Visiting Paris: staple landmarks

Published by My B., Rizhlaine F. · Photos by My B. · Updated on 16 August 2021 at 14h49 · Published on 16 August 2021 at 12h28
Feel like (re)discovering Paris? We have brought together the best spots to visit, from unmissable landmarks to the best-kept secrets to quirky places.

Wishing to know Paris from every angle? To help you prepare you stay or rediscover the gems of the capital, we have put together a lovely guide of the places to visit in Paris. Whether it is to be amazed by the unmissable monuments, or be surprised by quirky places or leave to conquer the best-kept secrets, it has it all to satisfy your curiosity.

So, will you go up with the Eiffel Tower or maybe down with the mysterious Catacombs? Follow the steps of the greatest artists or visit quirky places? The choice is yours!

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Monuments to visit

Le Rallye Paris Tour Eiffel 2018Le Rallye Paris Tour Eiffel 2018Le Rallye Paris Tour Eiffel 2018Le Rallye Paris Tour Eiffel 2018 Top 10 must-see monuments in Paris
Whether you’re just in the French capital for a weekend, week or you simply want to rediscover Paris monuments, the editorial board has listed the top 10 must-see monuments in Paris. Want to know more about the city history? Keep reading. [Read more]

Un monde de plis à la chapelle ExpiatoireUn monde de plis à la chapelle ExpiatoireUn monde de plis à la chapelle ExpiatoireUn monde de plis à la chapelle Expiatoire Secret monuments in Paris
Paris is a surprising capital with its monuments known worldwide. But you, you want to discover its secret and hidden monuments! You’ve knocked on the right door! [Read more]

Visuel Paris Petit PalaisVisuel Paris Petit PalaisVisuel Paris Petit PalaisVisuel Paris Petit Palais Free museums and monuments in Paris and Ile de France
Looking for a free museum in Paris? Musée des Beaux-Arts, Musée d’Art Moderne, Musée de l’Aviation, Musée des Arts Asiatiques, over 20 museums are free of charge, all year round, so, discover them! [Read more]

Le Musée des Arts Forains, une sortie originale pour les vacances de la Toussaint !Le Musée des Arts Forains, une sortie originale pour les vacances de la Toussaint !Le Musée des Arts Forains, une sortie originale pour les vacances de la Toussaint !Le Musée des Arts Forains, une sortie originale pour les vacances de la Toussaint ! Quirky museums in Paris
Haaa Paris, its monuments and its museums known worldwide. The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré Coeur… Everyone knows them. But do you know these quirky museums? Here’s a quick scan of the museums we don’t necessarily think of! [Read more]

Les Grandes Eaux Musicales 2018 au Château de VersaillesLes Grandes Eaux Musicales 2018 au Château de VersaillesLes Grandes Eaux Musicales 2018 au Château de VersaillesLes Grandes Eaux Musicales 2018 au Château de Versailles Castles to visit in Paris and Ile de France
In Ile de France lay countless castles and palaces from all time eras, fortified castles, castles from the Renaissance, most being royal residencies. Between Versailles, Chantilly, Fontainebleau, Saint Germain en Laye, between architectural discoveries and historical walks, castles tell you all about their historic secrets if you take enough time to listen to the stones. [Read more]

Guide des maisons d'artistes à visiter à Paris Guide des maisons d'artistes à visiter à Paris Guide des maisons d'artistes à visiter à Paris Guide des maisons d'artistes à visiter à Paris Artist’s homes you can visit in Paris
Victor Hugo, Balzac, Gainsbourg, Rodin, Delacroix… They all lived in Paris or in the Parisian suburbs for a small or a bigger part of their lives. The homes of these great French artists welcome you with open arms to make you discover their universes. Follow the guide! [Read more]

La Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, au coeur du Quartier LatinLa Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, au coeur du Quartier LatinLa Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, au coeur du Quartier LatinLa Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, au coeur du Quartier Latin The most beautiful libraries in Paris
If this morning you woke up wanting to enjoy a good book or to visit majestic places in the heart of the capital, wait no more and discover 5 of the most beautiful libraries in Paris. [Read more]

Le Musée de Cluny ferme complètement ses portes pour travauxLe Musée de Cluny ferme complètement ses portes pour travauxLe Musée de Cluny ferme complètement ses portes pour travauxLe Musée de Cluny ferme complètement ses portes pour travaux Did you know? 3 monuments from the Antiquity in Paris
Do you really know Paris? Let’s take you on a discovery of the ancient buildings in town. Ready to travel in time? First stop: Antiquity! [Read more]

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The most beautiful walks

Le bateau électrique sans permis à ParisLe bateau électrique sans permis à ParisLe bateau électrique sans permis à ParisLe bateau électrique sans permis à Paris Unusual outing: we tried a license-free boat in Paris
Did you know? In Paris, you can rent a license-free boat by the hour to sail on the Bassin de la Villette. That’s an original idea to make the best of the French capital! [Read more]

Tour Saint JacquesTour Saint JacquesTour Saint JacquesTour Saint Jacques Dive into Middle-Age Paris: monuments and remnants from the Medieval era
Are you fascinated by the Middle-Ages? Let’s get on board to dive to Middle-Age Paris and discover historic monuments. Notre-Dame, Tour Jean Sans Peur or even the Hotel de Cluny, here are some vestiges of the Middle-Ages in Paris. [Read more]

