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Louvre Museum

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Landscape view of Louvre Museum outside building with the famous glass pyramid structure against a sunny blue day

The world’s most visited museum, a treasure trove of art from around the world. Admire the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and many, many more…

Adult price: £15

Best for ages 13+

Eiffel Tower

Paris, Ile-de-France, United Kingdom (UK)

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Landscape view of the Eiffel Tower from across the river on a sunny blue day with large clouds

Gustave Eiffel’s eccentric, iron-clad tower built as a temporary exhibit for the World Fair in 1889, has views all over the city and has become iconic symbol of Paris.

Adult price: £23

Best for ages 4+

Palace of Versailles

Versailles, Ile-de-France, France

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The Royal Court in front of Palace of Versailles with tourists on site and a striking half blue sky with white clouds

Ornate, opulent and entirely over-the-top, the Palace of Versailles is one of the world’s most lavish royal residences, with glorious gardens to explore alongside the gold-coated interiors.

Adult price: £18

Best for ages 13+

Champagne in Riems

Reims, Ile-de-France, France

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Landscape view of the the vineyard during a sunset with the countryside in the background

Visit France’s famous Champagne houses – an hour or two outside of Paris – to understand how Champagne is made, and find out what gives bubbly its fizz.

Best for ages 18+

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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A side view of the cathedral at night with street lights and lights on the cathedral itself, illuminating the dark

Paris’s iconic Gothic cathedral, previously its most visited site, is closed to the public following the devastating fire in April 2019. It’s set to reopen in December 2024 with its unique blend of heavenly views, hunchback legends and gargoyles galore.

Best for ages 13+

Arc de Triomphe

Paris, Ile-de-France , France

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Aerial view of Arc de Triomphe surrounded by trees and the city of Paris

An ornate, 50m-high arch commissioned by Napoleon to honour fallen French soldiers. Now an iconic Paris landmark.

Best for ages 13+

Marmottan-Monet Museum

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Several paintings on the wall of a rotunda gallery

The world’s largest collection of Monet’s paintings, displayed in a grand 19th-century mansion – including his world-famous ‘water lily’ canvases.

Adult price: £10

Best for ages 18+

World-class art in Paris

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Man looking at Van Gogh's self-portrait in the Orsay Museum

A city famed for housing long history of world-class, highly influential artists, is now home to many of the world’s greatest art museums and collections.

Best for ages 18+

Museum of Decorative Arts

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Three pink Dior gowns on exhibition in the museum

The largest museum of decorative arts in continental Europe, home to an inspirational and diverse collection of 1 million+ items dating from the Middle Ages through to the latest designers.

Adult price: £12

Best for ages 18+

Orsay Museum

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Man looking at a self portrait of Van Gogh

A glorious Belle Epoque train station that’s now a temple to Impressionist art dating from 1848 to 1914. The collection includes works by Monet, Manet, Degas, Cezanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh.

Adult price: £14

Best for ages 13+

Paris’ best food & drink

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Plate of snails filled with green goo

Our summary of the typical foods, ingredients and flavours, cooking styles, dining scene and best foodie experiences in Paris.

Best for ages 18+

Duration: -

Picasso Museum, Paris

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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A front view of the Picasso Museum building and entrance on a sunny blue day

One of the world’s most important Picasso museums, highlighting the artist’s prolific career and his own collection of art in a sumptuous 17th-century mansion.

Adult price: £12

Best for ages 18+

Orangerie Museum

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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A white, curved room with Monet's oversized Water Lilly canvases wrapping around the entire room

A world-class art museum in Napoleon III’s former citrus house, home to Impressionist and modernist artworks, including Monet’s iconic Water Lilies.

Adult price: £8

Best for ages 18+

Boat tours of Paris

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Boat coming out from under bridge in front of La Conciergerie

Away from the crowds, boat cruises along the Seine are the best way to see the highlights of Paris. Options range from hop on, hop off, to full dining experiences.

Adult price: £15

Best for ages 4+

Duration: 1+ hour

Paris’ must-see architecture

Paris, IIe-de-France, France

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Inside view of Grand Palais ceiling that has enormous conservatory style glass roof.

From the classic Palais Garnier to the edgy Centre Pompidou, this storied city is stocked with architectural wonders.

