No bucket list is complete without a European adventure. One of the greatest parts of traveling to places such as Paris, Athens, and Venice is all the culture and history that surround these fascinating cities. I’ve compiled a list of what I believe to be the top cultural gems of Europe – perfect additions when you’re planning your next trip. I always find the hardest part of a holiday is choosing what things to do and see. Hopefully, by the end of this article, your itinerary will be sorted and all you’ll have left to do is book flights, get your European travel insurance for peace of mind and stick your nose in a guide book or four.
Ah, gay Paree – and there’s so much more to it than just croissants and the Eiffel Tower (despite both having honorable merits).
• The Louvre Museum is on the top of this list. Stuffed to the brim with over 30,000 works of fine art, it’s impossible to see everything in one visit. Consider booking a tour of the highlights – and don’t forget to visit two of the most famous women in the world, Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo.
• Notre Dame is another Paris must, and there’s no excuse not to go as entry to this gorgeous gothic cathedral is free.
The exterior’s gargoyles take the breath of visitors away; the interior of the sanctuary features gorgeous stained-glass windows.
• The Musee d’Orsay is a top attraction for art lovers and features work from the best Impressionist artists to ever paint, including Van Gogh and Monet.