PARIS - Essentials Must - Sees |FREE
Get ready for your epic days in Paris! Whether you're new to the city or already love it, this guide is your ticket to the best adventure. I've been exploring Paris for a year now, and I've packed all the MUST see places into this guide just for you. The most famous landmarks to visit, I've got you covered; And hey, if you love what you find, you can support me with a tip or by booking through the links provided. So, let's make your trip to Paris unforgettable! Grab your guide now and get ready for an amazing journey through one of the prettiest cities in the world!
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Tips before travelling

Best time to travel:

Paris is amazing all year round, but if you want the perfect weather and fewer crowds, aim for spring (April, May, June) or fall (September, October).

Getting around: 

Walk whenever you can—it's the best way to uncover hidden gems! You can also rent bikes using apps or hop on the metro, just make sure to keep your tickets safe!

Getting to and from the Airport: 

CDG Airport: Take the RER B train—it's quick and easy. Or, if you prefer, grab a taxi for around 60-70 euros.

Orly Airport: Hop on the Orlybus—it's convenient and affordable. Taxis are an option too, costing around 35-45 euros.

Must - Sees 

The 1st Arrondissement: 

Here you find the most prestigious landmarks of Paris:

Louvre Pyramid
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A Must-See Landmark at its center. Even if museums aren't your thing, this iconic spot is a must-visit. The stunning architecture and surroundings alone make it worth the trip. Opening hours (depends on seasons): Monday- Thursday 09:00-18:00 Friday: 09:00-21:30 Open every day of the year Online Tickets: It's advisable to purchase tickets online in advance to skip the ticket lines, especially during peak tourist seasons.
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Tuileries Garden
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After exploring the Louvre, take a relaxing walk in the nearby Tuileries Garden. This beautiful public garden has fountains and sculptures, perfect for chilling out. It's a popular spot for locals too, so you'll fit right in and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. The Tuileries Garden welcomes visitors throughout the year with varying opening hours: January, February, March, October, November, and December: 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM April, May, and September: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM June, July, and August: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Place de la Concorde
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Place de la Concorde is a stunning square in central Paris, found at the end of the Champs-Élysées. You can't miss it – just look for the tall Egyptian obelisk and beautiful fountains. This square is famous for hosting all kinds of events and celebrations. Plus, it's a great place to take in the beauty of Paris, especially with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
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Quai François Mitterrand
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For a scenic route from the Louvre to Île Saint-Louis, home of Notre-Dame de Paris, I highly recommend strolling along the river
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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The cathedral of Paris is a true masterpiece of Gothic architecture, a must-see landmark nestled in the heart of the city. Admire its magnificent stained glass windows, intricate sculptures, and breathtaking views from the towers. A testament to centuries of history and artistry, it stands as an iconic symbol of Paris. Though it's currently undergoing repairs following the tragic fires of 2019, it's expected to reopen its doors to the public in December 2024.
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Place Vendôme
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Place Vendôme, nestled in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, is a square of prestige renowned for its elegance, luxury boutiques, and rich history. At its heart stands the iconic Vendôme Column, commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to immortalize his triumphs.
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The 7th Arrondissement

Eiffel Tower
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The Eiffel Tower stands as an iconic symbol of Paris, offering awe-inspiring views from its observation decks, making it an essential stop for travelers exploring the city. The Eiffel Tower welcomes visitors daily from 9:30 AM to 11:00 PM. However, please note that each year, renovation and maintenance work is conducted on the top floor, leading to its temporary closure to the public. These efforts are essential for preserving this iconic monument of Paris. For the most current information on closures and ticket prices, please refer to the official website. Ticket prices vary depending on factors such as age and type of ticket (elevator or stairs). Be sure to check the official website for detailed pricing information.
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Champ de Mars
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Champ de Mars is a sprawling green area renowned for its breathtaking vistas of the Eiffel Tower, making it a favorite destination for picnics
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Passerelle Debilly
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From this passerelle, you'll enjoy a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. Plus, the nearby riverside walk adds an extra touch of charm to your outing.
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Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
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Place du Trocadéro is renowned for its breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower, positioned directly across the Seine River. The square boasts impressive architectural features, such as fountains and gardens, creating the perfect backdrop for tourists to snap iconic photos of the Eiffel Tower.
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The 8th Arrondissement

