Paris, the city of light, has many of the world’s most visited attractions. Among them, the Eiffel tower, the Louvre palace, the Notre-Dame cathedral and the near-by Versailles palace are truly unique. The business district of La Défense with the Grande Arche from Danish architect Otto von Spreckelsen testifies to the economic and artistic vitality of Paris.

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

From the Place de la Concorde all the way to the top of the Champs-Elysees, you will discover the Place de l’Etoile which is known today as the Place Charles de Gaulle. 

The Paris’ landmark : in 1889 Gustave Eiffel gave the French flag a 300 m (984 ft.) pole to commemorate the Revolution centenary. 

The glamour of the Champs-Élysées, particularly its upper end, may not be quite what it was, dominated as it is by airline offices, car showrooms, and bright lighted shopping arcades.

The Sun-king palace in Versailles is half an hour by train from Paris.

The major french religious building, masterpiece of gothic architecture.

The major dome of Paris hosting Napoleon’s ashes is part of a majestic hospital ordered by the Sun-king. 

This impressive late 18th century neo-classical temple host the remains of french great men.

A huge historical graveyards, like a “Town of the Deads within the city”.

This important vestige of the Capetian Palace is a remarkable testimony of the civil architecture of the 14th century : the Guard room and the kitchens. 

Famous for its gardens where revolutionary plots all started, today they are a haven of peace next to the Louvre museum. 

This masterpiece of technology was built for the 1998 Football (soccer) World Cup with 80 000 covered seats. 

Built in 1860 by the young architect Charles Garnier with his vision of a new opera, he designed the “Opera Garnier” in the style of the Second Empire.

This neo-classic stock exchange, modern “Temple of Money” was founded by Napoleon in 1808. 

With its 2 700 places with homogeneous acoustics and its unique equipments of scene, the Opera Bastille constitutes a large modern theatre.

A famous early 17th century square with some of the most beautiful parisian apartments in the middle of a middle-age district. 

The “intellectual” and new fashion district ! 

The 21 st century skyscrapers business district erected outside the western city-limits of Paris was recently enriched by the spectacular Grande Arche.

The National Library is an institution going back to 1368, housing the largest collection of geographical maps in the world along with 12 millions printed works and 250 000 manuscripts. 

The Paris-based headquarters of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization located near the Invalides. 

Facing the Luxor obelisk this neo-classic palace (18th) houses one of the two chambers of the french parliament. 

The glamour of the Champs-Elysées, particularly its upper end, may not be quite what it was, dominated as it is by airline offices, car showrooms, and bright lighted shopping arcades.

Built on the Montmartre hill the Roman-Byzantine basilica of the Sacred Heart dominates Paris.

The Madeleine is an obese Napoleonic structure on the classical temple model which was built for the emperor as yet another monument to the victory of his army.

The Zoological Park of Paris (known as Zoo de Vincennes) lies on 15 hectares. It belongs to the Paris 12th district, near the Bois de Vincennes.

The first zoo of Paris going back to mid 19th century is now a traditional leisure park for children.

Disneyland Paris, the first leisure theme park of Europe.

The old Royal Abbey of Saint Denis has been for centuries the headlight of artistic, political and spiritual history of the Frank world.

Built in 6 years, the Sainte-Chapelle is mostly the personal work of Saint-Louis.

The Château de Vincennes is located in Vincennes in the eastern suburbs of Paris.

The Château de Vincennes is located in Vincennes in the eastern suburbs of Paris.

The Arènes de Lutèce are the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater located in Paris, in the 5th arrondissement.

Established in the early 19th century, Montparnasse Cemetery is a historic burial ground located in the heart of Paris, France. 

The Luxembourg Garden, or Jardin du Luxembourg, is a large public park located in the heart of Paris, France. It covers 25 hectares.

The university has its roots in the College of Sorbonne, founded by Robert de Sorbon in 1257, which was intended to train theologians and priests.

The Porte de Versailles is an iconic location in Paris situated in the 15th arrondissement to the south of the city.

The Monceau Park  covers an area of 8.2 hectares and is surrounded by streets lined with mansions, museums, and embassies.

The Catacombs of Paris are a network of underground tunnels located beneath the city of Paris.

Can’t decide how to spend your time in Paris City ? Start with this list of Paris City’s most popular attractions to get started planning your trip to France. 

Paris is rich in history and culture, and has witnessed many significant events and personalities over the centuries. As a result, many monuments have been erected to commemorate these events and personalities. Paris is a very visited city by tourists from all over the world, and the monuments are an important tourist attraction for the city. The monuments of Paris are famous worldwide and attract many visitors each year. The presence of many monuments in Paris also reflects the city’s desire to promote its historical and cultural heritage. The city is proud of its past and strives to preserve and showcase it through its monuments.