Paris Attractions – Favorite Sites & Sights in the City of Lights

There's a lot to see in Paris. Of course there are the big Paris attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, a trip out to Versailles. But, we love Paris for the lovely, smaller, everyday sites and sights as well.

So, we'd like to introduce you to some of the less well known Paris attractions — the things that, nonetheless, help to make the city what it is, the city we love to spend time in. The gardens and parks, the city's squares and plazas, hidden attractions, family attractions, and even the bridges. We'll also share tips on visiting the bigger attractions.


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Quick Guide to 8 Top Paris Tourist Attractions

Quick Guide to 8 Top Paris Tourist Attractions

It can be a challenge to decide what to see and then determine the best ways to see it all. So, let's start with some of the attractions we already know you will want to visit — like the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower and Musée d'Orsay.

In our quick guide to the top 8 tourist attractions we'll tell you how to get there, how to get in, share Insiders advice, and even tell you how to save on tickets.

Hidden Landmarks of Paris

Hidden Landmarks of Paris

Okay, we know everyone can reel off names of the famous landmarks of Paris, but what about the little-known, the out-of-the-way, the hidden sites & sights?

That's what we reveal in this article — ancient city walls, waterfalls, an archaeological crypt, underground burial sites, and , yes, even the Statue of Liberty.

The Top Attractions In Paris – 5 Insiders Itineraries

The Top Attractions In Paris – 5 Insiders Itineraries

As we said, there are a lot of attractions in Paris, and we do mean a LOT! How are you going to fit in the top sights without getting too tired out? It's because of that question that we created five manageable half-day or full-day itineraries that take you to the top attractions in the center of the city.

Our itineraries take you to Montmartre; to the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe; to the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero; to the Musée d'Orsay; and tell you the best way to explore the Louvre.


The Gardens & Parks of Paris

Gardens & Parks of Paris

Why does Paris seem greener and more open than most other European capitals? And how does it accomplish that when the population density is so high?

We think it's because of the proliferation of gardens and parks, found in every corner of the city. Some are large, like Jardin du Luxembourg, but many are tiny, pocket parks set on a corner or next to a Metro station. Read our guide.

The Bridges of Paris

The Bridges of Paris

They are more than simply a way to get across the river. The bridges of Paris are part of the city's past, and its present and, to our mind, one of the most interesting Pari attractions.

These graceful and architecturally-interesting crossings add to the overall charm of the city, with the oldest bridge dating back to the reign of king Henry IV and the newest bridges as modern as today.

Les Places & Squares

Les Places & Squares

In addition to the parks, like Luxembourg and the Tuileries, Paris is graced with a veritable plethora of public squares and plazas, called places in French.

They contribute to the openness, the airiness of the city and are the meeting places and crossroads of the urban area. Here's what we like…


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The Catacombs

The Catacombs

Speaking of hidden, this one is underground. It may be a bit creepy to some, but most people find it fascinating

When the Paris cemeteries overflowed with centuries of the dead, where were they going to put them? They found a good use for the underground, abandoned limestone quarries in the south part of the city. Now, you too can visit.

Fun Family Attractions in Paris

Family Attractions in Paris

Now let's move from the eerie to the cheery!

Paris is a great place for a family vacation. We've done lots of things with Alexandre over years — from zoos to parks to science museums to walking tours. Now we share some of our best ideas so you, too, can have fun with your kids in the City of Fun!

Best Views of the Paris Skyline

The Paris Skyline

Unlike virtually every other major city, there is almost nothing in Paris over fives storeys high to block the view of the city skyline. We'll share our favorite places to view the Paris skyline, and tell you what you'll see when you're looking at it.


Gobelins Paris – Tapestry Works

Gobelins Paris

The Gobelins Paris tapestry workshop was establishd by Louis XIV and, amazingly, still produces tapestries today. It's part of a complex of workshops and restoration facilities that supply the French government with furniture and works of art.

We'll tell you about the Gobelins and its history, the facilities, the tapestries, the furniture, and how you can visit on a guided tour.

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