Arc de Triomphe
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The Arc de Triomphe, a symbol of French national pride, is a magnificent monument situated in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Positioned at the western terminus of the Champs-Élysées, it provides sweeping views of the city from its observation deck. Ticket Information: Adults: €16 Children (under 18): Free EU residents (18-25): Free Disabled visitors and one accompanying person: Free Paris Museum Pass: Included The opening hours for the Arc de Triomphe: Daily: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM Last admission: 10:15 PM
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Champs-Élysées
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The Champs-Élysées is a famous street in Paris, known for its beauty and fancy shops. It's about 1.9 kilometers long and goes from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Along the way, you'll find lots of trees, stores, restaurants, and theaters. People love to walk there, go shopping, or just enjoy the atmosphere. It's also where many big events and parades happen. Whether you're sightseeing or shopping, the Champs-Élysées is a must-visit spot in Paris!
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Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
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Galeries Lafayette is an iconic department store in the heart of Paris, renowned for its luxurious shopping experience. Its magnificent Art Nouveau dome alone makes it a must-see destination, whether you're planning to shop or not. Inside, you can wander through multiple floors filled with designer boutiques, soak in breathtaking views from the rooftop terrace, and treat yourself to gourmet delights at the various dining spots scattered throughout this stunning building.
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The 18th Arrondissement

The Basilica of Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre
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At the top of Montmartre, Sacré-Cœur Basilica. From there, you can soak in the jaw-dropping view of Paris. Locals love to hang out here, especially in summer, watching the sunset with a drink in hand. Just hop off at Blanche, Pigalle, or Abbesses metro stations and take a stroll up the hill. Or, if you prefer an easier ride, hop on the Funiculaire. Whether you're seeking a spiritual moment or just want to admire the city from above, Sacré-Cœur promises an unforgettable experience.
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Montmartre
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Absolutely essential! Montmartre isn't just any neighborhood—it's a whole vibe. And right there, perched on its hill, stands the stunning Sacré-Cœur Basilica. Picture this: winding streets, cozy cafes, charming restaurants, and quaint shops all around. It's like stepping into a little village within Paris itself. Don't miss out on exploring this magical corner of the city!
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Place du Tertre
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Such a beautiful square, must see
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Rue de l'Abreuvoir
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One of the most beautiful streets in Paris
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The 9th Arrondissement

Moulin Rouge
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This cabaret puts on a show that I wouldn't exactly suggest seeing because it's pricey and very touristy. But the building itself is a must-see; it's one-of-a-kind. Definitely swing by at night; it's enchanting. It's an iconic spot famous for its cabaret performances, and vibrant nightlife.
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Palais Garnier
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The Opéra Garnier, or Palais Garnier, stands proudly in Paris's 9th arrondissement. It's a breathtaking opera house, showcasing the elegance of Second Empire architecture. Renowned for its dazzling chandeliers, marble grand staircase, and luxurious interiors, it's a true masterpiece. Serving as the esteemed residence of the Paris Opera and Ballet, it's a cultural gem of the city.
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PARIS - Essentials Must - Sees |FREE
Get ready for your epic days in Paris! Whether you're new to the city or already love it, this guide is your ticket to the best adventure. I've been exploring Paris for a year now, and I've packed all the MUST see places into this guide just for you. The most famous landmarks to visit, I've got you covered; And hey, if you love what you find, you can support me with a tip or by booking through the links provided. So, let's make your trip to Paris unforgettable! Grab your guide now and get ready for an amazing journey through one of the prettiest cities in the world!
19 Places • 6 Saves • ago
Free

Tips before travelling

Best time to travel:

Paris is amazing all year round, but if you want the perfect weather and fewer crowds, aim for spring (April, May, June) or fall (September, October).

Getting around: 

Walk whenever you can—it's the best way to uncover hidden gems! You can also rent bikes using apps or hop on the metro, just make sure to keep your tickets safe!

