Explore the best architecture, culture, smells, music, shopping and cuisine. Take our tour packages: 07 IN ZURICH & PARIS and O7 DAYS IN EASTERN EUROPE to be guided to all those must-visit tourist spots in Paris.
The Eiffel Tower is not just the symbol of Paris but of all of France. It remains one of the most recognizable landmarks on the planet. View the architectural icon from afar, or stop in at the three observation levels for stellar city views. The Eiffel Tower’s first floor features exhibits; the second deck includes the Jules Verne Restaurant; and the third-floor summit, accessible via a glass lift, features a Champagne bar. Of course, all levels offer striking 360-degree views of the City of Light. In peak season, long lines mean waits can often exceed three hours. Save precious sightseeing time by booking a skip-the-line Eiffel Tower ticket with or without a tour guide.
Breeze past the long entry lines of other waiting visitors and onto the priority access elevator. Zip up to the second level, where you can get excellent photo ops and panoramic views of Paris from 375 feet (114 meters) above the ground. You’re on your own to wander and take in the sights as you please. Views include the Champ de Mars, Sacré Coeur, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre’s iconic pyramid-shaped building. Ascend a second elevator for access to the Eiffel Tower’s summit, where you can get fantastic views from 1,063 feet (324 meters) up.
Celebrate your time in Paris with an evening out on the town. Experience the romance of Paris with an unforgettable night out that combines three of the top tours in the City of Lights. Visit the iconic Eiffel Tower lit up against the night sky, and cruise down the Seine for a riverside view of the city’s famous monuments with a gourmet meal aboard a dining cruise. Cap off the night with a Parisian cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge nightclub.
Prepare for a dazzling spectacle of drama, dance, and music. See elaborately dressed showgirls dominate the stage; marvel at dancers as they perform compelling choreography, and opt to upgrade to include a French feast and fine Champagne before the show starts. Due to its popularity, you should expect to wait in line at the Moulin Rouge before gaining access. You should dress in elegant attire (tie and jacket not necessary). You should not wear shorts, short-pants, sports shoes or sportswear. Moulin Rouge show is not recommended for children under 16.
An exuberant troupe of showgirls, dancers, and musicians ready to mesmerize their audience. Guests should not photograph, film and record the show. Enjoy one of the city’s newest cabaret productions, complete with music and a dazzling light show, and upgrade your ticket to include dinner in a private box with personalized service. Dress code is formal. Children under 4 years old are not allowed at the Lido de Paris.
It is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) See the Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa in the museum’s 35,000 artworks across eight themed galleries. Explore, view paintings, sculpture, and architecture from 450 BC to the 19thcentury. The contemporary glass Louvre Pyramid heralds the museum’s entrance. Book a skip-the-line ticket to avoid long lines and save precious sightseeing time. And whether you’re a lifelong art fan or a creative novice, exploring the museum with a tour guide is an excellent way to ensure you see all of its highlights and hidden gems.
It is a UNESCO-listed medieval Cathedral, widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. While entry into the cathedral has a nominal fee, there is a fee to climb the towers. French Gothic details, stunning rose windows, and 7,800-pipe organ attract visitors from around the globe each year. Climb to the top of the cathedral’s famous bell towers from where you will perch amongst the gargoyles for a splendid view of Paris.
Are underground ossuaries in Paris, France, which hold the remains of more than six million people in a small part of a tunnel network built to consolidate Paris’ ancient stone mines. Monday Closed. 130 steps to go down and 83 steps back up to street level. Temperature: 14°C. The tour is unsuitable for people with heart or respiratory problems, those of a nervous disposition and young children.
A trip to the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and emblem of French royalty and extravagance will transport back to the Golden Age of France. The opulent Palace of Versailles was once the home of King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. Walk through the famous Hall of Mirrors, the Grand Apartments, and the Queen’s Apartments. The Parkland Gardens are open every day. The access is free except during Musical Fountains Shows and Musical Gardens. The high point of your visit will be theWater Theatre Grove offering the exquisite performance of its sculptures and the Mirror Poolwater show using the most modern techniques to the sound of Lully and Charpentier (closed on Mondays). Musical show of the gardens of Versailles is available only on Tuesdays. Fountains show of the gardens of Versailles is available only Saturdays and Sundays.
Giverny is home of artist Claude Monet and is the birthplace of Impressionism. The former home and elaborate gardens of the home of Claude Monet, where he produced his famed water lily series, are now the Foundation of Claude Monet museum. Wander through the exquisite gardens—the water lily garden is the most famous, appearing in so many of Monet’s paintings—and tour the great artist’s former home. The yellow dining room, his first workshop, and the kitchen are especially memorable. Monet’s garden is only open for seven months.
This 160-foot- (50-meter-) tall and 148-foot- (45-meter-) wide arch is a must-see when travelling to France’s capital. Stroll down Champs-Élysées, one of the city’s largest boulevards, to make your way there. Admire the mighty monument. Read about the wars fought by France. The inscription carries the names of the French generals involved in those wars. Climb up the terrace for beautiful views across Paris, or spend time visiting the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Beware climbing the stairs is challenging. This is a memorial monument, and you are expected to dress appropriately.
The Luxembourg gardens are so enchanting. The centre of the park, in front of the Luxembourg Palace, is a “French style” garden, with its geometric lines and shapes with flowers, grass and a pond. Throughout the garden, you will find more than 100 statues, as well as fountains, a pavilion, and even beehives.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Sacré-Coeur) in Montmartre of Paris is a Roman Catholic Church dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Marvel at the colossal dome and adjacent clock tower and discover one of the biggest mosaics in the world at the incredible Sacred Heart Basilica. Climb the spiral staircase that leads to the top of the dome. From here, experience one of the most breathtaking views across Paris. Just above your head, the tower has one of the largest bells in France.
The Pont Alexandre III is more than just a river crossing. Dressed up with exquisite art, it is one of the most beautiful travel destinations in Paris. It is a deck arch bridge that spans the Seine in Paris. It connects the Champs-Élysées quarter with those of the Invalides and Eiffel Tower. The bridge is widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in the city. Crossing the bridge by foot takes you on a stroll through what might be thought of as Paris’ premiere open-air museum, with an array of masterful sculptures.
Built in seven years, an impressive feat, the Sainte Chapel was intended to house precious Christian relics, including Christ’s crown of thorns, acquired by Saint Louis. It is a royal chapel in the Gothic style. The upper chapel of the monument is covered in 600 m² of stained-glass windows, of which two-thirds are authentic. It’s one of the most complete and remarkable sets of stained glass of this era.
Is a Museum in Paris Internationally renowned for its rich collection of Impressionist art, the Musée d’Orsay also displays all Western artistic creation from 1848 to 1914. Its collections represent all expressive forms, from painting to architecture, as well as sculpture, decorative art, and photography. You’re sure to be dazzled by the beauty of the place.
The Centre Pompidou is a 20th-century architectural marvel, immediately recognizable by its exterior escalators and enormous coloured tubing. It is home to the National Museum of Modern Art and is internationally renowned for its 20th and 21st-century art collections. The works of iconic artists are displayed chronologically over two sections: the modern period, from 1905 to 1960 and the contemporary period, from 1960 to the present day.
It is one of the major public squares in Paris, France. it is the largest square in the French capital. It is famous for the Luxor Obelisk (a 3,300-year-old Egyptian obelisk erected on the square in October 1836), the surrounding prestigious hotels, and the two monumental fountains.