Paris is undoubtedly one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world. The city has got numerous attractions in store that speaks of its glory. Some of the major Parisian highlights include the treasured museums, wondrous architectural aesthetics, an outstanding culinary culture, adventurous activities, impressive nature, outstanding fashion, and whatnot. Unsurprisingly, the number of tourists flocking to the capital city of France is skyrocketing with every passing year.
Needless to mention, one of the main factors that transformed the Parisian cityscape is its impressive landmarks. You would have noticed that much of the capital city of France is designed in quintessential Haussmann-style architecture. However, there are also some remarkable landmarks that peek out from this mid-rise expanse. Each of these architectural beauties marks a different time period of the city such as cultural, traditional, historic, etc.
Without any doubts, it is a great boon that you can still venture these extraordinarily appealing landmarks and admire its beauty and elegance. Some of the most popular landmarks that made an eternal impression on the City of Lights are listed below.
This is one of the most popular attractions in Paris and hence, will be on the top list of the itinerary of almost every visitor. Do you know that the foundation of this ancient building was laid in 1163? However, it took 200 years to complete the construction of this building and was officially inaugurated in 1345. Unfortunately, most of the valuable exhibits in the Notre Dame Cathedral including religious artifacts and the popular stained glass were destroyed during the French Revolution. Thankfully, the building was renovated to its former glory and is currently a spectacular sight to behold.
At the center of the Latin Quarters, which is regarded as the academic hub of the city, you can see a remarkable structure that stands out from the rest named, Pantheon. You will be amazed to know that this is the final resting place of French men and women whose contribution changed the face of the nation. Mostly, the people who contributed to the field of arts, philosophy, and science are buried here.
Note that a person will have to be named ‘a national hero’ by the parliament to be interred at the Pantheon. Some of the popular names who are resting peacefully at the Pantheon include Victor Hugo, Marie Curie, Louis Braille, etc. Note that Marie Curie was the first woman to be interred to the Pantheon based on her accomplishments in the field of science.