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  • 1. Montmartre - Sacré Coeur

    Vandalization of the Sacré Cœur. This very morning (19/03/2014) - anniversary of the "Commune" - the front of the Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre has been vandalized with insulting inscriptions...

  • 2. Eiffel Tower

    Many people will tell you when you are off on your first visit to Paris not to bother with going to the top of the Eiffel Tower because you will wait for hours and pay a hefty entrance fee and so on...

  • 3. Louvre

    NEW: A second Mona Lisa?! Since an amateur of art found a painting showing the alleged upper part of the body of the model painted by Courbet for his famous (scandalous according to some) "L'Origine...

  • 4. Notre Dame de Paris

    Most recent visit April 2014, the bell tower is currently not open but we did get to go to the top of the south tower Although many of the figures that you can see from street level on the lower part...

  • 5. Arc de Triomphe

    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...

  • 6. Musée d'Orsay

    MUSEE D'ORSAY - PRACTICAL INFO. OPEN daily, except Mondays, from 09.30 to 18.00 h. Late night on Thursdays until 21.45 h. Last tickets sold at 17.00 h (21.00 h Thursdays) CLOSED on MONDAYS, on 1...

  • 7. Latin Quarter

    "Rive gauche", the left bank, is slightly different from the other side, dominated by students and cultural activities. Of course, shopping is the "cultural activity" for many people (no, I'm not...

  • 8. Jardins du Luxembourg

    in FRench but the dates and hours can be read i think, from the Senate site official jardin du luxembourg, as I worked off montparnasse go there everymonth now. You will be able to see the closing...

  • 9. Centre Georges Pompidou

    This is mainly an art centre with emphasis on modern art. The architecture is what makes the museum unique. The design was to maximise movement by freeing up internal space. This was done by building...

  • 10. Disneyland Paris

    Much has been said about Disneyland Paris mostly along the lines of "it's not as good as California or Florida". If you are visiting Paris with children of any age or if you are just a big kid...

  • 11. Champs Elysées

    Champs Elysées (Elysian Fields ) is one of the most famous avenues in the world. It starts from Arc de Triomphe at "Charles de Gaulle-Etoile" and ends down after 2.2km at Place de la Concorde which...

  • 12. Sainte-Chapelle

    Not very common in most churches, in this one the nobles and the people were separated in two different levels. We enter through the low level (people's level) and thought the beauty is also...

  • 13. Catacombes

    On a Saturday cloudy morning I decided to visit the Catacombes de Paris, it was my 4th time in Paris so I decided to do it even though I knew I may had to wait on a long line. The entrance is just...

  • 14. Tour Montparnasse

    Here's a view from the top of the Montparnasse Tower, looking northwest towards the competition. I'm not a big fan of standing in lines, so for aerial views I much prefer paying EUR 8.70 (whoops, it...

  • 15. Bateaux Mouches

    I have been on submarines, nuclear and not, battle ships, aircraft carriers, ferries, harbor cruises and even sail boats, but none of these was as exciting nor offered the beautiful scenery as my trip...

  • 16. Place de la Concorde

    a wonderful square that has transpassed frontiers and its the focal point of all visitors to Paris. It is not as calm and nice as it seems. It was called place Louis XV, when the Kings roams in...

  • 17. Dômes - Hôtel des Invalides

    The main attraction of the Dôme des Invalides is the Tomb of l'Emperrrreurrrrr, as I have called it in one of my reviews, namely the tomb of the emperor Napoléon Bonaparte (1769–1821). But nearby,...

  • 18. La Défense

    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...

  • 19. Jardin des Tuileries

    Reading about the history of France I often came onto the "Palais des Tuileries" a royal residence for many French sovereigns: Henri IV, Louis XIV, Louis XVI, Louis XVIII, Napoleon I and Napoleon III....

  • 20. Opéra Garnier

    In terms of the number of seats that they can actually put on sale for any given evening, around 1,750, this is only the third largest opera house in Paris. But when you consider the amount of...

  • 21. Versailles

    It is by entrance of the "Cour Royale" to the northern wing with the 17th c. galleries that the traditional visit of the castle of Versailles starts. The visit begins at the ground floor with a...

  • 22. Conciergerie

    As there was a queue at the Sainte Chapelle at 50 m from here I entered the Conciergerie where there was nearly nobody. I could admire in all tranquillity the medieval halls. Surprising is the fact...

  • 23. Walking

    When you walk through Luxembourg Garden, just in front of the fountain where you can hire and play with boats, there is a magnificent building guarded by men in uniform: This is the Senate of...

  • 24. Moulin Rouge

    Is a world-famous cabaret theater, it opened their doors in 1889 and symbolizes the decadence of those years The cabaret restaurant and a theater was famous for their shows, entrance are not cheap but...

  • 25. Panthéon

    Le Pantheon (every god in greek) is a beautiful structure in early neoclassical style modeled after the Pantheon in Rome. It was under renovation in march 2014 so we just went there during the...

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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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