51 tourist places in Paris to visit

Paris is visited annually by at least 8 million tourists, making it the second most visited city in the world by foreigners after Bangkok.

Let’s learn more about the “City of Light” in this article of the best 51 tourist places in Paris.

1. Boulevard Haussmann

Let’s start with a beautiful boulevard in the French capital: Boulevard Haussmann.

Boulevard that includes most of the 8th and 9th arrondissement of Paris, considered its shopping center.

Within 2.5 kilometers there are department stores such as Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, the Printemps department store, the Jacquemart-André Museum, banks, the Monnalisa store, among other equally famous stores.

The Galeries Lafayette Haussmann has a terrace, fashion sections and an Art Nouveau dome.

2. Palace of Versailles

The beauty and importance of the Palace of Versailles made it worthy of being declared a World Heritage Site.

Its baroque architecture is imposing with beautiful columns and lamps that make it a wonderful spectacle. A place where you will learn about the history of France, especially that of the monarchical dynasty that lasted until the French Revolution. You will be able to see the chambers that were occupied by the king and queen.

A visit to the palace will allow you to admire the 375 mirrors in the Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919 ending World War II.

You will also see the rooms of the daughters of Louis XV, the Gallery of Battles and the Opera House. You can visit the palace with a guided tour. Find out more here .

3. Gardens of the Palace of Versailles

In the extensive gardens of the Palace of Versailles (800 hectares) is the Grand Trianon, a building built of pink marble where the wife of Louis XVI lived, the first king to order the transformation and expansion of the palace. You can visit them by train, car or bicycle.

The palace is not exactly in Paris, but in Versailles, but it is only 20 km between one city and another, less than an hour’s journey. You can take line C of the train that will leave you at the Versailles Station.

4. Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is the monument that identifies Paris built in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition that was held in the city. Curiously, it did not have the approval or the liking of the Parisians at that time.

After reaching the top of the tower, which is 1,665 steps up and can also be reached by elevator, you will see all the splendor of the French capital.

You can dine romantically at Le 58 Tour Eiffel, a fine restaurant inside the tower that is open daily from 9 am to 12 midnight.

5. Louvre Museum

The most famous museum in the world cannot be missing from any list of tourist places in Paris.

Inside, some jewels of universal art are kept, such as the original painting of the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo Da Vinci; the sculpture of the Venus de Milo, by ‎Alexandros of Antioch and the limestone sculpture of the Seated Scribe, whose creator is anonymous.

In the external central part is the pyramid, one of its greatest attractions made of glass and steel, placed in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.

Where the museum was built was a 13th century fortress and the residence of the kings of France.

6. Luxembourg Palace Gardens

A beautiful and quiet place to walk while admiring the sculptures in the gardens or to rest and chat on its green lawn.

One of its greatest attractions is the Médicis Fountain, in Italian Baroque style, one of the most visited places by Parisians and tourists within the palace gardens.

The gardens border the Luxembourg Palace, both built by order of the queen consort of France and of Italian descent, Marie de Médicis, between 1615 and 1617, after she was widowed and when her son, Louis XIII, was king.

The gardens have areas for children such as the pond where you can rent sailing boats and the puppet theater. You can also practice tennis, beekeeping and take courses in arboriculture.

7. Place Vendôme

One of the most luxurious public places in Paris in the I district of the city, with facades that border it considered historical monuments. Its name comes from an old lodging that was there: the Hotel Vendôme.

In the center of the square is the imposing Vendôme column, placed in 1810 and modeled after the Trajan column in Rome. At its apex is a statue of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Around the square are the highest jewelry houses in the world, as well as prestigious boutiques such as Louis Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Alfred Van Cleef and Chanel.

8. Champs Elysées

The Champs-Elysées is the main avenue of the French capital with 2 kilometers of nature and modernity.

Near the Plaza Concordia is the lowest part of the Champs Elysée, while the highest is in the vicinity of the Arc de Triomphe and the Plaza de la Estrella.

On this road that serves as the end of the Tour de France, you will see beautiful and imposing buildings, trees that line each side of the avenue, cinemas, department stores, cafes, restaurants, luxurious shops, the Palace of Discovery, the Paris IV University and other attractions. .

