The name Paris conjures up images of the Eiffel Tower in most people’s minds. While this is an iconic structure indeed, there are also other towers in the same city that are often overlooked by most of the travelers. These architectural masterpieces also have deep roots in history and culture of Paris city. Below are some of the best towers that you can visit on your private tours Paris other than the Eiffel Tower.
This appears as a heavily plastered building and gives an impression that it is a skyscraper under construction when viewed from a distance. As you get closer, you will find that it is a beautiful tower, which rises above the neighboring buildings. The structure is all that remains of a 16th Century church that was present in the same spot in the Chatelet-Les-Halles district. The place re-opened in 2013 after renovations and you can pay a visit to the top of the building to get a beautiful panoramic view of the city.
Jean Sans Peur
The tower Jean Sans Peur, named after the Duke of Burgundy or “Fearless Jean”, is a structure that is usually overlooked by travelers. It was the site of a murder; Jean assassinated his cousin Duke of Orleans here in the 15th Century. The place is located near Rue Montorgueil and metro Etienne Marcel, which is lined by high-end boutiques and concept shops. It is also the only fortified medieval tower that is left in Paris.
Grande Arche De La Défense
This is one of the most attractive Parisian arches due to its spectacular architecture. If compared to Napoleon’s Arc de Triomphe, this arc will clearly outshine the latter. The structure is 110 meter-high and was erected in 1989 to commemorate the bicentennial of the French Revolution. It is also visible from a long way out.
It might not be the most attractive looking building in Paris, but it gives you the best views of the city compared to any other place in Paris. The Montparnasse Tower is also known as 56 for the number of floors that are present on it. You can visit the place in between your exploration of the cosmopolitan Montparnasse, which is famous for the overwhelming presence of artists and intellectuals. When here, do visit the top of the structure as well, that houses a restaurant.