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Name Category Location
 
3e arrondissement
The thick crowds that flock to the Place des Vosges rarely venture...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Marais
 
Arc de Triomphe
Inspired by Rome's Arch of Titus, this colossal, 164-foot triumphal...
Memorials / Monuments, Viewpoints Champs-Élysées
 
Au Printemps
Spread across three buildings, this vast upscale department store...
Stores / Malls Les Grands Boulevards
 
Avenue des Champs-Élysées
Marcel Proust lovingly described the genteel elegance of the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Champs-Élysées
 
Bateau-Lavoir
The birthplace of Cubism isn't open to the public, but a display...
Houses / Mansions Montmartre
 
Bercy
Tucked away south of the Gare de Lyon in the 12e arrondissement...
Neighborhoods / Streets Eastern Paris
 
Bois de Boulogne
When Parisians want to experience the great outdoors without...
Parks, Arts / Performance Venues, Gardens / Arboretums, Amusement Parks, Trails, Carousels Western Paris
 
Canal St-Martin
This once-forgotten canal has morphed into one of the city's...
Bodies of Water Eastern Paris
 
Carré Roland Dorgelès
This unassuming square is a perfect place to take in two of Montmartre's...
Squares, Wineries / Breweries Montmartre
 
Carrefour de Buci
Just behind the neighborhood's namesake St-Germain church, this...
Neighborhoods / Streets St-Germain-des-Prés
 
Castel-Béranger
It's a shame you can't go inside this house, which is considered...
Houses / Mansions Western Paris
 
Centre Pompidou
Love it or hate it, the Pompidou is certainly the city's most...
Architectural Sites The Marais
 
Chocostory: Le Musée Gourmand du Chocolat
Considering that a daily dose of chocolate is practically obligatory...
Museums / Galleries Les Grands Boulevards
 
Cimetière du Montparnasse
Many of the neighborhood's most illustrious residents rest here...
Cemeteries Montparnasse
 
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise
Bring a red rose for "the Little Sparrow" Edith Piaf when you...
Cemeteries Eastern Paris
 
Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine
The greatest gems of French architecture are represented at the...
Museums / Galleries Champs-Élysées
 
Conciergerie
Most of the Ile de la Cité's medieval structures fell victim...
Architectural Sites The Islands
 
Église St-Germain-des-Prés
Paris's oldest church was built to shelter a simple shard of...
Religious Sites St-Germain-des-Prés
 
Église St-Merry
This impressive Gothic church, in the shadow of the Centre Pompidou...
Religious Sites The Marais
 
Église St-Sulpice
Dubbed the Cathedral of the Rive Gauche, this enormous 17th-century...
Religious Sites St-Germain-des-Prés
 
Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is to Paris what the Statue of Liberty is to...
Memorials / Monuments Around the Eiffel Tower
 
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
There's no shortage of museums in Paris, but this eye-catching...
Museums / Galleries, Gardens / Arboretums Montparnasse
 
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photography has deep roots in Montparnasse, as great experimenters...
Museums / Galleries Montparnasse
 
Fondation Le Corbusier
Maison La Roche is a must-see for architecture and design lovers...
Architectural Sites Western Paris
 
Galerie Véro-Dodat
A lovely 19th-century passage, gorgeously restored, the Véro-Dodat...
Stores / Malls Around the Louvre
 
Galerie Vivienne
Considered the grande dame of Paris's 19th-century passages...
Stores / Malls Around the Louvre
 
Galeries Lafayette
The stunning Byzantine glass coupole (dome) of the city's most...
Stores / Malls Les Grands Boulevards
 
Grand Palais
With its curved-glass roof and gorgeously restored Belle Époque...
Museums / Galleries, Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites Champs-Élysées
 
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution
With a parade of taxidermied animals ranging from the tiniest...
Museums / Galleries The Latin Quarter
 
Halle St-Pierre
This elegant iron-and-glass 19th-century market hall at the foot...
Markets / Bazaars Montmartre
 
Hôtel de Sully
This early Baroque gem, built in 1624, is one of the city's loveliest...
Houses / Mansions, Gardens / Arboretums The Marais
 
Hôtel de Ville
Overlooking the Seine, City Hall contains the residence and offices...
Government Buildings The Marais
 
Hôtel des Invalides
The Baroque complex known as Les Invalides (pronounced lehz-ahn-vah-leed)...
Memorials / Monuments Around the Eiffel Tower
 
Institut du Monde Arabe
This eye-catching metal-and-glass tower by architect Jean Nouvel...
Museums / Galleries, Libraries The Latin Quarter
 
Jardin des Plantes
Opened in 1640 and once known as the Jardin du Roi (or King's...
Parks, Gardens / Arboretums, Zoos / Aquariums The Latin Quarter
 
Jardin des Tuileries
The quintessential French garden, with its verdant lawns, manicured...
Parks Around the Louvre
 
Jardin du Luxembourg
Everything that is charming, unique, and befuddling about Parisian...
Gardens / Arboretums St-Germain-des-Prés
 
Les Arts Décoratifs
Sharing a wing of the Musée du Louvre, but with a separate entrance...
Museums / Galleries Around the Louvre
 
Les Catacombes
This is just the thing for anyone with morbid interests. What...
Cemeteries Montparnasse
 
Les Halles
For 800 years, Paris was fed by the acres of food halls overflowing...
Historic Districts / Sites Around the Louvre
 
The Louvre
The most recognized symbol of Paris is the Tour Eiffel, but the...
Museums / Galleries Around the Louvre
 
Maison de Victor Hugo
France's most famous scribe lived in this house on the northeast...
Houses / Mansions The Marais
 
