A visit to Paris is a dream to most of us and there was a time, when common man could never even think of visiting Paris, thinking about the cost and expense. But budget tour packages are available these days that could very well help you materialize your dreams. Air fares, accommodation and transportation have made lot more affordable by the tourism authorities and that has reflected in the increased flow of tourists, to Paris.
First trip to Paris can turn out to be so confusing and time consuming as each and every nook and corner is worth seeing and worth making you stand still for some time. To start with, the Louvre is one of the best attractions of Paris. Louvre possesses some of the world's unique paintings and monuments and the rarest of all times as the painting of pre 20th century are very few in the world. The entire area of Louvre conveys a unique history and culture that could not be found in any other part of the world. It is worthy and desirable to start off your Paris expedition from the Louvre.
Next comes one of the best and unique cathedrals of the entire Europe. The "Notre Dame Cathedral" is a symbolic embodiment of the medieval ages and a trip to Paris won't be complete without visiting this renowned Cathedral. The "Sorbonne" is another great attraction of Paris, along with the "Latin quarter". The "Sorbonne University" is one of the greatest institutions ever, the world has witnessed. It was once, the educational center of the world and ever since it was found in 1257, it has witnessed dramatic changes in the educational systems and cultural renovations. The list of celebrities who polished their skills at the Sorbonne University is endless. Apart from that, lots of thinkers have found to be a part of Sorbonne University. It is worthy to have a cup of coffee from the terrace café, before you peep into the world of astonishments at the Latin Quarter.
Any discussion about Paris would miss something, if you miss out to mention about the great Eiffel tower. Whenever you think about Paris, the first and foremost thing that comes to your mind is the Eiffel tower. Eiffel tower is one of the reasons why a budget trip to Paris makes so worthy and handy for visitors. You can afford to have a visit to Paris, for Eiffel tower only. It was built in the year 1889 by Gustavo Eiffel. Eiffel tower did not get acceptance and popularity among the local Parisians when it was built, but, later on it attracted the attention of millions around the globe, including Parisians. Statistical reports convey the popularity and acceptance of Eiffel tower and it suggest that over 220 million people have visited the Eiffel tower, so far.
A boat ride through the river of Seine is another key attraction of Paris. It is very much essential for anyone visiting Paris, to have a ride in boat to witness and enjoy the impeccable beauty of Seine River.