Paris monuments

For centuries, French Kings and Presidents have commissioned great monuments in Paris: the Louvre Palace and the Versailles Palace, the Invalides Royal Hospital, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower are marvels. The Catholic Church superbly contributed with Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacre Coeur and Sainte Chapelle. The new Louis Vuitton Fondation and Centre Pompidou are two first class contemporary monuments. The fastest way to see these Paris monuments is a guided Paris monument tour. We recommend Paris by coach tour (Seine cruise and Eiffel Tower).

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 Louis 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

Best Paris monuments: Eiffel Tower

Completed in 1889 for Paris' world exhibition, the Eiffel Tower monument 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 was completed in New York City. More Eiffel Tower information.

Paris monuments: Eiffel Tower
Paris monuments: Eiffel Tower
Paris monuments:Notre Dame
Paris monuments: Notre Dame

Best Paris monuments: Notre Dame

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. Notre Dame information.

Best Paris monuments: 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.

Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris
Paris monuments: Fondation Louis Vuitton
Visit Palace of Versailles on a tour
Paris monuments: visit Versailles Palace on a tour

Best monument near Paris: Versailles

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 42 euros to visit Versailles on a tour from Paris. Prefer the full day visit if you can. Avoid Tuesdays when Versailles Palace is crowded.

If you want to go on your own, consider metro or train for the Paris to Versailles trip. Versailles information.

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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Paris monuments: Paris full day tour
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Fontainebleau Castle near Paris
Fontainebleau Castle near Paris

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)

Map of Paris Monuments

Tours of Paris monuments | Palais de Chaillot | Chapel of Miraculous Medal | City Hall | Grande Arche | Le Pantheon
Stade de France | Paris Churches | Paris Mosque | Saint Denis Cathedral | Monument Pass | Map of Paris monuments
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