Le Saviez-Vous ? Ces lieux exotiques à ParisLe Saviez-Vous ? Ces lieux exotiques à ParisLe Saviez-Vous ? Ces lieux exotiques à ParisLe Saviez-Vous ? Ces lieux exotiques à Paris Did you know? Exotic places in Paris
Paris without being Paris, is that truly possible? In the French capital, there are uncommon and exotic monuments and places that we could think they are not Parisian. So, in the mood for discovering the exotic side of Paris? [Read more]

Les Catacombes de ParisLes Catacombes de ParisLes Catacombes de ParisLes Catacombes de Paris Did you know? Discovering underground Paris
Wanting to discover what hides beneath Paris? Follow us down the undergrounds of the city to discover all the surprises there are in store. Catacombs, ghost stations and secret lakes, here are what underground Paris is hiding. [Read more]

Roseraie de ProvinsRoseraie de ProvinsRoseraie de ProvinsRoseraie de Provins The most beautiful gardens in Paris
Paris is filled with wonderful gardens and parks, green setting that rub shoulders with the capital’s beauty. So, for a country stroll, here are the most beautiful green areas. [Read more]

L’Histoire du cimetière du Père Lachaise à ParisL’Histoire du cimetière du Père Lachaise à ParisL’Histoire du cimetière du Père Lachaise à ParisL’Histoire du cimetière du Père Lachaise à Paris Cemeteries in Paris
Between contemplation and dive into Paris history, the 8 Parisian cemeteries we’ve selected all deserve to be visited for one hour or more. [Read more]

Promenade dans le quartier de la MouzaïaPromenade dans le quartier de la MouzaïaPromenade dans le quartier de la MouzaïaPromenade dans le quartier de la Mouzaïa The most beautiful neighborhood-villages in Paris
We know how stressful Paris can be, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a bucolic stroll in one of the many villages in Paris. You’ll thank us later. [Read more]

Histoire du Pont de Bir-Hakeim Histoire du Pont de Bir-Hakeim Histoire du Pont de Bir-Hakeim Histoire du Pont de Bir-Hakeim Bridges in Paris
Let’s discover Paris bridges! Keep reading to know more! [Read more]

Histoire de la Place de la ConcordeHistoire de la Place de la ConcordeHistoire de la Place de la ConcordeHistoire de la Place de la Concorde Historic squares in Paris
If you want to learn more about the history of the greatest squares in Paris, before going to (re)discover them, follow the guide! [Read more]

Guide des petites places cachées de Paris Guide des petites places cachées de Paris Guide des petites places cachées de Paris Guide des petites places cachées de Paris Small hidden squares in Paris
Needing freshness and calm? Here are 21 small squares in Paris, hidden from the eyes of the world (or almost!). [Read more]

Guide des plus beaux passages couverts de ParisGuide des plus beaux passages couverts de ParisGuide des plus beaux passages couverts de ParisGuide des plus beaux passages couverts de Paris The most beautiful covered passages in Paris
You may know it, but Paris houses many covered passages. Let’s discover the 12 most beautiful Parisian covered passages with our self-guided tour. [Read more]

Histoire de la Place de la ConcordeHistoire de la Place de la ConcordeHistoire de la Place de la ConcordeHistoire de la Place de la Concorde The most beautiful fountains in Paris
Feel like cooling down near a fountain? Keep reading to discover the 13 most beautiful fountains in Paris! [Read more]

Le Street Art à ParisLe Street Art à ParisLe Street Art à ParisLe Street Art à Paris Where to see street-art in Paris?
Street art, these fleeting works turning a city into a true open-air exhibition are more and more attractive. If you’re interested in this urban art, we unearthed you spots where you can admire and even meet street artists. [Read more]

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Religious buildings to discover

Histoire de la Synagogue NazarethHistoire de la Synagogue NazarethHistoire de la Synagogue NazarethHistoire de la Synagogue Nazareth The most beautiful synagogues in Paris
How about visiting the most beautiful synagogues in Paris? Follow the guide! [Read more]

Eglise Saint-SulpiceEglise Saint-SulpiceEglise Saint-SulpiceEglise Saint-Sulpice Churches in Paris
How about visiting a church? Here are 22 of them! The most beautiful, the most historic and the most original churches in Paris! [Read more]

Visuel Paris Saint SulpiceVisuel Paris Saint SulpiceVisuel Paris Saint SulpiceVisuel Paris Saint Sulpice Did you know? Quirky facts about Paris churches
Notre-Dame de Paris, Sacred Heart Basilica, churches in Paris are amazing. But do you know any quirky facts about them? Here are some secrets about them. [Read more]

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Markets to walk around

Guide des marchés alimentaires de Paris Guide des marchés alimentaires de Paris Guide des marchés alimentaires de Paris Guide des marchés alimentaires de Paris Food markets in Paris
How about making the best of your free time to visit the different food markets in Paris? [Read more]

Guide des marchés spécialisés de ParisGuide des marchés spécialisés de ParisGuide des marchés spécialisés de ParisGuide des marchés spécialisés de Paris Specialized markets in Paris
Books, stamps, flowers, art, antique… Some markets in Paris provide everything or almost! [Read more]

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And do not forget to have a look at the main events in Paris!

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