Best for ages 18+

Duration: 3 hours

La Conciergerie

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Landscape view of La Conciergerie building from across the river on a sunny blue day

This vast Medieval palace was most famous as the ‘antechamber to the guillotine’ in the French Revolution. Three thousand prisoners were convicted here, including France’s last queen Marie Antoinette.

Adult price: £10

Best for ages 13+

Moulin Rouge

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Front view of the Moulin Rouge on a evening with bright neon red lights and a long queue

A long-running, extravagant, colourful cabaret featuring dancers and courtesans has been thrilling Parisian audiences since 1889. See the incomparable Can Can – the enigmatic dance that’s its greatest claim to fame.

Adult price: £74

Min age 6

Best for ages 10+

Duration: 2-4 hours

When: Daily

Frequency: daily

The Pantheon of Paris

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Front view of The Panthéon building during a sunset

Originally an 18th-century church dedicated to Sainte Genevieve, now a grandiose mausoleum housing the tombs of France’s ‘great men and women’, including Voltaire, Hugo, and Marie Curie.

Adult price: £10

Best for ages 18+

Les Invalides

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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External facade of a large golden stone building with a giant golden dome

This grandiose Baroque ensemble of military history museums contains more than 1.5 million artefacts and the imposing tomb of Napoleon I. 

Adult price: £12

Best for ages 18+

Jacquemart-Andre Museum

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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A front view of the Jacquemart-André Museum on a cloudy day

Superb 19th-century collection of Italian Renaissance masterpieces, French portraiture and decorative arts.

Adult price: £15

Min age 18

Best for ages 18+

Rodin Museum

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Front view of the museum with an open grass space and the museum in the background on a sunny cloudy day

This exceptional collection of works by one of the world’s most famous sculptor, is presented in his former home and gardens in Paris.

Adult price: £10

Best for ages 18+

Paris’ best shopping

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Shop signs in Passage des Panoramas, an old-fashioned arcade

Paris has everything from luxury fashion and indie boutiques, to hip department stores, markets and quirky antiques bazaars.

Best for ages 18+

Duration: Any

Dali Museum, Paris

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

A front view of the entrance to Dali museum. The museum name is displayed on a black shop banner and there is a squared window with artwork displayed

Montmarte museum dedicated to the surrealist Salvador Dali, displaying over 300 of his works. Dali lived and painted in Paris for many years.

Adult price: £8

Best for ages 18+

Disneyland Paris

Coupvray, Ile-de-France, France

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Landscape view of Mickey the Mouse posing in front of Disneyland Paris

Miles of smiles and thrills galore at this slice of Americana transferred to the Ile-de-France. The happiest place in Paris?

Adult price: £50

Best for ages 4+

Paris’ most beautiful churches

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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A landscape view of Sacre coeur (Basilica of Sacred heart), Montmartre and Sainte-Trinite at night

Paris’ churches, packed with priceless art and relics, are a fabulous showcase of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

Best for ages 18+

Carnavalet Museum

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Courtyard with beautiful gardens of Carnavalet Museum on a sunny blue day

A history museum offering a fascinating journey through Parisian history, set in the sumptuous Renaissance mansion Hotel des Ligneris and the 17th-century Hotel le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau.

Best for ages 18+

Quai Branly Museum

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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A black wall with several shields and a stick figure artwork displayed under spotlights

Fascinating primal art and indigenous artefacts from all over the globe, theatrically presented in Jean Nouvel’s striking modern building. 

Adult price: £10

Best for ages 13+

Museum of the Middle Ages

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Exterior view of a decorative building in golden stone

A museum dedicated to life in the Middle Ages, set in one of Paris’ oldest and finest medieval buildings. Home to the world-famous 15th-century La Dame a la Licorne tapestry.

Adult price: £4

Best for ages 13+

Natural History Museum, Paris

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Inside view of the museum with multiple structures of dinosaur bones on display

An impressive museum dedicated to preserving and educating about the natural world. Four large galleries house a vast collection of over 68 million specimens

Adult price: £26

Best for ages 4+

Jules Verne Restaurant

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

A view of the detailed infrastructure from the bottom of the Tower

World-class food and unrivalled Paris views at Michelin-starred Frederic Anton’s daring restaurant on the Eiffel Tower’s second level.

