Musée du Quai Branly

Eiffel Tower

A must visit for anyone interested in anthropology and/or crafts, Musée du Quai Branly offers a rich collection of arts from around the world. The building, designed...

  • Park
  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
  • Art

Oscar Wilde's Tomb

Père Lachaise

Oscar Wilde died in a Left Bank hotel room in 1900 and - with a slight detour to the Cimetière de Bagneux - was buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery on the north side of...

  • Cultural & Historical

Notre Dame

Ile de la Cité

Famous in history, literature and film, Notre Dame is on everyone's must-see list, so expect a lengthy queue during the summer months if you want to visit the...

  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical
  • 4.8
  • 1

Louvre

The Louvre is like no other museum in the world, which is why visitors line up early and long, particularly in the summer. Booking a tour may help you jump line....

  • Museum
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • 4.8
  • 1

Sacré Coeur Basilica

Montmartre

Perched at the top of Montmartre on the highest point in Paris, Sacré Coeur Basilica offers spectacular views from its terrace, which can be reached by on paths...

  • Playground
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • 4.8
  • 1

Galeries Lafayette

Haussmann

Galeries Lafayette is one of "the grand magasins" that changed how people shopped. In 1895, a small haberdashery was transformed into an elegant fashion emporium at...

  • Store
  • Architecture
  • 5
  • 1

Versailles Palace and Gardens

Versailles

Versailles, perhaps the world's largest palace, makes a good day trip from Paris. The most convenient way of getting there by pubic transportation is the suburban...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art
  • Museum
  • Excursions
  • Architecture

Eiffel Tower

Champs de Mar

The iconic Eiffel Tower is on everyone's bucket list, day or night. The tallest structure in the city, it offers incomparable views, including a new perspective from...

  • Park
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Place des Vosges

Le Marais

Built the early 17th century under the reign of Henry IV, Place des Vosges was the first planned square in Paris and remains one of its loveliest today with classic...

  • Neighborhood
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
  • Park

Jardin des Plantes

Latin Quarter

The Jardin des Plantes, France's main botanical garden, began as a royal medicinal herb garden opened to the public in 1640. It has four galleries of the National...

  • Zoo
  • Walking
  • Park
  • Museum

Arc de Triomphe

Champs-Élysées

It's impossible to miss the Arc de Triomphe, but there's more than one way to see it. You can glimpse it while shopping on the Champs-Elysees or whizzing around it...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Bois de Boulogne

The Bois de Boulogne on the western edge of Paris is home of the French Open and two race tracks as well as a vast park where the French promenade in an artificial...

  • Park
  • Cultural & Historical

Canal Saint-Martin

The Canal Saint-Martin is a waterway Napoleon ordered built between the Seine and the Canal de l'Ourcq. Part of the 4.7-kilometer channel runs underground between...

  • Neighborhood
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art

Le Marais

3rd & 4th Arrondissements

The gayest part of "Gay Paree" since the 1980s is Le Marais, a historic quartier filled with medieval buildings, chic boutiques and bustling cafés, spilling out on...

  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical

Promenade plantée (Coulée verte)

Bastille

Similar to New York City's High Line, Promenade plantée (Coulée verte) is a linear park that follows the old Vincennes railway line for 3 miles (4.7 k.) from the...

  • Walking
  • Park

Carrousel du Louvre

Louvre

The underground Carrousel du Louvre shopping mall boasts the first Apple store in France, major retailers, a gourmet food court with 14 restaurants (including a...

  • Commercial Center
  • Museum

Paris Opera - Palais Garnier

Opera/Bourse

The opulent Palais Garnier, more commonly known as the Paris Opera, was the world's the largest opera house and theater when it opened in 1875. Operas, ballets and...

  • Performing arts
  • Cultural & Historical

Rue Mouffetard Market

Latin Quarter

The outdoor market along Rue Mouffetard may be the oldest and possibly the steepest in all of Paris. The street began as a Roman road and by the early 14th century a...

  • Market
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Neighborhood

Sainte-Chapelle

Île de la Cité

Hidden away in the Palais de la Justice, Sainte-Chapelle is a jewel of flamboyant Gothic architecture built to serve Louis IX (St. Louis) in the 13th century. Its...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Les Passage de Paris

Right Bank

The "passages" of Paris - secret passages really - are 19th century covered shopping arcades. Most have fallen into disuse, but several dozen survive, including...

  • Shopping Street
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Louis Vuitton

Champs-Élysées

The Louis Vuitton flagship store on the Champs-Élysées is generally packed with Louis Vuitton pilgrims as well as shoppers. Less crowded LV shops can be found on...

  • Store

Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Garden)

Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg is a 60-acre oasis on the Left Bank with fountains, formal gardens, sculpture, an apiary and bee-keeping school, children's playgrounds,...

  • Walking
  • Playground
  • Park
  • Art

Tuileries Garden

Louvre

There's no better place to stroll or sit than the 28-hectare (70-acre) Tuileries Garden between the Louvre and Place de la Concord. The name comes from the tile...

  • Park
  • Museum
  • Amusement Park
  • Walking
  • Playground

Île de la Cité

Île de la Cité is the island in the Seine where Paris was born. Its most famous landmark is Notre Dame, but the second most important is the Palais of Justice, which...

  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Neighborhood

Musée d'Orsay

Tour Eiffel/Invalides

The Musée d'Orsay, housed in a former Beaux Arts railway station, contains the world's largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art. Expect a...

  • Museum
  • Architecture
  • Art

Opéra Bastille

Bastille

Opéra Bastille, the strikingly modern opera house designed by Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott in 1989, has mostly opera and ballet performances in a 3,309-seat...

  • Performing arts
  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical

Petit Palais

Avenue Montaigne/Faubourg St-Honoré

The Petit Palais or the Palais des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris holds an impressive collection that includes medieval and Renaissance works and paintings by...

  • Architecture
  • Museum
  • Art

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

Northeast Paris

A former gypsum quarry, Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is one of the largest, wildest and most diverse parks in the city. Its 62 hilly acres (25 hectares) are an untamed...

  • Park
  • Outdoor Adventure

Arènes de Lutèce

Latin Quarter

Arènes de Lutèce, the ruins of the 1st century AD Roman amphitheater where gladiators once battled, is hiding in plain view, surrounded by apartment buildings. The...

  • Cultural & Historical

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Père Lachaise Cemetery is the most visited cemetery in the world, because so many celebrities lie buried among the 70,000 ornate tombs. Among them: Jim Morrison,...

  • Walking
  • Cultural & Historical