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Ranked #1 of 637 attractions in Paris
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Category: Art Museums; Museums

Musee d'Orsay is not to be missed, even if you "know nothing" about art.  The museum boasts the best collection of Impressionist paintings in the world.   In room after room, some... more »

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Ranked #2 of 637 attractions in Paris
Category: Architectural Buildings; Operas; Theaters & Stadiums
This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
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Ranked #3 of 637 attractions in Paris
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Category: Bridges; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

Pont Alexandre III is an arch bridge that spans the Seine, connecting the Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides and Eiffel Tower Quarter, regarded by many as one of the... more »

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Ranked #4 of 637 attractions in Paris
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Category: Gardens; Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: These formal gardens, open to only royalty before the French Revolution, now serve as one of Paris's most popular... more » Owner description: These formal gardens, open to only royalty before the French Revolution, now serve as one of Paris's most popular destinations for relaxation. « less
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Ranked #5 of 637 attractions in Paris
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Category: ; Art Museums; Museums

The Louvre is a huge art gallery housed in an old Parisian palace. It holds a collection of nearly 400,000 items of art and historical objects in its permenant collection. This... more »

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Ranked #6 of 637 attractions in Paris
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As one of the most visible icons of Paris, the Eiifel Tower is an iron lattice tower built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World's Fair and located on Champ de Mars. At 324... more »

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Ranked #7 of 637 attractions in Paris
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Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Built by Edouard André and his wife Nélie Jacquemart, both avid art collectors, in the new Paris being laid out by Baron... more » Owner description: Built by Edouard André and his wife Nélie Jacquemart, both avid art collectors, in the new Paris being laid out by Baron Haussmann towards the end of the 19th century, this private mansion offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore a wealthy 19th century home.The museum presents a wonderful collection of masterpieces: Fragonard, Rembrant, Botticelli… This is the only museum open seven days a week in Paris, from 10am to 6pm. « less
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Ranked #8 of 637 attractions in Paris
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Category: ; Art Museums; Gardens; Museums

You can easily enjoy the wonderful offerings of Musee Rodin in 1-2 hours.  It is covered by the Museum Pass, closed Mondays; you can opt for entry to the grounds only or pay a few... more »

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Ranked #9 of 637 attractions in Paris
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: This famous cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture on which construction began in the 12th century, stands on the... more » Owner description: This famous cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture on which construction began in the 12th century, stands on the Île de la Cité and is the symbolic heart of the city. « less
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Ranked #10 of 637 attractions in Paris
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Category: ; Art Museums; Museums

beautiful art. I wasn't expecting the magnificent display of Monet's Nympheaus.  Absolutely stunning. I thought it would be a series of rectangular pictures.  Instead, we found... more »

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Ranked #11 of 637 attractions in Paris
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Ranked #12 of 637 attractions in Paris
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Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #13 of 637 attractions in Paris
Category: Islands; Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural

The Ile Saint Louis is the perfect place to have a romantic walk ( it's less crowded than the City Island, because there aren't  main monuments). You can enjoy some delicious ice... more »

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Ranked #14 of 637 attractions in Paris
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
This famous river flows from east to west through the heart of the city and divides Paris's Left Bank and Right Bank.
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Ranked #15 of 637 attractions in Paris
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 637 attractions in Paris
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
Owner description: Located on a land-filled swamp, this revitalized neighborhood, once a center of high culture, fell into disrepair following... more » Owner description: Located on a land-filled swamp, this revitalized neighborhood, once a center of high culture, fell into disrepair following the French Revolution, but has regained prominence. « less
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Ranked #17 of 637 attractions in Paris
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: A visit of the Towers of Notre Dame de Paris, built from 1160 in the Flamboyant Gothic style, gives visitors a close-up view... more » Owner description: A visit of the Towers of Notre Dame de Paris, built from 1160 in the Flamboyant Gothic style, gives visitors a close-up view of the Cathedral's flying buttresses, spires and roofs. Gargoyles and chimeras adorn the outer gallery of the North Tower with its ribbed vaulting and spiral staircase, while the South Tower houses the belfry and Emmanuel, the great bourdon bell. The upper gallery provides magnificent views of Paris, the Seine and the succession of bridges across the river. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO.Open:> 1st April to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.> From July to August on Saturday and Sunday: until 11 p.m. (evenings).> 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 45 minutes before closing time.Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.Admission fees: Adults : 8,5€; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups « less
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Ranked #18 of 637 attractions in Paris
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Islands; Neighborhoods; Outdoors
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Ranked #19 of 637 attractions in Paris
Category: ; Art Museums; Museums

