Sights & Attractions in Paris

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Fodor's Choice Sights in Paris

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Ancien Cloître Quartier
Hidden in the shadows of Notre-Dame is this evocative, often-overlooked...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Islands
 
Arc de Triomphe
Inspired by Rome's Arch of Titus, this colossal, 164-foot triumphal...
Memorials / Monuments, Viewpoints Champs-Élysées
 
Canal St-Martin
This once-forgotten canal has morphed into one of the city's...
Bodies of Water Eastern Paris
 
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
 
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise
Bring a red rose for "the Little Sparrow" Edith Piaf when you...
Cemeteries Eastern Paris
 
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
 
Hôtel des Invalides
The Baroque complex known as Les Invalides (pronounced lehz-ahn-vah-leed)...
Memorials / Monuments Around the Eiffel Tower
 
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
 
The Louvre
The most recognized symbol of Paris is the Tour Eiffel, but the...
Museums / Galleries Around the Louvre
 
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 d'Orsay
Opened in 1986, this gorgeously renovated Belle Époque train...
Museums / Galleries St-Germain-des-Prés
 
Musée de Cluny
Built on the ruins of Roman baths, the Hôtel de Cluny has been...
Museums / Galleries The Latin Quarter
 
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 Picasso
To the chagrin of Picasso fans everywhere, this immensely popular...
Museums / Galleries The Marais
 
Musée Rodin
Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) briefly made his home and studio in...
Museums / Galleries, Gardens / Arboretums Around the Eiffel Tower
 
Notre-Dame
Looming above Place du Parvis on the Ile de la Cité is the iconic...
Religious Sites The Islands
 
Opéra Garnier
Haunt of the Phantom of the Opera and the real-life inspiration...
Arts / Performance Venues Les Grands Boulevards
 
Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode
The city's Museum of Fashion occupies a suitably fashionable...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces Champs-Élysées
 
Palais-Royal
The quietest, most romantic Parisian garden is enclosed within...
Squares Around the Louvre
 
Place des Vosges
The oldest square in Paris and—dare we say it?—the most beautiful...
Squares The Marais
 
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
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