Along quai St-Bernard, this open-air sculpture museum (also known as the Jardin Tino Rossi) has more than 50 late-20th-century unfenced sculptures. It could be a great picnic spot, but unfortunately is not always well maintained.
Musée de la Sculpture en Plein Air
Lonely Planet's must-see attractions
There are different ways to experience the Eiffel Tower, from a daytime trip or an evening ascent amid twinkling lights, to a meal in one of its…
Home to Europe's largest collection of modern and contemporary art, Centre Pompidou has amazed and delighted visitors ever since it opened in 1977, not…
Visit Sainte-Chapelle on a sunny day when Paris’ oldest, finest stained glass (1242–48) is at its dazzling best. The chapel is famous for its stained…
Musée du Louvre
It isn’t until you’re standing in the vast courtyard of the Louvre, with its glass pyramid and ornate façade, that you can truly say you’ve been to Paris.
It’s gruesome, ghoulish and downright spooky, but it never fails to captivate visitors. In 1785, the subterranean tunnels of an abandoned quarry were…
Even if you're not an art lover, it is worth visiting this high-profile art museum to lose yourself in its romantic gardens.
Jardin du Luxembourg
This famous inner-city oasis of formal terraces, chestnut groves and lush lawns has a special place in Parisians' hearts.
Elegant and regal in equal measure, the massive neoclassical dome of the Left Bank's iconic Panthéon is an icon of the Parisian skyline. Louis XV…
Nearby Latin Quarter attractions
1. Institut du Monde Arabe
The Arab World Institute was jointly founded by France and 18 Middle Eastern and North African nations in 1980, with the aim of promoting cross-cultural…
2. Église St-Louis en l'Île
French baroque Église St-Louis en l’Île, under renovation until 2022 (hence the veil of scaffolding outside), was built between 1664 and 1726. It hosts…
3. Pavillon de l'Arsenal
Built in 1879 as a museum, this magnificent glass-roofed building with arched wrought-iron girders wasn't actually used as one until over a century later,…
4. La Ménagerie
Like the Jardin des Plantes in which it’s located, this 170-species zoo is more than a tourist attraction; it also doubles as a research centre for the…
5. Collège des Bernardins
Dating back to 1248, this former Cistercian college originally served as living quarters and place of study for novice monks. It's now an art gallery and…
6. Musée de la Magie
The ancient arts of magic, optical illusion and sleight of hand are explored in this museum, in the 16th-century caves (cellars) of the Marquis de Sade’s…
7. Parc Rives de Seine
Following the success of the former expressway turned park on the Left Bank, this 4.5km stretch of Unesco-listed Right Bank is also now a car-free…
8. Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation
The Memorial to the Victims of the Deportation, erected in 1962, remembers the 200,000 French residents (including 76,000 Jews, of whom 11,000 were…