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  • 1. Eiffel Tower

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    loads of information has been written on it, here and elsewhere. It is the international recognisable symbol of France ,and tops for visitors with over 7 millions visiting every year. All the dream...

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  • 2. Louvre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    the most beautiful museum in the world, I have been to a few of the better known, but the Louvre history, layout,and content is unmatched by any. You must see it. A lot has been written on it. That...

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  • 3. Notre Dame de Paris

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The cathedral was made famous by Victor Hugo's novel “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame”. Work started on Notre Dame in the 12th century and was completed in the 14th; following damage caused during the...

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  • 4. Montmartre Area

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I have been coming to Paris, twice if not more every year since 1999 ... And for some reason ... sometimes rain and sometime even snow ... I had never had the chance to come to Montmartre or...

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  • 5. Arc de Triomphe

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by the Emperor Napoléon I in 1806 to celebrate the triumph of his armies over the rest of Europe in the early nineteenth century, particularly his triumph over the...

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  • 6. Musee d'Orsay

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of reasons to visit de Orsay. It's a great building. An historic train station. The art is some of the most unique. We went for the Monet collection. We had been up to the coast and visited his...

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  • 7. Sainte-Chapelle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    a magical word in the Paris landscape, and a must to visit. I can't tell you enough, not an artist, you need to be to fully describe this jewel of humanity ,right in the center of Paris, if there is...

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  • 8. Place de la Concorde

    4 out of 5 stars

    On Place de la Concorde you will discover what is the essence of the monumental architecture of the most beautiful city in the world. Go there in the evening; the traffic has decreased so that you...

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  • 9. Catacombs

    4 out of 5 stars

    A visit to the Catacombes is well worth it; I would also recommend doing some research ahead of time as to the history and reason for their existence so that your visit carries more meaning. If...

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  • 10. Luxembourg Gardens - Jardin du Luxembourg

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I can only envy the students of the Sorbonne who can come and study in these splendid gardens. The Jardins du Luxembourg is one of the most beautiful parks of the centre of Paris. It is a private...

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  • 11. Versailles - Daytrip

    When visiting the drawing-rooms of Venus, Abundance, Diane and Mars one can imagine going back a few centuries and attend one of the evening receptions which Louis XIV offered to the Court in his...

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  • 12. Latin Quarter

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Along the left bank of the Seine in the area of the Latin Quarter / Notre Dame, you will find a series of metallic green boxes that are cunningly strapped to the wall. Every one is a business in it's...

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  • 13. Moulin Rouge

    4 out of 5 stars

    After I've seen the film I've always wanted to see the Moulin Rouge for real. I suppose it is not the same, but it was still awesome to stand in front of the real deal. Worthwhile seeing even if you...

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  • 14. Conciergerie

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    a monument amongst monuments, a must see. A lot more history that which is told at the French revolution and the events that took place there like the imprisionement of louis XVI and marie...

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  • 15. Panthéon

    4 out of 5 stars

    There are many "Pendule de Foucault" around the world but this is the original* pendulum of Jean Bernard Léon Foucault as installed in 1851 in the Pantheon. A 28 kg sphere was attached by a 67 meter...

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  • 16. Disneyland Paris - Daytrip

    4 out of 5 stars

    Disneyland is a really wonderfull place for 3-90 children. But when you are waiting at least 30 minutes for any attraction it can turn to a torture You are spending all day in the waiting lines. So if...

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  • 17. Champs-Elysées

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tradition, elegance, sophistication are words that merge in this famous avenue. It keeps its classical image, but here and there a few dots of modernity are useful to remember that time doesn't...

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  • 18. Tuileries - Jardin des Tuileries

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    No need to be a garden architect to find out that this is a typical garden "à la Française" designed by the famous André Le Nôtre who also designed (or redesigned) the gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte,...

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  • 19. Basilica Sacre Coeur

    The Sacré Coeur was build in 1870 after the Prusian war in Montmarte, not far away from the Moulin Rouge. It looks like a white, giant chapel with a dome on top of a very high hill. From the top,...

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  • 20. Centre Georges Pompidou

    4 out of 5 stars

    Before visiting the Centre Pompidou I had followed the architectural controversy in the French media so that on my visit in the 1980s I expected to find something that looked like my photo. I'm fond...

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  • 21. Les Invalides - Hotel des Invalides

    This is a striking complex which is famous for housing all things military from museums to tombs and anything else in between. It began life as a hospital of sorts for disabled military personnel but...

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  • 22. Musee de Cluny - Museum of the Middle Ages

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    One could say that medieval art was very often synonym of religious art. This museum shows a large number of religious art works of the highest quality. I insist on the high quality for what is on...

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  • 23. Opéra Garnier

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    There is a fee to wander around the Opera House during non-performance times. There is admission to see a performance. We wanted to see the building. We wandered upstairs, took in the spacious areas...

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  • 24. Pere Lachaise Cemetery - Cimetière du Père Lachaise

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Visiting the cemetery of the Père Lachaise becomes inevitably an act of cultural membership. A French-speaking person will preferably visit the French authors who marked his readings; voluntary...

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  • 25. La Défense

    4 out of 5 stars

    It is big, it is modern, it is nice. Better than that, it is several kilometers far from the historic Paris. Good. La Defense is a wise solution to build an impressive modern quarter without...

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Comments (4)

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    I will be traveling to Paris for the first time this upcoming Summer. This list has 132 items, I doubt I can do all of those. Which would you recommend I def do and what can wait until next time (hopefully there is one). I will be there approx four days. Thx for the guidance!

    • goodfish's Profile Photo
      Mar 20, 2013 at 6:13 PM

      A lot of what you choose to do depends on your own interests: we wouldn't recommend art museums or churches if you aren't into art or architecture, if that makes sense? What do you usually like to spend your time on while on holiday?

  • Beausoleil's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    It would be nice to label the photos on the opening slide show. We know what all those places are but someone planning their first trip would probably not. It would also be nice to spell museum correctly in your opening article. I think people should be aware of pickpockets but there are not pickpockets "everywhere" in Paris. The idea is good and I'm sure your finished product will be very useful. Excellent start.

    • goodfish's Profile Photo
      Mar 21, 2013 at 3:12 AM

      I'm having the same problem with the gear symbol, Sally. And I forgot about the problem with not having a mouse. :O(

    • pfsmalo's Profile Photo
      Mar 23, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      Although I agree about the river cruise being expensive, you can still take the Batobus " Hop-On, Hop-Off" version cheap enough and the ticket lasts all day. Montmartre "seedy" ??? And why always the rant on pickpockets in Paris ?? They are everywhere round the world, not just in Paris.

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    This page looks great!

  • kevinism's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    I want to go to Paris!

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