Major Tourist Attractions in Paris

Paris needs no formal mention. The French capital is the dream destination for many people. Paris is well known for its collection of art of famed artists like Picasso, Monet and Van Gogh. Paris is studded with museums like Louvre, Centre Pompidou’s contemporary art collection and many other smaller museums. Paris is flanked with chic designer boutiques, many haute couture stores and many street and flea markets displaying class and style. The exotic French cuisine and alluring wine shops along with succulent fromageries make Paris all the more desirable and an alluring place for one and all.

Why Go There: Rich culture & Art | Shopping |
Ideal For: Couples | Fashion & Art Connoisseurs
Things to Bring Back: Designer Clothes, Fragrances, Cheese & Wine

Also Read: Things To Do In Paris 


Places To Visit in Paris

16.Saint Chapelle

This Gothic wonder was constructed by King Louis IX. The chapel was built with the purpose of preserving holy relics from emperor Constantinople. The upper end of the chapel is adorned with colourful stained glass.

Open Time: November – February: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, March – Mid-May, Mid-September – October: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM,
Mid-May – Mid-September:
Thursday – Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM,
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Entrance Fee: Adult: EUR 8.50, Child: Free, Joint ticket (with Conciergerie): EUR 15
Distance from the City: 1 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Religious people
Best time to visit: June – August


15. Cabaret

Located close to Notre Dame, this is the world’s oldest but a famous cabaret. The cabaret showcases the true French spirit with its dance, music and jaw-dropping acrobatics done by the dancers.

Distance from the City: 4 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Youth | Couples
Best time to visit: June – August


14. Musee Rodin

The museum is dedicated to the famed sculptor and painter, Auguste Rodin and showcases his work. Auguste Rodin gave away his entire collection to Paris on condition that his workshop would be serving as a museum. Gates of Hell which represents Dante’s conflagration is a highlight of the museum.

Open Time: Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM, Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:45 PM
Entrance Fee: Museum + Garden: Adult: EUR 10, Child: EUR 7,
Garden only: Adult: EUR 4, Child: EUR 2
Distance from the City: 3 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Art Connoisseurs
Best time to visit: June – August


13. Disneyland

Disneyland, a dream destination for kids is located about 32 kms from Paris. Disneyland is segregated in two sections namely Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios. Explore Disneyland by walking along Main Street USA, visiting Adventureland and greet Fantasyland characters.

Open Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Distance from the City: 32 km
Time required: 1 day
Ideal for: Kids
Best time to visit: June – August


12. Centre Pompidou

This large space is known for unusual architecture with a marked departure from the classic architectural styles prevalent in Paris. This place is a work of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers and has been named after George Pompidou, the French President. The building looks unusual with its coloured water pipes, air ducts and electric lines all painted in different hues of colours. The Centre Pompidou houses the Modern Art Museum as well as a Public Information library.

Open Time: Wednesday – Monday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Entrance Fee: Museum, Exhibitions & Panorama: Adult: EUR 14, Child: Free
Distance from the City: 0 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Literature & Art Enthusiasts
Best time to visit: June – August


11. Palais Garnier

This Opera house is a perfect amalgam of sculpture, architecture and painting. This opulent place showcases outstanding dance and theatre. The grand staircase, an auditorium which resembles a horse shoe and the Grand Salon definitely merit a visit.

Open Time: Unguided tour: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, to 1:00 PM on matinee performance days,
Cost: Unguided tour: Adult: EUR 11, Child: EUR 7,
Guided Tour: Adult: EUR 15.50, Child EUR 11
Distance from the City: 2 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Opera Show Lovers
Best time to visit: June – August


10. Le Marais

This erstwhile home to Victor Hugo is located on the bank of river Seine. Walk the streets of this old district and visit cafes, art galleries and stylish boutiques. This place also has a vibrant nightlife.

Distance from the City: 1.5 km
Time required: 1 day
Ideal for: Friends & Family
Best time to visit: June – August


9. Pantheon

The Pantheon monument reminisces neo classical architecture. The Pantheon was built as a church to honour Saint Genevieve. There is a pendulum which hangs from the Pantheon dome. There is a crypt beneath wherein cenotaphs of famous personalities such as Victor Hugo and Marie Curie are to be seen.

Open Time: April – September: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM, October – March: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Cost: Adult: EUR 8.50, Child: Free Entry
Distance from the City: 1.5 km
Time required: 1 -2 hours
Ideal for: Art & Heritage lovers
Best time to visit: June – August


8. Les Catacomb de Paris                                 

You are sure to get goose bumps by visiting the Catacombs. This spooky place has some six million bones of people as cemeteries in Paris became crowded. The maze-like pathways are difficult to trek and usually require a guided tour.

Open Time: Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Cost: Adult: EUR 12, Child: Free Entry
Distance from the City: 3 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Certainly not for the faint hearted
Best time to visit: June – August


 7. Basilique du Sacre-Cour de Montmarte

The French Government commissioned the Sacre Cour (Sacred Heart) in honour of the soldiers killed in the Franco Prussian war. Romanesque and Byzantine architecture adorn this Roman Catholic basilica. The ivory domes and the mosaic work adorning the ceiling inside is the highlight of the place. You will also get to view the city by climbing onto the dome.

