Jardin des Tuileries
The Tuileries Garden is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Created by Catherine de Medicis as the garden of the Tuileries Palace in 1564, it was first opened to the public in 1667, and became a public park after the French Revolution. In the 19th and 20th century, it was the place where Parisians celebrated, met, promenaded, and relaxed. (source: wikipedia.org)
Jardin du Luxembourg
The Jardin du Luxembourg, the second largest public park in Paris, is the garden of the French Senate, which is itself housed in the Luxembourg Palace. Built by Marie de Medicis in the style she had known as a child in Florence, it houses the Medici fountain and over a hundred sculptures. The jardin featured prominently in Victor Hugo's novel, Les Miserables. (source:wikipedia.org)
Regarded as the finest Gothic structure in the world, you'd be hard-pressed to find a visitor who leaves the city without first paying a visit to the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral. Its west front is where you will find “Emmanuel” – the famous bell. The west portals were sculptured from 1200 to 1240 and they show the scenes from the life of Virgin Mary and St. Anne. Don't miss the Last Judgment, as well, where Jesus is not the judge but a suffering savior of mankind. The wonderfully-crafted stained-glass windows are also a sight unto themselves.
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde is amongst the most stunning plazas in the world. At 84,000 square meters, it is also the largest square in the city. It was constructed in 1772 around a large statue of King Louis XV. Stand in the square and you can see the Madeleine, the Arc de Triomphe, the Assemblée Nationale and the Palais Bourbon across the Seine. During the French Revolution a guillotine was set up in the plaza and King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette were executed on it. Later, during the Reign of Terror, more than 1,300 people lost their heads here until more moderate times prevailed and the guillotine was removed.
Pont Alexandre III
Pont Alexandre III is an arch bridge that spans the Seine, connecting the Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides and Eiffel Tower quarter, widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in Paris. The bridge, with its exuberant Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses at either end, was built between 1896 and 1900. (source: wikipedia.org)