There’s so much to see in beautiful Paris that it can be hard to know where to start. That's why we’ve put together a guide of the city’s top attractions to give you some inspiration…
Disneyland Paris is one of the city’s most famous attractions and while you might think it’s just for the kids, it’s actually great fun for adults too! You can experience the magic of Disney, meet your favourite characters and enjoy hours of fun on the fantastic rides. With 2 amazing parks to explore, you can have endless fun and make lasting memories. There are lots of exciting shows to watch, thrilling roller coasters to brave and a stunning night-time firework display that takes place above the park’s iconic Sleeping Beauty castle.
Booking your Disneyland Paris tickets in advance is important if you want to save money, as prices are always much higher on the gate.
A visit to Paris isn’t complete until you’ve seen the Eiffel Tower. This iconic landmark is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, welcoming more than 7 million visitors each year! Standing at an impressive 324-metres-tall, the incredible attraction is a must-see. We’d recommend visiting during the day to appreciate the spectacular panoramic views, and also admiring it at night, when the tower comes to life with a dazzling light display.
If you book your tickets in advance, you can benefit from skip the line entry, so you won’t have to wait around in long queues! You’ll also have an expert tour guide with you, who will tell you all about the tower’s fascinating history. If you're celebrating a special occasion or just want to treat yourself (well, you are on holiday!) you can indulge in a delicious lunch or dinner in the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant located on the first floor.
Home to the famous Mona Lisa and approximately 70,000 pieces of incredible artwork, the Louvre is another ‘must see’ attraction. The popular museum is one of the largest museums in the world, and welcomes more than 8 million visitors per year. With so much to see, it would be impossible to make your way around the entire museum, but if you want a bit of help finding the most famous pieces of art, you can purchase tickets for an audio tour. This will help you find the Mona Lisa, Venus of Milo statue, the Winged Victory and many more, whilst giving you all the information you need to know.
Notre-Dame is another of the city’s must-see attractions, and one you should definitely make time to visit. Admission is free, but due to its extreme popularity, we’d recommend visiting early to avoid waiting in line to get in. This breath-taking cathedral is unlike any other and the striking beauty you see on the outside is magnified on the inside. Spend some time admiring the grandeur of the cathedral and its colourful stained-glass windows, and make sure you pick up either a paper or audio guide so that you can learn all of the secrets and history of this wonderful landmark.
The River Seine flows right through the heart of Paris, stretching 777-kilometres long! To get a close-up look you can enjoy a relaxing stroll across one of the 32 bridges that cross over the river. The best way to experience it though, is with a sightseeing river cruise. Set sail along the glistening water, on a journey that takes you past some of the city’s most popular attractions. You’ll pass by the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre and more. The hop-on hop-off cruise gives you the chance to get off at popular tourist spots, so that you can go off and explore the city at your own pace.
Arc de Triomphe
One of the most famous monuments in Paris, the Arc de Triomphe was built to honour all the French soldiers lost in the wars. The names of the military leaders from the French Revolution and Empire are inscribed on the inside of the arch pillars. The flame of remembrance is lit every day at 6:30pm, so we’d suggest visiting around this time to see it.
You can admire the arch from below, or head to the observation deck which is 50-metres high. Here you can take in views of the Champs-Élysées and surrounding areas.
Honorary Mention- Palace of Versailles
While this isn't an attraction in the centre of Paris, we couldn’t resist mentioning the stunning Palace of Versailles. At less than an hour’s drive away, it’s definitely worth a visit when you're in Paris. This gorgeous place was once home to royalty, but is now open to the public as a museum. With more than 2,300 rooms there’s plenty to see! Learn about the royal chateau’s rich history and admire the beautiful architecture and striking design of the gardens while you’re there.
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