Ah, Paris – the city of romance, fashion, and fine dining. When thinking of premier European destinations, this French city is at the top of many a vacationer’s wish list. With its sheer number of museums, historical buildings, and other incredible sights, it can be a daunting task to try to narrow down your Parisian itinerary.
Where should you go to complete your Paris adventure? We’ve listed our 10 must-visit tourist spots in Paris that you should check off your bucket list!
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Known as one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, the Eiffel Tower was created as a centerpiece for the 1889 World Fair in Paris. It was built to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution, and many tourists go here today for an incredible view of the city on its second-floor esplanade. Eiffel Tower Tour with access to the top floor
One of the most visited museums in the world, the Louvre is home to the world’s most famous artworks and sculptures such as the Venus de Milo, the Mona Lisa, and the works of Vermeer. Marvel at the collection of Greek, Eastern, and Egyptian antiquities. Don’t forget to take snaps of the Louvre’s Inverted Pyramid! Buy a Louvre Museum entrance ticket with priority access
Found in the Latin Quarter, the Pantheon’s construction began in 1757. This historic building is full of multiple mosaics and paintings of French history. It’s been reconsecrated and resecularized multiple times in the 19th century, and it houses the remains of some of the most famous and important French citizens in the world such as Voltaire, Victor Hugo, and Marie Curie.
Notre Dame Cathedral
The Notre Dame is one of the most well-known churches in the world, and it’s a marvel of Medieval Gothic architecture. Enter the parvis and gaze in awe at its imposing façade. While the interior has remained closed for restoration since the 2019 fire, you can still stop by this historic monument and take incredible photos.
Arc de Triomphe
This majestic triumphal arch is a monument that honors the victories of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. Its neoclassical design was inspired by the Roman Forum’s Arch of Titus, and it has many splendid decorative high-relief statues on its façade. Climb its 248 steps to get a view of Paris from its panoramic terrace.
Famous for its opulent rooms and gardens, Versailles Palace was transformed by Louis XIV into one of the most luxurious royal residences in the world. Stroll through the Hall of Mirrors, admire the massive flowerbeds, and gasp at the massive paintings in the Gallery of Battles. It’ll take the whole day to walk through the palace grounds and visit other areas like the Petit Trianon, but it’s well worth it! Buy a ticket
Home to France’s National Museum of Modern Art, Pompidou Center is a must-visit for seeing some of the best 20th and 21st century artworks. From Picasso to Matisse, Warhol to Anish Kapoor, their collection is second to none. Take a guided tour of its scheduled exhibitions and get a panoramic glimpse of Paris from its sixth floor! Buy a ticket
Luxembourg Garden covers 25 hectares of land and is split into French gardens and English gardens. It is situated on the border between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter.
Situated on the top of a small hill in the 18th arrondissement, Montmartre is the most charming village in Paris. It features interesting museums, vineyards, windmills, and many other interesting sights. It’s definitely one of the must-visit tourist spots in Paris.
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