December is a good season to visit because of the great Christmas market that, in addition to selling clothes and toys, has an ice rink.

9. Musee de l’Orangerie

Museum with a large number of works of art, especially the Impressionist paintings that give the sensation of moving. Even though it has small installations, it is worth visiting for having works by Picasso, Matisse Renoir, Rousseau and Cézanne.

It is on the west side of the Jardin des Tuileries.

10. Moulin Rouge

The Moulin Rouge is the most famous cabaret in the world founded in 1889 to celebrate the end of the Civil War. It is so popular and exclusive that to see its shows you must reserve your ticket and no photos or videos are allowed.

Despite being a place for adults only, children 6 or older are allowed to enter. You cannot go in shorts, sports shoes or flip flops.

His exact address is 82 Boulevard de Clichy, Red Light District, Paris.

11. Paris Pantheon

The Pantheon in Paris was the first icon of the French capital, a work built between 1764 and 1790. Inside it lie the remains of Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Voltaire, Lois Braille and Rousseau.

It has been used for celebrated patriotic and religious events. Its decoration is impressive in terms of size and height. Its dome and façade are works of neoclassical style that must be admired up close.

This is a very busy site, so save time in the queue by reserving your ticket here . Locate it in the well-known Latin Quarter of Paris, the most bohemian area of ​​the capital.

12. Alexander III Bridge

The most elegant bridge built over the Seine river and the most beautiful in Paris. It was built in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition and to finalize the alliance of the Third French Republic with Russia, especially with the Tsar, Alexander III.

It measures 160 meters long by 40 meters wide and joins the Les Invalides architectural complex with the Grand Palais in Paris and the Petit Palais.

You can admire the bridge from the Seine river taking a ride or tour on any boat. As you walk through it, you will detail each of the ornaments it has, especially those of the columns at each end of the elevation. Above them are horses made of gilt bronze that symbolize the success of science, art, industry and commerce.

From its height, the view of the city is wonderful, especially at night. You can see the Seine river, the buildings and in the distance, the Eiffel Tower.

13. Domaine de Chantilly

A place of impressive beauty with buildings and gardens that, seen from above, are a work of art.

In total there are 7,800 hectares of land that comprise this place that is located in the middle of one of the largest forests, 40 meters north of Paris. There you can see the castle, the Condé Museum, the Horse Museum, stables, parks and gardens.

The Condé Museum is inside the castle in what was a medieval fortress with more than 800 artistic works, which made it the second most important museum of ancient paintings after the Louvre. You can see works by the painters Raphael and Delacroix.

In his library is the book, Les Très RichesHeures du duc de Berry” (The very rich hours of the Duke of Berry), one of the most desired manuscripts in the world.

The park has French-style landscaped gardens with majestic views. The stables have 30 horses and four riders, as well as the Musée du Cheval (Horse Museum). Together they constitute a work of art.

14. Disneyland Paris

A 22.3 km² themed amusement park for children and adults, with 7 Disney empire hotels, a golf course, a shopping area and an entertainment area.

Disneyland is to the east of Paris, in Marne-la-Vallée, 32 km from the center of the French capital. It is the second park that Disney opened outside the United States.

It is a majestic complex that until 2017 had 5,000 rooms. Many more are being built, but outside the attractive complex.

The two theme parks are Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, with all the characters from the Disney classics and the world’s funniest mechanical attractions.

Disneyland Paris offers you the opportunity to go on excursions around the city, so you can get to know the most emblematic places in the capital. Here you have more information about it.

15. La Vallee Village

During your visit to Disneyland Paris you can visit this exclusive and pleasant shopping center outside the complex, with the best brands in the world and at very affordable prices.

What it offers you are models from old collections in an open space with wooden benches where you can rest. You can shop at Gucci, Jimmy, Kenzo, Armani, Zadig & Voltaire, Furla, Choo, Paul Smith, Tod’s, among other equally famous houses.

There are also multilingual staff, a free Wi-Fi zone, cafes and restaurants.

