Paris, the city of light and love, who makes every visitor fall madly in love with each and every corner of the French capital. And no wonder why Paris is the second most visited city in Europe: Paris is always a win-win. With more than 16 million tourists every year, Paris can proudly boast about having many of the most known monuments and art treasures worldwide.
Our school, Lutece Langue, is so well-located that you’ll see by yourself how every “must-see” of the city is just a few steps away. Here are the top 5 tourist attractions in Paris that will make the walk from your accommodation to our school the best one ever.
1. Musée d’Orsay
In less than 10 minutes walking from Lutece, you’ll find this remarkable museum with important pieces of French art of the second half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Located on the banks of the Seine, near the Musée d’Orsay you will also find many other lesser-known sites worth discovering for yourself.
Paris is full of secrets, hidden corners full of history, glamour or mystery. The privileged location of the Lutece French school will allow you to enjoy all those places as a native of Paris, and you will learn French with the 5 senses while walking around the city.
2. The Eiffel Tower
The most emblematic building and symbol of Paris. Built on the 28th of January 1987 by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, it was designed to host the International Exposition of 1889 in Paris. Even though at its time, it was rejected by artists, nowadays is the most visited monument (ticket-paid) in the world. It’s not only a monument, but it also works as a radio and television station. Many famous films such as “Moulin Rouge”, “The Devil Wears Prada”, or “Paris, Je t’aime”, have been recorded in its (hold on to your hats) 1.665 steps! Located besides Champ-de-Mars, it’s only a small ride by tram away from our school. Enjoy your French lessons with us in the morning and go later check out this masterpiece!
3. Notre-Dame CathedralTower
This cathedral has always been, is and will always be a symbol of Paris. Built in Gothic style in 1163, this ancient and marvelous piece of art captures the heart of all of those lucky enough to see it. Even though now it’s closed due to the horrendous fire it suffered one month ago, Notre-Dame will shine again, and most of its external structure was saved and preserved. 10 minutes away from the school, you have the chance to go see the place where Quasimodo, Esmeralda, and the Gargoyles lived all their experiences.
4. The Louvre Museum
Whether an art lover or not, the Louvre museum is a true icon. It is the most visited museum in the whole world and has a unique and impressive art collection from all times and periods. The famous Gioconda by Leonardo Da Vinci, the Venus de Milo sculpture, or the Liberty Leading the People painting are just some of the magnifique art treasures of the Louvre. Located in the Rue de Rivoli, don’t miss the opportunity to visit this museum and make the most out of your stay in Paris.
5. The Arc de Triomphe
Along with the Eiffel Tower, it is probably the most known monument in Paris. Built by Napoleon in 1806, it is aligned with another three arches: The Carrousel and the Défense. It is also the place where many of the official events of the country take place, such as the French National Day, on 14th July. If you make a visit to the monument you’ll be killing two birds with one stone: it has incredible views of the Champs-Elysées, Place de la Concorde and Jardin Des Tulleries. Only 20 mins away and located in Place Charles de Gaulle, you shouldn’t miss the arch when coming to Paris!