I’ve lived in Paris for 37 years
I speak English
I am a Purchase manager
I'm Mohamed from Finland, although currently living in Paris. I moved to the City of Love two years ago and have never looked back since due to the magnificence of the city. The art, monuments, and architecture you will find at almost every corner make Paris such a beautiful city to live in and I can't help but take beautiful photos everywhere I go. I've visited Pont Alexandre III and Luxembourg Palace more times than I could remember as they're some of my favorite places. And my, the food! When the night comes, I make it a habit to enjoy the sumptuous dishes and wine at Chartier restaurant at rue du Faubourg Montmartre; sometimes alone, and sometimes with my buddies. Here are 5 tourist places in Paris I think everyone needs to experience at least once in their lives: 1) Luxembourg Palace The Luxembourg Palace located at 15 Rue de Vaugirard is one of my favorite tourist attractions in Paris. Although it is now home to the French Senate, it was originally built as the residence of the Royal Family but was later turned into a prison during the French revolution. The gardens around the palace are magnificent and you can relax on the grounds. There's a pond and people usually gather around to enjoy the impressive views of the park. 2) Pont Alexandre III This deck arch bridge spanning the Seine is the most ornate and elegant bridge in Paris. The Seine waterway divides the city in two, so this bridge connects both parts, from Champs-Elyséesto the esplanade of Les Invalides, home to Napoleon's tomb. The bridge has been featured in many movies, so don't be surprised that it looks pretty familiar. 3)Petit Palais Located on Winston Churchill Avenue, Petit Palais is a museum in Paris with an awe-inspiring art collection like you've never seen before. Meaning "Small Palace, Petit Palais is a must-visit if you enjoy arts; not just beautiful art, but art displayed in one of the most magnificent fashions. 4)The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris With beautiful interior mosaics, stained windows, and crypts, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart was one of the sights that struck me when I first came to the city. It's a domed white Roman Catholic Church located at Rue de Chevalier de la Barre. You won't fail to notice the Gothic style of architecture. A very tall building firmly seated at the top of Montmartre hill. 5) Montmartre Montmartre is a large hill in Paris's northern 18th arrondissement (Paris is divided into 20 administrative districts also known as arrondissements). Being very tall and spanning a vast area, the Montmartre is a notable tourist attraction in Paris, and the surrounding district was named after it. You'll find small and steep streets in this neighborhood, which is arguably one of the most charming, colorful, and unique districts in Paris.