A must-see symbol and monument of the capital, the Eiffel Tower stretches 325m into the sky and weighs a total of 10,000 tonnes. Built in 2 years, 2 months and 5 days, it was erected on the occasion of the Universal Exposition in 1889.
On the first floor, you will find shops; on the second you can try a gourmet meal at the famous Jules Verne restaurant, and finally on the third floor, enjoy an exceptional 360° view!
5, avenue Anatole France
Located on the Place de l'Étoile, at the end of the Avenue Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe is the biggest Arc in the world. It was constructed in 1806, on the order of Napoléon, to celebrate the emperor's victory in Austerlitz.
Under the Arc you can find the tomb of the Unknown Solider. At the summit of the monument, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Paris, day and night, with two orientation tables.
Place Charles de Gaulle Etoile
The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, it is the most visited monument in France. It is located in the historic centre of Paris on the edge of l’île de la Cité. Works started in the 8th Century and it was completed in the 15th Century. The numerous visitors can admire the stained glass windows and rosettes, the towers, the spire and the gargoyles. They can also climb the towers and enjoy a panoramic view of Paris.
6, Parvis Notre-Dame
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, consecrated in 1919, is one of Paris' emblematic monuments. Located at the summit of Montmartre Hill, it offers one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the capital, at 130m high. You can also visit the dome, from which the 360° view of Paris is magnificent. A few steps from the Basilica you will find the Place du Tertre, the Abbesses' quarter with its steep little streets, and at the foot of the hill, the famous Moulin Rouge Cabaret.
35, rue du Chevalier de la Barre
Every tour of the capital merits a visit to the Louvre, the largest museum in Paris and a veritable treasure trove. It brings together works of Western art from the Middle Ages to 1848, from ancient Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilisations, graphic art and Islamic art. The former royal palace reveals its masterpieces: The Mona Lisa, The Raft of the Medusa, The Venus de Milo, The Winged Victory of Samothrace and more. More than 35,000 works in total!
Known the world over for its rich collection of impressionist art, the Musée d'Orsay is also the museum hosting a wealth of artistic creations from the eastern world between 1848 and 1914. Its collections represent all forms of expression, from paintings to architecture, through sculpture, the decorative arts and photography. You will be dazzled by the beauty of the place: a station that seems to be a palace, inaugurated for the Universal Exhibition in 1900.
1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur
Located on the banks of the Seine, not far from the Eiffel Tower, the Musée du quai Branly displays 3500 works of African, American, Asian and Oceania Art. This important collection of non-Western arts must not be missed.
Its original and imposing architecture conceived by Jean Nouvel, as well as its wild garden, make it a unique and delightful place.
37, Quai de Branly
The Centre Georges Pompidou is an architectural marvel of the 20th Century, recognised by its external escalators and enormous coloured pipes.
The works of must-see artists are displayed chronologically, in two spaces: the modern from 1905 to 1960 (Matisse, Picasso, Dubuffet, etc.) and the contemporary period from 1960 to today (Andy Warhol, Niki de Saint Phalle, Anish Kapoor, etc).
Place Georges Pompidou