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  • Arc de Triomphe

    1. Arc de Triomphe

    Champs-Élysées | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Inspired by Rome's Arch of Titus, this colossal, 164-foot triumphal arch was ordered by Napoléon—who liked to consider himself the heir to Roman...Read More

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  • Eiffel Tower

    2. Eiffel Tower

    Eiffel Tower | Building/Architectural Site

    The Eiffel Tower is to Paris what the Statue of Liberty is to New York and what Big Ben is to London: the ultimate civic emblem. French engineer...Read More

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  • Hôtel des Invalides

    3. Hôtel des Invalides

    Eiffel Tower | Museum/Gallery

    The Baroque complex known as Les Invalides (pronounced "lehz-ahn-vah- leed ") is the eternal home of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769–1821) or, more...Read More

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  • Musée d'Orsay

    4. Musée d'Orsay

    St-Germain-des-Prés | Museum/Gallery

    Opened in 1986, this gorgeously renovated Belle Époque train station displays a world-famous collection of Impressionist and Postimpressionist...Read More

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  • Notre-Dame

    5. Notre-Dame

    Ile de la Cité | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Looming above Place du Parvis, this Gothic sanctuary is the symbolic heart of Paris and, for many, of France itself. Napoléon was crowned here...Read More

  • Sainte-Chapelle

    6. Sainte-Chapelle

    Ile de la Cité | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built by the obsessively pious Louis IX (1214–70), this Gothic jewel is home to the oldest stained-glass windows in Paris. The chapel was constructed...Read More

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  • The Louvre

    7. The Louvre

    Louvre | Museum/Gallery

    Simply put, the Louvre is the world's greatest art museum—and the largest, with 675,000 square feet of works from almost every civilization...Read More

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