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Paris Area Guide

Paris Attractions Sightseeing Paris is composed of 20 unique municipal districts, the so called arrondissements, which spiral out from the centre, the first district, till it reaches the 20th.

Each one has its own attractions, sites, charme and personal flair! Come to Paris and enjoy the beauty of this fantastic city!

Paris Arrondissement

In the 1st district, you will find one of the most famous tourist attraction in Paris, the Louvre! Harboring one of the finest collections of art in the world, for example the Mona Lisa, it is a must see for every traveller going to Paris, as well as the Arc de Triomphe.

The 3rd district houses the famous Musée Picasso with wonderful pictures of the ingenious artist and Musée Carnavalet, the best source if you want to find out more about the history of Paris. The glorious gothic cathedral Notre Dame can be seen in the 4th district, as well as the Centre Pompidou, hosting Paris most famous modern art collection and is therefore one of its main attractions.

Sick of seeing the Eiffel Tower only on postcards? Then you have to visit the 7th district and enjoy the unique view from the top of this Parisian Monument. Apart from the Eiffel tower are other sites to see, such as the Musée de Orsay for devoted art lovers and the Hôtel des Invalides, the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Paris Attractions Champs Elysees

One district further you can walk on the most beautiful avenue of the world, the Champs Elysees, which will lead you to the Arc de Triomphe and therefore right back to the first district of Paris. Near this famous avenue is the Grand Palais, another proof that Paris is indeed a city for artists and those who appreciate art.

Paris Theatre

In the 9th district are even more famous attractions for you to see! Fans of the theatre have to visit the Opera Garnier, which will entertain you with its worldclass performances. This district is also well known as an excellent shopping destination.

The Opera Culture of Paris continues in the 11th district in the Bastille, also known for sparking the French Revolution. It offers a vibrant and youthful nightlife of Paris thanks to all the students and young entrepreneurs living there. The streets are lined with pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants and provide entertainment throughtout the week.

If you want to have a break of citylife, go to the 12th district with all its parks, gardens and the zoo. Go to the Parc Floral or to the Promenade Plantee to relax surounded by green plants. The 13th district offers you the National Library of France as well as the lively Chinatown of Paris!

Paris Sightseeing

From the top of the Tower of Montparnasse you will have a beautiful view all over the city. This tower is the highest skyscraper in Paris and is embeded between the old houses of the 14th district. There you can also submerge into the Catacombs of Paris which go on for miles.

The second famous museum of art in Paris lies in the 16th district, the Palais de Tokyo. Fans of sport, music and events of any kind will love the Parc des Princes, the stadium of Paris' football team, the Paris Saint-German. A must see for tourist is the Grande Arch, also called La Défense, in the 17th district of Paris.

Paris Attractions Sacre CoeurThe well known Moulin Rouge lies inside the 18th district of Paris, as well as the beautiful Sacré Coeur, which is a sight itself but also offers a wonderful view over Paris from its position on Montmartre.

Another possibility to relax is given in the 19th district with Paris largest public park, the Parc des Buttes Chaumont.

And last, but not least, in the 20th district lies the largest cemetery, the Pere Lachaise Cemetery, were the mayority of Paris' famous people are buried.

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