Locate the greatest tourist sights in the city on Paris tourist map: places to visit, monuments, museums, stores, restaurants, hotels. Each anchor is linked to a detailed page on the tourist attraction. Print Paris tourist map pdf. Thematic Paris maps.
You have one day. For convenience, take a half a day or a one day Paris bus tour to see the top tourist places.
If you have more time, focus each day on a tourist district: Ile de la Cité, Le Marais, Montmartre, the Left Bank, the Champs-Elysées and the Seine River Banks are some of the best tourist places. Spend a day outside of the city in Versailles Palace or another tourist place in France.
Completed in 1889 for Paris' world exhibition, the Tour Eiffel - Eiffel Tower in English - was designed and built in just two years by 132 workers and 50 engineers. At 300 meters, it remained the world tallest monument until 1930 when the Chrysler Building was completed in New York City.
Due to the addition of a broadcasting aerial at the top in 1957, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building by 5.2 meters and the tallest monument in the city. It is also the world's most visited paid monument. Detailed Eiffel Tower facts.
Visit the Eiffel Tower monument on your own or as part of a guided bus city tour. There are many options.
Topped by the famous Sacré-Coeur Basilica, Montmartre is the highest Paris hill at 128 meters. Rural until 1900, Montmartre became famous in the late 1800ies with the arrival of artists such as Auguste Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso. In spite of the affluence of tourists, most Montmartre streets, almost free of car traffic, keep their village-like atmosphere, which set them apart in busy Paris.
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One of the world's top art museum and certainly the largest, the Louvre is also the most visited by tourists with over 10 million visitors every year. Housed in the former Palace of the French Kings, the Louvre displays the famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, attracting crowds of visitors. It has many other first class European paintings from Italy, France, Flanders, Netherlands and England. It also displays superb collections of ancient Arabic, Egyptian, Greek and Roman art. Each department of Le Louvre is a museum by itself and would justify a visit of half a day.
Located near the Sorbonne University on the left bank, 3-star Hotel Henri IV offers 13 luxury rooms with period furniture and painted ceilings. It is a 10 minute walk to Notre-Dame. Marble fireplaces and vintage paintings give the rooms a 19th-century feel. All accommodation has free Wi-Fi access. This property has one of the best-rated locations and is also rated for the best value in town.
Bouillon Racine represents over 100 years of culinary history close to the Sorbonne University in the heart of the left bank.
It was created in 1906 as a bouillon, the ancestors of Parisian brasseries serving food to working people. Its Art Nouveau setting made of carved wood, ceramics, mirrors and glass paintings, is one of the most beautiful in town.
Now listed as an historical monument, Bouillon Racine offers an immersion in the Paris of the 1900s. Where food is concerned, the chef Alexandre Belthoise has selected a subtle blend of modern day and more traditional dishes.3 course menu at 35 euros for lunch and dinner. Lunch review.
In 2018, 50 million tourists visited the city and its region. The city remains year after year the most visited one in the world ahead of London and New-York City.
The top reason to come are sightseeing and shopping. 393 000 people work for tourism in the city, the largest Airbnb market in the world.
The top sights. 2018 facts and figures in million visitors.
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Print metro map pdf with 14 metropolitan metro lines and the 5 regional metro lines (RER).
The RER is the Parisian regional metro. It connects the city with Disneyland, Fontainebleau, Versailles Palace, Orly Airport and Charles de Gaulle Airport. Print and bring with you the RER metro map pdf.
Download tourist travel kit pdf in English with sights and metro lines. Print it and use it while in town.
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Locate the best shopping venues on shopping map: includes fashion streets, department stores.
Explore the most exclusive district in town with streetview on map of Champs-Elysées.
Locate and view the top monuments on monument map. Includes Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame. Louvre Museum, Sacré-Coeur, Arc de Triomphe.
Locate and view the top museums on museum map. Louvre Museum, Musée d'Orsay.
Locate and view the top sights on sightseeing map.
Discover Montmartre, the last village in the City of Lights, Sacré-Coeur and its other top sights on Montmartre map.
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1. The Eiffel Tower was the world tallest building until 1930.
2. Sainte-Chapelle was built in 1246 as a shrine for Jesus' crown of thorns, hosted in Notre-Dame until the 2019 fire.
3. The world most famous picture, Mona Lisa, is hosted in the Louvre, the largest museum in the world.
4. French King Louis XVI was guillotined on Place de la Concorde in 1793, during the French revolution.
5. The Louis Vuitton megastore is located 101, avenue des Champs-Elysées, one of the most famous avenues in the world.
6. Pablo Picasso, the famous Spanish painter, lived in Paris from 1900 to 1946, mostly in Montmartre and Montparnasse.
7. Jim Morrison is buried in Père Lachaise cemetery.
8. Hélène de Pourtalès, born Helen Barbey in New York City, was the first woman ever to won a gold medal at the Olympics games (Paris Olympics Games 1900).
9. The universal declaration of human rights was signed in Palais de Chaillot in 1946.
10. Emperor Napoléon was buried in Les Invalides in 1840. His tomb attracts 1.2 million visitors yearly, 70% international.
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