MUST-VISIT PARIS ATTRACTIONS 2023
Top 15 Paris tourist attractions you need to visit!
We bring you the ultimate list of all must-visit attractions and locations you should visit while in Paris.
The Eiffel Tower
This iconic symbol of Paris is indispensable and, of course, the number one attraction you must see if you travel to Paris. Located on the Left Bank of the Seine River, right next to the Champs Élysées. This iconic landmark got its name after Gustave Eiffel designed the 323 m tall wrought-iron tower.
With over 7 million people visiting the Eiffel Tower each year, it’s no surprise that this iconic symbol of Paris is right at the top of our list of attractions in Paris you must visit.
Eiffel Tower Working Hours
The Eiffel tower is open daily from 9:30 AM to 10:30 PM.
Visit the most iconic landmark in Paris!
The Louvre Museum
The Louvre is the most prominent art museum in the world. It’s famous for being the home of Da Vinci’s mesmerizing Mona Lisa painting and the recognizable glass and metal pyramid structure in the museum’s main courtyard. With over 8 million people coming to see the impressive 38,000 objects inside the museum every year, the Louvre is also the most visited museum in the world.
The Louvre Museum Working Hours
- The Louvre is closed on Tuesdays.
- From Wednesday to Monday, Louvre is open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
- The Louvre is also closed on January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.
Explore the world-famous works of art by visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris!
Arc de Triomphe
Napoleon Bonaparte initially imagined the arc in 1806 to commemorate his army’s victory at the Battle of Austerlitz. It took 30 years to complete The Arc de Triomphe, and today it is the largest triumphal arch in the world. The eternal flame underneath the sculpted arch has been relit every day at 6:30 PM since 11 November 1923. When you return to the ground from your climb up the triumphant monument, spare a thought for the Unknown Soldier, whose grave sits solemnly at the center of the arch.
Arc de Triomphe Working Hours
Arc de Triomphe’s opening hours are from 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM. With the last entry being 30 minutes before the closing time. The arc is closed on January 1st, May 1st, and May 8th (in the morning), July 14th (in the morning), November 11th (in the morning), and on December 25th.
Climb the Arc de Triomphe Rooftop and enjoy marvelous views of Paris!
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Louvre Museum Ticket
With this ticket, you will get priority access, allowing you to skip the long lines at the entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover numerous impressive artistic masterpieces, including the iconic Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Feel free to stroll around the museum and marvel at different artworks for as long as you like.
Louvre Museum Tour
Join this small-group tour of the Louvre Museum, skip the long lines at the entrance, and enjoy seeing famous artwork and ancient artifacts. Follow the carefully planned itinerary designed by your expert guide and enjoy exploring the Louvre to the fullest.
Moulin Rouge is probably the most famous nightclub on the planet. Since it was founded in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller, it has seen showbiz stars, actors, musicians, and great names pass through its doors. And, tourists aside, this cabaret venue also remains beloved by Parisians.
The Moulin Rouge, translated to the Red Mill, is the birthplace of one of the best-known dances of the 20th century. On stage, 60 can-can dancers cavort with faultless synchronization for two hours in the ‘Féerie’ show. Legs kick higher than you’d think possible, the costumes are dazzling, and the ‘half-time’ acts are hilarious. Add a glass of champagne, and you’ve got yourself the ultimate French night out.
Watch a show at the iconic Moulin Rouge!
Also known as Les Catacombes, the Paris Catacombs are one of the spookiest Paris attractions you can visit. Within this 3,000 km-long network of ancient quarries under the city’s streets, the catacombs contain the remains of around 6 million people, which were used to decorate the walls and ceilings of the catacombs. The ossuary was built in 1738 and has been a tourist attraction since the early 19th century.
Explore the Paris underground!
Snuck between St-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter, on the Left Bank of Seine, you’ll find the gorgeous Jardin du Luxembourg – also known as the Luxemburg Gardens. During the early 17th century, the gardens and the palace inside them were the home of Marie de Medici. The gardens were designed to look like the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens of Florence, where she was born.
The Luxemburg Gardens have free entry, and the park’s opening hours change with each season, but if it’s still light outside, the park should be open.
Paris’s Palais Garnier opera house was built between 1861 and 1875 and is one of the city’s most elegant structures. It saw a team of 14 painters, mosaicists, and 73 sculptors work on the ornamentation of the building’s south facade alone. From the novel and the musical Phantom of the Opera to Marc Chagall’s painted ceiling, unveiled in the building itself in 1964, the building has inspired great works of art over the years.
Palais Garnier Opening Hours
The Garnier Palais is open for visitors from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except on days when there are afternoon performances and exceptional closures. Also during the summertime, from July 17th to August 30th, the Palais Garnier is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Visit the largest opera house in Europe!
During the 1240s, the fervently religious King Louis IX – later known as St Louis – acquired what he believed was Christ’s Crown of Thorns. Naturally, he wanted somewhere appropriately magnificent to house it.
He commissioned the building of the magnificent Sainte-Chapelle as a royal chapel. Its 15-meter windows are truly jaw-dropping: hundreds of scenes from the Bible are depicted, culminating in the Apocalypse in the rose window.
