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"Edition for English-speaking people looking for the best addresses and good deals in Paris. An essential guidebook to find an accommodation, a restaurant, to organize your visits, outings and shopping, attended by the indispensable maps of the underground, RER and tram to be sure you will not get lost in the wide urban transport network. A selection of addresses gathering the must-sees as the hidden treasures for a successful stay in the City of Lights and to enjoy the best of Paris. Welcome to Paris."



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Table of contents
Welcome to Paris!
Guided Tours
Sites & Monuments
Art Galleries
Religious Buildings
Parks & Gardens
French Gastronomy
Regional Cuisine
World Cuisine
Reservation Centres – Rentals
Hostels – Bed & Breakfast
Going Out
Cafés – Bars & Pubs
Live Music – Clubs
Cabarets & Shows
Leisure – Sports
Jewels – Watches – Glasses
Major Shops – Malls
Second-hand Shops
Perfume Shops
Gourmet Products
Beauty And Welfare
Beauty And Welfare
Photos gallery
Maps gallery
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Welcome to Paris!
Made for English-speaking people looking for good tips and good addresses in Paris, “Best of Paris” by Petit Futé is an essential how-to guide to find accommodation, restaurants, to organize your visits and outings to be sure you won't get lost in the capital of France. It is true that Paris is huge and full of charm: the city has many sites to visit like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris and Montmartre, as well as museums of high cultural interest, like the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou. But Paris it is also the Parisian way of life with its myriad of restaurants, bistros and cafes, its markets and shops offering a large choice of local products to enjoy French gastronomy. Last but not least, as a fashion capital, Paris is the paradise of fashionistas with its leading designers and iconic brands. You can find some of the most famous couture houses in Paris walking down the Champs-Elysées and Avenue Montaigne. But you can also shop in small traditional boutiques and department stores, flea markets and second-hand shops (freeprix), like many locals do. That’s why Paris is ranked as the first european urban tourist destination attracting more than 27 million tourists each year. With this guidebook, Petit Futé has done everything possible to give you a selection of addresses gathering must-sees and hidden treasures for a successful stay in the Ville lumière and to enjoy the best this incredible city has to offer. Welcome to Paris!

Paris - Paris
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Guided Tours

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Guided Tours - The palais de Chaillot to Trocadéro
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À la découverte du Quartier latin
Office de tourisme et des congrès – Bureau des Pyramides
25, rue des Pyramides (1 er )
M° Pyramides
Open all year round. Guided tour.

The opportunity to explore one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Paris. On the journey you will be able to see the garden of Luxembourg, the Sorbonne, the mountain Sainte-Geneviève, the Pantheon. All the high places in the Latin Quarter are within easy reach! It's perfect for children because it's quickly turned into a game. For about 2 hours, you follow a route and respond to enigma. These answers will teach you a little more about the city.

Service en ligne.
253, rue Saint-Honoré (1 er )
M° Concorde or Madeleine
Open all year round. Free. Shop.

Closevent is a consulting and reservation site for cultural events. It works thanks to the opinions of viewers and allows you to know what the latest shows to see. A complementary tool is available for those who want to have access to professional opinions. Apart from criticism, the site allows you to benefit from extremely advantageous offers through invitations and discounts. The only downside: no phone contact is possible. All reservations are made only on the site.

23, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1 er )
✆  06 64 50 44 19
M° Palais Royal or Etienne Marcel
Open all year round. Every day and during public holidays. “By day” formulas and “Packages” from €119. “By night” formulas and “Wedding” from €99. Guided tour.

Paris authentic proposes you to see Paris in a different way. On board the mythical 2 CV, a driver takes you to explore the city according to thematic routes. On the programme: an unusual visit to the heart of the Marais and village Saint-Paul, the behind the scenes of the Eiffel Tower, a wine tasting, a romantic visit to the summit of Montmartre, Versailles… It is possible to visit Paris at night accompanied by a bottle of champagne for a pure moment of relaxation! You can also combine the 2 CV and a cruise by night with or without dinner. The car comes to pick you up at the bottom of your hotel and takes care of everything. A real plus, the driving team know Paris as their pockets: the opportunity to discover tasty anecdotes. For more unique events, it is also possible to rent the vehicles for bachelor parties, weddings or other team building events!

1, square Green-Galant (1 er )
✆  01 46 33 98 38
M° Pont-Neuf or Cité
Open all year round. Every day and public holidays. Departure of “croisières balades” every 45 min. “Croisière champagne” on Fridays and Saturday at 6pm and 9pm. Adult: €14. Child (from 4 to 12 years old): €7. Offers and advantages over the site. Group rates. Ticket office on line. Guided tour. Catering facilities (snack bar and restaurant).

