Paris Monuments and attractions

  • The Eiffel Tower : The "Iron Lady" of Paris was built for the 1889 World's Fair, which commemorated the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. The Tower is 350 metres tall! Admission: (lift to the second floor): 16€ for adults – 8€ for young people to 12 from 24 years old – 4€ for children under 12. Admission: (lift at the top) 25 € for adults – 12, 50 € for young people to 12 from 24 years old – 6, 30 € for children under 12. Admission: (lift and stairways at the top) 19 € for adults – 9, 50€ for young people to 12 from 24 years old – 4, 80 € children under 12.
    Daily from June 21st to September 2nd from 9:00 a.m to 12:45 a.m to the rest of the year from 9:30 a.m to 11:45 p.m (for athletics types the stairways are open from 9:30 am to 6: 30 p.m)
  • Notre Dame de Paris : Construction began in the year 1163, and was completed 200 years later, around the year 1345. The cathedral can accommodate over 6,000 worshipers. Admission is free but if you want to climb the tower, it will cost you €6. The architects did not set up an elevator, therefore people with heart problems should abstain from taking the "path of heaven". Open daily from 8:00 am to 6:45 pm. Guide tours from 9:30 am to 6:45 pm. Masses schedule: 8:00 am, 9:00 am, noon and 6:45 pm.
  • Montmartre and the Sacred Heart Basilica : The Romano-Byzantine basilica overlooks the Montmartre hill. Begun in 1875, its construction was completed in 1914. Admission is free, but you will have to pay for the access to the crypt and the dome (about 5 euros). To reach the place, you can take the funicular, a funny little tram with a unique wagon. From the metro station Anvers, start to climb the hill up to the rue Tardieu to find the funicular station. Until the nineteenth century, Montmartre was a village outside the enclosure of the Parisian fortifications. The movie Amélie Poulain gives you a glimpse of the place. You cannot miss the visit of the area that offers no less than 7 museums!

Visit Paris by night to experience the uniqueness of the City of Lights

Paris Museums

  • Louvre Museum : Certainly one of the most mythical places in Paris, The Louvre Museum with the famous Pyramid in the heart of Paris offers a collection of art and exceptional antique. With 60,600 m2 and more than 460,000 art works including the famous paintings of Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo , the Louvre Museum is considered as one of the greatest museums in the world. 75001 Paris.
  • Orsay Museum : Located in the former Orsay Train Station, the museum is located on the Left Bank of Paris (7th district) and houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist master pieces in the world. Orsay Museum also presents the Western Art from 1848 to 1914 with sculptures, paintings, decorative arts, graphics and photographs. 4,000 works are on permanent display. 1 Street de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris.
  • National art and culture centre Georges Pompidou : Also known as "Beaubourg", this great original building offers a modern art collection and houses one of the three biggest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. It also welcomes temporary exhibitions and offers restaurants, a cinema and show halls. The first European Public Library is located on several floors in the building. You may also enjoy breathtaking views of Paris on the last floor. Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris. 

Spend few hours visiting the Orsay Museum, one of the best museums in the World

Best places to walk in Paris

  • Walking in Paris : Paris offers a number of interesting routes. Walk along the quays of the River Seine but also along the Saint Martin Canal or even the former route of the Strasbourg railway. Enjoy a great relaxing moment in one of the green spaces of the capital : the Luxembourg Gardens, Buttes-Chaumont, Montsouris, Georges Brassens Park etc. If you want history and architecture, stroll through St Germain des Prés district and go around the Church of St. Sulpice.
  • Montmartre : Visit Montmartre hill and the cobblestone streets, undoubtly one of the most authentic neighborhoods of the capital. From the subway station Anvers (Antwerp), walk up to the street Steikerke. You will see the famous Sacré-Coeur Basilica which overlooks Paris. You have the choice between climbing the hill by stairs or take the funicular. At the top of the hill you will have breathtaking views of Paris.
  • On the Right Bank of Paris : You may opt for a great walk on the Right Bank in order to discover new places of the French capital. Join the Arc de Triomphe, by crossing the Parc Monceau. In the distance you may see the famous Obelisk of Place de la Concorde. Then, join the Champs-Elysees : the most famous avenue of Paris, with its luxury shops, restaurants, cinemas and hotels. During your walk you may go along the Avenue Montaigne, the most luxurious street of Paris or The Grand Palais and its bright green nave. The Palais de l'Elysée (French Presdident House) is located on the left sidewalk. Then cross the Tuileries Garden and admire the famous Louvre Pyramid. To finish, walk along the quay to the Island of La Cité.