Top 15 Things to See in Paris

  1. Eiffel Tower: Constructed in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair. You can take the stairs or an elevator to the 2nd floor, or go to the top, though it’s slightly more expensive. It would be hard to miss seeing the Eiffel Tower as it is visible from most parts of Paris, but make sure you see it up close, too.  Official website.

  2. Versailles: Breathtaking, incredible, impressive…just a few words to describe this stunning château. Official website Pantheon
  3. Pantheon: Modeled after the Pantheon in Rome and combined with Gothic and classical architectural styles. The Pantheon looks out over all of Paris. Official website.

  4. Catacombs: The remains of about 6 million people in an ossuary in the mines under the city of Paris. Only 200 people are allowed in the tomb at a time, so plan your visit accordingly. Official websiteLouvre
  5. Louvre: This is one of the world’s largest museums, containing exhibits with Greek, Roman, Islamic, Egyptian, and Etruscan artifacts. Established in 1792, it contains famous works of art such as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory.  Official website.
  6. Notre Dame: The historic Catholic church on the banks of the River Seine. Construction took nearly 200 years and was completed in 1345. Official website.  

  7. Luxemborg Gardens: The exquisite garden located on the grounds of the Luxembourg Palace, where the French Senate meets. Access is free, so take your time exploring this beautiful garden. website.

  8. Musee D’Orsay: A museum located on the banks of the Seine in a 19th century railway building. Official website.

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    By Daniel Vorndran / DXR, CC BY-SA 3.0,
  9. Palais Garnier: Famous opera house in Paris. Official website.
  10. Sainte Chapelle: A medieval Gothic chapel located near Notre Dame. Official website.  

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  11. Pont Alexandre: A deck arch bridge spanning across the River Seine.river seine
  12. River Seine: An important waterway main river in Paris. It spans 482 miles (776 kilometers).arc di triomphe
  13. Arc de Triomphe: One of the most famous monuments in Paris. It was built to honor those who died to protect France in the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars.  Official website.

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    By Tonchino – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
  14. Sacre Coeur/Montmartre: Sacre Coeur is a Roman Catholic church located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, which is the highest point in the city. Official website

  15. Père Lachaise Cemetery: Famous cemetery with 3 World War I memorials and gravestones of famous people like Georges Bizet, Frederic Chopin (pictured above), Jim Morrison, and Oscar Wilde. Official website.