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Top Choice Museum in Louvre & Les Halles

Musée du Louvre

It isn’t until you’re standing in the vast courtyard of the Louvre, with sunlight shimmering through the glass pyramid and crowds milling about beneath the museum’s ornate facade, that you can truly say you’ve been …
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 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…
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 Museum in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Musée Rodin

Sculptor, painter, sketcher, engraver and collector Auguste Rodin donated his entire collection to the French state in 1908 on the proviso that they dedicate his former workshop and showroom, the beautiful 1730 Hôte…
Top Choice Cemetery in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Cimetière du Père Lachaise

Opened in 1804, Père Lachaise is today the world's most visited cemetery. Its 70,000 ornate tombs of the rich and famous form a verdant, 44-hectare sculpture garden. The most visited are those of 1960s rock star Jim…
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 Cemetery in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Les Catacombes

Paris’ most macabre sight is its underground tunnels lined with skulls and bones. In 1785 it was decided to rectify the hygiene problems of Paris’ overflowing cemeteries by exhuming the bones and storing them in dis…
Top Choice Books in Latin Quarter

Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare's enchanting nooks and crannies overflow with new and secondhand English-language books. The original shop (12 rue l’Odéon, 6e; closed by the Nazis in 1941) was run by Sylvia Beach and became the meeting…
Top Choice Museum in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Musée d’Orsay

The home of France’s national collection from the impressionist, postimpressionist and art-nouveau movements spanning from 1848 to 1914 is the glorious former Gare d’Orsay railway station – itself an art-nouveau sho…