Top 10 places to see in Paris, France

The 20 most interesting places to see in Paris

Paris is beautiful in all its manifestations. You don’t have to rush off to see all the sights to experience it. We advocate getting to know the city with a reasonable balance of places of interest and leisurely walks around the city. To save you time and simplify your itinerary, we’ve prepared a must-see list of the French capital’s most interesting sights. It is unlikely you can do it in one trip, but at least part of the program you will have time to implement!

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The Eiffel Tower.

Let’s start with the classics! After all, it’s the most visited landmark not only in Paris, but also in the world – the Eiffel Tower. At last count, there are about 7 million visitors a year. You can climb to the top, and if the weather is fine, organize a picnic on the Champ de Mars with a view of it.

  • Ticket prices: The entrance ticket to the tower costs from €16 to €25.

Eiffel Tower - Paris

If you still want to fulfill the maximum program and climb it, we strongly recommend buying a ticket in advance on the website, otherwise you will spend half a day in a queue.

However, if your goal is to enjoy the panorama of the city, you can do it from other observation sites in Paris – more affordable and certainly cheaper.

2. the Louvre

This huge and impressive museum is one of the most interesting and controversial places in Paris. Why ambiguous? Because on the one hand such a grandiose museum is simply impossible to miss, but on the other hand, all those who were in Paris more than once, say that on your first visit to the Louvre is better not to plan a visit. Five floors and 35,000 exhibits – it is better to visit it in Paris only if you have a free day, which you are ready to devote to contemplation of the beauty.

Louvre - Paris

If you just want to check the box and look at the Mona Lisa from afar, it is not worth it.

To enjoy a visit to the Louvre, you need to study the layout of the museum in advance and walk through the halls, where the crowds of tourists usually do not reach.

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You can read about the tricks of buying tickets to the Louvre here.

If you want to get the most out of the museum experience, we advise you to go on the Grand Tour of the Louvre or to learn more about the main masterpieces of the Louvre.

The Arc de Triomphe

It proudly towers over the Champs-Elysées and is rightly considered a symbol of Paris on a par with the Eiffel Tower.

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 Arc de Triomphe - Paris

No wonder because the view of the city, which opens from the Arch, perhaps, even more impressive. Entrance ticket here and is cheaper and there are fewer tourists.

4. Sacré Coeur Basilica

Sacré Coeur Basilica towers above Paris at an altitude of 130 meters. Walking around Montmartre, do not be lazy to walk to it.

Sacré Coeur Basilica - Paris

Climb the famous staircase to the Sacré-Coeur and take a panoramic view of one of the city’s authentic neighborhoods – believe me, it’s worth it.

  • Address: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre
  • Open: 06:00 to 22:30

5. Luxembourg Garden

If your walk to interesting places in Paris takes place in the warm season, be sure to visit the Luxembourg Garden, which is located in the sixth district.

Luxembourg Garden - Paris

This palace and park ensemble is appealing with its calm and peaceful atmosphere. Just grab a baguette and coffee at a nearby café, sit on one of the elegant chairs spread around the grounds – and enjoy this beauty.

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6. Musée d’Orsay

While the guidebooks used to refer to this Paris museum, located on the left bank of the Seine, as “lesser known,” in recent years it has become very, very popular. But the collection of Impressionist artwork on display here is worth putting up with the influx of tourists also eager to see the masterpieces of Manet, Degas, Renoir, Gauguin, Van Gogh and other great artists.

Orsay Museum - Paris

  • Address: 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur
  • Opening hours:
    • 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m,
    • Thursday until 9:45 pm,
    • Closed Mondays.
    • €14 standard ticket
    • and €11 for all visitors after 16:30 (except Thursday).

    7. Notre Dame de Paris

    Notre Dame de Paris is a very monumental sight and a must see in Paris. Unfortunately, after a fire occurred in the cathedral in April 2019, it is still under restoration. The work is scheduled to be completed by 2024.

     Notre Dame de Paris

     Notre Dame de Paris - Paris

    However, it is still worth seeing this architectural masterpiece even in its current form. Looking forward to 2024!

    • Address: Parvis Notre-Dame – Pl. Jean-Paul II
    • Price – admission is free. Additional fee is needed only for climbing the bell tower – €15, for persons under 26 years old – free of charge.
    • Opening hours:
      • Mon-Fri 08:00-18:45;
      • Sat, Sat – 8:00-19:15

      8. Versailles

      Since the Palace of Versailles is outside of Paris, it is worth taking a full day to see it. The residence of King Louis XIV is a living history. You can immerse yourself in it by visiting the palace itself and strolling through the surrounding gardens. If you get hungry, inside there is a wonderful bakery “Angelina”, though the prices here are not so low.

      Versailles Palace is considered the most outstanding architectural heritage of Louis XIV century, a symbol of the greatness of France and the French monarchy. Stunning interiors, halls and royal chambers, striking for their theatricality and luxury – as well as many intrigues that lurked within the walls of Versailles. We recommend taking a tour of the Palace of Versailles to discover the pages of history of French kings and courtiers.

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      Going on vacation to Paris, it is necessary to learn about the main attractions of the city in advance, so that after arriving you do not waste time looking for “fabulous” places. We present you the ten most popular and most visited sights of Paris, which must visit every traveler.

      Louvre Museum

      Have you seen the movie “Bellefegor – The Ghost of the Louvre?” Would you like to visit where it was filmed with famous, maybe even your favorite actors? Where ghosts flew and mummies moved? Then you direct route to the Louvre – one of the oldest museums in the world. Each year it is visited by 7 to 10 million people.

