The most famous sight in Paris is a surefire hit with kids – and with parents lucky to have an excuse to go up it.
Climbing the endless steps to Sacré Coeur we quickly remember why so many tourists visit this beautiful city. Whether it’s your first or tenth time visiting the City of Light, you never fail to fall for its charm.
Esplanade du Trocadero
From the Esplanade du Trocadéro, you have an exceptional view on the pools below, the gardens, the Seine river and the Eiffel Tower. Built for the 1937 World Fair, there are two pavilions, continued by curved wings, that constitute the Palais de Chaillot, lined with gilded bronze statues. This set houses a theatre room and several museums: the Museums of Man and Navy, the brand new City for Architecture and Heritage and the Chaillot Theatre.
The Eiffel Tower
With more than six million visitors, epitomizing Paris since 1889, the “Great Lady” has reached record levels in 2007. For a fantastic panorama of the city, walk up the stairs or take the lift. When the weather is fine, you can see 90 kms round! At the bottom, the Champ-de-Mars is one of the biggest green spots in Paris with 65 acres.
The Quai Branly Museum
Dedicated to Primitive arts, this museum displays items from Oceania, Asia, Africa and Americas. Following the curve of the river, the museum is surrounded by a luxuriant garden.