Attractions in Paris
Paris is a city full of attractions and sights of all shapes and sizes. It is
simply impossible not to find something you like here. The itinerary's selected
sights and attractions in Paris are:
The Eiffel Tower is perhaps the world's most recognizable building, and a
landmark that looms in the landscape. Including the antenna at the top, the
Eiffel Tower extends 324 meters above the ground. It is located west of Paris,
and the tower attracts tourists in droves every day.
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Built in 1889, to mark the centenary of the French Revolution, the Eiffel
Tower was the tallest building in the world. The price of the entrance fee
depends on whether you want to take the stairs up to the second level or the
elevator up to the third and upper levels. The elevator is naturally the most
Be prepared for long queues, especially on weekends and holidays. The tower
is open every day of the year, from 0930 to 2300. In the summer months from 0900
Notre-Dame is a stunning Gothic-style cathedral. The first stone was laid
before the year 1200, and the church today is 130 meters long. You will find the
cathedral on the island of Ile de la Cité right in the center of Paris.
The cathedral is open every day of the year, from 0800 to 1845, and has free
If you are going up into the tower, you must be in shape to walk the 387
stairs to the top, and the entrance is on the outside of the cathedral, to the
left of the main entrance. You can also visit the crypt under the cathedral. NB!
Notre-Dame suffered a tragic fire in 2019. It is uncertain when the cathedral
will be restored. Click here for the official site of Notre-Dame
Pont Neuf is the oldest standing bridge in Paris, extending from the west
bank, over the Ile de la Cité and to the east bank. It is a main culprit for
those who want to Notre-Dame. The bridge is 278 meters long and the construction
started as early as 1578 and was completed in 1607.
The bridge has many bizarre heads as a decor, which is supposed to represent
the many noble and very distressed friends of King Henry IV during the party he
arranged to mark the opening of the bridge. This was the first stretch of Paris
with elevated pavement, so you didn't have to walk in the dirt and muck that
gathered on the roadside.
Here is also a memorial plaque of the Knights Grand Master Jaques de Molay,
who in 1314 was burned on the stake on the Ile de la Cité at Pont Neuf. While
the flames consumed him, the Grand Master called out a curse on King Philip IV
and Pope Clement V, who had convicted him. And both died abruptly during the
year, causing residents to stay away from this place on Ile de la Cité
for a long time.
St. Sulpice is very famous and represents great architecture and church
power. It is 113 meters long and 34 meters high. The church was built in 1754.
You can find it on the east side of Place St. Sulpice in the 6th
district of Paris. St. Sulpice is located in the St. Germain area.
The Louvre Museum
Perhaps the world's best and largest art museum is the Louvre. It is
centrally located in Paris. Here all the great masters are represented. The
museum building itself is a sight in itself. The same goes for the space around.
Here you can spend many weeks without having to see everything, so we
recommend that you pick out the departments that interest you in advance and
stick to them.
The Tuileries Gardens are "surrounded" by Place de la Concord to the
west, Rue de Rivoli to the north, Louvre to the east. On the south
side, the Seine flows. The gardens are designed by landscape architect Andre Le
Notre and cover over 25 hectares.
Place de la Concorde
Constructed in 1755, the Place de la Concorde is located at the eastern end
of the Champs Elysees. During the French Revolution, the square was renamed the
Here a large number of people were executed in the guillotine during the
revolution, including King Ludvik XVI and his queen Marie-Antoinette. In the
square stands an Egyptian obelisk that is over 3000 years old.
Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe can be found at Place de l'Etoile, at the western end of
the Champs Elysees. The arch is more than 50 meters high, and below is the grave
of the unknown soldier. An eternal flame burns in memory of all the fallen in
the world wars.
If you want, you can walk up the 284 steps to the top of the Arc de Triomphe
and get a glorious view of the Champs Elysées and Place Charles de Gaulle. The
price is about 90 kroner.
This place is located in the center of Paris, just north of the Tuileries
Gardens. The square dates from 1702 and is the starting point on Rue de la Paix
street. The place has changed its name several times over the years. At the
square you will find, among others, the Hotel Ritz (one of the original). Click
here for maps.
One of our favorites is the White Church of Sacre Coeur, located in
Montmartre. Sacre Coeur is a basilica built in the late 1800s. Inside Sacre
Coeur you will find one of the world's largest mosaic pictures.
Tourist in Paris
Paris is a city that offers so many sights, attractions and experiences that
it becomes absolutely impossible to see everything in two days. Our aim is to
familiarize yourself with the city, to experience the atmosphere in some very
special areas, the shopping and not least the major attractions.
A good and affordable alternative is to join a free guided walk in Paris. New
Paris Tours has three daily tours that you don't even need to sign up for, just
turn up in front of the front desk at Place St.Michel until 1100, 1300
or 1600. The tour takes around 3.5 hours, with lively and young guides. The tour
is basically free, but a solid tip at the end of the tour the guide deserves!
