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Famous Paris Monuments

Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Conciergerie, Sainte Chapelle, Opera Garnier, Pantheon, Les Invalides, Palace of Versailles, Place Vendome, Palais Du Louvre and many more. 

The city of lights, Paris, truly exudes excellence when it comes to witnessing the glamorous edifices that adorn the beautiful city. The grandiosity and the richness of the monuments in Paris will fascinate the traveler in you, who wants to explore the unknown. There are spectacular monuments all over the city, some known, some unknown, which have been standing the test of time since time immemorial. Paris is one of the frequented cities in the whole of Europe owing to the charms that it has in its store to surprise the visitors. Be ready to get bewildered by the majestic sight of the iconic Eiffel Tower, the renowned Notre-Dame cathedral, the mesmerizing Arc de Triomphe, Pantheon, and much more. Visiting these archetypal monuments will transport you from the present to the past, such is the effect of these magical buildings on your senses.

Each monument has different significance and stories associated with it. If you are interested then visit this extraordinary city and let the luxuriance of history permeate your heart, soul, and mind. Below mentioned is a consolidated list of the Paris monuments for a globetrotter like you. 

Here are some of the best monuments in Paris:

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Eiffel Tower

No monument in France probably matches this unique tower which was built between 1887 and 1889 as an entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair. The Eiffel Tower has become so famous that it truly symbolizes the city of Paris across the world.

The massive tower rises to an astounding height of 324 meters. Among the many monuments in Paris, this one is the most iconic of them all without any doubt.

Located at the Champ De Mars area in Paris.

Entry Fee:
Ticket prices range from free entry for children below 4 years to € 25.90 for adults. 

: This tower is open to tourists from 9 AM to midnight with minor variations in timings over seasons.

Arc De Triomphe

The Arc De Triomphe or the triumphal arch was built by Napoleon in the 19th century; this arch was dedicated to his ‘Grande Armee’. This beautiful arch is one of the most beautiful Paris monuments and speaks volumes about the history and architecture of the amazing city. The top of the monument can be reached by climbing only 40 stairs.

Western end of Champs-Élysées at Place Charles de Gaulle

Entry Fee:
Entry is free for children and students of 17 years or lesser and goes to a maximum of € 8 for adults.

The monument remains open from 10 AM to 11 PM with minor variations in timings over seasons.

Notre Dame Cathedral

The panoramic view from the top of the Cathedral is worth all the climbing (you have to climb 422 steps to reach the top). The gothic architecture of the Salle Haute, the amazing ribbed vaults, the Galerie des Chimères and a lot more leads you to the gargoyles and the famous Stryge.

Move up a little and get impressed by the belfry, church bells and the renowned 13-ton great bell called 'Emmanuel'. Do not miss out on the garden in the Cathedral's premises. 

1 rue du cloître Notre-Dame 

Entry fee:
3 Euros  

 Monday to Friday; from 8 am to 6:45 pm and Saturday to Sunday; from 8 am to 7:45 pm
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The beautiful and elaborate gothic architecture of this medieval palace will surely blow away your mind and the history is also astounding. The palace which later went on to become a Revolutionary court and prison of Maire-Antoinette is now a tourist attraction in Paris.

The Guard’s room and hall of the soldiers are a special attraction of this palace. This is one of the few Paris monuments which served as a major prison during the French revolution.

2 Boulevard du Palais

Entry fee:
€9.5 for adults without concessions and €7.5 for adults with concessions.
                 For EU residents who are 18-25 years old, the entry is free,
                 Entry for primary and secondary school teachers is also free.
                 Children between the ages of 0 to 18 do not need an entry fee.
                 The entry is free on the first Sunday of every month from November to March.

Monday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm 

Sainte Chapelle

Sainte Chapelle was once the royal house of King Louis's religious relics. Built-in the 13th century, it is one of the “go-to” monuments in Paris for tourists owing to the charms of the beautiful stained glass windows, which is one of its kind in the entire world; also the French gothic architecture is praiseworthy.

This humongous church is standing right in the center of King Louise’s divine palace, Île de la Cité. Visiting the two different chapels the upper and the lower will take back in time. The enchanting beauty of this Chapelle is a sought after attraction in Paris which you just can’t miss. 

8 Boulevard du Palais

Entry Fee:
Entry is free

Timings: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm

Opera Garnier

It was during the time of Napoleon III when this lavish Opera was built by Charles Garnier. It was again reconstructed by Baron Haussmann and today 2000 people can sit inside the auditorium. This palatial building is a work of art truly.

