Discover the 10 must-visit places in Paris during your stay in the City of Lights.

I don't know about you, but personally, what I find amazing about Paris is that this city reinvents itself so quickly that it's impossible to have ever seen it all in one day. Every week, new places, bars, shops, restaurants, and activities of all kinds spring up and flourish, so much so that it can sometimes be a bit hard to keep up. It's quite simple: Paris transforms and evolves at the same pace as the people who inhabit it.

But in all this frenzy, there are timeless places, immutable things that are an integral part of the history of our capital, and which we will refrain from touching.

Here, then, is the list of the 10 must-visit places in Paris for you!

The Eiffel Tower

Certainly, the ascent of the Eiffel Tower is THE must-do activity at least once in a lifetime when passing through Paris. The bravest ones who choose to climb the 674 steps instead of taking the elevator will be rewarded with an ultimate panoramic view of the entire capital. It's something to do both during the day and at night!

The Louvre

The Louvre Museum is another iconic place in Paris. As famous for the palace itself as for the works it contains, this museum is a veritable treasure trove of culture and history. With collections spanning epochs and borders, it's difficult, if not impossible, to see everything in one visit. It's best to stroll through from time to time to take the necessary time to admire and discover its many treasures.

The Notre-Dame Cathedral of Paris

Even though it's not currently possible to visit due to the tragic fire that struck it in 2019, the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Paris remains one of the wonders of our capital. On foot, by bike, or by boat on the Seine.Stop for a moment to admire it from the outside and appreciate its beauty and grandeur.

For now, the completion of the renovation works has been estimated for 2024.

The Arc de Triomphe

Located at the Place de l'Étoile roundabout, the Arc de Triomphe is one of the must-see monuments in Paris. Take the time to at least walk around it during your stay, and if you have the time, don't hesitate to climb the 300 steps to reach its summit. From the top, you can admire both the Champs-Élysées stretching out on one side, and on the other, the La Défense district.

Les Champs-Élysées

The Champs-Élysées, stretching for almost two kilometers, are considered the most beautiful avenue in the world. Here you will mainly find shops and restaurants, but also cultural landmarks that bridge the gap between the Place de l'Étoile roundabout and the Place de la Concorde.

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Dedicated in 1919, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart is one of the most mystical places in Montmartre, as well as in Paris. It's impossible not to linger here, as its architecture is breathtaking. A blend of Romanesque and Byzantine styles, it's as beautiful inside as it is outside. While the chapel is freely accessible, you'll need to purchase a ticket to visit it in its entirety.

The Opera Garnier

A major cultural and artistic landmark of Paris, as well as France, the Palais Garnier is an architectural marvel. With its 220 m2 fresco painted by Chagall on the ceiling, you'll likely spend a good part of the visit looking up. And for lovers of dance and poetry, why not indulge in an opera or ballet performance?

The Panthéon

The Panthéon sits atop the Montagne Sainte Geneviève, in the heart of the Latin Quarter, and its purpose is to pay tribute and honor the great figures who have shaped the history of France. Among others, you can find Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Pierre and Marie Curie, Alexandre Dumas, Simone Veil, and more recently, Joséphine Baker.

Indeed, you can also climb the steps of the Panthéon to visit the dome and enjoy a panoramic view of the Luxembourg Gardens.

The Hôtel des Invalides

The Hôtel des Invalides was inaugurated by Louis XIV and has been accommodating war veterans ever since. Within its walls, you will also find the Cathedral of Saint-Louis des Invalides, as well as the Army Museum and a military necropolis, known for housing the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte.

The Madeleine Church

The Madeleine Church doesn't resemble any other church. With its columns and pillars, without a cross or bell tower, it looks more like a Greek temple than a Christian church. Concerts, performances, and other ceremonies are held there, so don't hesitate to attend one of these events to visit it, as the sound of musical instruments inside is truly divine.



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