Paris monuments

For centuries, French Kings and Presidents have commissioned great monuments in Paris. The Louvre, Versailles Palace, the Invalides, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower are marvels. The Catholic Church superbly contributed with Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacre Coeur and Sainte Chapelle. The fastest way to see these Paris monuments is on a guided Paris monument tour. We recommend Paris by coach tour (Seine cruise and second floor of 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 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.

Visit Palace of Versailles on a tour
Paris monuments: visit Versailles Palace on a tour
Paris monuments: Paris full day tour
See Paris monuments on a Paris tour

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)

Fontainebleau Castle near Paris
Fontainebleau Castle near Paris

Map of Paris Monuments

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