Tourist attractions in Paris – 10 best things to do!

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If you are reading this, it means you are already in Paris and are looking for attractions to visit in the city.

Chances are also that you are planning a trip to the fashion city of Paris and after packing all your blacks are now planning your itinerary.

Either way, you will love our list of the most popular tourist attractions in Paris, France.

Paris is one of the leading tourist destinations of the world because of some of the finest tourist attractions in and around the city.

This French city is at the top of our list of the most romantic honeymoon destinations.

Perhaps, London is the only other city which can even come close to the popularity that Paris enjoys amongst tourists. Paris city’s official guide.

Grand Palais

The Grand Palais shows art exhibitions and hosts different cultural events, attracting over 2 million people each year. Nito /

Located in the heart of Paris, Grand Palais is the world’s largest existing ironwork and glass structure.

It’s a large historic site, exhibition hall and a museum that makes it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Paris.

Once you are in Paris, go to this magnificent place to see the contemporary art and fashion.

Catacombs of Paris

Catacombs of Paris is a nice tourist attraction of the city, but may not be suitable for those with a weak heart.

The Catacombs of Paris are underground ossuaries, in Paris.

It is the 200 miles of caves and tunnels and most of it is filled with bones and skulls of the dead. That’s the reason it’s also known as ‘The World’s Largest Grave’.

This place is not suitable for people with a weak heart or respiratory problems and young children. Image Courtesy:


The Sainte Chapelle was to house precious Christian relics, including Christ’s crown of thorns. This is why it was built in a record seven years time. Augustin Lazaroiu /

Sainte-Chapelle is a 13th century royal gothic chapel. Located in the heart of Paris, erection of this chapel was commissioned by Louis IX of France.

This stunning chapel is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Paris. Go to this place to witness one of the great achievements of Gothic architecture.

Sacre-Coeur, Paris

This Cathedral is also known as The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris. This attraction is located in the highest part of the city of Paris – Montmartre Hill. Brian Kinney /

Sacre-Coeur is a Roman Catholic Church that is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France.

Situated on the top of Montmartre hill, this majestic monument is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Paris.

It took 40 years to build this monument of repute.

Disneyland Paris

Also known as Euro Disney Resort, this attraction is in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town located 32 km east of the centre of Paris. Alliance /

Originally named Euro Disney Resort and commonly known as Disneyland Paris, this is an entertainment park which is the most visited theme park in all of France and Europe.

This 4,800 acres of resort has two theme park, resort hotels, a shopping, dining and entertainment complex and a golf course.

Musee d’Orsay

Interestingly this tourist attraction in Paris is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay railway station. EnricoRubicondo /

The Musee d’Orsay is a museum in Paris, which is housed in a train station building.

This museum holds the French art work from 1848 to 1915.

Art lovers from every corner of the world come here every day and if you are one of them, it is a must visit place for you.

Some of the artists you can expect to see at Mussee d’Orsay are painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh.

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe in Paris is built on a very large scale and is a symbol of Napoleon’s victories.

Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. Located in the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, this arch was commissioned by Napoleon as a tribute to those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars.

Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. Image Courtesy:

Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris is the most visited monument in Paris. Work on this Parisian attraction started in the 13th century and finished in the 15th. Viacheslav Lopatin /

Notre Dame de Paris meaning ‘Our Lady of Paris’ in French is a Gothic Cathedral located in Paris.

It’s a 12th century building which is best known for its French Gothic architecture that makes it one of the most popular tourist attractions of Paris.

There are a lot of beautiful Parisian hotels surrounding the cathedral which give you a magnificent view of it.

The Louvre

The Louvre is world’s largest art museum. It houses around 40 thousand items ranging from the prehistoric to the modern times. Netfalls Remy Musser /

Once was a royal palace and now the world’s most famous museum, The Louvre is one the most popular tourist attractions in Paris.

Situated at the heart of Paris this grand museum has some finest work of art including Mona Lisa and Venus of Milo.

If you have slightest of love for art, you must visit this place.

Eiffel Tower

The magic of Eiffel Tower can only be felt by tourists who visit this attraction in Paris. Couples have known to find kissing and hugging below the Eiffel very romantic.

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

Located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, Eiffel Tower attracts more visitors than any other paid tourists attractions in the world.

We don’t need to assure you that it’s a must visit attraction, for we know you won’t get out of Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. Image Courtesy:

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Deeksha Anand: Deeksha loves to explore diverse cultures and cuisines. She is always looking forward to learn what different countries have to offer. She is not too worried about the holiday destination as long as it is different from her last one. She loves roaming around the streets with no timelines to adhere. Favorite Cities: New York, Barcelona, London, Paris, Rome

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