Paris holiday guide for tourists. Here are some of the most famous places and attractions to visit in Paris.
Trocadero | Eiffel Tower
Trocadero also named Palais de Chaillot. The monumental architecture crowns the Chaillot hill in Paris. It located at 1, place du Trocadero, 16 th arrondissement.
The Eiffel Tower (7 arrondissement) was built for the World exhibition in 1889 celebrating the French Revolution.
Notre Dame | Saint Germain des Prés
The twin towers and three sculpted portals of the Notre-Dame de Paris, built from the 12th to the 14th century, are instantly recognisable… The towers are 69 metres high while the spire, a 19th-century addition, soars to a height of 90 metres. Immortalised in Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece enhanced by delicate stone filigree work. Before you enter the nave and admire the fine stained-glass windows, some of which date back to the Middle Ages, don’t forget to look up at the ghoulish gargoyles that adorn the roof gutters of the building.
Le Marais is a historic district in Paris, France.
Long the aristocratic district of Paris it hosts many outstanding architectural buildings. It spreads across parts of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements in Paris (on the Rive Droite, or Right Bank, of the Seine).The Marais has been one of Paris’ main localization for art galleries. Following its rehabilitation, the Marais have become a fashionable district, home to many trendy restaurants, fashion houses and hype galleries.The neighbourhood has experienced a growing gay presence since the 1980s, as evidenced by the existence of many gay cafés, nightclubs, cabarets and shops. These establishments are mainly concentrated in the southwestern portion of the Marais, many on or near the streets Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie and Vieille du Temple.
The Arc de Triomphe | Champs Elysees
It is the centrepiece of the Place Charles de Gaulle-Etoile, from where it majestically overlooks the Champs Elysées. Commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 in homage to French military victories, the arch was completed 30 years later during the reign of Louis Philippe, the last King of France, who dedicated the monument to the glory of the revolutionary army and the French army in general. It is adorned with reliefs and sculptures depicting scenes from Napoleon’s epic battles. The Big Hall within the monument has been redesigned. The new scenography is divided into seven sections and takes a modern, interactive approach to tracing the history of the Arc de Triomphe.
Sacré-Coeur on the Montmartre Hill
Sacré-Coeur is located on top of the Montmartre Hill, one of the highest points in Paris. As the result you get a great view of the city from the front of the Church.
This gorgeous white church was build in 1876 and took about 40 years to complete it’s construction.
Inside this Romanesque / Byzantine styled church you can find beautiful paintings and sculptures. Also, one of the largest bells in the world is housed in this church.
A must see Church and area in Paris.
The Musée du Louvre
(French pronunciation: [myze dy luvʁ]), or officially Grand Louvre – in English, the Louvre Museum or simply the Louvre – is one of the world’s largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). The Musée du Louvre contains more than 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art in eight curatorial departments with more than 60,600 square metres (652,000 sq ft) dedicated to the permanent collection.The Louvre exhibits sculptures, objets d’art, paintings, drawings, and archaeological finds.It is the world’s most visited museum, averaging 15,000 visitors per day, 65 percent of whom are tourists.In popular culture, the Louvre was a point of interest in the book The Da Vinci Code and the 2006 film based on the book. The museum earned $2.5 million by allowing filming in its galleries, which it used to acquire a small portion of Racheaux’s “Triomphe du Formage” from El Prado.
Dedicated to the arts and civilisations of Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americas, the museum boasts some 300,000 exhibits including sculptures, fabrics, statues and jewellery, sourced for the most part from… the former collections of the Musée de l’Homme and the Musée National des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie.
Ile de la Cité
The Île de la Cité (French pronunciation: [il də la site]) is one of two natural islands in the Seine within the city of Paris (the other being the Île Saint-Louis). It is the centre of Paris and the location where the medieval city was refounded.
The western end has held a palace since Merovingian times, and its eastern end since the same period has been consecrated to religion, especially after the 10th century construction of a cathedral preceding today’s Notre Dame.
The Moulin rouge
The Moulin Rouge is a cabaret built in 1889 by Joseph Oller, who also owned the Paris Olympia. Close to Montmartre in the Paris district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement, it is marked by the red windmill on its roof. The closest métro station is Blanche.The Moulin Rouge is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance.Originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans who operated from the site, the can-can dance revue evolved into a form of entertainment of its own and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe. Today the Moulin Rouge is a tourist destination, offering musical dance entertainment for visitors from around the world. Much of the romance of turn-of-the-century France is still present in the club’s decor.
That’s the Lido ! The Lido has been a venue for the finest shows with the most famous names since 1946.
Let’s discover one of the most famous “Revue” in Paris. A wonderful show on the Champs Elysées.
On the most famous street of the World, spend an unforgettable and spectacular moment at the LIDO, with the Revue “Bonheur”: 70 artists on stage including the famous Bluebell Girls and the Boy Dancers. See breathtaking scenes, a real ice rink, 23 sets and 600 sumptuous costumes.
The Lido is more spectacular than ever!
The Crazy Horse
Since 1951, the most avant-garde cabaret in Paris celebrates the beauty, raw talent and personality of the sensual dancers in an unimitable, sophisticated and glamorous way.Femininity, creativity, daring … The most avant-garde cabaret in Paris reveals its charms in an all-new show Désirs.A temple to sublime womanhood and the most famous of all Paris night spots, immortalised by the effervescence of its stars at dazzling gala evenings…