Moleskine Sketchbook inky Map drawing of Paris City
Described as “the most absorbing city on Earth”, Paris is a city for lovers of culture, cuisine and art. I was eager to explore the City of Lights, taking in its beauty during my day trip by visiting five different locations:
- Arc De Triomphe: As one of the most famous monuments in Paris, the Arc De Triomphe stands 50 metres tall at the west end of the Champs-Elysees in the centre of twelve radiating avenues. The Tomb of the Unknown Solider lies beneath it, which is the site of the first eternal flame in Europe since the Vestal Virgins’ fire was extinguished in the fourth century.
- Sacre Coeur: Constructed between 1875 and 1914, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is located at the highest point in the city. It is a popular landmark in Paris, as its dome provides beautiful panoramic views of the city.
- Eiffel Tower: The Eiffel Tower one of the most recognizable structures in the world – and one of the most visited, seeing over 6 million visitors every year. For 41 years, it held the title of the tallest manmade structure in the world.
- La Grand Roue: The Grand Roue is a Ferris Wheel that provides sweeping views of Paris, and is the perfect way to take in the City of Lights from above.
- Notre Dame: Notre Dame is a medieval cathedral built between 1163 and 1365. It contains some of the most important relics in the Catholic religion, including the Crown of Thorns and one of the Holy Nails.