Getting to and from the Airport: 

CDG Airport: Take the RER B train—it's quick and easy. Or, if you prefer, grab a taxi for around 60-70 euros.

Orly Airport: Hop on the Orlybus—it's convenient and affordable. Taxis are an option too, costing around 35-45 euros.

Must - Sees 

The 1st Arrondissement: 

Here you find the most prestigious landmarks of Paris:

Louvre Pyramid
@TravelwithAyala
A Must-See Landmark at its center. Even if museums aren't your thing, this iconic spot is a must-visit. The stunning architecture and surroundings alone make it worth the trip. Opening hours (depends on seasons): Monday- Thursday 09:00-18:00 Friday: 09:00-21:30 Open every day of the year Online Tickets: It's advisable to purchase tickets online in advance to skip the ticket lines, especially during peak tourist seasons.
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Tuileries Garden
@TravelwithAyala
After exploring the Louvre, take a relaxing walk in the nearby Tuileries Garden. This beautiful public garden has fountains and sculptures, perfect for chilling out. It's a popular spot for locals too, so you'll fit right in and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. The Tuileries Garden welcomes visitors throughout the year with varying opening hours: January, February, March, October, November, and December: 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM April, May, and September: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM June, July, and August: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Place de la Concorde
@TravelwithAyala
Place de la Concorde is a stunning square in central Paris, found at the end of the Champs-Élysées. You can't miss it – just look for the tall Egyptian obelisk and beautiful fountains. This square is famous for hosting all kinds of events and celebrations. Plus, it's a great place to take in the beauty of Paris, especially with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
Add to
Details
Quai François Mitterrand
@TravelwithAyala
For a scenic route from the Louvre to Île Saint-Louis, home of Notre-Dame de Paris, I highly recommend strolling along the river
Add to
Details
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
@TravelwithAyala
The cathedral of Paris is a true masterpiece of Gothic architecture, a must-see landmark nestled in the heart of the city. Admire its magnificent stained glass windows, intricate sculptures, and breathtaking views from the towers. A testament to centuries of history and artistry, it stands as an iconic symbol of Paris. Though it's currently undergoing repairs following the tragic fires of 2019, it's expected to reopen its doors to the public in December 2024.
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Details
Place Vendôme
@TravelwithAyala
Place Vendôme, nestled in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, is a square of prestige renowned for its elegance, luxury boutiques, and rich history. At its heart stands the iconic Vendôme Column, commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to immortalize his triumphs.
Add to
Details

The 7th Arrondissement

Eiffel Tower
@TravelwithAyala
The Eiffel Tower stands as an iconic symbol of Paris, offering awe-inspiring views from its observation decks, making it an essential stop for travelers exploring the city. The Eiffel Tower welcomes visitors daily from 9:30 AM to 11:00 PM. However, please note that each year, renovation and maintenance work is conducted on the top floor, leading to its temporary closure to the public. These efforts are essential for preserving this iconic monument of Paris. For the most current information on closures and ticket prices, please refer to the official website. Ticket prices vary depending on factors such as age and type of ticket (elevator or stairs). Be sure to check the official website for detailed pricing information.
Add to
Details
Champ de Mars
@TravelwithAyala
Champ de Mars is a sprawling green area renowned for its breathtaking vistas of the Eiffel Tower, making it a favorite destination for picnics
Add to
Details
Passerelle Debilly
@TravelwithAyala
From this passerelle, you'll enjoy a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. Plus, the nearby riverside walk adds an extra touch of charm to your outing.
Add to
Details
Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
@TravelwithAyala
Place du Trocadéro is renowned for its breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower, positioned directly across the Seine River. The square boasts impressive architectural features, such as fountains and gardens, creating the perfect backdrop for tourists to snap iconic photos of the Eiffel Tower.
Add to
Details