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      Louvre Museum in Paris

      The history of the museum began in the 16th century. It was at that time on the right bank of the river Seine the castle was built. Many years later it was reconstructed and in its place “grew” a palace, and even years later – in the eighteenth century, it was decided to convert the palace into a museum. At the tour guides are sure to acquaint you with the rich history of this structure, you will be impressed!

      Eiffel Tower

      Who doesn’t know about this amazing construction? Surely everyone knows about the famous tower! You will not find such a miracle in other cities of the world. The height of the tower is more than three hundred meters!

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      Eiffel Tower in Paris (photo)

      From such a height you can see the whole city, and even quite tall buildings seem to be two-story houses. On the tower there is a special viewing platform, where they let tourists. You can take pictures and take pictures of the city.

      Not many people know that the tower could not exist, because the construction was created for a certain time. It was saved from demolition only by the fact that the era of radio broadcasting came in time. Antennas were installed on the tower to receive radio signals.

      Arc de Triomphe

      The Arc de Triumph was erected in the nineteenth century. It is located on the “Arc de Triomphe”. The height of the vault is thirty meters, and the total height is about fifty meters. There are no higher arches in the world. On the columns of the structure are engraved the names of the soldiers who fought for the patrimony of the city, as well as pictures of the battles themselves.

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      Arc de Triomphe in Paris (photo)

      You can go up to the observation deck and look at the city. Not so far away, by the way, is the Eiffel Tower. The most ideal time for viewing is deep evening. At this time, the lights on the tower come on and it shimmers with bright light. There is also a view of the entire length of the Champs Elysées at the top. Be sure to visit this place to admire the size of the structure and the view. Take pictures as a memento.

      Champs-Elysées

      Near the Arc de Triomphe ends the world-famous Champs-Elysées. But it’s not really a field in the usual sense. It is the main artery of Paris has such an interesting name. On it constantly pass parades. The length of the “fields” – about two kilometers.

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      Champs-Elysées in Paris!

      Originally, there was nothing interesting on the site of the “fields”. It was an unremarkable area of the city until the seventeenth century. Only after the order to improve the area, its transformation began.

      First, on the site of the current thoroughfare made walking areas, and ten years later the first houses began to be built in that place. Today it is a very popular road, on which constantly held parades, moving columns of presidents of different countries, etc.

      Notre Dame de Paris (Notre Dame de Paris)

      The cathedral breaks records for attendance every year. Tourists are attracted to it for a reason. Both inside and outside the cathedral is very beautiful. Opposite the building is a rostrum. Be sure to climb it.

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      Notre Dame de Paris (Notre Dame de Paris) in Paris

      The view you will see is amazing. While in the building should be completely silent. You do not have to pay to get in, but you have to pay a little to get up to the tower. You will not regret for a second!

      Want a tour? Go inside the cathedral and look for the upcoming sessions. A Russian-speaking guide will meet you and tell you lots of stories. You can record everything on a tape recorder. You will not have to pay any money.

      Palace of Versailles

      Palace of Versailles is located in the suburbs of the city. Therefore, initially you need to get there. You can use the train or an electric train. Reviews after visiting this place are varied, but the negative ones are minimal.

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      Palace of Versailles in the suburbs of Paris!

      There is a huge hall of mirrors inside the palace. Be sure to go there. Next to the architectural structure stretches a garden. Its area is amazing. Mini cars are offered at the entrance to move around it. Go to the palace and park complex is better for the whole day. Not quite a good time to visit – winter.

      Disneyland Paris

      Do you think Disneyland is only in America? Well no! Such attraction can boast the capital of France. However it did not appear on the initiative of Parisians. This amusement park complex is the brainchild of a well-known company from the U.S.. This magical place has everything for kids. This is the best thing they will remember many years later.

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      Disneyland in Paris

      There are many castles, attractions, tents with treats, stores on the territory. A whole day is not enough to visit two parks. Of course, there are places where adults can have a great time.

      The only disadvantage of such places – long lines. Sometimes you have to stand for an hour to get a portion of “their” sensations. One way to avoid this fate is to fly to Paris at a time when there is not such an influx of tourists. By the way, to avoid standing in line for tickets you’d better buy them online.

      Stade de France

      Do you like soccer? Go to a soccer match at the Stade de France Stadium, which can accommodate up to 80,000 fans. Maybe your favorite team will be playing. This is where the French national team has held numerous training sessions and matches against their rivals.

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      Stade de France

      If you wish, you can take a tour of the stadium and visit the rooms where the players changed their clothes, where the president of the country’s soccer federation used to sit. There is also a museum inside. World stars periodically perform at the Stade de France.

      Catacombs of Paris

      Do you want to see with your own eyes the skeletons and skulls of the once dead? It’s not for everyone. Then go to the catacombs of Paris. Inside them there are many tunnels and underground passages, caves, and their length can reach three hundred kilometers! Can you imagine? More than six million people have been buried in these places throughout history!

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      Catacombs of Paris

      A visit to the catacombs of Paris is an opportunity to feel yourself in a horror movie. About three kilometers of free tunnels are available for tourists. It is dark inside, you have to move around with flashlights and it is additionally frightening. And if you add that under the ground it becomes harder to breathe…. However, visit the place yourself. It is better to see it once.

      Natural History Museum in Paris

      Inside the museum there are collections of rare animals, birds and insects. The number of species number in the millions. Here is the largest collection of beetles in the world. There are various minerals and minerals. All of these are in different galleries. If you are an entomologist, biologist or ecologist, a visit to the museum will be special.

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      National Museum of Natural History in Paris

      These are not all of the attractions in Paris, but we will be sure to tell you about the others in the next series of articles. All presented places are visited by millions of tourists every year and there is a reason for that. Do not stay aside and you! Give yourself and your children a lot of positive experiences and emotions. Simplify your sightseeing and download a detailed map

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