The interiors are so sophisticated and utterly divine that all you’ll want is to sit here quietly and indulge in the breathtaking shows that go on. The chandelier hanging from the ceiling lights up the entire auditorium as if it is daylight inside. The ceiling painting of Marc Chagall will take your breath away for sure.

The spectacular staircase, the grand arrangements and everything else about this place are just surreal. You can take a guided tour to explore the depths of this lovely mansion. Let the beaux-arts, baroque revival and second empire architectural styles blow your mind.

Place de L'Opera, Paris. Rue Scribe with rue Auber

Entry Fee:
Adults: 12€ (US$13.5)
                  Youth (less than 25) and students: 8€ 
                  Children (less than 12): free entry.

Open from 10 am to 5 pm, 17 th July to 11th September - 10 am to 5:30 pm 
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This is one of the strikingly beautiful monuments in Paris, also known as the temple of the French Nation. The church is dedicated to the patron saint of Paris, Saint Genevieve. With time the history of this monument kept swinging between religious and patriotic and with the revolution of 1789, the church became a seat of great men.

Consequently, the monument has become the final resting place for many great people including Victor Hugo. Alexandre Dumas, Marie Curie, and many more famous people.

Place du Panthéon in Paris

Entry Fee:
Entry is free for people under 18 years of age and the maximum ticket price is € 11.50 for adults.

It remains open from 10 AM to 6:30 PM.

Les Invalides

This ancient complex was built during the reign of King Louis XIV. The complex was used as a hospital for the invalid soldiers. Today this has been transformed into a grand museum as well as a national monument.

However, this one of its kind, among Paris monuments is pretty interesting because the French army, to date, uses a part of this ancient complex as their base. This building is the living example of the ingenuity of architects, Liberal Bruant and Jules Hardouin Mansart. The Dome of Napoleon under a golden cupola of the mesmerizing Dome Church remains the showstopper.

There is also a lovely lawn which was beautifully landscaped in the 18th century, overlooking the Seine River, in the northern part of Les Invalides looks astounding and is a great place to click Insta-ready pictures. 

Rue De Grenelle

Entry Fee:
Entering Napoleon’s Tomb is free whereas the entry fee of the army museum is 12 Euro

Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

Palace of Versailles

This place is truly an epitome of magnificence and lavishness. This royal palace, which was the seat of the French rulers, has seen so much since its inception that now it stands as the silent watchman of a tumultuous history starting from its rise as the fashion hub till the downfall of the bloodthirsty monarchy.

This is located a little towards the outskirts of Paris and the most interesting part is this used to be a hunting lodge of King Louis XIII from 1601 to 1643. This is one of the most spectacular monuments in Paris which has a prolific history. Later, Louis XIII’s son, also known as the “sun king” chose to make Versailles the prime seat of the French rulers and the Government. Get ready to behold the king’s bedroom, the lovely halls and a lot more to get awestruck.

Place d'Armes

Entry fee:
€15 for adults and 18-25 years old students with student card proof, the entry is free. Children between the ages of 0 to 18 do not need an entry fee. Timings: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 5:30 pm 

Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 5:30 pm 

Place Vendome

Place Vendome is an iconic area of Paris where everything is about fashion. You will find some renowned jewelry brands here and if you want to go on a shopping haul, nobody will be surprised.

Louis XIV to show his prowess and wealth and he chose this place to set up a statue which was later destroyed by Napoleon and instead a bronze column which was made from 1200 enemy canons was installed. Today you will see a perfect blend of ancient and the modern in this beautiful square.

Place Vendome

Entry fee:
Confirm before visiting

7 am to 10 am 

Palais Du Louvre

Get enchanted by looking at all the wealth this amazing museum contains. Starting from Old Oriental to Egyptian to Roman to Greek to Islamic art to Indian artifacts and much more, this place is a mini Earth, holding so much from all the corners of the world.

The famous painting, Monalisa, the raft of Medusa and a lot more attract the attention of the people worldwide. Visit this lovely place to witness its beauty and grandeur.  

Rue de Rivoli

Entry fee:
Mark the first Saturday of the month because that day the entry is free for everyone starting from 6:00 pm to 9:45 pm. €15 for onsite purchase and €17 online. 

 Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm

Grand Palais

Are you intrigued by the charismatic appearance of the monuments in Paris? Then hold yourself because the Grand Palais is still left to captivate your heart. This Parisian monument is known for its huge dome made of glass which has a French Flag on top of it, waving in the wind.

