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  • 1. Bois de Boulogne

    Western Paris | Garden/Arboretum

    When Parisians want to experience the great outdoors without going too far from home, they head to the Bois de Boulogne. Once a royal hunting...Read More

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    2. Centre Pompidou

    Marais Quarter | Library/Archive

    Love it or hate it, the Pompidou is certainly a unique-looking building. Most Parisians have warmed to the industrial, Lego-like exterior that...Read More

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  • 3. Fondation Louis Vuitton

    Western Paris | Museum/Gallery

    Rising up out of the Bois de Boulogne like a magnificent ship sporting billowing crystal sails, Frank Gehry’s contemporary-art museum and cultural...Read More

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    4. Opéra Garnier

    Grands Boulevards | Arts/Performance Venue

    Haunt of the Phantom of the Opera and the real-life inspiration for Edgar Degas's dancer paintings, the gorgeous Opéra Garnier is one of two...Read More

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  • 5. Carré Roland Dorgelès

    Montmartre | Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    This unassuming square is a perfect place to take in two of Montmartre's most photographed sites: the pink-and-green Au Lapin Agile cabaret...Read More

  • 6. Comédie Française

    Louvre | Arts/Performance Venue

    Refined productions by Molière and Racine, and modern interpretations by masters such as Robert Wilson, are staged regularly (though only in...Read More

  • 7. Église St-Merry

    Marais Quarter | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This impressive Gothic church, in the shadow of the Centre Pompidou, was completed in 1550. Notable features include the turret (it contains...Read More

  • 8. Grand Palais

    Champs-Élysées | Museum/Gallery

    With its curved-glass roof and gorgeously restored Belle Époque ornamentation, you can't miss the Grand Palais whether you're approaching from...Read More

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  • 9. La Gaîté Lyrique

    Marais Quarter | Museum/Gallery

    One of Paris's newest contemporary-art venues combines innovative exhibits with live musical performances and a multimedia space that features...Read More

  • 10. Le 104

    Eastern Paris | Museum/Gallery

    Le Cent Quatre takes its name from its address in a rough-around-the-edges corner of the 19e arrondissement, not far from the top of the Canal...Read More

  • 11. Mairie du 6e

    St-Germain-des-Prés | Government Building

    The mairie (town hall) of the 6e arrondissement often stages impressive free art exhibitions and other cultural offerings. Stop by the accueil...Read More

  • 12. Opéra Bastille

    Bastille | Arts/Performance Venue

    Paris's main opera house opened its doors on July 14, 1989, to mark the bicentennial of the French Revolution. The fabulous acoustics of the...Read More

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  • 13. Palais de Chaillot

    Champs-Élysées | Garden/Arboretum

    This honey-color Art Deco cultural center on Place du Trocadéro was built in the 1930s to replace a Moorish-style building constructed for the...Read More

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  • 14. Parc de la Villette

    Eastern Paris | Garden/Arboretum

    This former abattoir (slaughterhouse) is now an ultramodern, 130-acre park. With lawns and play areas, an excellent science museum, a music...Read More

  • 15. St-Louis-en-L'Ile

    Île Saint-Louis | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    You can't miss the unusual lacy spire of this church as you approach the Ile St-Louis; it's the only church on the island and there are no other...Read More

  • 16. Studio 28

    Montmartre | Arts/Performance Venue

    This little movie house has a distinguished history: when it opened in 1928, it was the first theater in the world purposely built for art...Read More

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