Paris Attractions Guide

Popular Tourist Destinations: 1. Arc de Triomphe – located in the 8th district, the “Arch of Triumph” still exudes an aura of grandeur despite the constant huge crowd and souvenir shops. Standing in the Place Charles de Gaulle, it honors the soldiers who fought for France, with the names of the generals on the inside and top of the arc and the tomb of the unknown soldier underneath. 2. Avenue des Champs-Élysées – located in the 8th district, this avenue runs for 1.25 miles and one of the most famous streets in the world. It is the most expensive strip of real estate in Europe, and is the location for cinemas, cafes, and luxury shops. It is lovingly called the La plus belle avenue du monde – the most beautiful avenue in the world. 3. Notre Dame Cathedral – located in the 4th district, it is a towering Gothic cathedral that is the inspiration for Victor Hugo’s masterpiece, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Though the interior is what most tourists consider as gloomy, it is still a marvellous piece of architecture. 4. Opera Garnier – located in the 9th district, it was built by Charles Garnier and inaugurated in 1875. It has housed the Paris Opera since it was founded by Louis XIV. 5. Pantheon – located in the 5th district, the final resting place for great French heroes such Voltaire, Victor Hugo and Marie Curie. Above, it provides a breathtaking view of all Paris. 6. Picasso Museum – located in the 3rd district, it houses the masterpieces of the great abstract artist, Pablo Picasso. Perfect for the fans of the master, or as a very interesting place to go to for abstract art at its finest. 7. The Louvre – located in the 1st district, one of the finest and most popular art museums in the world and the largest national museum in France. It houses some of the best pieces of art such as the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and ancient artifacts such as those from Nile civilizations which date to 4000 BC. 8. Eiffel Tower – located in the 7th district, the most iconic symbol of Paris and one of the most recognizable structures in the whole world. It is the most visited paid monument, and the tallest building in Paris. It was built in Paris’ golden age during the late 19th century and designed by Gustave Eiffel, originally as just an entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair. The 1,063ft iron lattice tower stands as a towering reminder of the beauty and majesty of Paris. Paris’ popularity is surely well earned. The sheer beauty of the city makes it an ideal vacation spot for practically any tourist, and the number of tourist destinations would keep you busy all day, every day that you’re spending here. The magic that you experience in Paris will stay with you your whole life.