First is the Eiffel Tower. This is possibly the most well know landmark that can be found in Europe. It is a symbol of Paris and assuredly one of the must see attractions in France. Tourists can either choose to travel to the top of the tower by taking stairs or if they can withstand a long wait, an elevator. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from all over Paris. At the time it was built the Eiffel Tower was twice the height of the Washington Monument. When it was constructed it was only intended to last through the Exposition but it is still standing today. Next on the list of popular Paris attractions is the Lourve Museum. It is quite possibly the most famous museum in the entire world and hosts an amazing collection. The museum has its home in the Lourve Palace where the royal family of France once resided. The museum is in the very heart of Paris There a museum is home to over 1 million different works of art which includes the Venus of Milo. The Notre Dame Cathedral is among the first Gothic cathedrals that was ever built. The construction of the cathedral began in 1163 and went on for almost two decades. If tourists gaze out of the north tower they will be rewarded with a view all over the city of Paris. The cathedral has always stood as a religious center for Paris. The Celts used it as sacred ground and the Romans built a temple to worship the god Jupiter. There is also the Champs-Elysees which is Paris’ most prestigious streets and it is possible to be the most prominent in the world. The street runs from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Cinemas, theaters, cafes and shops can be found at the western end of the street. At the other end are gardens with fountains that are grand and majestic buildings. Lastly there is the Versailles Palace. The palace started out as being a hunting lodge and from there expanded into the palace which also served as a model for any future European palaces that were to follow. The Versailles is actually located 20 kilometers outside of Paris. The first time the name of Versailles was mentioned was in 1038 at the Abby of Saint=-Pere de Chartres. At the end of the 11th century Versailles grew to be a country village that incased a castle. Versailles remained prosperous until the 13th century. Only a small handful of residents remained after the Hundred Years War. These are among the well-known attractions that Paris has to offer tourists. There is much history and beauty to be found in Paris France the recognized city of love.