This excellent specimen of modern-day architecture was built in 1900, the purpose of building it was the Exposition Universelle. There is a lot inside this huge structure and some parts are meant for children where they can have fun and learn at the same time such as the Palais de la Découverte which is a museum. 

3 avenue du Général Eisenhower

Entry fee:
Independent tour, depends on the programs organized by the Nave and National Galleries.

It depends on the programs organized by the Nave and National Galleries.
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Sacre Coeur Basilica

When the Franco-Prussian War came to an end in 1870, the French patrons wanted to build a church to pay tribute to the Sacred Heart in Paris at the butte Montmartre. This huge imposing building has made it to the list of top monuments in Paris for its rich history and opulent look, considering both exteriors as well as the look of the lavish interiors. 


Entry fee:
8 Euro for adults and for children between the ages of 4 to 16 the fee is 5 Euro

Monday to Sunday; from 10 am to 5 pm 

Centre Pompidou

Built in the 20th Century, this marvel of modern architecture is where the National Museum of Modern Art is situated. This museum is especially famous for its enormous art collection from the 20th and 21st centuries. Apart from a great permanent collection of artwork, this venue also hosts many exhibitions on its rooftop. 

Rue Beaubourg, côté Saint-Merri

Entry Fee:
Full museum visit is 14 Euros and the reduced price is 11 Euros; Free on the first Sunday of each month and free for young people and children.

Wednesday to Monday; From 11 am to 9 pm

Palais Du Luxembourg

When it comes to building extravagant monuments for a person, Paris monuments deserve special mention. History has it, how intricately this monument was constructed for Queen Marie of Medicis by the greatest architect of then Paris, Salomon Brosse. Later, during the upsurge of the French Revolution, this ethereal palace was transformed into a grim prison. 

Rue de Vaugirard

Entry Fee:
Call before visiting

 Only Mondays and Fridays, timings to confirm from office.
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Visiting Disneyland in Paris has always been a dream of mine and I get to thoroughly enjoy it. My idea of pre-booking the tickets was on point. I really didn't want to take any chances. Every moment I spent there was magical and I even got past the queue pretty fast. If you are going to visit Disneyland you better get an advance ticket booked, trust me it really helps.
18 November 2019
The best part about the cruise was the breathtaking view that it served. The commentator in the ship was well informed and gave us great insights throughout the cruise. The trip lasted for about 30 minutes and we got to take a couple of very elegant pictures of the city from the cruise.
22 January 2020
We enjoyed an evening cruise on the beautiful waters of the Seine river. The experience was refreshing and we enjoyed the entire cruise. The ship was well maintained and smoothly managed by the people present there. I really like to thank Thrillophilia for its seamless service. I would recommend this cruise to everyone visiting Paris.
16 November 2019
We got the 1:00 PM tour of the La Vallée Village for some much needed shopping that we wanted to do. We shopped and also enjoyed a good meal at the village. There was some really cool stuff that we bought including souvenirs.
12 January 2020
The transport to La Vallée Village was very comfortable. The pickup and drop off was conducted very well. I and my partner engaged in a good shopping escapade where we spent hours buying various things. The village is one of the prominent places to shop and have a good time, overall. I would recommend every person who wants to get into some shopping should definitely visit La Vallee Village. It is worth every penny.
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People Also Ask About Paris

  1. Which are the best museums to visit in Paris with family?

    1. The centre Pompidou: This enchanting artistic museum adorned with glass and air ducts makes it not only a significant museum but a prestigious tourist attraction of Paris. Housing contemporary and radical pieces of art with meticulous design, this important landmark can win the hearts of your family and thus is one of the most sensational monuments in Paris.

    2. Louvre museum: Famous for its marvellous architecture and striking pyramid roof, this is one of the most infamous monuments in Paris for rendering over 537 paintings. Admire the beauty of the incredible Mona Lisa and other stupefying art galleries adorned with da Vinci’s famous creations. This tops the list of sensational and famous Paris monuments and is a must travel itinerary addition!

    3. Musee de L'orangerie: Cascading white walls of this museum features collections of some of the most ethereal paintings of Renoir, Picasso and Gogh. The museum has eight nymphets and the most popular are Monet’s painting works. This is a bewildering and famous Paris monument of utmost importance to its art and culture.

    4. Jeu de paume: With breath-taking gardens and royal palace-like architecture, this ultimate museum features digital works and cinematography of young artists. Contemporary sculptures and art galleries adorn the different sections of this beautiful building making it one of the most gorgeous monuments in Paris.

