Paris Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Paris - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Arènes de Lutèce

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This Roman amphitheater, designed as a theater and circus, was almost completely destroyed by barbarians in AD 280. The site was rediscovered...

Grande Galerie de l'Évolution

  • Museum/Gallery

With a parade of taxidermied animals ranging from the tiniest dung beetle to the tallest giraffe, this four-story natural history museum...

Institut du Monde Arabe

  • Building/Architectural Site

This eye-catching metal-and-glass tower by architect Jean Nouvel cleverly uses metal diaphragms in the shape of square Arabic-style screens...

Jardin des Plantes

  • Garden/Arboretum

Opened in 1640 and once known as the Jardin du Roi (or King's Garden), this sprawling patch of greenery is a neighborhood gem. It's home...

La Grande Mosquée de Paris

  • Building/Architectural Site

This awe-inspiring white mosque, built between 1922 and 1926, has tranquil arcades and a minaret decorated in the style of Moorish Spain.

La Sorbonne

  • Educational Institution

Unless your French is good enough to justify joining a 90-minute group tour (€9, by reservation only), you can't get into the city's...

Le Musée de la Préfecture de Police

  • Museum/Gallery

Crime buffs will enjoy this museum hidden on the second floor of the 5e arrondissement's police station. Although the exhibits are in...

Manufacture des Gobelins

  • Educational Institution

Tapestries have been woven at this spot in southeastern Paris, on the banks of the long-covered Bièvre River, since 1662. The Galerie...

Musée de Cluny

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Built on the ruins of Roman baths, the Hôtel de Cluny has been a museum since medievalist Alexandre Du Sommerard established his collection...

Panthéon

  • Building/Architectural Site

Rome has St. Peter's, London has St. Paul's, and Paris has the Panthéon, whose enormous dome dominates the Left Bank. Built as the church...

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