Shopping Express buses leave from Place des Pyramides at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. They leave at 4:00 pm and 6:45 pm to return from the Vallée Village.

16. Parc des Princes

Football and rugby stadium in the 16th Arrondissement, in the far west of the French capital, home of Paris Saint-Germain.

Its structure is impressive both inside and out, especially because of the ceilings and columns that you will see inside.

Its first headquarters were inaugurated in 1897, while the current work has been in operation since 1972. The matches of the European Cup and the Championnat de France are held there.

On a 70-minute guided tour you’ll see backstage and other player-only areas, including beautiful lounges and the edge of the pitch. They will provide you with audio guides in several languages, one of them Spanish, in applications compatible with Android and IOS.

17.Louis Vuitton Foundation

Museum of modern and spectacular architecture with different shapes and positions in the 16th Arrondissement, in the Boulogne Forest Acclimatization Garden. Its construction was the idea of ​​the LVMH group to promote culture and art.

It has 11 galleries distributed over three floors throughout its 3,850 m 2 . On the ground floor there is a large auditorium with modular configurations with capacity for 350 people seated and 1,000 standing. In its upper part there are beautiful terraces.

The majestic structure made of glass and stainless steel is shaped like the inflated sails of a sailboat. Prestigious artists hold their exhibitions, colloquiums, debates and live shows there.

Its collection includes works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons and Gilbert & George, Gerhard Richter, Olafur Eliasson, Pierre Huyghe, among other great artists.

18. Parc Asterix

Theme park based on the cartoon series, Asterix, where the whole family can have fun on its 40 attractions. It is 35 km from Paris, in the Oise department, near the Chantilly and Ermenonville forests.

They are areas set in the world of the Vikings, in the Roman Empire, in ancient Greece, Egypt and France between the Middle Ages and the 19th century.

Attractions include The Trojan Horse Turbulences, Flying Chairs, Zeus’s Tonnerre Roller Coaster, Goudurix Roller Coaster, Swing Ship, Caesar’s Carousel, Trains, Boat Rides and Dolphin Water Show.

Starting in 2019, the park will screen its new theater, a 4D Asterix comic, as part of its 30th anniversary. The film will be called Attention Menhir!

19. Arc de Triomphe

Another of the iconic monuments of Paris. An architectural beauty at the end of the Champs-Elysées, 2.2 km from Place de la Concorde.

The arch was built by order of Napoleon in commemoration of the victory obtained in the Battle of Austerlitz. It is 40 meters wide and 50 meters high.

On the four pillars you will find several reliefs that allude to significant moments of the Napoleonic era and the French Revolution. A list of the victories that France won, the names of the battles and wars that Napoleon led, the names of the military leaders of the Empire and the French Revolution.

The ceiling is sculpted with 21 roses and in the arches you will see figures that allude to important characters from Roman mythology. Inside you will see a museum where the design and history of the arch are discussed.

From the highest point you will see the Place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysées and a beautiful view of Paris.

20. National Palace of the Invalids

Important architectural complex where the remains of Napoleon rest. It was built to house the wounded and retired French soldiers, who later dedicated themselves to studying, making uniforms and shoes, and maintaining the structure.

The building has a golden dome and a high artistic value that is worth knowing. You will see the hospital, the Cathedral of San Luis des Invalides and the Dome church.

The palace, in the 7th Arrondissement, at Rue de Grenelle 129, also has several museums to visit: the Museum of Contemporary History, the Army Museum and the Artillery Museum.

21. Place de la Concorde

The largest square in Paris and the second largest in France, in the 8th District, between the Tuileries Gardens and the Champs-Elysées, where important events took place such as the execution of Louis XV, of whom there was a statue that was destroyed in that period of French history.

It is a square with an octagonal design to have a view and access to various sites in the city, so you will only find buildings on one of its four sides. From it you can see the Eiffel Tower in the distance.

The obelisk in the center of the square was a gift from the viceroy of Egypt as a token of friendship between the two nations. It was placed between the years 1836 and 1840.

Bordering the obelisk you will observe two beautiful ornaments: the fountains of the square with their beautiful sculptures.

