Paris

 

Paris

 

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Situated on the Seine River, in the north of the country, it is at the heart of the Île-de-France region. You can buy our complete Paris City Guide on Google Play Store.

 

Most popular places to visit in Paris are:

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l'Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.

The Arc de Triomphe also known as Triumphal Arch, honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.

The monument stands 50 metres (164 ft) in height, 45 m (148 ft) wide and 22 m (72 ft) deep. The large vault is 29.19 m (95.8 ft) high and 14.62 m (48.0 ft) wide. The small vault is 18.68 m (61.3 ft) high and 8.44 m (27.7 ft) wide. Its design was inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus.

 

Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris

Reach:

Metro: M1, M2, M6 (Charles de Gaulle - Étoile)

Train: RER A (Charles de Gaulle - Étoile)

 

Opening Hours:

1st Apr - 30th Sep: 10:00 - 23:00

1st Oct - 31st Mar : 10:00 - 22:30

Pay attention: Due to weather, the monument schedules could be modified.

 

Entrance Fee:

Adults: 12 €

Children under 18 (family visit): Free

 

Website: www.paris-arc-de-triomphe.fr

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris, also known as Euro Disney Resort, is an entertainment resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town located

32 km (20 mi) east of the centre of Paris. The resort covers 4,800 acres (19 km2) and encompasses two theme parks, several resort hotels, a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, and a golf course, in addition to several additional recreational and entertainment venues.

Disneyland Park is the original theme park of the complex, opening with the resort on 12 April 1992. A second theme park, Walt Disney Studios Park opened in 2002.

 

Address: 77777 Marne-la-Vallée, France

Reach: Train: RER A (Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy)

 

Website: www.disneylandparis.fr

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower also known as La Tour Eiffel, is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

 

The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world.

 

The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to assume the title of the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years, until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930. Because of the addition of the antenna atop the Eiffel Tower in 1957, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building by 5.2 metres (17 ft).

 

The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second. The third level observatory's upper platform is 276 m (906 ft) above the ground, the highest accessible to the public in the European Union.

 

Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris

Reach:

Metro: M6 (Bir-Hakeim)

Train: RER C (Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel)

 

Opening Hours:

Mid Jun - Early Sep: 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 a.m.

Last lift midnight (11:00 p.m. for the top)

Rest of the year: 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m

Last lift 11:00 p.m. (10:30* p.m. for the top)

* This time may be brought forward depending on visitor numbers.

 

Entrance Fee:

Lift entrance ticket (valid to 2nd floor)

Adults: 16 €

Youth (12 - 24 years): 8 €

Children (4 - 11 years): 4 €

Lift entrance ticket to top

Adults: 25 €

Youth (12-24 years): 12.50 €

Children (4-11 years): 6.30 €

Stairs entrance ticket (valid to 2nd floor)

Adults: 10 €

Youth (12-24 years): 5 €

Children (4-11 years): 2.50 €

Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum also known as The Louvre, is one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district).

Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). With more than 9.7 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world's most visited museum.

 

Address: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

Reach: Metro: M1 (Louvre - Rivoli), M1, M7 (Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre)

 

Opening Hours:

Mon, Thu, Sat, Sun: 9:00 - 18:00

Wed, Fri : 9:00 - 21:45

Tue: Closed

 

Entrance Fee: 15 €

Website: www.louvre.fr

Luxembourg Gardens

The Luxembourg Garden also known as Jardin du Luxembourg, was created beginning in 1612 by Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France, for a new residence she constructed, the Luxembourg Palace. The garden today is owned by the French Senate, which meets in the Palace.

The park, which covers 23 hectares, is known for its lawns, tree-lined promenades, flowerbeds, the model sailboats on its circular basin, and for the picturesque Medici Fountain, built in 1620.

 

Address: 6e Arrondissement, 75006 Paris

Reach: Train: RER B (Luxembourg)

 

Entrance Fee: Free

 

Website: www.senat.fr

Musée d'Orsay

The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris situated on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900.

The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh.

 

Address: 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris

Reach:

Train: RER C (Musée d'Orsay)

Metro: M12 (Solférino)

 

Opening Hours:

Tue - Sun: 9:30 - 18:00

Thu : 9:30 - 21:45

Mon: Closed

 

Entrance Fee:

Adults: 12 €

Children (under 18 years): Free

 

Website: www.musee-orsay.fr

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Notre-Dame also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or Notre-Dame de Paris, is a historic Catholic cathedral on the

eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris.

The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world. The naturalism of its sculptures and stained glass are in contrast with earlier Romanesque architecture.

 

Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame, Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris

Reach:

Train: RER B, RER C (Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame)

Metro: M4 (Cité)

 

Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri: 7:45 - 18:45

Sat - Sun: 7:45 - 19:15

 

Website: www.notredamedeparis.fr

Palais Garnier

The Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera. It was originally known as Salle des Capucines, but soon became known as the Palais Garnier in recognition of its opulence and its architect, Charles Garnier.

The Palais Garnier is "probably the most famous opera house in the world, a symbol of Paris like Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, or the Sacré Coeur Basilica".

 

Address: 8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris

Reach: Metro: M3, M7, M8 (Opéra)

 

Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00

 

Website: www.operadeparis.fr

Pont Alexandre III

The Pont Alexandre III is a deck arch bridge that spans the Seine in Paris. It connects the Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides and Eiffel Tower quarter. The widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in the city. It is classified as a French Monument historique.

 

Address: Pont Alexandre III, Paris

Reach:

Metro: M8, M13 (Invalides)

Train: RER C (Invalides)

Sacré-Cœur

The Sacré-Cœur also known as The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris or Sacré-Cœur Basilica, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city.

The Sacré-Cœur Basilica was designed by Paul Abadie. Construction began in 1875 and was finished in 1914. It was consecrated after the end of World War I in 1919. The Basilica together at the Vittoriano monument in Rome is the whitest of Europe.

 

Address: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris

Reach: Metro: M4 (Château Rouge), M2 (Anvers), M12 (Abbesses), M12 (Lamarck - Caulaincourt), M12 (Jules Joffrin)

 

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sun: 6:00 - 22:30

 

Entrance Fee: Free

 

Website: www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com