Must See Paris Attractions

Paris, city of romance and love.

It is also easily access by many cities in Europe either by train, bus or even some budget airline. 

There are certainly many places to visit in Paris. And this blog will be must see attractions in Paris. This is based on my personal view.

Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower was designed for the World Exhibition in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel.

The tower rises over 1,000 feet and features three spectacular platforms, all of these afford the visitor breathtaking views of Paris.

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Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
Tips: Try to book online tickets before you go

Price: Admission to 2nd landing €16, 3rd landing €25. Stairs to 2nd floor €10
Opening hours: 15June-to 1st September daily 9am-12:45am; Rest of the year daily 9:30am-11:45pm;  
Métro: Trocadéro, or Bir Hakeim. RER: Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel


Musée du Louvre

Home to almost 35,000 artworks from Egypt, Roman, Etruscan, Greek, Eastern Antiques, Islamic Fine arts, décor arts, paintings, and more. The massive Louvre, formerly a palace however right now among the largest and most visited museums in the world. 

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To see the Mona Lisa, head straight for the 13th-15th century Italian paintings section (on the first floor).

For art-lover, do not expect can explore the massive building, over 652000 square feet in one day.

Opening hours: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: from 9 am to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday: from 9 am to 9:45 p.m.

Closed on Tuesday

Entry costs: 15 euros to enter either the permanent collections or the temporary exhibits at Napoleon Hall. Every Friday from 6 p.m. admission to the museum is free for under-26s of all nationalities on presentation of valid ID.

From October to March, admission to the museum is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month.

Métro: Palais-Royal-Musée du Louvre


Arc de Triomphe 

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The Arc de Triomphe Paris, the most monumental of all triumphal arches, was built between 1806 and 1836. The triumphal arch is in honor of those who fought for France, in particular, those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. Engraved on the inside and at the top of the arch are all of the names of the generals and wars fought. There are inscriptions in the ground underneath the vault of the arch which include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I where the Memorial Flame burns and have made the Arc de Triomphe Paris a revered patriotic site.

Practical Info
Full Price: €12, free under 18
Hours: Apr.-Sept., Daily 10 am-11 pm; Oct.-Mar., Daily 10 am-10:30 pm
Metro or RER: Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile.
Bus: lines 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92 and Balabus

Alternative, you can advance purchase ticket here so that can skip the lines to reach Arc de Triomphe Rooftop. The view from the top of the arch is worth climbing the 284 stairs.


The Avenue des Champs-Elysées is the ultimate shopping destination and probably the most famous avenue in the world. 

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It stretches from the Place the la Concorde to the Place Charles de Gaulle, as does the last leg of Tour de France.

The Champs-Elysées is used for any major celebrations where Parisians celebrate New Year's Eve and where the military parades are held on the 14th of July.

Practical Info
Metro line 1 to any of the following stops: Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George V or Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile.

Notre Dame
The most famous architecture in the Ile de la Cite. While there are no hunchbacks, it's a Gothic masterpiece and the detail of the building is remarkable.

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The coronation ceremony was held in the history with a total of 24 Kings of France, its status of a lofty one cannot be denied.

Best time to visit Notre Dame is evening , it will not be optimal for viewing Notre Dame's beautiful stained glass.

The Towers of Notre Dame Cathedral are amongst the great delights of the cathedral and, provided you have the energy for the ascent, they provide a spectacular view over central Paris. The Towers ascend to 422 steps (226 feet) above ground level.

Pont des Arts

Pont des Arts is a pedestrian-only bridge and it's a favourite of Parisians and tourists alike. 

The Pont Des Arts at sunset is one of the most romantic places in Paris therefore it also one of the most kissable spots in the city of romance.

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It links the Institut de France and the central square (cour carrée) of the Palais du Louvre