6 Most Beautiful Paris Landmarks That Makes You Wish You Were Born Parisian

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Ahhh, Paris. City of lights, capital of France, and the fantasy of every wanderluster. A stroll down Paris is like a buffet of stunning vistas; its elegant French architectures prove to be an eye candy we find so hard to resist. Be prepared to drop jaws as KKday shows you our top picks of the most beautiful landmarks in Paris.

1. Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is considered a famous landmark in Paris
The Courtyard of The Palace of Versailles (Ninara)

Palace of Versailles, also known as the Ch√Ęteau de Versailles, is one of the most incredible monuments in the history of ParisPalace of Versailles first began as a hunting lodge for the King of France, Louis XIII. Under the sovereignty of his great grandson, Louis XIV, the lodge was later transformed into this magnificent palace we know today. Having housed three generations of Kings, the Palace of Versailles became an UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Palace of Versailles is an architectural masterpiece
A Panoramic View of the Palace's Grounds Panoramas

The palace's French Baroque architecture is work of several French architects and designers. Characterised by its cathedral ceilings and intricate crown moldings, the Palace of Versailles made it one of the most commendable architectural pieces of the century.

The Halls of Mirrors contains 357 pieces of mirror pieces in total
The Halls of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles (Gilbert Sopakuwa)

The Halls of Mirrors is the most notable feature at the Palace of Versailles. The 17 arches on the right wall of the gallery were constructed out of 21 mirror pieces each, reflecting the 17 other windows overlooking the palace's gardens. While mirrors were considered extravagant and luxurious items to have in the 17th century, a whopping number of 357 mirror pieces used in the halls alone.

>> Witness the grandeur of the Palace of Versailles with KKday.

2. Louvre Pyramid

The Louvre Pyramid is made only out of glass panels and metal poles
The Louvre Pyramid by Night (Chad and Steph)

Sister to Eiffel Tower in ParisLouvre Pyramid is one of the most significant tourist attractions in the city of lights. Constructed entirely out of glass panels and metal poles, Louvre Pyramid is the masterpiece of Chinese-American architect, I.M. Pei.

The Louvre Pyramid modernist style stands out from the French architecture of the musuem
The Interior of the Louvre Pyramid (Nelson Minar)

Despite its beauty, Louvre Pyramid faces controversy and debate over its unfortunate triangular structure and design. Many criticised that Louvre Pyramid is an edifice representing Egyptian death in the middle of Paris, whilst others pointed out that Louvre Pyramid's modernist style is incompatible with the Louvre Museum's classic French architecture. Some even went as far as to claim that 666 glass panels were used in constructing the Louvre Pyramid, a number often affiliated with Satan.

>> Revel in the view of the Louvre Pyramid

3. Mont Saint Michel

The Mont Saint Michel is an UNESCO heritage site
The Mont Saint Michel (afloresm)

Perched on an island surrounded by tidal waves, the Mont Saint Michel is not a sight to be missed. The UNESCO heritage site is almost a 4-hour ride away from Paris; situated on an island off France's northwestern coast. 

The Mont Saint Michel is a significant tourist landmark in Paris
The Cloister of the Mont Saint Michel (Benh LIEU SONG)

The medieval castle is open to public, and accessible by bus. If you're looking for an easier alternative, book a guided tour to Mont Saint Michel with KKday instead.

4. Disneyland, Paris

Disneyland is every child's fairytale come true
The Disneyland Castle (Sean MacEntee)

We can't possibly leave out the happiest place on Earth when talking about Paris' most beautiful landmarks, can we?

The buildings are designed to be magical and dreamy
The Night View at Disneyland (Josh Hallet)

Disneyland needs no introduction; the theme park is every child's fairytale come true. The buildings are designed as per how the story books and films illustrated them -- whimsical and dreamy.

Relive the happiest days of your childhood with a trip to Disneyland, Paris.

5. Palais Garnier

The Grand Foyer of Palais Garnier (Jim Trodel)

Also referred to as Opera GarnierPalais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera theatre. Just like the Palace of Versailles, the Palais Garnier is one of the most famous landmarks in Paris for its lavish baroque style interior. Built by Charles Garnier and established as the set for Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera, it is no wonder Palais Garnier reigns as the most renowned opera houses in the world.

The Opera Theatre of Palais Garnier is horseshoe shaped for easier viewing
The Opera Theatre of Palais Garnier (midorisyu)

The horseshoe shaped auditorium is generously glided and fitted with red velvet seats. With nearly half a million visitors annually, Palais Garnier is one of Paris' most popular tourist attractions.

The chandelier in the middle holds 340 lights in total
Ceiling of the Opera Theatre in Palais Garnier (Joe de Sousa)

The ceiling of the Palais Garnier's auditorium was painstakingly painted by Russian-French artist, Marc Chagall. The crystal chandelier holds an incredible number of 340 lights, and weighs 7 tons — equivalent to a full-grown elephant.

Admire the exquisiteness and intricacy of the Palais Garnier with a guided tour by KKday.

6. Sainte-Chapelle

The Sainte-Chapelle is a gothic style church
The Saint Chapelle in Paris (Joseph Kranak)

Located in the heart of Paris, the Sainte-Chapelle is a gothic style church dominated with stunning tinted windows reaching as high as 15 metres each.

The Sainte Chapelle is located in the middle of Paris
Stained glass windows dominates the interior of the Sainte-Chapelle (Mat's eye)

Once home to the French royalty, King Louis IX of France kept his Relics of the Passion on the cathedral's grounds — including that of The Christ's Crown of Thorns. The Sainte-Chapelle is, without a doubt, a historic gem of Paris.

For the above travel activities in Paris:
>> Visit to the Palace of Versailles (Transport Included)
>> Guided Tour of the Louvre Pyramid Museum
>> Visit Mont Saint-Michel from Paris
>> Disneyland Paris - 2 Parks
>> Opera Garnier Tour

For more travel guides about Paris:
>> 6 Handy Tips For Paris Budget Travellers
>> 6 Things You Must Buy in France's Supermarkets
>> 6 Budget Activities in Europe and USA To Complete Your Vacation

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