Open Time: 6:00 AM – 10.30 PM,
Dome: May – September: 8.30 AM – 8:00 PM, October – April: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Dome: Adult: EUR 6, Child: EUR 4, Cash only
Distance from the City: 3 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Architecture Enthusiasts
Best time to visit: June – August


6. Jardin du Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Gardens is Paris’s second largest public park. This French senate garden resembles Florence’s Boboli gardens. Soak in the verdant greenery of the gardens as you watch passersby..

Distance from the City: 2 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Nature Lovers
Best time to visit: June – August


5. Champs Elysees

This is Paris’s famous 2 km stretch between Place de la Concorde and Place Charles de Gaulle. This world-famous avenue is dotted with many restaurants, boutiques and stores like Mont-Blanc, Ferrari, Sephora and many such noted brands. The Foundation Louis Vutton, the Grand Palais and Musee de Louvre adorn this vibrant avenue. The 164-foot-tall arch, L’Arc de Triomphe which is dedicated to the brave soldiers of Napolean’s army.

Distance from the City: 2 km
Time required: 3-4 hours
Ideal for: Everyone
Best time to visit: June – August


4. Musee d’ Orsay

An erstwhile railway station, the Musee d’Orsay is now a museum and retains the Beaux-Arts station structure. The place is famous for impressionist and post-impressionist paintings of artists like Van Gogh, Gaugin, Degas and like. The museum also houses an aquatic themed café.

Open Time: Tuesday – Friday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM, Saturday – Sunday: 9:30 AM – 9:45 PM, Monday closed
Cost: Adults – EUR 12, Youth (18 – 25 years) – EUR 9,
Under 18 – Free,
After 4:30 PM, EUR 9 for all
Distance from the City: 2 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Art Lovers
Best time to visit: June – August


3. Notre Dame Cathedral

This Roman Catholic Church has some magnificent architecture. This Cathedral was completed in 1345. It was restored in the 19th century after it was ravaged during the time of revolution. Get awed by the stained-glass work towards the inside of the church. Visit the treasury section of the Cathedral where linguistic items made in gold are on display.

Open Time: Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:45 PM, Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 7:15 PM
Cost: Free Entry to the Treasury is chargeable at a minimal EUR 3.
Distance from the City: 0 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Art Lovers & History Buffs
Best time to visit: June – August


2. The Louvre

The Louvre museum houses some world-famous collections such as Mona Lisa, Caravaggio, Vermeer etc. The museum is divided into eight sections such as Islamic Art and Oriental Antiques. You can also visit the Gardens of the Carrousel and the Delacroix museum which are situated nearby.

Open Time: Monday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:45 PM,
Closed on Tuesday
Cost: EUR 15,
Free entry on the first Sunday from October – March
Distance from the City: 1 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Art Lovers
Best time to visit: June – August


1.Eiffel Tower

Paris is almost synonymous with the Eiffel Tower. Gustave Eiffel built this world-famous iron tower in 1889 for the World Exposition as part of the French Revolution centennial celebration. Later the tower was recognised for its potential for being a radio telegraph station. Relish the panoramic views of the city from the 2nd and 3rd floor and now from the transparent 1st floor.

Open Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Cost: Adult – EUR 17,
Children (below 12) – EUR 12
Distance from the City: 4 km
Time required: 3-4 hours
Ideal for: Everyone
Best time to visit: June – August


Other Attractions at Paris

  • Montmartre, a large hill
  • Place des Abbesses, a triangular hub  for shopping
  • Espace Dalí, a permanent exhibition in France dedicated to Salvador Dali.
  • Bateau-Lavoir, a building in Montmarte district famous for art history
  • Palace of Versailles, the erstwhile residence of Kings of France
  • Place de la Concorde, a major public square in Paris
  • Sacre-Coeur, a Roman Catholic Church
  • Palais Garnier, a 1,979-seat opera house
  • Lido, the iconic cabaret at Champs -Élysée avenue

How to Reach Paris

Nearest Airport:

  • Roissy Charles de Gaulle International Airport (30 km)
  • Orly Airport (20 km)

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Where to stay

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Nearby Places to Visit

  • Cannes (907 km)
  • Bordeaux (590 km)
  • Corsica (1,168.3 km)
  • London (468 km)
  • Rotterdam (456.5 km)
  • Bruges (300 km)

Hidden Gems

  • Visit the 17th century palace called Palais Royal located near the Louvre.
  • Explore the passages which are covered malls dating back to the 18th and 19th
  • Enjoy a stroll at the raised park of Promenade Plantee

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  • You should try out Parisian delicacies like the croissant, pain au chocolate, baguette, a thin crusty loaf of bread.
  • Enjoy a bistro experience at Michelin star restaurant, Benoit Paris by Alain Ducasse.
  • Have a leisurely stroll along the banks of the River Seine

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