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Top 10 Sights in Paris

Paris, arguably one of the most romantic cities in the world, may put a spell on you. The top sights in Paris include museums, towers, cathedrals, nightlife and amusement parks so there is something for everyone. Be sure to reserve time for lazy hours in bistros, cafés or restaurants.

Having said that, watch out for the “Paris Syndrome“, a result of an extreme shock derived from finding that the reality does not match the expectation!

1. Eiffel Tower

There are few more iconic landmarks than the Eiffel Tower, so try not to miss it! To give the experience some added spice, you can eat lunch/dinner at the halfway point. Due to the long queues, it might also be an idea just to walk under it.

2. The Louvre

Probably the most known museum in the world (Paris has many “mosts”), with probably the most known art work inside (the Mona Lisa). The Louvre is huge, so take it in smaller parts!

3. Champs-Elysées

The largest and grandest avenue in Paris. It is known for cafés, shopping and luxury head offices – but the tourist traps are all around. The avenue has amazing Christmas lighting and hosts the main 14th July parade in summer.

4. Moulin Rouge

The birthplace of can can still hosts amazing shows. The shows can be combined with drinks, dinner or even lunch. Other known cabarets include Lido on Champs-Elysées and Crazy Horse.

5. Versailles

The chateau was the home of the royal court from Louis XIV onwards. Today, a full day visit to Versailles should include long walks in the impressive park as well as a tour of the chateau itself.

6. Quartier Latin

The Latin Quarter is located in the Sorbonne area on the left bank of the Seine. This is a place where students and tourists gather to enjoy cafés, bistros and nightlife.

7. Disneyland Paris

Formerly known as EuroDisney, this magical world is located just outside Paris. Wildly popular with kids and one of the top sights in Paris. Save on pre booked tickets and transfers!

8. Musée d’Orsay

Located in an earlier railway station, this is a museum dedicated to French art from 1848 to 1914. It includes many of the most famous impressionist paintings of the era. Compared to the other “grand tour” museums, the D’Orsay is smaller and not as overwhelming. Pro tip: buy Skip-the-Line tickets.

9. Notre-Dame and Île de la Cité

Notre-Dame de Paris is a catholic cathedral on Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris. The gothic interiors and famous gargoyles (learn a new word here) make it a must see for architecture lovers. The island with the famous Pont Neuf bridge is beautiful too and makes for good walks!

10. Sacré-Coeur

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of is located in northern Paris in the Montmartre area. The hilltop church offers panoramic views over Paris (in case you missed them while doing the Eiffel Tower).

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