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.

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.

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.