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Paris sightseeing map helps locate the 24 top sights in the city, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Montmartre, the Champs-Elysées, Le Marais, Ile Saint-Louis, Ile de la Cité, Paris markets, the Luxembourg gardens, the Tuileries Gardens. Each sight has a dedicated page with full information. Paris sightseeing. Paris maps.



Paris City Hall facts

The Hotel de Ville (Paris City Hall) has been the heart of political and social life in the city since 1357.

The City Hall, the largest in Europe, is located at the heart of the city on the banks of the Seine river and the edge of fashionable Le Marais district. Although the city of Paris is relatively small with 2 million people, the City Hall exerts its influence over the 12 million people Ile de France region.

The city is divided into 20 arrondissements. Each one has its own city hall with limited administrative power. Check map of Paris arrondissements with top city sights.

The Hotel de Ville
The Hotel de Ville

Paris catacombs

The name Catacombs was given to this ossuary in reference to the Catacombs of Rome, an ancient cemetery situated not far from the Appian Way. The Cemetery of the Innocents near Saint-Eustache had been in use for nearly ten centuries and had become a source of infection for parisians. The city council decided in 1785, to prohibit further use of the Cemetery and to remove its contents. Disused quarries were chosen to receive the remains. This underground ossuary became an attraction in early 19th century and has remained so until today. Paris catacombs.

Ossuary at Paris Catacombs
Ossuary at Paris Catacombs

Saint-Germain-des-Prés cafés

After WWII, Les Deux Magots had a reputation as the rendez vous of the intellectual elite of Paris, with the patronage of Surrealist artists, intellectuals such as Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, and young writers, such as Ernest Hemingway. Other patrons included Albert Camus, Pablo Picasso, James Joyce and Bertolt Brecht. Café de Flore became a popular hub of famous writers and philosophers. Georges Bataille, Robert Desnos, Raymond Queneau and Pablo Picasso were all regulars. Map Paris left bank.

Cafe de Flore in Saint Germain des Pres
Cafe de Flore in Saint Germain des Pres

The Seine river in Paris

The Seine is a 776 kilometre long river flowing through Paris into the English Channel at Le Havre harbour (France map). The banks of the Seine River in Paris are by all means one of the greatest urban landscapes in the world. You will best discover this landcape on a Seine River cruise or walking on the romantic Seine left bank quays from Jardin des Plantes and Paris Natural History Museum upstream to Pont Alexandre III downstream. Check Seine river map.

Seine river cruise

Passerelle des Arts pedestrian Seine bridge
Passerelle des Arts pedestrian Seine bridge


The top thematic Paris maps

Metro

As driving and parking are quite difficult in the city, the metro is the most heavily used means of transportation. The metro is safe and clean. Locate metro lines and metro stations on the map. Find your itinerary in town. Check our Paris metro map

Bus network

Download printable Paris bus network map.

Arrondissements

The city is divided into 20 arrondissements, its administrative subdivisions with each a separate city hall and a zip code. As example, the zip code of the 1st arrondissement is 75001. Locate most city top sights on the Paris Arrondissement map.

Hotels

There is a wide choice of hotels and apartments in town with very different quality and value for money. Most hotels are small and charming boutique hotels. Locate our favorite hotels in town and our favorite districts for hotels on Paris hotel map.

Restaurants

There is a huge number of restaurant in the city, both French and foreign. In general, the tourist districts offer poor value for money. But, there are exceptions. Locate our favorite restaurants in town on Paris restaurant map.

Shopping venues

From the huge shopping malls to the small specialized shops, there are shopping venues matching your taste. Locate the best shopping venues in the city on Paris shopping map: fashion streets, department stores, shopping malls, flea market.

Paris map pdf

It is quite practical to have and use a printed pdf map when in town. Check and print in town the free printable Paris map pdf with the main streets of the city, the metro stations, the train stations and the top tourist signts.

Monuments

Locate the top monuments on Paris monument map. It includes the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Louvre, the Sacré-Coeur, the Arc de Triomphe, La Conciergerie, the Sainte Chapelle, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Palais de Chaillot.

Seine river

Discover the fabulous Seine river banks and its many famous sights, islands and bridges on Seine river map: Eiffel Tower, Palais de Chaillot, Musée d'Orsay, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame, Pont Neuf, Ile Saint-Louis, Ile de la Cité.

Gardens and parks

Locate the top gardens and parks on Paris garden map: Luxembourg Gardens, Les Tuileries, Parc de la VIllette, Buttes-Chaumont, Parc Monceau, Bois de Boulogne, Bois de Vincennes.

Tourist map

Locate top tourist sights on Paris tourist map. It includes monuments, museums, gardens, shopping venues, restaurants