What to See in Paris – Top 25 Places to visit in Paris

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This is absolutely something you must have seen at least once in your life. The iconic Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France.

Go to the top. The queues for the elevators are long and prices are somewhat steep, but the view, especially from the top floor, is astonishing! Booking tickets in advance will save your time. By day you can see for many miles, in the evening you’re dazzled by all the Paris lights.

The flashing light show at night is spectacular, but the best views of Paris are during daylight hours.

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Eiffel tower, paris, france

Notre Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France.

This is a beautiful cathedral and it is free! The queues are always long to get in but reasonably quick moving. To go up the tower you need to pay and be able to walk up about 400 steps. The view from the top is worth it!

It’s a place you must go to enjoy the architecture of Paris. A must see in Paris.

 

Notre dame cathedral
Notre dame cathedral

The Louvre

One of the main highlights in Paris, The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is the world’s largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city’s 1st arrondissement.

If you are looking to enjoy the culture and history of Paris, the Louvre is a must. The lines to get in are crazy unless you get there super early, but it’s worth taking to time to get there early.

It was just a huge place with never ending exhibits from all corners of the world. You could spend weeks in this museum. Make sure to set aside at least a day to see this magnificent and enormous museum. It has much more to see than just the Mona Lisa!

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The louvre museum

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Disneyland Paris

The Disneyland Paris, is an entertainment resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town located 32 km east of the centre of Paris, and is the most visited theme park in all of France and Europe.

Great imagination that creates and make everybody grow younger, it is every child’s dream place.

Two main parks are Walt Disney Studios Park and Disneyland Park. Both parks are so beautiful, amazing and extremely big, and the attractions are very good. The Park opens at 10am, Amazing place to spend time. Fantasy Land is the best. The Disney Parrade starts at 5:30 next to the Small World in Fantasy World so be there 30 mins before. The fireworks and light show and the Wild West show are really awesome and worth the money. The Disney Fireworks starts at 7 so should be there before 30 mins

Just enjoy every moment and not to run around look for better one. Everything is best Just enjoy and not to rush. Have at least two days for Disney

If you are with kids they will love to see the characters, like Mickey Mouse and watching the parades. The Indiana jones and pirates of the caribbean rides are amazing and Space Mountain is the best.

Arc de Triomphe

This is Paris in all its glory! Huge and impressive, The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.

A must see for anyone going to Paris. Building is magnificence in architecture. If you are physically able the view from the top is amazing. Take it slow, it’s worth it. It’s not the Eiffel Tower but you can see the all Paris! And it only took less than an hour with no queues! Great photos opportunity.

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The Arc de triomphe

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Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900.

The Musee d’Orsay is a repurposed railroad station, with a spectacular, richly decorated curved glass roof. Its collection focuses on art produced in the 19th and early 20th century. The entire museum can be viewed in one long day.

This old train station has some of the best impressionist art in the world from the Impressionist & Modern period wonderfully and sympathetically displayed. It has sculpture by Degas and paintings ranging from Leonardo to Monet. Simply stated, you will be amazed at the art.

The spine of the museum is a long, wide corridor that features numerous beautiful sculptures. There are galleries on either side on the first and second levels dedicated to particular artists or movements. If you want to avoid long lines outside to buy tickets, be sure to purchase a Paris Pass or just a Museum Pass ahead of time; alternatively, you can purchase tickets from your hotel concierge and speed your entry.

The Orsay provides an enjoyable, comfortable experience. There is a lovely cafe on the 5th floor that offers a good variety of snacks and lunch items for a reasonable price. The price of admission is a good value considering what the collection and the physical facility offer. If you visit Paris, don’t miss the opportunity to see this amazing place.

Champs-Élysées

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a boulevard in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, 1.9 kilometres long and 70 metres wide, running between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located.

Champs- Elysees, famous street in Paris, there are shops, restaurants and big chain stores from very luxurious to common ones. Perfect for shopping and walking around but one thing not to forget; the place is extremely touristic therefore very crowded. One could just get feel of the great city in the world by walking around here. On Sundays, they close the street to autos and you can wander around by foot.

From November 13 to just after the New Year there is a Christmas Market at the end by the Grand Wheel. The Christmas markets that sprung up along the path were beautiful and really get you in the holiday spirit (hot spiced wine helps too). Speciality shops and food stand, there for the holiday shopping.

