Things to Keep in Mind When Visiting Paris, the Capital of France

Visiting Paris, the Capital of France

There’s hardly anything nicer than spending an evening in Paris. The romantic ambiance, the astonishing landscape of the city, the waves of Seine River and the French pastries are all exquisite to the remarkable city called France.

However, before moving to Paris, the backpackers should update them about few things to enjoy a safe and hassle free trip. The first thing they need to do is to make a list of the places they’d visit. The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre will be in the list by default. Other major attractions are Champs Elysees, Arch De Triomphe, Les Invalides, Palais Garnier, the Pantheon, the Catacombs and Pont Des Arts.

The major tourist attractions should be visited. In case, the visitor doesn’t speak French, he should keep a small dictionary. In the age of cutting edge technology, having a Smartphone or a Tablet is the best idea perhaps. Then he could take help of online translation software.

A GPS based device or Google Maps could be very helpful in locating a particular place of visit. Also, having some idea about the history of a place of visit could be helpful. For example, if the traveler is visiting Champs-Elysees, he could go to Place de la Concorde as well as the latter is located at the east end of the former.

The place was the square where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinettet were killed by guillotine. A blooded history no doubt, but a must see place for any visitor. There is an Egyptian Obelisk at the square which is more than 3000 years old.

Sainte-Chapelle is another renowned place. The construction of the place started in 1240 and it is considered one of the major enactments of the Gothic architecture. The place has so many artifacts of medieval age and of the French revolution.

There are so many coffee shops in France. While travelling, if the tourist feels tired, he could stop by a coffee shop, get a cup of the famous French coffee, pastry and fries and rejuvenates himself for his next destination.

Information regarding hospitals, medical stores, foreign exchange rates and tourist guidelines should be kept as in case of an emergency such information comes in handy.

Altogether, visiting France is not just having a journey but scribbling down in the blank pages of one’s personal memoir. The traveler should realize this before he visits Paris.