Sainte-Chapelle Working Hours
- January 2nd – March 31st: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- April 1st – September 30th: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
- October 1st – December 31st: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Marvel at the stained glass windows of the Sainte Chapelle in Paris!
The Notre Dame Cathedral
Althoug the cathedral stays closed to tourists because of the tragic fire that happened in 2019. You can still see this incredible Gothic cathedral from the outside. Notre Dame de Paris is set to reopen for visitors in 2024.
The Place de la Concorde
This impressive Place de la Concorde square measures 7.6 ha, making it the largest square in Paris. It’s located between Avenue des Champs-Elysées and Tuileries Garden. King Louis XVI, his wife Marie Antoinette, and other members of the French aristocracy were executed here by guillotine during the French Revolution.
Musée d’Orsay was built as a train station to welcome guests to the 1900 World Fair before becoming a world-leading art gallery. Today, the stunning Beaux-Arts Gare d’Orsay houses the most extensive collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces worldwide. Orsay Museum features more than 2,000 paintings and 600 sculptures by artists such as Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, and Seurat. The artworks inside the Orsay Museum date between 1848 and 1914. The Orsay is one of Paris’s most popular tourist attractions and museums today.
Musée d’Orsay Working Hours
- Musée d’Orsay is closed on Mondays
- Tuesday – Sunday: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
See impressionist masterpieces inside of the Musée d’Orsay!
The Versailles Palace
The Versailles Palace is a former royal residence and an opulent complex located outside Paris. For years, the Palace captured the imagination of the public because of its architectural grandeur and political history. The Chateau’s rich history and its beautiful interior and exterior make the Versailles a must-visit attraction when you’re traveling to Paris.
We highly recommend booking a guided tour of the Palace or even a full day trip, so you can truly appreciate all of its fascinating history and breathtaking beauty.
The Versailles Palace Working Hours
- The Palace of Versailles is closed on Mondays
- Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Enjoy your visit to the Palace of Versailles to the fullest!
Le Marais District
The Marais district in Paris is well known for its art galleries, modern boutiques, and LGBTQ+ friendly venues. Once upon a time, this neighborhood was where you found the movers and shakers of the French aristocracy. Since then, this Parisian district has found a new lease of life as one of the French capital’s most trendy, go-to parts.
The district is also an amazing place to wander around, discover local food shops, and get a bit more familiar with the Parisian gastronomic scene.
Explore the Le Marais neighborhood in Paris by going on a fantastic walking food tour!
The Centre Pompidou
If you’re a modern art and architecture fan, we highly recommend you visit the Centre Georges Pompidou. With its distinct inside-out design created by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, the Centre has been a reference point for contemporary and modern art since it opened its doors in 1977. Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of art, visit the Center and ride the escalators up to the fifth floor for an unparalleled view of Paris.
The Centre Pompidou Working Hours
- The Centre Pompidou is closed on Tuesdays
- Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- Thursdays: 11: 00 AM to 11:00 PM
The Montparnasse Tower
Although the Eiffel Tower is famous for taking in the stunning panoramic views of the City of Light, nothing can beat the full 360-degree view from the top of the Montparnasse Tower. This sole skyscraper in Paris’s skyline has a beautiful terrace located just across the metro station in the 14th arrondissement and the Montparnasse SNCF. You can enjoy the most breathtaking views of the French capital from there. Take some spectacular photos while you’re up there gazing and falling in love with the City of Love.
Montparnasse Tower Working Hours
- Monday-Sunday: 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Climb Paris’s highest observation deck and enjoy the breathtaking views of the French capital!
Housed in a magnificent building constructed in the 19th century as an orangery, Musée de l’Orangerie features a valuable art collection of Impressionist paintings, including several masterpieces by Monet. Inside the Orangerie Museum, you will be able to find numerous artworks from the 1930s to the 1950s. There is, however, one very special feature of this museum – two oval rooms designed according to the specifications of Claude Monet, which display his famous Water Lilies.
Musee l’Orangerie Working Hours
- Wednesday – Monday: 9 am – 6 pm
- Tuesday: closed
Discover incredible artworks by Picasso, Matisse, and Rousseau, among many others!
Pantheon Paris is a magnificent archeological site located in the Latin Quarter. It is one of Paris’ most magnificent spectacles, and its grandeur can be seen from almost every corner of the city. The amazing architecture of neo-classicism makes this place a must-see for any history enthusiast. Its façade is one of the building’s most significant components, and it leaves every visitor in awe. The building is also topped with an alluring dome which was designed using inspiration from Bramante’s Tempietto. The Pantheon in Paris lures thousands of visitors annually, and it is definitely one of those landmarks that should be on top of your visit list.
Pantheon Paris Working Hours
- You can visit Paris Pantheon every day of the week.
- April 1st to September 30th: from 10 AM to 6:30 PM.
- The last Entry is at 5:45.
- From October 1st to March 31th: from 10 AM to 6 PM.
- The last Entry is at 5:15 PM.