Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Louvre & Les Halles

Musée du Louvre

Few art galleries are as prized as the Musée du Louvre, Paris’ pièce de résistance and the world's most visited museum. The palace rambles over four floors, up and down innumerable staircases, and through three wing…
Top Choice Cathedral in Chartres

Cathédrale Notre Dame

One of Western civilisation’s crowning architectural achievements, the 130m-long Cathédrale Notre Dame de Chartres is renowned for its brilliant-blue stained-glass windows and sacred holy veil. Built in the Gothic s…
Top Choice Chateau in Touraine

Château de Chenonceau

Spanning the languid Cher River atop a supremely graceful arched bridge, Chenonceau is one of France's most elegant châteaux. It's hard not to be moved and exhilarated by the glorious setting, the formal gardens, th…
Top Choice Cathedral in The Islands

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

Paris' most visited unticketed site, with upwards of 14 million visitors per year, is a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture. The focus of Catholic Paris for seven centuries, its vast interior accommodates 6000…
Top Choice Park in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Jardin du Luxembourg

This inner-city oasis of formal terraces, chestnut groves and lush lawns has a special place in Parisians' hearts. Napoléon dedicated the 23 gracefully laid-out hectares of the Luxembourg Gardens to the children of …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Carnac

Carnac Alignments

Predating Stonehenge by around 100 years, the Carnac (Garnag in Breton) area offers the world's greatest concentration of megalithic sites. There are no fewer than 3000 of these upright stones, erected between 5000 …
Top Choice Chateau in Blésois

Château de Chambord

One of the crowning achievements of French Renaissance architecture, the Château de Chambord – with 440 rooms, 365 fireplaces and 84 staircases – is by far the largest, grandest and most visited château in the Loire…
Top Choice Chateau in Blois

Château Royal de Blois

Seven French kings lived in Blois' royal château, whose four grand wings were built during four distinct periods in French architecture: Gothic (13th century), Flamboyant Gothic (1498–1501), early Renaissance (1515–…
Top Choice Cathedral in Reims

Cathédrale Notre Dame

Imagine the egos and extravagance of a French royal coronation. The focal point of such bejewelled pomposity was Reims’ resplendent Gothic cathedral, begun in 1211 on a site occupied by churches since the 5th centur…
Top Choice Museum in Louvre & Les Halles

Centre Pompidou

Renowned for its radical architectural statement, the 1977-opened Centre Pompidou brings together galleries and cutting-edge exhibitions, hands-on workshops, dance performances, cinemas and other entertainment venue…