Sightseeing sites

There are plenty of sightseeing ideas in Paris : the Eiffel Tower, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre or even Disneyland ! Discover the major attractions in our on the spot reports. In addition to the essential practical information (opening hours, map, rates and discounts), we also give you a few tips to help organizing your visits.

Eiffel tower

Eiffel tower (Paris - 7th district) Champ de Mars - Paris 7th district | Bir Hakeim metro station
The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 Universal Exhibition. After two centuries it became the most visited paying tourist site in the world. It is the symbol of France and Paris around the world with 324 meters heighth and its 7 million visitors per year. A quick flashback on the history of the so-called "Iron Lady".

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Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral

Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral (Paris - 4th district) 6, parvis Notre-Dame - Place Jean-Paul II - Paris 4th district | Saint-Michel metro station
The Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral was built between the 12th and 14th centuries. It is a masterpiece of the gothic architecture. Located on the Ile de la Cité, the birthplace of Paris, Notre-Dame rises to 96 meters. Victor Hugo was a real admirer of Notre-Dame and dedicated a novel to the building.

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Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum (Paris - 1st district) Paris 1st district | Palais Royal metro station
Former Palace of the Kings of France, the Louvre was transformed into a museum at the Revolution. Over the centuries and after numerous artworks acquisitions, the Louvre has become one of the largest and most visited museums in the world with over 8 million visitors. Among the vast collection of works displayed in the Louvre, the most prestigious ones are known as the Mona Lisa, the Venus of Milo or the Code of Hammurabi.

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Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe (Paris - 8th district) Place de L'Etoile - Paris 8th district | Charles de Gaulle - Étoile metro station
Located on the top of the Champ-Elysees, in the middle of the gigantic place de l'Etoile, the Arc de triomphe is a real national symbol. Inaugurated in 1836 by Louis-Philippe, it is dedicated to the army of the French Revolution then of the Empire, it houses since 1921 the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in tribute to all the First World War fighters who died for the fatherland. Do not miss climbing the 234 steps to reach the panoramic terrace from where you can see the entire city !

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Orsay Museum

Orsay Museum (Paris - 7th district) 62, rue de Lille - Paris 7th district | Solferino metro station
Situated in the hart of Paris, along the Seine and facing the Tuilleries Gardens, the Musee d'Orsay is installed in an old train station, constructed for the 1900 world fair. Build in only two years, the building welcomes since 1986 the Musee d'Orsay that presents to the public the artistic creation of the occidental world from 1818 to 1914 : paintings, sculptures, photography, art objects, etc.

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Disneyland® Resort Paris

Disneyland® Resort Paris (Marne-la-Vallée) Marne-la-Vallée
Open since 1994, Disneyland Paris is today the European leader in amusement parks and fifth one worldwide (with more than 15 millions visitors per year). Divided in themes (Far West, Adventure, Futurism), the park has 29 attractions for all ages. A sure place to have a good family time.

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Luxembourg Garden

Luxembourg Garden (Paris - 6th district) Paris - 6th district
Called also "Luco" by the Parisians and the Germanopratins (inhabitants of the Saint Germain des Pres area), the Luxembourg Garden is a green peaceful place in the middle of Paris. All along the year and most particularly when spring raises, it attracts lost of visitors that appreciate its charm and exceptional calm. Parisian's favorite place for relaxation !

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Saint-Louis Island

Saint-Louis Island Paris - 4th district
Situated in the heart of Paris, upstream of the Ile de la Cite, the Saint Louis Island is linked to the two banks of the Seine with the bridge de la Tournelle, the Louis-Philippe bridge, the Marie bridge, and The Sully bridge. Also called "Palace Island" thanks to the high number of private houses, it is exclusively a residential area, really calm with a splendid view on the banks of the Seine.

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Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf Paris - 1st district
If its name can trick you, the Pont-Neuf is the oldest bridge in Paris. Classified as historical site since 1889, it carries this name as it was the first stone bridge built at the end of the 16th century in Paris ; until then all bridges were built in wood. Long of 238m, he connects the two Seine banks and gives access to the Ile de la Cite.

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Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Pere Lachaise Cemetery (Paris - 20th district) Boulevard de Ménilmontant - Paris 20th district | Philippe Auguste metro station
What a strange idea to visit a cemetery would you say? The Pere Lachaise cemetery - classified historical monument since 1933 - is yet one of the most visited place in France with approximately 2 millions visitors each year. It must be said that many personalities are buried there and that we an find a good variety of funerary art that are worthy to be seen.

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