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13 Most Beautiful Places in Paris , France

Updated: Jul 11, 2021

What comes to mind first when you think of Paris? Eiffel or Notre Dame? We have listed 13 famous places in Paris for a nice trip from the Eiffel to the most famous bookstore, from museums to cafes! Check out our list to explore Paris, one of the most visited cities in the world. Top 13 Famous Places in Paris.

1. Eiffel Tower

The most important symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous structures not only in France but also in the world. It welcomes more than seven million visitors each year. La Tour Eiffel is located in the Champ de Mars region, which can be considered the center of Paris. It consists of 1665 steps with a height of 300 meters and consists of three floors in total. There are cafes and restaurants on the first and second floors. The Eiffel Tower is the most famous and iconic structure to visit in Paris.

The most important symbol of Paris
Eiffel Tower

2. Louvre Museum

Even though the Louvre Museum was closed for 150 days because of the Covid-19, it was the most visited art museum in the world in 2020. The museum hosts 35,000 artworks. The best known of these are the Mona Lisa, The Wedding at Cana, and the Venus de Milo from the 1st century. The museum receives 15,000 visitors a day.

The standard entrance fee is €15, but it is recommended to buy online to avoid long queues.

Louvre Museum
Louvre Museum

3. Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is a huge amusement park and the second Disneyland park to open outside the United States, is called Euro Disney.

Disneyland has hotels, restaurants, shops, swimming pools, golf courses, Disney Studios, and toys. Here you can have fun and step into a colorful world. During the day, you may encounter Walt Disney characters signing in the park.

Don't forget to visit Disneyland Paris to make your Paris trip fun.

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Disneyland Paris is a huge amusement park and the second Disneyland park to open outside the United States
Disneyland Paris

4. Musée d'Orsay

If the Louvre museum was not enough for you, you should visit the Musée d'Orsay! The building, which was built as a train station in 1898, was turned into a museum in 1986. Today, there are more than 2,000 paintings and more than 600 sculptures in Orsay. The collection consists of impressionism, post-impressionism, and neo-impressionism.

It is also 15 min walking distance to the Louvre Museum.

Musée d'Orsay
Musée d'Orsay

5. Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral. It is one of the most famous buildings in Paris, after the Eiffel Tower. It owes some of its fame to Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. It is the most important work of French gothic architecture and is visited by millions of tourists every year.

After the fire of April 15, 2019, the Cathedral was closed.

medieval Catholic cathedral
Notre-Dame de Paris

6. Sainte-Chapelle

Another famous place in Paris. Considered among the highest achievements of the Gothic architecture of the Rayonnant period, this chapel is quite impressive with its appearance. So much that you can admire the stained glass windows!

The chapel is divided into two parts. The upper part belongs to the King and his family, the lower part is dedicated to Saint Mary. You must see this extremely flamboyant and impressive gothic architecture.

The chapel can get crowded at noon, so early visits are recommended.

Gothic architecture of the Rayonnant period

7. Sacré-Cœur

The Sacré-Cœur is a basilica and it was decided to be built by resolution of the national assembly in memory of the French who died in the war between France and Prussia. It is the second most visited religious building after Notre Dame Cathedral. When viewed from the front, it appears as a cross. A mixture of Roman and Byzantine architecture, this basilica was also influenced by Hagia Sophia.

The entrance to the basilica is free, but if you want to go up to its dome, you have to pay 5 €.

Sacré-Cœur is a basilica

8. Palais Garnier

Palais Garnier or Opéra Garnier, one of the symbols of Paris, is an opera house completed in 15 years. Built during the Belle Époque period, the building will teach you a lot about the culture of going to the opera.