Sightseeing In Paris

The Main Sights In Paris & Tours and Transport To See Them

Major Paris Sightseeing Attractions

The Louvre

The biggest museum in the world with the most visitors, housed in a royal palace which would be a major draw without the exhibits. The exhibits are vast and includes the famous Mona Lisa painting

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is perhaps number one on many people's lists of 'must see' attractions in Paris. Around 6 million people a year visit, the queues are legendary in the summer.

Cathedrals & Churches

Including Notre Dame, Sacre Cour (Montmartre) and Pantheon. For the generalist tourist, Notre Dame Cathedral is on the 'must see' tourist list. Sacre Cour is part of any trip to Montmartre, but there are may others.

Museums & Art Galleries

Paris museums and art galleries are a port of call for the majority of visitors to Paris. The Louvre Museum is the most visited but of the others its a hard task to know what to leave out. A museum pass helps you along.

Paris Cemeteries & Catacoombs

A briefing for the first time visitor wanting to visit Pere Lachaise And Other Paris Cemeteries
Not on the official tourist sights, but word of mouth draws a lot of visitors.

Paris Shops & Markets

A guide of the main Paris shopping districts and Paris markets and a step by step self guided walk of "The Passages", the old shopping galleries still in use today, each with its own very different character.

Moulin Rouge

A bit of a tourist institution enhanced by the global reach of films about the Moulin Rouge and their dancers.
There are two evening shows every day of the week at 9 p.m. and

Palace of Versailles

Only 9 miles (15kms) from the centre of Paris its the most popular attraction for those outside the city of Paris itself. You can take a tour but its dead simple to visit independently by train.

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is 20 miles (32kms) to the east of the centre of Paris. The most popular way to travel between Disneyland Paris and the city centre are the suburban commuter trains called RER.

Tours & Sightseeing Passes

Paris Sightseeing Passes

Passes broadly fall into two camps. Those that are put together by commercial organisations bundling well known sights with public transport and those sponsored by city museums and public transport companies.

Hop On, Hop Off Sightseeing Buses

There are two main Hop On, Hop Off Sightseeing buses offering the classic sightseeing service to all of the main sights in Paris.

Hop On, Hop Off River Boats

Most of the major sights in Paris are next to the River Seine, so you can travel between the major sights like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame by river boat.

Paris City Tours

If you want a traditional Paris city tour, (rather than a hop on, hop off service) with a set itinerary, informative guide and admissions included these are available. Night tours and theatre visits are also available.

Tours To Versailles

There are a wide range of options, ranging from a quick half day tour covering just transport out and back to Versailles with admission tickets to small group specialist tours.

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