Sights in Paris
in Paris is more than the Eiffel Tower. On
this page you'll find information about the many wonderful sights of Paris, with
some of our favorites in bold. For
more general information about Paris
including the Arrondissement, the Metro or Museum Passes or read about our 10
favorite Paris sites, please follow the links.
Jardin du Palais Royal-1630 palace with interior statue filled garden
Rue de Rivoli- shopping arcade
Orangerie-19th Century citrus nursery now housing a collection of
Impressionist paintings including Monet’s giant murals of water
of 18th C. buildings with expensive jewelry stores and
Hôtel Ritz. The centerpiece is the
Colonne Vendôme, a column made by prisoners of Napoléon in 1805.
Forum des Halles-underground shopping complex on former site of Les Halles
(marketplace in Old World Paris)
Musée Picasso-devoted to works of Pablo Picasso
Rue des Rosiers-old Jewish neighborhood
Museum of Jewish Art and History
Musée Carnavalet-History of Paris
"Cité" Metro Stop-One
of original Art Nouveau 19th C. Metro entrances
place Louis Lepine. Note: on
Sunday it is a bird market.
air double decked bus tour with on and off privileges.
the 200,000 French victims of Nazi concentration camps.
Includes 200,000 lighted crystals and an eternal flame.
Conciergerie-14th Century palace used as a prison during the
French Revolution. Marie-Antoinette
was one of many who awaited death here.
bridge in Paris (1600).
small island once a sheep pasture, now boasting 17th Century aristocratic
mansions and a main street lined with shops and restaurants.
The most renowned ice cream shop in Paris, on the Isle St-Louis.
Centre Georges Pompidou-
large collection of modern and contemporary art.
The inside-out building is a work of art itself.
Eglise St-Eustache- Home of an 8,000 pipe organ - great for concerts!
Latin Quarter- So-called because Latin was once the language spoken at the
Sorbonne university located there. Lots of restaurants, bookstores and nightlife.
Quai de Montebello-traditional booksellers stalls
Musée de Cluny - museum of Medieval art set in the ancient Roman baths
Panthéon - originally an 18th Century domed church, now a
mausoleum for some of France’s historical figures including Victor Hugo
Food market on rue Mouffetard
Jardin des Plantes-park with 2000+ plants from around world, and the Museum
of Natural History.
St-Germain des Prés-charming
neighborhood with narrow streets, hidden squares, tiny shops and boutiques
Café de Flore and Deux Magots-legendary cafés that Hemingway’s crowd
Eglise St-Germain des Prés-oldest church in Paris (6th C.)
St Sulpice-Organ music delight with two Sunday masses and maybe a chance to watch
the organist perform.
Les Egouts- tour
the longest sewer system in the world
Hôtel des Invalides-1670 hospital for invalids, now Napoléon’s Tomb
& Musée de l’Armée
Pont Alexandre III
- ornate bridge decorated with candelabra lamps, winged horses, nymphs &
- sculptures by Augustine Rodin including The Thinker and
- Famous tree lined boulevard with shops, cafes, and cinemas
Place de la Concorde
- Place of executions during the Revolution.
Centerpiece is a 3000 year old Egyptian obelisk from the Temple of
Ramses. Location of a huge Ferris
wheel and the famously luxurious Hôtel de Crillon.
de la Madeleine-18th Century church built like a Greek
temple. World class gourmet food
Opéra Garnier - Opera House (1860) a beautiful example of Beaux Arts
architecture. The lavish
interior can be seen by guided tour.
Story- A multi media film with Victor Hugo as your guide telling you the
history of Paris' famous monuments. Annoying headphones, but very
Montparnasse - neighborhood of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas and Ernest
Hemmingway in 1920s
Famous literary cafes: La Rotonde, Le Select, La Dôme, La Coupole (blvd
Montparnasse & Raspail)
Catacombs - Underground walk-bones of 6 million
Place de l’Alma
- Princess Diana memorial
Bois de Boulogne - 2200 acre park includes Shakespeare gardens, amusement
park and miniature zoo-fun place for the family
Musée Guimet - Asian Art Museum
Musée Marmottan Monet - the largest collection of Claude Monet's paintings
Musée de Balzac - former home of French literary figure Balzac-now a museum about
his life and works
Avenue Foch -widest avenue in Paris and the home to the rich and famous
Père-Lachaise- Largest and most elite park like cemetery in Paris.
Some of the residents include Heloise and Abelard, Balzac, Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Edith Piaf
and even Jim Morrison.
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