Day 1 in Paris
Start your day with the biggest attraction in Paris - the Eiffel Tower. It is
an impressive building that rises 300 meters above the ground (324 meters if you
include the antenna on top). The whole area oozes with elegance. The Eiffel
Tower attracts approx. six million tourists in one year. If you are going up the
tower, you can choose between stairs or a lift. From the top you have a fabulous
panoramic view of the city. The tower opens at 0930. Remember that there is
limited opening hours in mid-June and out of August.
From the Eiffel Tower you cross the Seine over the Pont Diena
bridge. You will then come to the Palais de Chaillot, which is a great example
of the best architecture of the early 1900s. In the palace there is theater and
museum. It was in this area that police recently found traces of a secret sect
that was located in the catacombs below the ground. Continue to Place du
Trocadero and continue down Avenue Kleber straight to the Arc
de Triomphe. The Arc of Triumph was begun in 1806 on the initiative of
Napoleon. In the middle of the Arc de Triomphe you see the grave of the unknown
soldier and an eternal flame burning in memory of the fallen soldiers in the
From the Arc de Triomphe, take the Champs Elysées all the way to
Place de la Concorde. Champs Elysées is one of the most famous
avenues in the world and offers shops, bars and people's life. Relax with a
better lunch at one of the small outdoor cafés. Place de la Concorde is Paris'
largest place, and the last stop before the Tuileries Park.
The obelisk you see on Concorde Square weighs more than 230 tons and was
originally at the entrance to the Amon Temple in Luxor (Egypt). Also in this
place were the guillotines that cut off the heads of both King Louis 16, his
queen Marie Antoinette and and hundreds of nobles in 1793.
Walk into the Tuileries Park and relax from the big city rush for a while.
After gathering your strength, you will walk through the entire park of Place du
Carrousel and the controversial glass pyramid that tells you that you are at the
main entrance to the Louvre Museum. Visiting this museum is a must. The Louvre
Museum is perhaps the most famous museum in the world, and here you will find
the painting by Mona Lisa. The building itself and its surroundings are worth a
Today's last trip goes to Notre-Dame. Walk from the Louvre to the Quai du
Louvre (along the river). Follow this street to the Pont Neuf
bridge. Walk across the bridge to the island of Ile de la Cité. The
first thing you want to meet is the Palais de Justice. In addition to a number
of courts, this magnificent building also houses a museum. Previously, this was
a prison, and Marie Antoinette was imprisoned here for months before she was
executed in the guillotine during the French Revolution.
From the Palais de Justice, continue down Ile de la Cité until you reach the
wonderful church of Notre-Dame. The first stone of the cathedral was laid as
early as 1163. The cathedral was damaged during the French Revolution and
completely restored in the middle of the 19th century. The building is in great
Gothic style. Notre Dame is subject to the Roman Catholic Church and is in full
operation as a church. Unfortunately, Notre-Dame was exposed to a tragic fire in
2019. It is uncertain when it is now being restored.
Day 2 in Paris
As a change, on day 2 we will concentrate on exciting museum visits, shopping
and nightlife. Start the day at the Pompide Center. Constructed as late
as the 1970s, the Pompidou Center represents the best of modern architecture. In
the square in front of the museum there are often street musicians and artists.
Also, be sure to bring the Stravinski Fountain in front of the Pompido
After visiting the Pompidou Center, take Rue Rambuteau west towards
Forum des Halles. In this area, it is teeming with shopping arcades. Just make
sure you don't walk right past the most exciting shops. The road from here is
not that long to the Gallery Lafayette and Printemps, which are the most
exclusive shopping malls in Paris. Walk Rue Montmartre to the end of
the road or take a taxi.
After shopping, treat yourself to a trip to Place Vendome and a
better lunch. The square is not far from the Tuileries and dates from the early
18th century. At this square you will also find the Ritz Hotel, one of the
world's three original Ritz hotels. A lunch here is expensive, but is a memory
of a lifetime. Remember to book a table well in advance, and we guarantee that
the food tastes good.
In the evening, you must experience some of Paris' nightlife. Maybe Moulin
Rouge might be worth a visit? Moulin Rouge is a cabaret with lightly dressed
women, food and drink. The quality is high, and the price level as well, with
prices starting around 150 euros for a full night of dinner, champagne and
cabaret shows. The building is originally from 1889. The Moulin Rouge is located
at the Blache Metro station in Montmartre in the north of Paris. At
least six major films have been made with famous actors whose action is from
Another option is to stroll around the Bastille area and Rue de Lappe
Street. The cobblestone street Rue de Lappe is full of people, and
both locals and tourists, including many young people, pull here.
Do you want to experience a classic, but which has become something of a
tourist trap? Take a trip to the Latin Quarter a little further south in Paris.
Here you will find simple and affordable night spots with music and drinks. Try
the area southeast of Place St. Michel, which is the Latin meeting
point's natural meeting point.