France is one of Europe’s most popular destinations, people flock to its shores for its beautiful Mediterranean coastline, idyllic wine regions, its spectacular Alps, and its flagship city, the stunning capital, Paris. Those booking a hotel in the city of Paris have a lot to look forward to, as this historic cultural hub is home to wide range of attractions; from historical monuments and buildings to live music and performances of opera, ballet, and even cabaret.
Many of Paris’ most iconic sites tend to be its historical and religious monuments, including the likes of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Palace of Versailles, which is just a short trip outside the city. But visitors will also be enamoured with the many quaint cafés, restaurants, bars, and shops.
Visit the medieval Gothic Sainte-Chapelle
Located in the area of Île de la Cité, an island in the Seine River, Sainte-Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX of France, who built this breathtaking chapel to house his Passion relics, most notably Christ’s Crown of Thorns, which are now located in the nearby Notre Dame Cathedral. The chapel is home to one of the most extensive 13th century stained glass collections in the world.
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