22. Passage du Grand-Cerf

Small covered promenade very close to Turbigo dating back to 1825. An architectural beauty of 12 meters high with wrought iron and a glass roof.

Every ornamental detail will delight you, including the floor. Everything is very elegant. You will find shops selling furniture, jewelry, lamps and curiosities. On the last part of the walk you will find the restaurant, “The Pas Sage”.

23. The Expiatory Chapel

The Expiatory Chapel, in neoclassical style, is in Place Louis-XVI. On its grounds lie the remains of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, assassinated during the French Revolution in the place where the Place de la Concorde is today. You will find the black marble tomb going down to the crypt.

Inside there are two sculptures made of marble that are a representation of the monarchs.

24. Sacré Coeur Basilica

Minor basilica dedicated to the Sacred Heart on the Montmartre hill. A structure considered the tallest in Paris in terms of monuments, after the Eiffel Tower.

You can see its neo-Bysantine form from anywhere in the city due to the height provided by the hill. What stands out the most are its white domes made with travertine stone that whitens over the years.

At the entrance are the statues of King Louis IX and Joan of Arc. Inside is the largest mosaic in France made by Luc-Oiliver Merson, whose image reveals the Heart of Jesus.

In the central dome you will see the multi-ton bell known as the Savoyarde. Access to the basilica is free, but not to the dome or the crypt.

25. Musée d’Orsay

Since 1986, this museum has shown Western art created between 1848 and 1914. It has three floors and is housed in what was once the Orsay railway station.

It has a collection of paintings by Courbet (The Painter’s Workshop, The Origin of the World and Burial at Ornans), Édouard Manet (Olympia and Luncheon on the Grass), Jean-François Millet (The Gleaners), Auguste Renoir (Dance at the Moulin de la Galette) and Van Gogh (The Room).

As for the sculptures, there are pieces by Eugène Guillaume (Anacreon), Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (Sleeping Hébé), Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (La dansa), Louis-Ernest Barrias (bust of Henri Regnault) and Honoré Daumier (busts of the Celebrities of the Middle East), among other equally great artists.

The sculptures cover different styles: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Eclecticism of the Second Empire and Eclecticism of the Third Republic, Realism and Impressionism.

In 2016, the donation of more than 600 works to the museum was announced, although so far there are only 187 of them at its headquarters, because the rest will enter as soon as their owners die.

The donation includes the complete collection of Spencer and Marlene Hays.

26. Latin Quarter of Paris

The Quartier Latin is one of the oldest and most frequented places in the French capital. Its name is due to the fact that there are many students in the area and these in the Middle Ages used Latin to carry out their interactions.

The students of the 19th and 20th centuries played decisive roles in struggles of great political relevance and the Latin Quarter was the center where actions took place in the middle of the May 68 Revolution.

There are cafes, bookstores (particularly Shakespeare & Company), the National History Museum, the Jardin des Plantes, shops, hotels, the pantheon, and Bribery University. Also Greek, Japanese, Spanish and Italian restaurants.

Its alleys allow you to observe the cultural confluence in its facades and passers-by, with people from many parts of the world speaking in their native language.

The Latin Quarter of Paris is in the center, 5th arrondissement and part of the 6th.

27. Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture

Museum of culture and contemporary art built during the presidency of Georges Pompidou, whose architecture is still current in terms of modernism. It is in the center of Paris, in the 6th arrondissement.

Among his works is the first collection of modern and contemporary art that Europe had. There is also a restaurant, a library with samples of architecture, art and design, a bar-cafeteria, a boutique, postcards and photographs.

28. Catacombs of Paris

It is a network of tunnels of more than 300 kilometers with tombs where the remains of more than 6 million people rest. Before being catacombs, they were limestone quarries used in constructions.

The quarries were used to deposit the bodies of men and women who died of contagious diseases in 1876. Today, human remains, especially heads, can be seen forming chilling walls.

The Catatombs of Paris are located on Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 1. 75014. Visit them on a skip-the-line tour .