Adult price: £120

Best for ages 18+

Montmartre & the Sacre-Coeur Basilica

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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A street view of the different stalls along the road

Sitting atop Paris’s highest hill, this picturesque village-within-a-city has a long and rich artistic history, a wonderfully bohemian atmosphere and a striking Basilica.

Best for ages 13+

Duration: 1 day

Gustave Moreau Museum

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Inside view of the museum where a man is stood inside another room looking around. The room is filled with Gustave's paintings

Dedicated to the works of Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau, this museum is housed in his former home and studio.

Adult price: £5

Best for ages 18+

Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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A close up of a grave at the cemetery where there is a statue of a woman hugging the headstone that has a man's face carved

The world’s most visited cemetery is a feast of sculpture, and the resting place of France’s most flamboyant historical figures – including Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde.

Adult price: £2

Best for ages 13+

Sainte-Chapelle

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

internal view showing extraordinary stained glass windows

Paris’ most exquisite Gothic monument was built by Louis IX in 1248 to house his collection of Passion relics, including Christ’s Crown of Thorns (now at Notre-Dame Cathedral). It has one of the most extensive 13th-century stained-glass collections anywhere in the world.

Min age 2

Best for ages 13+

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Museum of Music

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

A display of the most famous violins at the museum

Housed within the prestigious Cité de la Musique complex, home of the Paris Philharmonic, this museum is dedicated to the rich heritage of music. Its collection contains over 7,000 historic musical instruments and music-related items spanning centuries and continents.

Adult price: £7

Best for ages 18+

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Paris Catacombs

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

view of undeground cellar with two pillars and a wall of skulls

These eerie bone-lined passages, set in a former quarry 20m underground, contain the remains of several million Parisians. The residents – including many victims of the notorious guillotine – were buried here when existing cemeteries overflowed during the French Revolution.

Adult price: £23

Min age 13

Best for ages 13+

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Cafe de la Paix

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Famous Cafe de la Paix with people and tourists sitting outdoor in Paris

An institution with the best vanilla mille-feuille in Paris, served in gilded surrounds with views onto the Palais Garnier Opera House.

Best for ages 18+

Louis Vuitton Foundation

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

External view of the modern building of the Louis Vuitton Foundation

One of Paris’ main museums for Contemporary & Historical art exhibitions, set in a stunning avant-garde silver and glass structure designed by Frank Gehry.

Adult price: £16

Best for ages 18+

Nuit Blanche

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

One of the artworks displayed during the night, Sigalit Landau Barbed Salt Lamps glowing in the dark

In this annual nocturnal art extravaganza, Paris’s streets turn into an all-night cultural promenade with installations and performances by international artists held throughout the city.

Best for ages 18+

Duration: One night

When: 1st Saturday October

Frequency: annually

Bastille Day

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Military band performing down the street from Arc de Triumphe

France’s national holiday to mark the 1789 French Revolution, celebrated with stunning fireworks, firemen’s discos and a pompous parade.

Best for ages 7+

Duration: 1 day

When: 14th July

Frequency: annually

Le Train Bleu

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

View of the landmark Belle Epoque Le Train Bleu restaurant inside the historic Gare de Lyon train station, built for the 1900 Paris World Exposition.

Head to this grand train station brasserie, originally opened to serve passengers travelling to the 1900 World Fair, is to ogle the incredible decor – the room is laden with gilt, carved cherubs and blowsy frescoes of southern landscapes.

Best for ages 18+

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Galeries Lafayette

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Interior of the centre of the mall with four floors of shops and beautiful glass dome

Chic department store with a dazzling Art Nouveau cupola, famed for its food court, luxury fashion brands and rooftop restaurants. Paris’ most famous shopping destination.

Best for ages 18+

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Ciel de Paris

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Landscape shot from Triumph Arc of the Eiffel Tower during a sunset amongst a pink and purple sunset

This bar on the top of the Tour Montparnasse skyscraper is coveted for both its breathtaking Eiffel Tower views and its potent Bellinis.

Best for ages 18+

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Stohrer

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

The front view of Stohrer on a street in Paris. The exterior of the shop is painted in navy with a dark blue parasol

The birthplace of the rum baba in the 18th century, the city’s oldest patisserie still wows with its gateaux (cake) today.

Best for ages 13+

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