The starting point of the commented cruise on the Seine is located on the edge of the beautiful square at the foot of pont Neuf, at the west end of Île de la Cité. The one-hour journey makes you discover the banks of the river between Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Twenty trips are available during high season. We suggest the late departures to make the most of the illuminated monuments of the French capital! The boats are full of tourists throughout the year, but this tour on water still remains a pleasant moment of relaxation and discovery. The boats aren't covered so we suggest warm clothes.
ray91 le 20/04/2011 It is very pretty and affordable level price. It is to do: practical for tourists, but interest for Parisian brings little (except for a little sunshine letting itself guide on the Seine).
sebinath le 01/12/2010 A classic to all the year to discover or rediscover Paris. Good idea if you reserve on access, a discount, but you must print a countermark.
kalymimi le 31/08/2010 really disappointed, this day I have to fall on the worst guide which rai in terrible English and even for us tourist little explanation on the history of these bridges and monuments that us entouraitent (still happy that I had my guide personally), probably not very interested in what he told us... one hour, one hour from walk that go to kill time and say highly that descends
vachemou le 25/01/2010 pretty very pleasant cruises especially in sunny weather with historic commentary and walks along the water.

LES VEDETTES DU PONT-NEUF - Vedettes de Paris.
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13, Brantôme Street (3 e )
✆  01 42 74 22 14 ,
M ° Rambuteau or Hôtel de Ville
Open every day and public holidays from 9.30am to 6.30pm. Quotation on request.

Located in the heart of Paris, opposite Ile Saint-Louis, Paris Bike Tour offers, besides a bike rental service, six organised tours. The "rive droite" walk will first lead you to Marais passing through the prestigious Place des Vosges and the Picasso Museum before joining Palais-Royal via a stopover in Beaubourg. After visiting the Louvre, you will go along the Seine and make stops at Pont-Neuf in Notre Dame and on Ile Saint-Louis. The tour called "rive gauche" will allow you to (re)discover the beautiful 15th district by taking a route that passes through Place Saint-Michel, the Saint-Sulpice Church, Luxembourg, Sorbonne, Panthéon and Jardin des Plantes. Otherwise, you can choose the "Paris la nuit" walk to enjoy the capital from a different angle on a journey that takes you from the left bank to the right bank. A new themed walk invites you to discover Paris de Marie-Antoinette, from Tuileries to the prison of the Temple where the deposed queen ended her days. Book at least 24 hours in advance, by telephone or by the Internet.
nox_ le 20/02/2011 Make a indignant trusted! Envy reserve two bikes for a romantic weekend. I call. First unfruitful try. Second unfruitful try. Third try: I said that it is advisable to book by Internet. The thing, confirmation the next day. One me request time shrinking bikes. I indicate between 10: 30 and 11: 00. The D-day, arrive at the shop on 10: 05. Nobody. Surprising given the opening hours (Hours indicated: 09: 30 - 18: 30). We decide to wait 10: 30: always nobody. With 11: 00, departure as imperative hours then. After: a completely removed from the weekend, by the amateurism and laziness of Paris Bicycle Tour! I say I tried to retrace on several occasions in the day, I had never meet... Toll: Establishment indignant at any confidence!
khalua75 le 01/09/2010 During an organised visit, we visited the Marais district cycling. The atmosphere is not bad and dynamic entertainer. The small problems stay in the fact moving cycling in very busy place.
pipilona le 24/07/2009 I participated in cycling trip with a guide in German and it was a super experience, the team on site is very nice and me good advice for my stay in Paris.

À vélo à la conquête des ponts et statues de Paris
Hôtel de Ville
Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville (4 e )
✆  01 42 76 40 40  / 39 75
M° Hôtel de Ville or Châtelet
Open all year round. Free.

You don't have any bike? Get yourself a Vélib' and here we go for a ride by the water to discover bridges and statues scattered along the Seine! The visit is free and covers an area of about 8 km. You get into the swing of things at the Île Saint-Louis level, with the statue of Pont de la Tournelle to start with. Partly submerged in 1910, it was rebuilt in the middle of 1920's by the architects Pierre and Louis Guidetti. Head now for the end of the Île de la Cité and the statue of Pont-Neuf: this work representing Henri IV was the first royal statue restored in the capital after the Revolution and the Empire. Thus, continue your historical and architectural discoveries by successively joining the Pont de Carrousel, the Pont Alexandre-III, the Pont des Invalides, the Alma Bridge, the Iéna, Bir-Hakeim and Grenelle bridges, all have prestigious sculptures. Make inquiries at the City Hall of Paris.

À vélo à la conquête des ponts et statues de Paris - Banks of the Seine river in Paris

Hôtel de Sully
62, rue Saint-Antoine (4 e )
✆  01 44 54 19 30 - service des visites-conférences du lundi au vendredi
M° Saint-Paul or Bastille
Rates in the variable national monuments, depending on the monument; reduced for those between the age of 18 and 25, unemployed people, teachers, students in architecture, history of art and visual arts).

The Centre of the national monuments proposes to make you better appreciate the heritage of the city during guided tours led by professional guides. For about an hour and a half, they occur in all kinds of sites (national monuments, churches, museums, parks, neighborhoods, etc..). In most cases, there is no need to register in advance. Procedure to follow: check the program, you have ten minutes before the scheduled time to be at indicated place and pay your ticket at the lecturer – or the cash desk, if it is a national monument. This program is quarterly. You will find it at the visitor centre at the hotel de Sully, in the sites of the national monuments, the district town halls, the Tourist Offices. It is also available on the website of the Centre.

