Here are the top 35 tourist attractions to see in Paris:

1. Eiffel Tower

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4 km
from city center
1 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Stretched high in the skies of Paris, the iconic Eiffel Tower is probably the most well-known symbol of the country, France. Built initially as a temporary structure, the tower is at present amongst the most visited sites in the world and has turned into a celebrated example of a one-off style of architecture. It is located on the Champ de Mars space and hosts the visitors on its three levels – with restaurants on the first two floors and the observation deck on the third. The evening show here is a spectacle to not miss out as the ‘Iron Lady’ sparkles in her beautiful lights for about 5 minutes every hour.

2. The Louvre

4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Elegant and lavish in style, the French museum of Louvre is a landmark monument in the city Paris which stands tall with the tag of world’s largest museum. It is housed in the Louvre Palace on the banks of the Seine and hosts impressive art collections in the departments of Egyptian antiques, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Islamic Art, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, Paintings, Prints and Drawings with the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci as the most famous exhibit. The Carrousel and Tuileries Gardens are other historical sites here with an open-air sculpture museum, whose pathways lead to the Louvre.

3. Notre Dame

4.2 /5

0 km
from city center
3 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Cathedral de Notre-Dame is a Roman Catholic church on the Île de la Cité in Paris, known for its architecture. Take a trip to the Cathedral's treasury to appreciate liturgical objects made of gold on display, an insight into the workmanship of the 17th & 18th century. An ascent to the Cathedral towers will reward you with a breath-taking view of the city.

4. Arc de Triomphe

5 km
from city center
4 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

The Arc de Triomphe, also known as the Arch of Triumph, is the most monumental of all the triumphal arches in Paris, France. The Neoclassical architectural style of this arch holds within itself a tradition of sculpture from the early 19th Century. The arch was built in remembrance of and to honor martyred soldiers who gave their lives for the country during the leadership of Napoleon. It symbolizes the pride of the French and commemorates every victorious battle won by the French leader.

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5. Sacre-Coeur

3 km
from city center
5 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, more commonly known as the Sacré-Cœur is a Roman Catholic church and a basilica, situated on the Montmartre hill in Paris, France. It is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which represents the love of Jesus Christ. The basilica is the second highest point of the city, next to the Eiffel Tower, due to its position on the Montmartre hill. There is also an observation deck that is located at the topmost points of the central dome. These observation points will deliver to you captivating views of the shimmering golden city of Paris bedecked in its monumental finesse.

6. Montmartre

3 km
from city center
6 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Montmartre, a high-raised village suburb, gives way to some of the most picturesque scenes in Paris. Many artists of the bygone era have been inspired and influenced by Montmartre - from Picasso, Van Gogh to Renoir and Monet. Many painters and artists have lived for a brief time in this rustic neighbourhood and their impressions can still be felt in the Montmartre suburbia. Some of the must visit attractions in Montmartre are Sacre Coeur, Church of St. Pierre, Sinking House of Montmartre, Moulin Rogue, Place du Tertre, Le Mur des Je t’aime and many others.

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7. Palais Garnier

3.3 /5

2 km
from city center
7 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Symbolic of grand Parisian architecture and the opera culture of the country, Palais Garnier on Champs-Elysees in Paris is a 19th-century opera house with breathtaking interiors and exteriors. It can host an audience of above 2000 and is one of Paris’ most visited historical monuments. Palais Garnier mostly hosts ballets in its auditorium at present and is home to the Paris Opera Library Museum and while here, the grand staircase, the foyer and the auditorium are spaces to not miss out on!

8. Jardin des Tuileries

2 km
from city center
8 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Jardin des Tuileries, also known as the Tuileries Garden, is a public garden, located between the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum in Paris. It was created by Catherine de’Medici as the garden of Tuileries Palace in 1564. After the French Revolution, it was declared as a public park, where people come to relax, stroll and chat with friends, and enjoy a peaceful evening. Taking a stroll at the Tuileries Gardens is a contrasting experience from the rest of the city, and is described by some to be paradise-like.

9. Moulin Rouge, Paris

3 km
from city center
9 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Moulin Rouge, the most famous cabaret in the world, was founded in 1889 and has since emerged as the most entertaining source of musical dance entertainment for tourists and visitors visiting Paris from all around the world. Home to the Can-can dance, Moulin Rouge is a lively place which allows different kinds of people to mix, enabling them to have conversations and show themselves a really good time.

10. Disneyland, Paris

32 km
from city center
10 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Formerly known as the Euro Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris is one of the primary reasons why one visits Paris. Spread across 4800 acres, Disneyland Paris is a combination of excitement and thrill due to a variety of domains of entertainment, ranging from exciting rides, shopping, dining and resorts, to a vast golf course. Disneyland Paris was opened in 1992 and saw around 15 million visitors annually. It is mainly composed of two theme parks - The Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. Disneyland Paris is the most visited theme park in all of Europe, and the largest resort to be opened outside the United States.

11. Pantheon

3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

A representation of neo classical architecture, the Pantheon is situated in the Latin Quarter.

