Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Paris

Discover the top-rated monuments of Paris and the tourist attractions that are not to be missed on a trip to the French capital.

Top-Rated Tourist Attractions

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was designed for the Exposition Universelle, a world fair held in Paris in 1889. It is currently the most famous symbol of Paris.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Built between 1163 and 1245, Notre Dame de Paris is one of the oldest gothic cathedrals in the world. Find out more about this magnificent cathedral.

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe is one of the main symbols of Paris. The construction of the monument began in 1806 commissioned by Napoleon.

The Pantheon

The Panthéon was the first major monument in Paris. Built between 1764 and 1790, it’s necropolis was used to bury famous French citizens.

Les Invalides

The magnificent Hôtel national des Invalides was designed during the seventeenth century as a home and hospital for retired French soldiers.

Palais Garnier

The Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille make up the Paris Opera. The magnificent Neo-Baroque building was built by Napoleón III.

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, known in French as the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur is one of the most important religious buildings in Paris. It is located on the top of Montmartre.

Sainte Chapelle

The Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel) is a gothic style church built between 1242 and 1248 to house the relics of the Passion of Christ.

Palace of Versailles

Declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO over thirty years ago, the Palace of Versailles is one of the most famous palaces worldwide. Discover this top attraction.

Tour Montparnasse

Tour Montparnasse (Montparnasse Tower) has one of the best observation decks of Paris. Find out about one of the tallest skyscrapers in Paris.

Catacombs of Paris

The Catacombs of Paris are a network of tunnels that stretch for over 300km which were used as an ossuary for millions of people from various periods.

Basilique de Saint-Denis

The Basilica of St Denis is the burial site of the French Royal Family and the first Gothic church of Paris. Find in-depth information about the temple.

La Madeleine

L’église de la Madeleine (Madeleine Church) is one of the city’s most curious temples due to its classic Greek design. Find in-depth information about it.

Church of Saint-Sulpice

The Church of Saint Sulpice is one of tallest churches in Paris and is one of the most popular thanks to its role in the novel The Da Vinci Code.

Chapelle expiatoire

The Chapelle expiatoire is a commemorative monument constructed on the grounds where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were buried.

Palais-Royal

The Palais Royal (Royal Palace) is located to the north of the Louvre. Curiously, the palace was built as a residence for Cardinal Richelieu.

Château de Vincennes

Built at the end of the twelfth century, the Château de Vincennes is the only Royal residence built during the Middle Ages that is still intact.

Conciergerie

Built as a Royal Family residence and seat of the French Parliament, the building was turned into one of the worst prisons of the period