Paris Travel Planner   Top Sights in Paris, France
Here's the short list of the top things to see and do in Paris.

Champ-de-Mars, Paris, France
Champ-de-Mars from the
Eiffel Tower...



Eiffel Tower

Everybody wants to get to the top of this symbol of Paris, and that's the challenge: not everyone can get there. Here's how.

Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris

You can visit any day, but also consider coming for a free concert. You'll need a strategy if you want to climb the lofty towers for the splendid views. More...

Musée du Louvre

Perhaps the world's greatest museum (and certainly among the largest), you can't see it all. So make a plan for what you want to see. More...


Once part of a medieval palace, this was where many Parisians were condemned to death during the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution. The grim chambers are now a museum. More...


Simply sublime, the peerless stained glass windows in this medieval chapel are not only an incomparable work of art, but an astonishing feat of engineering. More...

Arc de Triomphe

The huge arch built to commemorate the victories of Napoleon's Grande Armée is not just to look at. Climb to the roof and you have all of Paris spread out at your feet. More...

Hôtel National des Invalides

Emperor Napoleon I lies buried beneath the gilded dome, but more interesting are the exhibits in this, the largest military museum in the world. More...

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur

Another symbol of Paris, this hilltop church on Montmartre is also famous for the artists' neighborhood gathered around it—not to mention for the fine views from the hilltop. More...


Built as a great Neo-classical church, this beautiful temple is now a museum and burial-place for some of France's most illustrious names: Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Marie Curie and others. More...

How to Explore Paris

Finding Your Way Around Paris

Here's the lay of the land, how to get oriented and not get lost in the medieval streets of this vast metropolis. More...

Paris Panoramas

It helps to get a view from above. Paris has lots of them, each one a joy. More...

Top Museums of Paris

Here's the short list for this world capital of art and culture. More...

Parks & Gardens

Despite its size, Paris is an eminently liveable city because of its wonderful parks and public gardens. They're yours to enjoy. More...

Pleasures of Paris

Why does everyone love Paris? Because of the special moments you can experience here. More...

What to See & Do in Paris

Planning Your Time in Paris

Finding Your Way Around Paris

Paris Hotels

Paris Restaurants

Paris Transport

Excursions from Paris


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Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Eiffel Tower, Paris.

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, Montmartre, Paris, France

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