12. Musee d' Orsay

3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
12 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Located on the banks of the Seine in Paris, Musée d'Orsay is a renowned impressionist and post-impressionist collective art space which caters mainly to French Art. Formerly the Gare d'Orsay train station, this museum's architecture is often described to be art itself and holds its name amongst the largest museums representative of the impressionist and post-impressionist art form. It also plays host films, concerts and performances and contains iconic relics like the Musée d'Orsay Clock.

13. Saint-Germain-des-Pres

1 km
from city center
13 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Saint-Germain-des-Pres is a quarter located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. It is bordered by the River Seine on the north, which testifies for its beautiful views. It is the birthplace of many non-conformist notions such that its divergent tendencies sit comfortably next to age-old Parisian architecture and glory. The quarter is known for its variety of street shops, bookstores, famous cafes and publishing houses. The eminent school of fine arts, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Musee national Eugene Delacroix, former apartment and studio of painter Eugene Delacroix are also located in this area.

14. Saint Chapelle

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
14 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

The Sainte-Chapelle or the Holy Chapel is a royal chapel which lies within the Palais de la Cite, in Paris, France. The chapel was constructed sometime after 1238, commissioned by King Louis IX of France, aimed solely at housing his collection of relics from the last times of Jesus Christ until his crucifixion. It includes one of the most important relics, Christ’s Crown of Thorns, which was later hosted by the Notre Dame Cathedral. It houses one of the most sizeable 13th-Century stained glass collections of the world. The primary highlights of this chapel are its stained glass collection, its classical opera and concert.

15. Musee Rodin

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
15 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Musée Rodin in Paris, France is a museum that opened in 1919 and is dedicated to famed French sculptor, Auguste Rodin. This museum has two sites – the Hotel Biron and Villa des Brillants which was Rodin’s old home at Meudon. His artworks – sculptures and drawings form the collection in the museum here along with some of Rodin’s masterpieces like The Thinker, The Gates of Hell, Balzac and The Kiss. Besides his own artwork, the museum also houses Rodin’s own collection of artworks and hosts temporary exhibitions here at Rodin’s.

16. Champs Elysees

3.7 /5

4 km
from city center
16 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Paris's iconic 2 km promenade stretches from the Place de la Concorde to the Place Charles de Gaulle.

17. Cruise on Seine River

3.7 /5

3 km
from city center
17 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

A cruise on the Seine right through the heart of Paris.

18. Jardin du Luxembourg

3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
18 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Situated near the Latin Quarters, the Luxembourg Gardens is the second largest public park in Paris.

19. Place de la Concorde

2 km
from city center
19 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

The Place de la Concorde is the largest public square in the French capital and one of the major squares in Paris, France. The square, designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel in 1755, is octagonal and is bordered by gardens, hotels, and emblematic statues on each angle. The two fountains, Fountain of River Commerce and Navigation, and the Maritime Fountain, that date back to the time of Louis-Philippe and the beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower on one side, and the River Seine along with it makes Place de la Concorde a must visit. It also contains the renowned Obelisk that dates back to ancient Egyptian times. There are magnificent attractions that are present near Place de la Concorde such as Palais Bourbon, Jeu de Paume, Roue de Paris, Tuileries Garden, and Musee de l’Orangerie.

20. Palais du Luxembourg

1 km
from city center
20 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Palais du Luxembourg, known as the Luxembourg Palace, currently serves as a popular tourist attraction as well as the seat of the Senate of the Fifth Republic. The palace was originally built to be the royal residence of the mother of Louis XIII of France, Marie de’Medici. After the death of her husband Henry IV, Marie de’ Medici became the regent to her son and hence, had herself a new palace erected; Luxembourg Palace, since she had levelled up to a much more powerful position.

21. Foundation Louis Vuitton

3.8 /5

7 km
from city center
21 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

The Louis Vuitton Foundation is an art and cultural museum funded by the LVMH group.

22. Les Catacomb de Paris

3.5 /5

3 km
from city center
22 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Paris is not all romantic, in fact the Catacombs are quite nerve chilling! A labyrinth of dimly lit tunnels, a tour of the Parisian ossuary is not recommended for the faint hearted. This underground space holds some six million bones of the deceased after cemeteries in Paris became saturated. Make sure you are in sturdy footwear since the tunnel path is gravel laden, uneven and even slippery at times. One of the most popular places of attraction in Paris, an early morning visit is recommended to avoid queues. The catacomb's pathways are maze-like and hence a guide is essential. You would not want to get lost here!

23. Le Marais

3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
23 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Located on the right bank of the Seine, Le Marais is a historic district in Paris that has now become a hotspot for LGBTQ, Jewish and Chinese cultures. This neighbourhood offers a fantastic shopping as well as dining experience with its array of boutiques, flagship stores and high end as well as street-side restaurants. While in Le Marais, the places to not miss out on are the Musée Picasso, the Carnavalet museum and the national archives which include the grand mansions - Hôtel de Sully and Hotel de Soubise. Laced with museums, rich culture, LGBTQ friendly streets and delicious food joints, Le Marais is a place to visit while in Paris.

24. Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise

3.4 /5

3 km
from city center
24 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

The largest cemetery in Paris is an extremely peaceful walk as you pay homage to some of the renowned names in history.