Montmartre

Montmartre is a large hill in Paris’s 18th arrondissement. It is 130 metres high and gives its name to the surrounding district, part of the Right Bank in the northern section of the city.

Montmartre is primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur on its summit and as a nightclub district. Montmarte is kind of place which depicts art, cafe’s and of course small streets that enchanting and full of vibe. One can spent almost all day here strolling and buying some local art. Also can sit in the wonderful cafes aligned in the small narrow streets that depict the typical french lifestyle and culture. It is a must visit while in Paris.

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Sacré-Cœur, Paris

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica is a Roman Catholic Church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France.

A lovely architectural cathedral on the very top of Paris Built around 1875 and 1914. With a stunning view of Paris and down below a beautiful array of shops is a delight for tourists. Views of the city are far superior to the Eiffel Tower and Arch du Triomphe. Do not miss the opportunity to go there and one of the best thing to see for FREE. One can pair it with a walking tour of Montmatre.

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Sainte-Chapelle

One of the jewels of Paris, The Sainte-Chapelle is a royal chapel in the Gothic style, within the medieval Palais de la Cité, the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century, on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France.

This place is inside building housing justice court so security is tight. On the outside, the building doesn’t look remarkable – but, when you go inside it is amazing. The chapel is on two levels. The first chapel you enter is beautiful then you go upstairs to a second which is stunning. You walk up tiny crammed flight of stairs to reach the first level. The colours that will meet your eyes will blow you away. A strong contrast to Notre Dame with the beautiful stained glass window on all sides. Calling it awesome is not doing justice to the lovely stained glass work here. It will be great to carry a good SLR camera as you cannot use flash and normal mobile picture do not do justice to the wonderful work of stained glass here.

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Jardin du Luxembourg

The Jardin du Luxembourg, or the Luxembourg Garden, located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, was created beginning in 1612 by Marie de’ Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France, for a new residence she constructed, the Luxembourg Palace.

Latin Quarter, Paris

The Latin Quarter of Paris is an area in the 5th and the 6th arrondissements of Paris. It is situated on the left bank of the Seine, around the Sorbonne.

Centre Georges Pompidou

Centre Georges Pompidou is a complex building in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil and the Marais.

Le Marais

Le Marais is a historic district in Paris, France. Long the aristocratic district of Paris, it hosts many outstanding buildings of historic and architectural importance. It spreads across parts of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements in Paris.

Palais Garnier

The Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera.

Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the four administrative quarters of the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France, located around the church of the former Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Les Invalides

Les Invalides commonly known as Hôtel national des Invalides (The National Residence of the Invalids), or also as Hôtel des Invalides, is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France, containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, the building’s original purpose. The buildings house the Musée de l’Armée, the military museum of the Army of France, the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, and the Musée d’Histoire Contemporaine, as well as the Dôme des Invalides, a large church with the burial site for some of France’s war heroes, most notably Napoleon Bonaparte.

Musée Rodin

The Musée Rodin in Paris, France, is a museum that was opened in 1919, dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin.

Catacombs of Paris

The Catacombs of Paris are underground ossuaries in Paris, France, which hold the remains of over six million people in a small part of the ancient Mines of Paris tunnel network.

Île de la Cité

The Île de la Cité is one of two remaining natural islands in the Seine within the city of Paris. It is the centre of Paris and the location where the medieval city was refounded.

  1. Parc de la Villette

The Parc de la Villette is the third-largest park in Paris, 55.5 hectares in area, located at the northeastern edge of the city in the 19th arrondissement.

  1. Musée de l’Orangerie

The Musée de l’Orangerie is an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings located in the west corner of the Tuileries Gardens next to the Place de la Concorde in Paris.

  1. Tuileries Garden

The Tuileries Garden is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris.

  1. Grand Palais

The Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées, commonly known as the Grand Palais, is a large historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex located at the Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France.

  1. Panthéon

The Panthéon is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse was containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens.

Located in the 5th arrondissement on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, building of the Panthéon is absolutely stunning with all the sculpture and art works. The entrance into the main hall is overwhelming. High ceilings, big and great paintings which tell stories about french history. The sculptures and the architecture are worth seeing. The building holds the tombs of the great French like Voltaire and Rousseau, Zola, Dumas and Marie Curie. The video section in the tombs shows some of the funeral processions into the Pantheon amazing.

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