29. Opera Garnier

The Opera Garnier, with a neo-baroque façade, has been operating since 1875 very close to Boulevard Haussmann.

Its construction was an order from Napoleon III who wanted a new building for the opera, being its executor Charles Garnier after winning a competition in which more than 170 architects participated.

You’ll notice how opulent it is when you see the gilt reliefs on the walls, columns and ceiling, lavish chandeliers, marble friezes, sculptures, paintings and bronze busts (Beethoven and Mozart have one).

The show room is illuminated by a large crystal chandelier and the ceiling is decorated with paintings that resemble those commonly made by children.

Other attractions are the halls of the moon and the sun, La Rothonde du glacier and its tapestries, the temporary exhibitions, the beautiful staircase and the Library-Museum of the Opera.

30. Quai Branly Museum

The Musée du Quai Branly has an exclusive collection of more than 300,000 indigenous pieces of great artistic and cultural value, from America, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

Among the things you’ll see from ancient civilizations are furniture, musical instruments, jewelry, and beautiful sculptures.

The museum has a research center where archaeological, historical, linguistic and anthropological studies are carried out. Locate it in the VII District of Paris, specifically at number 37 of the Branly quay.

31. Field of Mars

At the base of the Eiffel Towers is a beautiful garden named after the god of war: Mars. A field of maneuvers functioned there due to the proximity of the Military School of Paris.

Tourists and French people go to the Champ de Mars to distract themselves with the landscapes, the greenery of plants, fountains and lagoons, in its 200 meters wide and 780 meters long.

The place is perfect to be photographed in beautiful landscapes with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Between December and March, it snows.

Other attractions are playgrounds and sports facilities.

32. Bois de Vincennes

It is a park previously used only by the kings to hunt. Now it is a beautiful area of ​​green areas with 4 lakes, a racecourse, a velodrome, a theater, a Tibetan Buddhist temple, the Fort de Gravelle and the Paris Zoo.

The place, next to the Château de Vincennes, also has attractions for children such as a carousel, puppet theater, boat rides, roller rink and bicycles.

33. Marché aux Puces

The oldest and most recognized flea market in all of Paris with nearly 3,000 stores. Although it is far from the city, it is easy to get there by metro as it is only 5 blocks from Porte de Clignancour Station.

In this street market you can find unique pieces such as antiques, accessories, clothing (new and used) for adults and children, fine tableware and decorative objects.

34. Rodin Museum

Rococo-style museum that houses a collection of works by the renowned French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, and the artist considered his muse, Camille Claudel. Before being an exhibition room, it was a hotel where the artist lived. Hence his name.

Works by Van Gogh, Renoir and Monet are also part of the collection donated by Rodin to this museum. To these are added 6,500 sculptures in marble, terracotta, bronze and plaster, watercolor paintings, photographs, engravings and antique objects belonging to the artist.

The museum, at Rue de Varenne 79, has a beautiful 3-hectare garden with more than 2,000 rose bushes and well-known sculptures, including the Thinker.

35. Bridge of Arts

The first metal bridge in Paris, a work built at the beginning of the 19th century, between 1801 and 1804. It was rebuilt from 1917 and reopened in 1984, after a barge hit one of its bases.

The difference between the original and the rebuilt one is that two columns were removed to prevent another accident. It is on the Siena River and by walking it you will be able to better admire the panorama with the Ile de la Cité and other bridges of Paris.

The walkway was famous until recently for the hundreds of padlocks placed on its railings by couples in love, who threw the key into the river as a sign of eternal love after closing them.

The locks were removed for damaging the metal structure.

36. Picasso Museum in Paris

Museum inaugurated in 1985 in the Le Maráis neighbourhood, in the facilities of the Hotel Salé. His collection comprises relief paintings, manuscripts, more than 200 paintings, drawings, ceramics and 150 sculptures, by the famous Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso.

The prints you will see there cover different periods of Picasso: cubist, blue, pink, neoclassical and the Russian ballets.

The museum also has a garden with sculptures from the 30s, 40s and 50s of the 20th century and the painter’s personal collections as well as works by other artists he admired, such as Miró, Matisse, Rousseau, Degas and Cézanne.

