Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Paris
Enjoy the top sightseeing attractions in Paris, France
Paris is one of the most spectacular and beautiful cities in the world containing a wealth of history and culture. With countless art galleries, scores of top museums and stunning historical monuments, sightseeing in Paris can be a real adventure. The Paris Pass has been specially designed for sightseeing in Paris and includes everything you will need for a great trip whilst saving you both time and money. Check out the top ten Paris attractions that you can visit when you have the Paris Pass! Or, you can also purchase tickets to many of the attractions individually!
Paris Bus Tour
Discover the main sights of the city in the original and relaxed way, with a sightseeing bus tour of Paris with Les Cars Rouges. Each round tour lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, and features all of the main sights of central Paris.
Towers Of Notre Dame
The construction of the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, undertaken at the initiative of Maurice de Sully, began about 1160 and amazingly was completed within 40 years. Around 1250, Jean de Chelles built the north arm and began work on the south arm, which was completed by Jean de Montreuil. From the middle of the 13th century to the beginning of the 14th century, the chapels of Notre Dame Paris were constructed between the buttresses of the nave. The buttresses next to the chevet were built by Pierre de Montreuil and are particularly fine.
Paris at the Montparnasse Tower
Discover Paris from the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower which offers visitors a stunning view of the city in all directions. In just 38 seconds, Europe's fastest elevator will take you to a height of 196 meters (over 640 ft) where the most beautiful view of Paris stretches out before you from a modern, relaxed and very comfortable setting. From the top of the Tower you can spot Paris's landmarks and major attractions, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Sacre Coeur, Orsay Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Pantheon and the Louvre.
Visit The Orsay
The Orsay Museum was originally designed as a train station in 1900. By the 1950’s it became apparent that the platforms were too short for modern trains and the building became home to a theatre. In the 1970's it was remodelled and converted into a museum dedicated to displaying art from the period 1848 to 1915. There are many masterpieces at the Orsay include work by Delacroix, Manet, Guaguin, Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, van Gogh and many more great artists.
Wine Tasting In Paris
France and Paris is home to the finest wine in Europe. From champagnes to Bordeaux’s the variety is wide and the quality is high. Whether you are a wine novice or a connoisseur, the O Chateau Wine Tasting is for you! With a unique approach, this is a great opportunity to have some good fun and experience some great French wine. The tasting is also educational and will teach you everything you need to know about the local wine. Your English-speaking O Chateau sommelier will introduce the wines and teach you some basic tasting techniques.
Grevin Wax Museum
The Grevin Wax Museum may astound the visitor with its dramatic lifelike scenes of historical and modern Paris. Over 300 wax figures of the world’s most famous people dramatically posed in amazing scenes. See stunning recreations of the major events in French and world history. The Grevin Museum's Discovery Tour reveals the secrets of making wax figures. After meeting Louis XIV or Jean de La Fontaine, visitors may enjoy finding out how the waxworks are made. The Musee Grevin's 'Snapshot's of the 20th Century' captures important events from the last 100 years - witness the first step on the moon and the fall of the Berlin wall, then have close encounters with the likes of Spiderman, Jimi Hendrix and Brigitte Bardot.
Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles, is one of the largest and most opulent castles in the world. Boasting around 2,143 windows, 1,252 fireplaces, and 67 staircases, the Castle is one of the most visited attractions in France. As a fine example of 18th century French art, this historic building has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30 years. The castle was the official seat of power until 1789, but has since been seen as the unofficial seat. Also known as the 'cradle of liberty' (Berceau-de-la-Liberte) it was here that the people of Paris made their stand against King Louis XV1, forcing the Royal Family to leave behind their life of decadence and move back to the true capital city of Paris.
Bateaux Parisiens River Cruise
Cruise up the majestic Seine and discover the sights of Paris from a new perspective with the Paris Pass! From the water it is possible to see the bridges and monuments of Paris as you could never hope to from land. Bateaux Parisiens River Cruises deliver spectacular and hidden views of this magnificent city. An informative historical and cultural commentary is available in English and on-board guides occasionally take the microphone to inform Paris visitors about current events, exhibits, and festivals.
The Louvre Museum
The Louvre Museum is unquestionably one of the finest art galleries in the world. Home to thousands of classic and modern masterpieces, the Louvre is the jewel in the crown of French culture, a towering testament to European civilisation and history.
Arc De Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe is perhaps the most iconic of all French monuments. It is at once instantly recognizable and deeply evocative of the military glories and follies of France. Napoleon ordered its construction in 1809 to celebrate the triumph of the Republican armies. However, it was soon after that his empire began to collapse, and the Arc was not completed until 1836. The Arc de Triomphe is decorated with friezes of battle scenes and carved with the names of Napoleon's victories. Underneath the Arc is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I, a touching tribute to soldiers who died in both world wars.