  2. Which are the best historical places to visit in Paris?

    1. Notre dame cathedral: Lanking over seine river, this extravagant and one of the most sought after famous Paris monuments, is a gothic masterpiece and features gargoyles, intricate and stunning walls and church towers. It was a politically important structure in Paris during Louis IX reign, and currently serves as an active church.

    2. Eiffel tower: A trip to Paris is incomplete without a visit to this captivating tower and learning about its rich and exemplary history. Built in 1889, this tower is a depiction of romance and love, the tower features three different levels at specific heights and offers picturesque cityscapes of the phenomenal land of France.

    3. Sainte Chapelle: History lovers, it's time to take a trip to this breath-taking monument, a religiously important part of history books. Built by Louis IX to guard significant relics, this chapel features some of the most intricate and marvellous architectural works. It symbolises monarchy, and also houses Mary Antoinette chapel. The vibrant and vivid history can be a thought provoking way to spend time in Paris.

    4. Palace dauphine: Take a bicycle tour through one of the most incredulous monuments in Paris and admire the serenity and tranquillity that revels in the air. This picturesque monument is a popular sight for lovers as romantic and whimsical aura floods the air here.

  3. Is Eiffel tower a monument?

    Eiffel tower was announced to be a historical monument in the year 1964. This monument was erected as a tribute to the hundredth year of the French Revolution. France became a leading name in the industrial sector as far as innovative architecture was concerned. The Eiffel tower played a very crucial role in the industrial revolution.
  4. How many monuments are in Paris?

    There are 15 top monuments in Paris, all are equally grand and mesmerizing. These monuments attract millions of tourists almost all round the year. and exhibit the exuberance of exquisite French Craftsmanship and finesse. These have been instrumental in being the inspiration behind many famous pieces of literature.
  5. Why is the Eiffel tower Famous?

    Eiffel tower is not just an imposing structure it showcases the dexterity of France’s industrial sector. In 1889 it was the main exhibit in the Paris exposition. The rich history of the Eiffel tower and its marvelous beauty attracts travelers from all the nooks and crannies of the world. Today Eiffel tower is the ‘symbol of the city’.
  6. Why is Paris so famous?

    Paris is pretty famous owing to the presence of different spectacular monuments that have never failed to steal the hearts of tourists. These lovely monuments enhance the cultural heritage of Paris. Today, you can’t think of Paris without Eiffel tower, in fact, how can you? After all, it is the symbol of the city that stands against all odds, undaunted.
  7. Which is the most highly visited monument in Paris?

    Eiffel Tower is by far the most frequented monument in Paris. Apart from Eiffel Tower, people are also crazy about the awe-inspiring Arc de Triomphe, the magnificent Palace of Versailles, the breathtaking Palais du Louvre, the saintly Notre-Dame Cathedral and much more. Tourists flock around these monuments round the year.
  8. Which one is the oldest monument in Paris?

    The Notre-Dame Cathedral dates back to the medieval age and is a 1000-year-old construction. You will be amazed to know that this Cathedral has seen some of the greatest of events such as the wedding ceremony of King Henry IV and Marguerite de Valois, the crowning ceremony of Napoléon I in the year 1804 and much more. This church is a literature lover’s paradise, “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame” by Victor Hugo… did it ring a bell? Yes, the inspiration is this good old church.
  9. What is the best time to visit Paris?

    Paris remains extremely cold throughout the year, however the summers starting from June till August with an average temperature of 20 degrees, offers a pleasant climate perfect for sightseeing activities and visiting tourist attractions. This peak season is the tourist season for Paris, so travellers should be aware of the overbearing crowd while visiting.
  10. How to reach Paris?

    - By Flights: Paris has three major international airports with flight frequencies to all countries at extremely budget friendly prices. 
    - By Rail: Tourists can also opt for rail transport with intercity rail lines through major European countries and cities.

  11. What is Paris famous for?

    The romantic capital of the world, Paris is home to sensational monuments like Notre dame cathedral and Eiffel tower rendering picturesque and panoramic views of the French city. The aura of Paris is unbeatable, and offers exquisite cafes and restaurants with scrumptious French cuisines.

    A pinnacle of world renowned museums featuring the work of Da Vinci and van Gogh, Paris is historically a very significant landmark in the French revolution. Take your loved ones on a whimsical tour to Eiffel tower and witness the sunset from the enormous heights, a memory that will remain etched to your heart forever.

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