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Visits not to be missed in Paris, the city of lights

Feb 21, 2024

Come visit Paris, the city of light.

Here every corner is a wonder. A guided tour of Paris will take you to all the must-see places in the capital. From theEiffel Tower to Notre Dame de Paris via the Louvre Museum; but also the most unusual places such as walkways and parks in which to wander as the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.
To make your trip even more exciting, contact one of Paris’s tour guides.

The sights you must see in Paris

Les visites incontournables à Paris

Eiffel Tower

Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris
The Eiffel Tower is the symbol of Paris. Built in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition, it measures 324 metres with its antenna.

  • Metro: Bir Hakeim (6) Trocadero (9-6)

Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées

Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris
The Arc de Triomphe was built by order of Emperor Napoleon I.
It forms a huge roundabout of 12 major avenues, including the Champs Élysées.

  • Metro: Charles-De-Gaulle-Etoile (1-2-6)

Galeries nationales du Grand Palais

3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
The Grand Palais is a vast 77,000 m2 building that hosts the capital’s biggest art exhibitions.

  • Metro: Champs-Élysées-Clémenceau (1-13) Franklin Roosevelt (1-9)

Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral (under construction)

6 Parvis Notre-Dame – Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris
Construction of Notre Dame de Paris cathedral lasted two centuries, starting in 1163.
It boasts the 2 largest rose windows in Europe, measuring 13 meters in diameter.

  • Metro: Cité (4) Saint-Michel (4) Hôtel de ville (1-11) Châtelet (7-11-14)

Louvre Museum

Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
It’s the world’s largest and most visited museum of art and antiquities.
The Musée du Louvre was inaugurated in 1793.

  • Metro: Palais Royal/Musée du Louvre (1)

Tuileries Gardens

240, Rue De Rivoli, Paris 75001
This is the largest and oldest French garden in Paris.
In the 13th century, it was the site of numerous tile factories.

  • Subway: Tuileries (1)

Pont des Arts

75006 Paris Between quais Malaquais and Conti
The bridge crosses the Seine in the center of Paris.
It offers one of the city’s finest panoramic views.

  • Subway: Pont Neuf (7)

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris
The Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur is located at the top of the Butte Montmartre, in the center of the popular tourist district for painters and caricaturists.

  • Subway: Solférino (12)

Place du Tertre

Place du Tertre, 75018 Paris
A gathering place for painters and artists,
Place du Tertre is located in the Clignancourt district, right next to Sacré Coeur.

  • Subway: Solférino (12)

Musée d’Orsay

1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris
The Musée d’Orsay is located in the former Orsay railway station.
Opened in 1986, it boasts the world’s largest collection of Impressionist painters.

  • Subway: Solférino (12)

Marais district

75003 and 75004 Paris

  • Metro: Arts et Métiers, Chemin Vert, Filles du Calvaire, Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau,
    Saint-Paul, Pont Marie, Saint-Sébastien – Froissart and Temple

Latin Quarter

75005 and 75006 Paris

  • Metro: Saint-Michel, Odéon, Cluny-La Sorbonne, Maubert – Mutualité, Cardinal-Lemoine

Opéra Garnier

8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris
Located in the 9 iéme arrondissement, this theater is home to the choreographic and lyrical arts, but its architectural beauty and interior and exterior decorations make it a must-see.

  • Metro: Opéra (3-7-8)

Îles Saint-Louis and de la Cité

75001 and 75004 Paris

  • Metro: Cité, Saint Michel, Châtelet

Luxembourg Gardens

75006 Paris

  • Metro: Odéon (4) Mabillon (10) Saint-Germain-des-Prés (4)

Center Pompidou

Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Also known as Le center national d’art et de culture Georges-Pompidou, it houses numerous exhibitions, mainly devoted to modern art.

  • Metro: Rambuteau (11) Hôtel de Ville (1-11) Châtelet (1-4-7-11-14)

Buttes-Chaumont Park

1 Rue Botzaris, 75019 Paris
The Buttes-Chaumont public garden is located in the northeast of Paris.
This park of cliffs, rocks and waterfalls resembles a mountain landscape.

  • Metro: Botzaris (7bis) Buttes Chaumont (7bis) Laumière (5)

Along the Seine on Bateaux-Mouches

Port de la Conférence, Pont de l’Alma 75008 Paris

  • Metro: Alma-Marceau (9) Franklin Roosevelt (1)

Les Passages Couverts

19th-century Art-Deco covered shopping arcades.
List of accessible passages

Ourcq Canal

30 km of cycle paths from Paris
Tour itinerary

Palace of Versailles

Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles

  • Train: Versailles Rive Gauche (RER C) Versailles-Chantiers (Transilien U) Versailles Rive Droite (Transilien L)

Along the Seine River

Galerie Vivienne

Buttes Chaumont Park

Château de Versailles

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