The 8th Arrondissement

Arc de Triomphe
@TravelwithAyala
The Arc de Triomphe, a symbol of French national pride, is a magnificent monument situated in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Positioned at the western terminus of the Champs-Élysées, it provides sweeping views of the city from its observation deck. Ticket Information: Adults: €16 Children (under 18): Free EU residents (18-25): Free Disabled visitors and one accompanying person: Free Paris Museum Pass: Included The opening hours for the Arc de Triomphe: Daily: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM Last admission: 10:15 PM
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Champs-Élysées
@TravelwithAyala
The Champs-Élysées is a famous street in Paris, known for its beauty and fancy shops. It's about 1.9 kilometers long and goes from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Along the way, you'll find lots of trees, stores, restaurants, and theaters. People love to walk there, go shopping, or just enjoy the atmosphere. It's also where many big events and parades happen. Whether you're sightseeing or shopping, the Champs-Élysées is a must-visit spot in Paris!
Add to
Details
Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
@TravelwithAyala
Galeries Lafayette is an iconic department store in the heart of Paris, renowned for its luxurious shopping experience. Its magnificent Art Nouveau dome alone makes it a must-see destination, whether you're planning to shop or not. Inside, you can wander through multiple floors filled with designer boutiques, soak in breathtaking views from the rooftop terrace, and treat yourself to gourmet delights at the various dining spots scattered throughout this stunning building.
Add to
Details

The 18th Arrondissement

The Basilica of Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre
@TravelwithAyala
At the top of Montmartre, Sacré-Cœur Basilica. From there, you can soak in the jaw-dropping view of Paris. Locals love to hang out here, especially in summer, watching the sunset with a drink in hand. Just hop off at Blanche, Pigalle, or Abbesses metro stations and take a stroll up the hill. Or, if you prefer an easier ride, hop on the Funiculaire. Whether you're seeking a spiritual moment or just want to admire the city from above, Sacré-Cœur promises an unforgettable experience.
Add to
Details
Montmartre
@TravelwithAyala
Absolutely essential! Montmartre isn't just any neighborhood—it's a whole vibe. And right there, perched on its hill, stands the stunning Sacré-Cœur Basilica. Picture this: winding streets, cozy cafes, charming restaurants, and quaint shops all around. It's like stepping into a little village within Paris itself. Don't miss out on exploring this magical corner of the city!
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Details
Place du Tertre
@TravelwithAyala
Such a beautiful square, must see
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Rue de l'Abreuvoir
@TravelwithAyala
One of the most beautiful streets in Paris
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The 9th Arrondissement

Moulin Rouge
@TravelwithAyala
This cabaret puts on a show that I wouldn't exactly suggest seeing because it's pricey and very touristy. But the building itself is a must-see; it's one-of-a-kind. Definitely swing by at night; it's enchanting. It's an iconic spot famous for its cabaret performances, and vibrant nightlife.
Add to
Details
Palais Garnier
@TravelwithAyala
The Opéra Garnier, or Palais Garnier, stands proudly in Paris's 9th arrondissement. It's a breathtaking opera house, showcasing the elegance of Second Empire architecture. Renowned for its dazzling chandeliers, marble grand staircase, and luxurious interiors, it's a true masterpiece. Serving as the esteemed residence of the Paris Opera and Ballet, it's a cultural gem of the city.
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Is this free guide helpful?

Save it for your next trip , share it with a friend, send me a review , or contribute by buying me a beer! It all means a lot to me Thank you!

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CURATED BY
🌍 Hey, Travel Lovers! 🌟 I'm André Ayala, your go-to travel buddy! Whether you're a experienced adventurer or just starting out, I'm here to save you hours of research and make your travel planning a breeze. What I Offer: With experience exploring over 25 countries, I've got the inside scoop to help you make the most of your journey. From tips on where to go to handy travel hacks, I've got you covered. Who Am I? Originally from El Salvador and currently soaking up the charm of Paris, I've made it my mission to share my passion for travel with the world. I speak Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese, and I'm always eager to connect with fellow globetrotters. What's in Store for You: Subscribe to my Thatch profile for exclusive travel guides and itineraries tailored just for you. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram 📸 @Travelwithayala for daily travel tips and inspiration that'll fuel your wanderlust. Let's Get Started: Ready to turn your travel dreams into reality? Drop me a line at travelwithayala@hotmail.com, and let's plan your next adventure together!
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