Paris is popular tourist destination

Eiffel Tower  photo in Paris Paris is one of the most visited by tourists’ city in the world. World’s most visited tourist attraction and museum are also situated here. If you have not been in Paris, you certainly should to plan a trip to this famous city.

What attracts millions people in Paris? It is impossible to give an absolutely accurate answer to this question. Different people are finding something interesting for themselves in this city. Look useful information about Paris in our Paris guidebook.

France and Paris have played an important role in the world and Europe for centuries. France has influenced the development of many countries and nations, and also was influenced by different cultures itself. For centuries Paris was one of the most powerful centers of art, science, economy and education. Paris remains one of the most interesting cities in the world now. If you are interested in culture, history, art, music, shopping, fashion, theatre you can find a lot of interesting things in Paris for yourself.

Nowadays global trade has crossed all boundaries. Anywhere in the world you can buy products that have been produced in any country worldwide. But there are cities that attract shoppers from different countries. One of them is Paris.
France and Paris is one of the best places on earth for gourmets, lovers of good food and good wine. France inhabitants have always been lovers of good food and know how to cook delicious meals.

Most popular places in Paris

Disneyland Paris Paris is one of the most popular cities among tourists from different countries. There are many interesting places in the city. It can be said that Paris itself is single big attraction. To list all attractions of this city on one page is simply impossible. On our site you can find information about some of the most popular sights of Paris.

Attractions and interesting places

  • The Eiffel Tower (la tour Eiffel). The world-famous “Eiffel Tower” is the most visited tourist attraction in the world. Tower was created as a temporary structure for the Paris World's Fair of 1889. It is located on the Champ de Mars area in Paris. Nearest metro station is “Bir-Hakeim”. Find the Eiffel Tower location of the map of Paris.
  • Notre Dame (Notre Dame de Paris). The cathedral is located in the geographical center of Paris, on the eastern half of the “Île de la Cité” in the fourth arrondissement of Paris. Cathedral is visiting by more than 13 million people a year.
    Find the Notre Dame de Paris location of the map of Paris.
  • Disneyland (Disneyland Paris). It is one of the most popular amusement parks in the world. Disneyland Paris is located in Marne-la-Vallée town, 32 km to east of Paris. Disneyland attracts large number of tourists in Paris every year.
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  • Sacré Coeur Basilica (Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris). It is a Roman Catholic Church, situated on the Montmartre hill, at the highest point (130 m) of Paris. It is a popular landmark of Paris. Construction began in 1875 and was finished in 1914. It was consecrated after the end of World War I in 1919.
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  • The “Arc de Triomphe”. The “Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile” is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the center of the “Place Charles de Gaulle”, at the western end of the “Champs-Élysées”. Beneath the Arc is the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier”.
    Find the “Arc de Triomphe” location of the map of Paris.
  • Les Invalides. “L'Hôtel des Invalides” is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans (the building's original purpose). The buildings house the “Musée de l'Armée”, the military museum of the Army of France.
  • The Grand Palais. “Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées” (Grand Palais) is a large historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex located at the Champs-Élysées (8th arrondissement of Paris). It was built for the Universal Exposition of 1900. Here are held various public events, exhibition, fashion shows. The building's west wing also contains a science museum, the Palais de la Découverte.
    Find the “Grand Palais” location of the map of Paris.
  • The “Palais Garnier”. The “Palais Garnier” is an opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the “Paris Opera”. The “Palais Garnier” is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. It is also a symbol of Paris like Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, or the Sacré Coeur Basilica.
    Find the “Palais Garnier” location of the map of Paris.

Museums

The Louvre (Musée du Louvre). Louvre is one of the most famous art museums in the world. The museum is located in the heart of Paris, on the right bank of the Seine River, in the 1st district of the capital of France. There are three entrances in the museum: the main entrance at the pyramid, an entrance from the “Carrousel du Louvre” underground shopping mall and an entrance at the “Porte des Lions” (near the western end of the Denon wing). The Louvre is the world's most visited museum, and received more than 9.7 million visitors in 2012.
Nearest metro stations: “Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre”, “Louvre-Rivoli”.

Find the “Louvre” location of the map of Paris.

Versailles. The Versailles palace and park complex (Parc et château de Versailles) is the former residence of French kings at Versailles. It is grate popular museum now. Versailles is located in suburb of Paris, at a distance about 20 kilometers to southwest of the Paris center.
Find the “Versailles” location of the Paris map.

Musée d'Orsay. The “Musée d'Orsay” museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It has the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world. Museum is located in the former railway station.
Address: Rue de Lille 75343 Paris, France.
Nearest metro stations: “Solférino”, “Musée d'Orsay” (RER).

National museum for modern art of France. The national museum for modern art of France (Musée National d'Art Moderne). It is located in the Centre Pompidou, in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The museum has the second largest collection of modern and contemporary art in the world, after the New York Museum of Modern Art. The works displayed in the museum often change in order to show to the public the variety and depth of the collection.
Centre “Georges-Pompidou” (Pompidou Centre) is a complex building in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris. It houses the “Paris Museum of Modern Art”, public Information library (Bibliothèque publique d'information) and a centre for music and acoustic research (IRCAM). Several major exhibitions are organized each year.
Nearest metro stations: Rambuteau, Les Halles.
Фввкуыы: Centre Pompidou, place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris and Centre Pompidou-Metz, Human Rights square, 57000 Metz.

