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Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Versailles, Invalides and Arc de Triomphe are the top civil monuments of Paris. Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and Sacre Coeur are the most famous Paris catholic churches. Fondation Louis Vuitton and Centre Pompidou are first class contemporary monuments. The fast way to see these top sights is a Paris guided coach tour.

Paris monuments: Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower
Paris monuments: Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Paris monuments: Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
Paris monuments: Louvre Museum
Louvre Museum
Paris monuments: Sacre Coeur
Sacre Coeur
Paris monuments: Versailles Palace
Versailles Palace
Paris monuments: Centre Pompidou
Centre Pompidou
Paris monuments: Fondation Louis Vuitton
Fondation Vuitton
Paris monuments: La Conciergerie
La Conciergerie
Paris monuments: the Invalides
Les Invalides
Paris monuments: Sainte Chapelle
Sainte Chapelle
Paris monuments: Opera Garnier
Opera Garnier

Eiffel Tower, Paris iconic monument

Completed in 1889 for Paris' world exhibition (picture), the Eiffel Tower was designed and built in just two years by 132 workers and 50 engineers.

At 300 meters, it remained the world tallest building until 1930 when the Chrysler Building (picture) was completed in New York City. Detailed Eiffel Tower information.

Visit the Eiffel Tower on your own or visit the Eiffel Tower as part of a Paris tour. See our 4 hour Eiffel Tower walking tour.

Notre Dame, Paris Catholic Cathedral

Notre Dame de Paris is undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of Gothic art in Western Europe.

Notre Dame was built between 1163 and 1270. A pure treasure, Notre Dame is not just a wonderful Paris monument. Catholic masses and concerts give Notre Dame its full dimensions. Detailed Notre Dame facts.

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Fondation Louis Vuitton

The Fondation Louis Vuitton is the most beautiful Paris monument since the Eiffel Tower. The contemporary pieces of art on display are at pain to match the marvelous building designed by Architect Frank Gehry.

Inaugurated in October 2014, the Fondation Louis Vuitton instantly became a must see monument in Paris, a city already so rich with palaces, churches and civil architecture. Fondation Louis Vuitton information.

Versailles, the french royal palace

If you come to Paris for at least two days, don't miss Versailles Palace and the superb Versailles Park. It takes half a day and only 49 euros to visit Versailles on a coach tour from Paris. Prefer the full day visit if you can. Do avoid Tuesdays when Versailles Palace is crowded.

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If you want to go on your own, consider metro or train for the Paris to Versailles trip. Detailed Palace of Versailles facts.

Full day tour of best Paris monuments

We recommend you this full day Paris tour to see Paris monuments (Notre Dame, Louvre, Opera Garnier, Arc de Triomphe, Invalides, Sacre Coeur) and famous Paris districts (Le Marais, Champs-Elysees, Montmartre).

Lunch at Eiffel Tower. Seine cruise to admire famous Paris monuments from the river. See tour details

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Best monuments near Paris

France is rich with incredible monuments that you can all visit in half a day or a full day from Paris:

Saint Denis Cathedral (half a day by metro)
UNESCO world heritage monuments:
Chartres Cathedral (half a day to one day)
Fontainebleau Castle (half a day to one day)
Loire Castles (one day)
Mont Saint-Michel (one long day)

The 19 top Paris monuments on Paris map

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