Musee Marmottan Claude Monet is nestled in on the east side of the Bois de Boulogne, by Ranelagh Park.  Housed in a 19th century townhouse, you will find approximately 65... more »

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Ranked #20 of 637 attractions in Paris
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: The Sainte-Chapelle is the finest royal chapel to be built in France and features a truly exceptional collection of... more » Owner description: The Sainte-Chapelle is the finest royal chapel to be built in France and features a truly exceptional collection of stained-glass windows. It was built in the mid 13th century by Louis IX, at the heart of the royal residence, the Palais de la Cité. It was built to house the relics of the Passion of Christ. Adorned with a unique collection of fifteen glass panels and a large rose window forming a veritable wall of light,the Sainte-Chapelle is a gem of French Gothic architecture. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open:> 1st March to 31st October: Monday to Friday: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.45 a.m. and to 2.15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st November to 29th February: Monday to Friday: from 9 a.m. to 12.45 a.m. and to 2.15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. The best time to visit is in the morning from Tuesday to Friday. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25th December and in case of negative temperatures. « less
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Ranked #21 of 637 attractions in Paris
Category: History Museums; Cultural

The Mémorial de la Shoah based in Rue Geoffroy Asni in Paris opened its doors in January 2005. The institution wants to be a bridge between contemporaries of the Holocaust and... more »

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Ranked #22 of 637 attractions in Paris
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
This museum has nearly 1,000 different instruments on display, complete with audio commentary.
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Ranked #23 of 637 attractions in Paris
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Category: Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: This elevated park in the northeast section of the city features an artificial lake and waterfall as well as impressive views... more » Owner description: This elevated park in the northeast section of the city features an artificial lake and waterfall as well as impressive views of the surrounding area. « less
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Ranked #24 of 637 attractions in Paris
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to honour the victories of his Grande Armée. Inspired by... more » Owner description: The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to honour the victories of his Grande Armée. Inspired by the great arches of antiquity, the monument combines the commemorative with the symbolic and it has always played a major role in the national republican consciousness. Every evening, the flame is lit on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Great War. An exhibition portrays the history and explains its symbolic importance, nationally as well as internationally. The terrace provides superb views both by day and night across the city and its great sweeping avenues.-Opening hours : April to September: from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; October to March: from 10 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.-Closed: 1st January, 1st May, 8th May (morning), 14th July (morning), 11th November (morning), 25th December-Entry fees: Adults = 9,5 €; Concessions = 6 €; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups « less
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Ranked #25 of 637 attractions in Paris
Category: Art Museums; Museums
This unique museum displays the personal collection of 19th-century East Asian art compiled by Émile Guimet.
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Ranked #26 of 637 attractions in Paris
Category: Libraries; Specialty Shops; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Famous bookstore located across from Notre Dame features several floors of books and Paris literary history.
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Ranked #27 of 637 attractions in Paris
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Owner description: This museum, located in a spacious former hotel, houses a collection of medieval art, including jewelry, tapestries and... more » Owner description: This museum, located in a spacious former hotel, houses a collection of medieval art, including jewelry, tapestries and sculptures. « less
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Ranked #28 of 637 attractions in Paris
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Paris's oldest public square has a meticulously manicured central park and is surrounded by beautiful 17th-century... more » Owner description: Paris's oldest public square has a meticulously manicured central park and is surrounded by beautiful 17th-century townhouses. « less
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Ranked #29 of 637 attractions in Paris
Owner description: Language is one of the fundamental abilities that makes us human. It has also played a key role in the evolution of people... more » Owner description: Language is one of the fundamental abilities that makes us human. It has also played a key role in the evolution of people and modern society. To reveal the secrets of language, Mundolingua gives you the opportunity to discover language, languages and linguistics. A real little "discovery area", Mundolingua invites you on a voyage in an unusual, fun and cozy setting, in the heart of the Latin Quarter: between the Luxembourg Gardens and Saint Sulpice. The different themes and services of Mundolingua: - Language Continent - Languages Continent - "Fun with language" Continent / Relaxation Space - New Technology & Linguistics Continent - Micro-Cinema, Shop. Mundolingua is open to everyone! Whether you are a beginner or an expert linguist, our exhibition has 3 levels of difficulty, so that you can go into more detail at every step. You are welcome to follow our news to hear about our events (conferences, panels, workshops...). Enjoy your visit! « less
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Ranked #30 of 637 attractions in Paris
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This beautiful neo-classical building serves as a meeting place for the country's politicians, while its beautiful gardens... more » Owner description: This beautiful neo-classical building serves as a meeting place for the country's politicians, while its beautiful gardens are enjoyed by all. « less
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