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#1 of 217 attractions in Paris
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Bridges; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

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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#2 of 217 attractions in Paris
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings; Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Monuments/ Statues

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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#3 of 217 attractions in Paris
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Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Churches/ Cathedrals
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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#4 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Neighborhoods
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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#5 of 217 attractions in Paris
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Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings; Churches/ Cathedrals
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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#6 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
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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#7 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Neighborhoods; Islands; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

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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#8 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Neighborhoods; Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
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#9 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: History Museums

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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#10 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites

Sacre-Coeur is amazing, sitting as it does at the highest point in Paris on the hill of Montmartre.  As it sits at the very top of the hill, you can get great views of Paris and... more »

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#11 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Specialty Shops; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Libraries
Famous bookstore located across from Notre Dame features several floors of books and Paris literary history.
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#12 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Neighborhoods; Geologic Formations; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Lookouts; Historic Walking Areas

The Montmartre hill is very nice.  It is quite a walk from the Seine and Louvre,  where most of the nice hotels are, so a cab is recommended by some -- but not necessary. (You can... more »

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#13 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Religious Sites
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#14 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries - authors, writers, musicians and more.
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#15 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
This 16th-century cathedral is a mixture of Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic architecture.
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#16 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Neighborhoods; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: This famous Left Bank neighborhood, so named because the numerous university students in the area spoke only Latin to their... more » Owner description: This famous Left Bank neighborhood, so named because the numerous university students in the area spoke only Latin to their professors until the French Revolution, preserves an authentic Parisian atmosphere of old. « less
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#17 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
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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#18 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Historic Sites
This famous tennis center, constructed in 1928, hosts the French Open, one of tennis's four annual Grand Slam tournaments.
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#19 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Neighborhoods
This lively neighborhood is located in the 14th Arrondissement.
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#20 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Cemeteries; Historic Sites; Neighborhoods
This cemetery is the final resting place of Émile Zola, Edgar Degas, Alexandre Dumas as well as other artistic luminaries.
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#21 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
This huge cathedral represents a transition between Gothic and Renaissance architecture.
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#22 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Educational Sites
This famous cooking school, established over 100 years ago, has a growing international reputation.
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#23 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites
Owner description: This beautiful, 19th century building is now the seat of the French government, and features a number of displays on French... more » Owner description: This beautiful, 19th century building is now the seat of the French government, and features a number of displays on French history. « less
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#24 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Architectural Buildings; Gardens
Owner description: This royal palace, first home to Cardinal Richelieu and later a childhood home of Louis XIV, is longer open to the public,... more » Owner description: This royal palace, first home to Cardinal Richelieu and later a childhood home of Louis XIV, is longer open to the public, although its exquisite gardens can still be enjoyed. « less
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#25 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cemeteries
Owner description: With the Pantheon, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot met Louis XV’s wish to glorify the monarchy in the form of a church... more » Owner description: With the Pantheon, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot met Louis XV’s wish to glorify the monarchy in the form of a church dedicated to Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris. The edifice was deconsecrated during the Revolution in 1791 and renamed the Pantheon. During the turbulent years of the 19th century, as regimes changed, it alternated in its role as a religious and patriotic monument. Since 1885, the year of Victor Hugo’s death and burial in the Pantheon, it has been the last resting place for the great writers, scientists, generals, churchmen and politicians who have made the history of France. The crypt houses the tombs of more than 70 illustrious figures including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile Zola, Alexandre Dumas, Pierre and Marie Curie etc.Open:> 1st April to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.> 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 6 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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#26 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Religious Sites
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#27 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Perhaps the most famous street in Paris, this wide, tree-lined avenue is home to the city's chic restaurants, shops and... more » Owner description: Perhaps the most famous street in Paris, this wide, tree-lined avenue is home to the city's chic restaurants, shops and boutiques. « less
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#28 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: Known as one of the city's most elegant residential areas, this Left Bank neighborhood is also home to numerous tourist... more » Owner description: Known as one of the city's most elegant residential areas, this Left Bank neighborhood is also home to numerous tourist attractions, including the Eiffel Tower and the Musée d'Orsay. « less
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#29 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Architectural Buildings
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#30 of 217 attractions in Paris
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
This beautiful Gothic cathedral once served as the main church for the entire Left Bank.
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