25. Centre Pompidou

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0 km
from city center
25 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

The hub of art and culture in the city of Paris, Centre Pompidou is a multicultural complex with a museum, library and art galleries, hosting exhibitions and performances along with guided tours and events. It is a high-tech architectural space designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers and named after former French President George Pompidou.This space has been devoted to the modern and contemporary art styles of the world and houses the most extensive contemporary art collection in the world. The Musée National d'Art Moderne is the place of primary interest here, with exhibitions organised every year based on varied themes and monographs.

26. Cabaret

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
26 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Paradis Latin was transformed into the most famous cabaret location in Paris, by Gustave Eiffel.

27. Hotel Des Invalides

3.0 /5

3 km
from city center
27 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

The facility was originally built to shelter invalides (disabled war veterans). Even today a portion of the building serves as a veterans' residence and hospital.

28. Musee Picasso

1 km
from city center
28 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

The Musee Picasso (Picasso Museum) is an art museum located in the Hotel Sale, in the Marais district of Paris. It is entirely dedicated to the works of the legendary Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Among these artworks are the Celestina, Girl Before a Mirror and The death of Casagemas which are deemed to be some of the most famous works by Picasso. Works by artists such as Rousseau, Degas and Renoir also stand amongst them. A significant collection of African art by which Picasso was inspired is also present in Musee Picasso. The Picasso Museum belongs to the City of Paris and has been classified as a historical monument since 1968.

29. Pont Neuf

1 km
from city center
29 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

Pont Neuf is the oldest standing bridge in Paris, France, which is located by the western point of the Île de la Cité. The bridge completed construction in 1607 and is to this date, an emblematic representation of that time. There are a handful of attractions near Pont Neuf that will ensure that you have a good time when you visit the bridge. These attractions include a beautiful park called the Square du Vert-Galant, a lively public square Place Dauphine, the famous Louvre Museum and La Villete.

30. Pont Alexandre III

3 km
from city center
30 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

In a city with around 37 bridges spanning over the tranquil Seine, Pont Alexandre III stands seamlessly amidst the Paris skyline - joining Invalides, on the left bank with the Grand Palais on the right bank. Apart from serving as a link to some significant marvels of Paris, Pont Alexandre III also carries with it a rich historical import. It was built as a consequence of Franco-Russian peace with the first stone being laid in 1986 by Tsar Nicholas II. From 1975, Pont Alexandre III also features in the list of Monument Historique of France.

31. Ile de la Cite

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from city center
31 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

River Seine is home to around 117 islands out of which 4 islands were location on Parisian turf. Ile de la Cite, one of the only two remaining islands, boasts of a long nostalgic history - of the oldest civilization (the Celtic tribe Parisii) on the land of Paris - and a growing cultural prestige as it is homeground to some of the most notable figures of the Parisian skyline - the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte Chappelle, the Palais de Justice (formerly known as the Palace de la Cite), La Conciergerie, Pont Neuf and Place Dauphine amongst others.A ship-shaped island, Ile de la Cite is not only just the geographical or historical centre of the city but is also central to Paris’ tourism and culture.

32. Musee Jacquemart-Andre

4 km
from city center
32 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

A private museum built in the 19th century, Musee Jacquemart-Andre holds a delightful collection of artworks amassed by the couple - Edouard Andre and Nelie Jacquemart. After Andre’s death, Jacquemart prepared their house, built by Henri Parent from 1869-1975, to be entrusted to the Institut de France as a museum.

33. Latin Quarter in Paris

1 km
from city center
33 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

The progressive, free-spirited and artistic quarter of Paris, Quartier Latin, has been central to student life in Paris. Designed somewhere in the Middle Ages, the Latin Quarter of Paris has come to hold Paris’ educational endeavours and artistic spirit intact through its considerable numbers of educational institutions, research centres and other aids to student life such as bistros and cafes. This bohemian neighbourhood has evolved into a tourist attraction while retaining its old charm and scholarly vibe.

34. Musee De L Orangerie

2 km
from city center
34 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

A specimen of Napoleon III architectural style, Musee de L’Orangerie is an art gallery that exhibits artworks from the impressionist and post-impressionist eras that greatly affected France. It was established in 1852 in the Tuileries Gardens, right next to Place de la Concorde. The Museum holds the precious series of eight paintings under the title “Water Lilies” by Monet, the French painter who founded French Impressionism. Another set of permanent collection held in the museum is the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collection which consists of artworks by Picasso, Renoir, Rousseau and other renowned artists.

35. Le Manoir De Paris

2 km
from city center
35 out of 35
places to visit in Paris

An exemplary destination for all horror fans, Le Manoir de Paris, is a haunted show fashioned after 17 Parisian legends from the 18th-20th centuries. It brings to life these horrific myths and aims for visitors to have a thrilling, spooky and above all, an interactive experience. With five levels of “fearful” activities, the Manoir de Paris is spread across three floors of 500 sq. m. with 23 rooms in total. This theatrical menace is effective as it employs 30 actors, thick black velvet covers, and ominous costumes and sets to create the visuals.

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