Maison Européenne de la Photographie
Much of the credit for the city's ascendancy as a hub of international...
Museums / Galleries The Marais
 
Marché d'Aligre
Place d'Aligre boasts two of Paris's best markets: the lively...
Markets / Bazaars Eastern Paris
 
Mémorial de la Shoah
The first installation in this compelling memorial and museum...
Memorials / Monuments The Marais
 
Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation
On the eastern tip of the Ile de la Cité lies this stark monument...
Memorials / Monuments The Islands
 
Moulin de la Galette
Of the 14 windmills (moulins) that used to sit atop this hill...
Windmills Montmartre
 
Musée Carnavalet
If it has to do with Parisian history, it's here. A fascinating...
Museums / Galleries The Marais
 
Musée Cernuschi
Wealthy Milanese banker and patriot Enrico (Henri) Cernuschi...
Museums / Galleries Les Grands Boulevards
 
Musée Cognacq-Jay
One of the loveliest museums in Paris, this 16th-century Rococo-style...
Museums / Galleries The Marais
 
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme
This excellent museum traces the tempestuous history of French...
Museums / Galleries The Marais
 
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Although the city's modern art museum hasn't generated a buzz...
Museums / Galleries Champs-Élysées
 
Musée d'Orsay
Opened in 1986, this gorgeously renovated Belle Époque train...
Museums / Galleries St-Germain-des-Prés
 
Musée Dapper
Dedicated to the art of Africa and the African diaspora, the...
Museums / Galleries Champs-Élysées
 
Musée de Cluny
Built on the ruins of Roman baths, the Hôtel de Cluny has been...
Museums / Galleries The Latin Quarter
 
Musée de l'Orangerie
The lines can be long to see Claude Monet's huge, meditative...
Museums / Galleries Around the Louvre
 
Musée des Arts et Métiers
Science buffs should not miss this cavernous museum, Europe's...
Museums / Galleries The Marais
 
Musée du Quai Branly
This eye-catching museum overlooking the Seine was built by star...
Museums / Galleries Around the Eiffel Tower
 
Musée Guimet
The outstanding Musée Guimet boasts the western world's biggest...
Museums / Galleries Champs-Élysées
 
Musée Jacquemart-André
Perhaps the city's best small museum, the opulent Musée Jacquemart-André...
Museums / Galleries Les Grands Boulevards
 
Musée Marmottan Monet
A few years ago the underrated Marmottan tacked "Monet" onto...
Museums / Galleries Western Paris
 
Musée National Gustave-Moreau
Visiting the quirky town house and studio of painter Gustave...
Museums / Galleries Les Grands Boulevards
 
Musée Picasso
To the chagrin of Picasso fans everywhere, this immensely popular...
Museums / Galleries The Marais
 
Musée Zadkine
The sculptor Ossip Zadkine spent nearly four decades living in...
Museums / Galleries, Gardens / Arboretums Montparnasse
 
Notre-Dame
Looming above Place du Parvis on the Ile de la Cité is the iconic...
Religious Sites The Islands
 
Opéra de la Bastille
Paris's main opera house opened its doors on July 14, 1989, to...
Arts / Performance Venues Eastern Paris
 
Opéra Garnier
Haunt of the Phantom of the Opera and the real-life inspiration...
Arts / Performance Venues Les Grands Boulevards
 
Palais de Chaillot
This honey-color Art Deco cultural center on Place du Trocadéro...
Museums / Galleries, Arts / Performance Venues, Gardens / Arboretums Champs-Élysées
 
Palais de Tokyo
The go-to address for some of the city's funkiest exhibitions...
Museums / Galleries Champs-Élysées
 
Palais-Royal
The quietest, most romantic Parisian garden is enclosed within...
Squares Around the Louvre
 
Panthéon
Rome has St. Peter's, London has St. Paul's, and Paris has the...
Memorials / Monuments The Latin Quarter
 
Parc de la Villette
This former abattoir is now a 130-acre ultramodern park. With...
Parks Eastern Paris
 
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
If you're tired of perfectly manicured Parisian parks with lawns...
Parks Eastern Paris
 
Parc Monceau
This exquisitely landscaped park began in 1778 as the Duc de...
Parks Les Grands Boulevards
 
Place de la Bastille
Nothing remains of the infamous Bastille prison, destroyed more...
Squares Eastern Paris
 
Place de la Concorde
This square at the foot of the Champs-Élysées was originally...
Squares Around the Louvre
 
Place des Abbesses
This triangular square is typical of the countrified style that...
Squares Montmartre
 
Place du Tertre
Artists have peddled their wares in this square for centuries...
Squares Montmartre
 
Place Vendôme
Jules-Hardouin Mansart, an architect of Versailles Palace, designed...
Squares Around the Louvre
 
Rue Montorgueil
Rue Montorgueil was once the gritty oyster hub of Les Halles...
Neighborhoods / Streets Around the Louvre
 
Rue Mouffetard
This winding cobblestone street is one of the city's oldest and...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Latin Quarter
 
Sacré-Coeur
It's hard to not feel as though you're climbing up to heaven...
Religious Sites Montmartre
 
Sainte-Chapelle
Built by the obsessively pious Louis IX (1226–70), this Gothic...
Religious Sites The Islands
 
St-Eustache
Built as the market neighborhood's answer to Notre-Dame, this...
Religious Sites Around the Louvre
 
Tour Montparnasse
One of continental Europe's tallest skyscrapers offers visitors...
Architectural Sites, Viewpoints Montparnasse
 
Viaduc des Arts/Promenade Plantée
Once a train line from the Paris suburbs to Bastille, this redbrick...
Stores / Malls Eastern Paris
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