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.
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.
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.
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!