Well, there are a few things everybody wants to see when they come to Paris. There are two ways things can go, you have high expectations and you get disappointed. Or, you lower your expectations, and you get wowed. But I am telling you (now that I have seen them), these attractions are not overrated, and absolutely worth going.
Le Musée du Louvre (The Louvre Museum)
Huge collections of amazing paintings and sculptures here in Louvre. You can definitely spend a whole day here and it won't even be enough. I limited myself to a half-day visit. Two things I wouldn't miss, the Nike of Samothrace, also called the winged victory of Samothrace, as well as the Monica Lisa. From the outside to the inside, the Louvre museum is definitely one of the most beautiful museums I have ever been to (it bumped the British Museum to the second on my list now).
* If you plan to go to a lot of museums, consider getting the museum pass. The museum pass also works for Notre Dame and some other tourist attractions. Once you get it, you can also skip the long lines!
Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden)
This is a nice garden right next to the Louvre along the Seine. After being in LA for so long, I really enjoyed strolling in the park with the crisp weather here in Paris.
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris (Notre Dame Cathedral)
This is a beautiful medieval catholic cathedral and it is often considered the finest example of the French Gothic architecture. You can also go up to the observatory deck to enjoy the view of Paris.
La tour Eiffel (The Eiffel Tower)
This is definitely the icon of Paris. This is also the tallest structure in Paris, and you can definitely get a very nice city view up there. I chose to go at night because I prefer the night view of a city. You can clearly see the Notre Dame as well as the Arc de Triomphe.
Every hour on the hour, the eiffel tower twinkles and sparkles for 5 mins!
Before I headed back to the airbnb, I stopped by the Louvre to get some night pictures. Louvre at night is definitely my favorite place to be. You can also see a lot of people taking wedding pictures here as well!
These were the attractions that I had to see first! I heard so much about it, and I can't believe I finally made it there! It was absolutely breathtaking.