11 Must Visit Paris Attractions & Travel Guide

1. Eiffel Tower

Paris wouldn’t be complete without visiting the world most famous landmark – The Eiffel Tower! The tower is the tallest building in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year.

Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair & was meant to last for the duration of the Exposition, but it still stands today, despite all protests from contemporary artists & many people who feared that this huge ‘object’ would not fit into the architecture of Paris.

Opening Hours

Getting there

By Metro & RER

1. Bir-Hakeim Station – Line M6

2. École Militaire‎ Station – Line M8

3. Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel‎ Station – RER C

By Bus

Bus Routes to Eiffel Tower – Bus 42, 69, 82, 87.

For More Info : Eiffel Tower Official Site

2. Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe Paris, the most monumental of all triumphal arches, was built between 1806 and 1836 in honor of those who fought for France, in particular, those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. Engraved on the inside and at the top of the arch are all of the names of the generals and wars fought.

The Arc de Triomphe stands at the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, also known as the “Place de l’Étoile”. It’s located at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The arches whole decorative style is entirely of the tradition of sculpture from the first half of the nineteenth century.

Admission Fees

Adults : €8 / Students (18 to 25 years) : €5 / Children & Students up to Age 17 : FREE

Opening Hours

Getting there

By Metro & RER

1. Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile Station – Line M1, M2, M6 & RER A

For More Info: Arc de Triomphe Official Site

3. Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris, a Gothic, Roman Catholic Church is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in France and in Europe, and the naturalism of its sculptures and stained glass are in contrast with earlier Romanesque architecture. It is one of the most visited Paris attractions.

Notre Dame Paris

Opening Hours

Getting there

By Metro & RER

1. Saint-Michel‎ Station or Cité‎ Station – Line M4.

2. Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame‎ Station – RER B & RER C.

By Bus

Bus Routes to Notre Dame – Bus 21, 24, 27, 38, 47, 85, 96

For More Info: Notre Dame de Paris Official Website

4. Basilique Sacré Coeur

Basilique Sacré Coeur

The Basilique Sacré-Coeur is a Roman Catholic church located on the highest point of the city in Montmartre in Paris. A climb to the top of the dome provides an excellent view of Paris – at 271 feet above Montmartre it is the second-highest viewpoint after the Eiffel Tower

Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris

The inspiration for Sacré Cœur’s design originated in the wake of the division in French society that arose in the decades following French Revolution, between devout Catholics and legitimist royalists on one side, and democrats, secularists, socialists and radicals on the other.

Opening Hours

Daily : 06.00am to 22.30pm

Getting there

By Metro & RER

1. Anvers Station – Line M2. From station, 20 mins walk.

2. Abbesses Station – Line M12.

By Bus

Bus Routes to Basilique Sacré-Coeur: Bus 30, 31, 80, 85

For More Info: Basilique Sacré-Coeur Official Site

5. Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum is one of the world’s largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. The most famous collection – Mona Lisa.

A central landmark of Paris, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement. Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 652,300 square feet.

Admission Fees

Combine Ticket : €14.00 ( Access to the permanent collections & temporary exhibitions in both the Louvre and the Musée Eugène Delacroix. )

Opening Hours

Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Friday: from 9 a.m. to 9.45 p.m. Closed on Tuesday.

Getting there

By Metro & RER

1. Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre Station – Line M1 & M7.

By Bus

Bus Routes to Musée du Louvre : Bus 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95.

For More Info : Louvre Museum Official Site

6. Champs-Elysées

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a prestigious avenue in Paris, France. Daily, you can find thousands of tourist throng shops to shops as if money are printed at home especially in Louis Vuitton flagship store.

With its cinemas, cafés, luxury specialty shops and clipped horse-chestnut trees, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous streets and one of the most expensive strips of real estate in the world.

Getting there

By Metro & RER

1. Franklin D. Roosevelt‎ Station – Line M1 & M9.

2. George V‎ Station – Line M1.

7. Le Palais Royal

The Palais-Royal, is a palace and an associated garden located in Paris. Facing the Place du Palais-Royal, it stands opposite the north wing of the Louvre, and its famous forecourt, screened with columns and, since 1986, containing Daniel Buren’s site-specific artpiece, Les Deux Plateaux, known as Les Colonnes de Buren.

Getting there

By Metro & RER

1. Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre Station – Line M1 & M7.

8. Opéra Garnier

The Opéra Garnier is an elegant 1,979-seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 & was the world’s largest theatre and opera house when it opened. The cavernous building, designed by Charles Garnier, was one of 171 proposals submitted in an architectural competition in 1861.

The Palais Garnier is “probably the most famous opera house in the world. This is at least partly due to its use as the setting for The Phantom of the Opera and the novel’s subsequent adaptations in films and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s popular 1986 musical.

Getting there

By Metro & RER

1. Opéra‎ Station – Line M3, M7 & M8.

9. Pantheon

The Pantheon Paris located in the Latin Quarter of Paris is an early example of Neoclassicism, with a facade modelled after the Pantheon in Rome surmounted by a dome that owes some of its character to Bramante’s “Tempietto”.

Back in 507, this site was chosen by King Clovis – the first Frankish Merovingian King – for a basilica to serve as a tomb for him and his wife Clothilde.

Admission Fees

Adult : €7.00 / 18-25 : €4.50 / Below 17 :  FREE

Opening Hours

Daily : 10.00am to 18.00pm

Getting there

By Metro & RER

1. Cardinal Lemoine Station – Line M10

2. Luxembourg Station – RER B

For More Info: Pantheon Paris Official Site

10. Paris Disneyland

Paris DisneylandParis Disneyland

Disneyland Paris, 35 minutes from Paris is a must-visit attraction. The theme park opened in 1992 in Marne-la-Vallée, and is the most visited attraction of its kind in Europe.

There are two parks, Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, and a shopping district, Disney Village. Disneyland Park is the park everybody has heard of and expects, and Walt Disney Studios Park has a more general movie making theme. The Village is comprised of stores and restaurants.

Admission Fees

Adult : From €60 / Child :  €54

Opening Hours

Daily : 10.00am to 8.00pm / Sat & Public Holidays : 10.00am to 9.00pm

Getting there

By Metro & RER

1. Marne-la-Vallee Chessy Station – Line RER A

(Be aware that Paris Metro ticket is only valid in Zone 1 while Disneyland is in Zone 5, using an invalid ticket will result in a €25 fine).

For More Info : Paris Disneyland Official Website

11. Galeries Lafayette

Galeries LafayetteGaleries Lafayette Paris

Located near the Opera Garnier, Galeries Lafayette is an essential stop for fashion enthusiasts.

This lively, varied, wide-ranging approach to fashion is at the center of Galeries Lafayette’s strategic vision and influences all segments of our merchandise selection, from women’s, men’s and children’s apparel to home furnishings and gourmet food.

Opening Hours

Mon-Sat : 09.30 am to 07.30 pm / Thur : Open until 9 pm / Sunday: Closed

Getting there

By Metro & RER

1. Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette‎ Station – Line M7 & M9.

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  1. hi, me and my kids is schedule to visit my friend in Norway, then we are going to Paris and travel to Italy, Geneva, Austria… is it possible to do it since we will stay in Paris.

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