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Top Choice Landmark in Eiffel Tower & Western Paris

Eiffel Tower

No one could imagine Paris today without it. But Gustave Eiffel only constructed this elegant, 320m-tall signature spire as a temporary exhibit for the 1889 World's Fair. Luckily, the art nouveau tower’s popularity …
Top Choice Gallery in Eiffel Tower & Western Paris

Musée Guimet des Arts Asiatiques

Connoisseurs of Japanese ink paintings and Tibetan thangkas won't want to miss the Musée Guimet, the largest Asian art museum in France. Observe the gradual transmission of both Buddhism and artistic styles along th…
Top Choice Museum in Eiffel Tower & Western Paris

Musée du Quai Branly

A tribute to the diversity of human culture, Musée du Quai Branly's highly inspiring overview of indigenous and folk art spans four main sections – Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Americas. An impressive array of mask…
Top Choice Museum in Eiffel Tower & Western Paris

Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine

This mammoth 23,000-sq-metre space is an ode on three floors to French architecture. The highlight is the light-filled ground floor with a beautiful collection of plaster and wood moulages (casts) of cathedral porta…
Top Choice Bar in Eiffel Tower & Western Paris

St James Paris

Hidden behind a stone wall, this historic mansion-turned-hotel opens its bar nightly to nonguests – and the setting redefines extraordinary. Winter drinks are in the wood-panelled library, in summer they're on the i…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Eiffel Tower & Western Paris

L'Astrance

It’s almost two decades since Pascal Barbot’s dazzling cuisine at the triple-Michelin-starred L’Astrance made its debut, but it's shown no signs of losing its cutting edge. Look beyond the complicated descriptions o…
Top Choice Gallery in Eiffel Tower & Western Paris

Musée Marmottan Monet

This museum showcases the world’s largest collection of works by impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840–1926) – about 100 – as well as paintings by Gauguin, Sisley, Pissarro, Renoir, Degas, Manet and Berthe Moriso…
Sports in Eiffel Tower & Western Paris

French Open

The glitzy Grand Slam tournament Les Internationaux de France de Tennis hits up from late May to early June at Stade Roland Garros.
Gastronomy in Eiffel Tower & Western Paris

Bustronome

A true moveable feast, Bustronome is a voyage into French gastronomy aboard a glass-roofed bus, with Paris' famous monuments – the Arc de Triomphe, Grand Palais, Palais Garnier, Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower – gliding…
Museum in Eiffel Tower & Western Paris

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris

Housed in the legendary designer's studios (1974–2002), this museum holds retrospectives of YSL's avant-garde designs, from early sketches to finished pieces. Temporary exhibitions give an insight into the creative …