National Museum of Natural History. The National Museum of Natural History (Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, MNHN) comprises 14 sites throughout France. Four parts of the museum are located in Paris, including the original location at the royal botanical garden, the Jardin des Plantes, which remains one of the seven departments of MNHN. The galleries open to the public are: the “Cabinet d’Histoire du Jardin des Plantes in the Hôtel de Magny”, the “Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology”, the “Gallery of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy”, and the “Grand Gallery of Evolution” (Grande galerie de l'évolution).
Address: 57 Rue Cuvier, Paris, France.
The nearest metro station: Jussieu.

Science museum. The “Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie” is the biggest science museum in Europe. About five million people visit it each year. Attractions include a planetarium, a submarine (the Argonaute S636), an IMAX theatre (La Géode) and special areas for children and teenagers. Museum located in “Parc de la Villette” in Paris. It is one of the three dozen Cultural Centers of Science, Technology and Industry (CCSTI), promoting science and science culture in France.
Address: Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30, avenue Corentin-Cariou - F-75019 Paris.
The nearest metro station: Porte de la Villette (Line 7).

Museum of Arts and Crafts. Museum of Arts and Crafts (The Musée des Arts et Métiers) is an industrial design museum in Paris. Museum houses the collection of the “National Conservatory of Arts and Industry” (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers), which was founded in 1794 as a repository for the preservation of scientific instruments and inventions. The museum presents seven different collections: Scientific Instruments, Materials, Energy, Mechanics, Construction, Communication, Transportation.
Address: 60, rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris, France.
The nearest metro station: Arts et Métiers.

Entertainment

The “Paris Opera” theater. It is most famous theater in Paris. Each year, the Opéra presents about 380 performances of opera, ballet and other concerts, to a total audience of about 800,000 people (of which 17% come from abroad). The Paris Opera (Opéra de Paris) has two venues.
Ballets and some classical operas are held at the 1970-seat “Palais Garnier”.
Opéra National de Paris produces operas at its modern 2700-seat theatre Opéra Bastille which opened in 1989.

“Comédie-Française” theater. The Comédie-Française is one of the few state theatres in France. The Comédie-Française was founded by a decree of Louis XIV on August 8, 1680. The theater has a repertoire of 3,000 works and three theaters in Paris (salle Richelieu, théâtre du Vieux-Colombier, Studio-Théâtre). The company's primary venue is the Salle Richelieu. Address: 2, rue de Richelieu, Paris, France.

“Crazy Horse” cabaret. “Le Crazy Horse de Paris” is a Parisian cabaret known for its stage shows. The Paris Crazy Horse occupies former wine cellars of an impressive Haussmanian building at 12 Avenue George-V.
Address: 12, avenue George V, Paris, France.

“Moulin Rouge” cabaret. Moulin Rouge (Red Mill) is a cabaret in Paris, France. It was founded in 1889. Today, the Moulin Rouge is a tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment for visitors from around the world.
Address: 82, boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France.

Transportation

International Airport of Paris

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The international Charles de Gaulle airport (Aéroport Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle) is located 25 km north-east of Paris. It is the main airport in France. It is tenth busiest by passenger traffic airport in the world. From airport to Paris travelers can get by high-speed rail. Journey time is approximately 30 minutes. The airport has two railway stations: “Aeroport Charles-de Gaulle 1” and “Aeroport Charles-de Gaulle 2-TGV”. From the station “Aeroport Charles-de Gaulle 2-TGV” departs high-speed trains to most major cities in France, as well as in Brussels. There are also plenty of bus routes, which connect the airport and Paris. Bus journey time is about 1 hour. It is possible to get to the French capital from the airport by taxi.

Paris railway stations

Railway transport allows you get from Paris to other French cities and to neighboring countries. Trip by train to Brussels, London or Amsterdam should take only a few hours.
There are seven railway stations in Paris.

North Station. From North Station (Gare du Nord) trains to the north of France, Great Britain (Eurostar), in the directions of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany (Thalys). Railway station is located in the 10th arrondissement, not far from the subway stations “Gare du Nord”, “La Chapelle”. Address: 18, rue de Dunkerque, Paris.

“Gare Saint-Lazare” railway station. It is the second largest passenger railway station in Paris. From here trains to direction of Nomandiya. Station is located in the 8th district, close to metro stations “Saint-Lazare”, “Europe”, “Havre – Caumartin” and “Saint-Augustin”. Address: 13, Rue d'Amsterdam, Paris.

East Station. From the railway station trains to the easterly direction (Nancy, Strasbourg, Reims), as well as international destinations: Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria. Station is located on the Place du 11-Novembre-1918 square, in 10th arrondissement of Paris. Address: place du 11 November 1918.

Gare de Lyon. From Gare de Lyon stations are serve trains to central and south-eastern regions of France, as well as in Switzerland, Italy and Greece. The nearest metro station is “Gare de Lyon”. Address: 20 boulevard Diderot, Paris.

Station Bercy. Bercy station is located in the twelfth municipal district of the city, near the Gare de Lyon station. From the railway station trains carrying cars, as well as the following night trains to Italy.

Gare d'Austerlitz. Station is located in the southern part of Paris, in the 13th municipality. From the railway station go trains to the south direction, including the cities Orleans, Tours, Madrid, Lisbon. Address: 55 quai D'Austerlitz, Paris.

Gare Montparnasse. From this station go trains to the west and south-west of France, including the cities Bordeaux, Nantes and Rennes. There are also trains to Brittany and western France (TGV). Nearest Metro stations: Montparnasse - Bienvenüe, Pasteur. Address: 17, Boulevard de Vaugirard, 14 and 15 arrondissements, Paris.

It may also be useful for you: the tourist map of Paris.





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