These are the best cultural attractions in Paris – Part 2


These are the best cultural attractions in Paris and we are more than happy to show you around this magnificent, fascinating and elegant city, the most luminous in the world.

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris just might be the most famous church in the world. Made even more famous by Victor Hugo’s books, the cathedral was founded by King Louis IX (Saint Louis) in the year 1163. Ever since, the building has been subject to changes of style, developments and transitions. The present Gothic look is made so recognizable by the long strings of gargoyles decorating (and “guarding”) the front of the construction.

The Orsay Museum is the city’s largest gallery. Paintings and sculptures from the 18th and 19th centuries fill the old railway station turned museum. The location, made recognizable by the arch entryway and the large clock, is one of the most important historic buildings in the city. The collection of impressionist paintings has a priceless value and this is the perfect place to be if you want to sit in front of the most renowned masterpieces, both sculptures and paintings by the immortal artists of the past couple of centuries.

Renoir, Lautrec, Monet, Manet, Gauguin and the beloved Vincent van Gogh have all been represented at the magnificent Orsay Museum.

No visit to Paris would ever be complete without a walk through Montmartre, the most fascinating and bohemian neighbourhood in the city. Aside from an endless string of bistros, bars and restaurants that give the neighbourhood a laidback and bohemian atmosphere, Montmartre, boasts with the wonderful Sacre Coeur Cathedral. Marked by marble arches and a white domed facade, the stunning basilica is a great tourist and cultural attraction.

There are countless cultural attractions in Paris, making it the greatest European cultural destination, but we will let you explore and discover the rest of them all on your own. Meanwhile, remember you can rent a car in Paris.