Paris is rich in history and culture. As the capital of France, it holds 20% of France’s population. There’s no real way to summarize all that Paris has to offer into a short post. But here are a few of my top must-see places when visiting. Plus 10 more on PDF you can take with you at the end of this post.
I know you won’t see the Eiffel Tower listed here. That’s because it’s listed in our France post already.
I know, I know. Some will disagree with this but I love Disney and Disneyland Paris is a must in my eyes when visiting Paris. It’s a given you will visit some of the classics listed out in this post and more. But for a minute let’s have Disney in its rightful place as number 1.
Opening Hours: Hours vary throughout the year, click here to check for your dates.
Location: Boulevard de Parc, 77700 Chessy, France
Entrance Fee: Tickets for 1 day can be as low as $60+
Times vary year-round and so does ticket prices. Click here to narrow down your exact price for your dates.
Tips: If you want to avoid crowds, as most do, take a good look at the calendar and be sure not to buy tickets for holidays and weekends.
The Louvre is a Paris landmark. It also hosts the world’s largest art museum in the world totaling over 380,000 objects and displaying over 35,000 pieces of art. This, by itself, deserves more than 1 visit. Try giving yourself at least 2 or 3 visits to cover everything this museum has to offer.
Opening Hours: The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Night openings until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Closed on the following holidays: January 1, May 1, December 25.
Location: Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris – France
How to get there: Métro: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7)
Entrance Fee: Online tickets are ~$18.73. Tickets bought on-site are ~$16.53.
Tips: The best time to visit is “First thing in the morning or on night openings.” Click here for FAQ.
The Notre-Dame Cathedral is a no-brainer when visiting Paris. It’s been around for over 800 years and it still draws millions. Even with it closed, because of the fire, it’s still a sight to see and worth the visit. Here’s the link to stay updated on what’s happening.
When to travel to France:
High Season: July – August
**Try to book at least 6 months out for these months.
Mid Season: April – June & September
Low Season: October – March
**Prices are up to 50% lower than the high season.
Paris will always be one of the most visited places ever because of it’s rich history and culture.
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