37. Church of the Madeleine

Catholic temple close to other tourist places in Paris such as the Place de la Concorde, the Opera Garnier and the Tuileries Garden. Another work ordered by Napoleon in honor of the French Armed Forces.

From the stairs that give access to the church you will be able to observe a beautiful panoramic view of the entire Plaza de la Concordia, especially its obelisk.

The building is supported by 52 Corinthian columns 20 meters high, with a beautiful sculpture on the pediment about the Last Judgment.

Inside is the statue of the Assumption of Saint Mary wrapped in darkness and to reach the relic of Saint Mary Magdalene you must climb the steps.

The church has three domes and has what is until now the best organ in Paris and one of the most complete in France.

38. Garden of Plants

Botanical Garden Historical Monument of France where doctors, botanists and pharmacists have undertaken research.

Louis XIII ordered its construction to cultivate medicinal plants with which the royalty’s discomforts could be alleviated.

The park is distributed in the Ménagerie zoo, one of the oldest in the entire planet; historic trees spread throughout the garden, some from 1734; a rose garden with abundant roses, especially European ones; the Alpine Garden with more than 2000 plants and the Natural History Museum made up of several buildings.

The Art Deco greenhouse has tropical plants from Australia and Mexico, and the museum houses more than 7,000 replicas of stuffed animals.

39. Notre Dame Cathedral

An architectural gem that was damaged after the fire in April 2019. Before it burned down, it was a Gothic-style structure that was more than 8 centuries old.

The structure was composed of two 69-meter towers. From the top of the cathedral there were beautiful views, where there was also the bell tower that supposedly inhabited the hunchback of Notre Dame.

In the basement of the square you will find the crypt that houses the ruins discovered through excavations in 1965.

40. Sainte-Chapelle

The Holy Chapel is a gothic jewel and a Christian stronghold built in 7 years. It has relics that Louis IX acquired to build the Holy Chapel and establish a link between those relics and royalty.

There are the Crown of Thorns, the Nails of Christ, a piece of the True Cross, the Holy Shroud, the Holy Sponge and the Holy Spear.

The first of the two floors that make it up was made for the town. The second is a chapel reserved only for royalty and high officials.

The vault has accessories that are covered with an intense blue material and in which stars stand out; this refers to the heavenly vault.

The structure is supported by walls that have metal reinforcements. Above them there is a great predominance of the bay that is covered with stained glass windows with dressed statues of the Apostles. The stained glass windows depict scenes from the prophets and Saint John the Baptist.

The Holy Chapel is on the Ile de Cité. You can visit it on a tour in Spanish.

41. Conciergerie

It looks like a palace for having been a royal residence, although it also housed common criminals and well-known characters such as the queen, Marie Antoinette.

It has four towers and one of them was placed in 1585 the first public clock in Paris, now replaced.

The original construction of the Conciergerie burned down. After 20 years, the one still in force was lifted.

On your visit you will see the reconstruction of the cells of the rich and the poor and you will know in what conditions they lived. The wealthiest like Marie Antoinette came to have furniture and servants.

In this place the prisoners remained before being executed in the Plaza de la Concordia. Visit her on the Ile de Cité, on the Boulevard du Palais. It is next to the Holy Chapel.

42. Royal Palace

Monumental complex where the Ministry of Culture of Paris works, next to the Louvre Museum. Although visits to its interior are prohibited, it is worth admiring the exterior architectural design.

The palace is made up of the architectural complex Le Grand Véfour (restaurant and historical monument of the city), gardens and the theater of the Palais Royal.

The beautiful plants and flowers, the Bury Fountains and the Buren Columns, are part of the gardens and to which you will have access.

The architect who designed the Palais Royal is the same one who made the structure of La Soborna.

43. Montmartre – I Love You Wall

The I Love You Wall is northeast of Paris on the Montmartre hill, where artists such as Picasso, Renoir and Monet lived during the “Belle Époque”.

It is one of the most frequented sites by lovers, because there is the phrase, I love you, in 250 languages ​​and more than 300 times. You will see broken hearts that mean a call to brotherhood and reconciliation.

