Musée d'Orsay

Formerly a railroad station, this stunning museum today exhibits an incredible collection of Impressionist works of art as well as other things produced between 1848 and 1914.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Pari

Construction on this renowned cathedral, a marvel of Gothic design, started in the 12th century. It is located on the Île de la Cité and serves as the city's symbolic centre.


The Sainte-Chapelle boasts the best collection of stained-glass windows of any royal chapel ever constructed in France.

Palais Garnier

Opera, ballet, and chamber music performances are presented in this performance space.

Eiffel Tower

Although it was first despised by many Parisians when it was built in 1889, this enormous landmark is now a well-known representation of French national pride.

Musee de l'Orangerie

In the northwest corner of the Tuileries Gardens, close to the Place de la Concorde in Paris, is the Musée de l'Orangerie, a museum of impressionist and postimpressionist paintings.

Arc de Triomphe

Napoleon I gave the order to build the Arc de triomphe in 1806, in recognition of the triumphs of his Grande Armée.

Louvre Museum

The Louvre, home of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, is regarded as the best art museum in the world, with an unrivalled collection of objects spanning the entire spectrum of art throughout history.


This wealthy rural district on the outskirts of the city, which is located in the 18th Arrondissement, features a number of premium stores and cafés and yet emits glimpses of old village charm.

Seine River

The Left Bank and Right Bank of Paris are separated by this well-known river, which runs through the middle of the city from east to west.