paris is easily accessible both by train and plane. However, I would like to give 2 pieces of advice: the train is a valid alternative especially if you are in northern Italy as the TGV trains (High Speed ​​Trains) leave from the major cities in the north such as, for example, Milan, Turin, Vercelli or Novara.

The plane is the ideal way to reach Paris if you live in the center, south or islands of Italy. There are 3 airports in Paris, but personally I recommend you arrive at “Charles de Gaulle” which is the one best connected to the French capital. And once you arrive at the terminal take the RER trains (the Blue line) and in 30 minutes you will be in the French capital. They are there every 15 minutes at a cost of 10 euros (at least that’s how it was when I was there a few years ago).

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