The Seine is the largest navigable river in all of France, starting one of its courses in the Côte-d’Or region, in Burgundy, and finally flowing into the English Channel, obviously passing through the center of Paris. When navigating its waters, we will obtain a very particular vision of all the beautiful buildings that we will skirt, especially when we pass by the famous Île de la Cité, the place where the iconic Notre Dam cathedral is located, for example.
What else can we tell you about this quintessential Parisian classic and the ultimate symbol of all of France. This gigantic tower located on the Champ de Mars on the banks of the Seine, has a height of 300 meters, being built by the French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel and his collaborators for the Universal Exposition of 1889. The tower has three levels, being able to go up to them, by long stairs or by one of its eight elevators. In addition to the viewpoints, inside the tower are two luxurious restaurants and even a Champagne bar.
There are many museums worth visiting in Paris, but if our time is limited and we have to choose only one, our selection is the Musée d’Orsay. A gallery smaller than its famous neighbor, the Louvre Museum, but full of true artistic jewels that you will surely love. The museum occupies the old building of the Orsay railway station, giving each of its rooms a very particular charm and houses the largest collection of impressionist works in the world.
The depths of the Parisian soil hide a labyrinthine and mysterious tunnel system, in which are the captivating Catacombs of Paris. Created from the ancient Roman limestone mines, in the 18th century these tunnels were converted into a gigantic underground cemetery, where the mortuary remains of more than 6 million Parisians were transferred. Currently almost a kilometer and a half of the catacombs are open to the public, showing us one of the most mysterious faces of the French capital.
Located in the heart of the city, the Latin Quarter with its cafes, restaurants, bars and markets is one of the most hectic and charming neighborhoods in all of Paris. The Latin Quarter owes its name to the Medieval Period, when its inhabitants were mostly students who used Latin to communicate. Over the years this neighborhood has evolved to become the most authentic and Parisian of all.
If you want to relive the splendor of the Parisian Belle Epoque, you cannot miss seeing a show at this emblematic Cabaret, undoubtedly the most famous in the world. In its more than 129 years of history, the Moulin Rouge surviving two world wars, and artists such as Edith Piaf, Ives Montand, Charles Aznavour, Mistiguett, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Dean Martin, passed by on its stage, among many others. Both for its history and for the quality of its show, this theater is a compulsory departure from the Parisian night.