It is a secluded and bohemian corner that is also known as the neighborhood of the painters or the neighborhood of the artists.

The 40 square meter wall is a call to unity, brotherhood and love. It was created by Fréderick Baron and Claire Kito.

44. Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges, formerly called Place Royal, is the oldest in Paris. The name change occurred in 1800 by Napoleon’s decision to pay tribute to those who lived in the department of Los Vosges, as they paid their taxes on time.

It is an architectural complex in the Le Marais neighborhood with a fountain and trees that provide enough shade to rest on its benches.

His statue of Louis XIII dates from 1825, but it is not the original, as it was destroyed in the French Revolution. Renowned writers and poets have lived in the buildings that surround it, one of them, Victor Hugo. Their apartments can be visited with free access.

Place des Vosges has 36 pavilions, two of them the King’s Pavilion and the Queen’s Pavilion, all made with slate roofs, red bricks and stones.

45. Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Picturesque neighborhood of the most elegant in the city and a place of entertainment, especially at night, along the Seine River in the VI District of Paris.

There is the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Germain Des Prés, the oldest church in the capital (dates from the 6th century) where the remains of Descartes rest and the only construction that survived the French Revolution.

Artists, writers and many other intellectuals live in Saint-Germanin-Des-Prés. It has antique shops, hotels, boutiques, galleries, cafes, restaurants, the School of Fine Arts, and another church, Sain Sulpice.

46. ​​Le Marais neighborhood

Another important Parisian neighborhood that was once a swamp. It now has well-known brand stores, bars, historic squares, cafes, and markets.

The buildings on the square have been converted into administration headquarters, art galleries, museums and shops.

With the construction of the Place des Vogos, important personalities of the city began to arrive, especially because of the modern buildings. Thus it was that the area gained status.

Today merchants, writers, artisans and other artists live. Also a large number of Jews and people from the LGBT community in Paris.

47. Ile de la Cite

Island in the waters of the Seine, in the I and VI Districts, in the heart of the French capital with buildings of world importance. It is connected to the mainland by 8 bridges. Together with the Ile Saint-Louis, it forms the heart of Paris.

The splendor of the island began with the construction of the Notre Dame Cathedral. It also has the Conciergerie and the Sainte Chapelle church.

When visiting it you will also be able to visit the Police Palace, the flower and bird market, the New Bridge, the Court of Commerce, among other tourist places in Paris.

48. Les Halles

Thriving commercial district with an underground shopping mall and the luxury shopping centre, Forum de Les Halles.

On Rue Montorgueil you will see several shops where you will find that detail you are looking for so much. You can also visit the Oceanographic Museum, the Gothic-style church of Saint Eustache, the George Pompidou Center for Modern Art, the Cousteau Museum and the St Jaques Tower.

In the Jardin de Les Halles you can talk and relax.

49. Museum of Cinema

Founded in 1935 by a film collector and a film director, to create a film club that a year later became a film library.

Since then it has had several premises until in 2005 it began operating in a post-modern style building.

There you can see fragments of films, optical equipment, old cameras, posters, costumes and learn about the beginnings of cinema.

Locate it next to the Bercy Park, very close to the Bercy Shopping Center. The Garden of Plants is 1.8 km away.

50. Montparnasse Tower

Skyscraper 209 meters high with a beautiful view of the city. The most recognized monuments of the capital are seen from the terrace of the Montpartnasse Tower.

After its inauguration in 1973, it became the first office building in Paris, despite the fact that Parisians did not agree with the structure of this tower, because they considered that it was not in keeping with the classic style of the other buildings.

There are 59 floors with windows that allow you to have a beautiful view. The terrace railings remove in seconds to become a helipad.

The tower is at 33 Maine Avenue.

51. The Defense

The La Defense District, to the west of Paris, is the most important in all of Europe in terms of business. It is compared to the City of London.

You will be able to see skyscrapers, towers and the beautiful Arco de La Defensa, a 110-meter-high hollow cube made of marble and granite, covered with glass plates.

It is a very modern area with buildings that will serve as a background for photographs.

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