The meeting place depends on the visit chosen. (4 e )
✆  06 85 17 13 38
Open all year round. Adult: €12. Guided tour.

A visit with Philippe is a remarkable one, unforgettable and unusual. Philippe Brinas-Caudie is not a guide like any other. First of all, you will be impressed by his uniform: he will welcome yous with a keen sense of dress: waistcoat, tie and top hat! All signs of an aristocratic background which show unconsciously in his behaviour, but also in the choice of his tours, which revolve around the history of Parisian nobles. Let's judge by some of the tours: "Marais Aristocratique"- aristocratic Marais, with the most beautiful private mansions of this so Parisian district and their secret gardens, the "Plaine Monceau" or "Les Fastes du Second Empire"- the splendours of the Second Empire-, an aristocratic place as its name indicates, Ile Saint-Louis, named “l'île aux palais”- the island of palaces-, still a whole programme! And not to spoil anything, the tariffs of the circuits is very affordable.

Port de La Bourdonnais (7 e )
✆  08 25 01 01 01 015
RER Champs de Mars Tour Eiffel or M° Bir-Hakeim
Open every day and public holidays. Depending on the period and the starting point: first departure between 10am and 1.30pm, last departure between 18: 10 and 11pm. Free for under 3-year-olds. Cruise-walks from €13. Cruises lunch from €26 to €85. Cruises dinner from €47 to €99.

There is nothing more extraordinary to discover the most beautiful city in the world than to get on these mythical boats and slip peacefully along the Seine. The Parisian boats built the enchanted Cruise for a family discovery. Two goblins, Lila and Philou, played by professional actors, tell you about Paris, its history and its secrets. A one-hour trip on a panoramic boat with songs and games.
tsubascud le 08/01/2015 Nice tour of Paris in a large hour. Our 2 6 year old daughters loved, although except for the Eiffel Tower, they did not remember much…
Lame2use le 03/02/2013 I my first made on a boat last June during one evening organised for my 50ans box. The course began at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. magnificent! The buffet was sumptuous. An excellent evening!
brinsdekozet le 15/08/2011 very fun and nice when the weather is nice, unmissable because different views overlooking paris beach in summer. attention, all companies are not the same price for the same service!
christelle82 le 18/04/2011 Walk on the Seine. On the other hand I you déconseil the Paris bistro (balade+restaurant). The service is to be wanted, the rather unique menu without choice or flavours. Cold dishes, desserts frozen, prefabricated salads. With my opinion the menu at €30 is banished, when the varied menu, we do not know if it is better. In any case people who pays €30 for walk and meal, available version inside the restaurant, in a corner in the shade, on small round table or tea can not be placed, if you are several very practical steps to eat together ..................

Pilier Est de la Tour Eiffel (7 e )
✆  06 62 20 24 88
RER Champ de Mars Eiffel Tower / M ° Bir-Hakeim
Wednesday to Sunday from 1pm to 7pm. From €90, for the tour discovered. Checks are not accepted.

At the foot of the Eiffel Tower, carriages with a capacity of up to four people await you for an unusual stroll in Paris. Lasting from 30 minutes to 2 hours, four courses are possible. The shortest journey takes you to the Champ de Mars, another takes you to the Champs-Élysées, another continues to the place of the Opera, while the last, the longest, reach Notre-Dame. Note that you can be served champagne and/or macaroons on this very romantic vehicle. You can also order flowers for a special evening. Specific walks are planned: wedding (service in frock coat and top hat), events (shooting, incentive, street marketing, photo shooting…), and groups in small 20-seat wagon. Please note also that the payment is made by credit card (distance), via Paypal, or bank transfer when booking. The downside of this service: the price is very high. An address to book for special occasions…

Port de Suffren
At the foot of the Eiffel Tower (7 e )
✆  01 44 18 19 50
M° Bir-Hakeim or Trocadéro; at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
Open all year round. Every day and public holidays from 10.30am to 10pm with departures all 30 min (the schedule is likely to vary). Specify your needs when reserving. One-hour walk on the Seine. Glass of champagne, sweet crepe or a snack depending on the selected formula. Guided tour. Restaurant. Activities.

With their themed cruises, Vedettes de Paris allows you to discover Paris on water every day of the year by crossing through Grand Palais, place de la Concorde, the National Assembly, Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre museum, the Conciergerie, the Hotel de Ville, without forgetting Notre Dame, of course! For children, specific programs with playful moments. Among the different cruises, a champagne tasting cruise. For a romantic evening, choose the Saturday evening-dinner. And finally, for your birthday, Vedettes de Paris offers you very original gift: an excursion and a cup of champagne are offered (upon presentation of a proof).
lamarina777 le 09/09/2009 One hour very pleasant cruise on the Seine. Allows you to discover Paris differently, the explanations are numerous with down a small air accordion. Exit enriching not reserved only to tourists! The service on the boats flies is decent. I recommend the cruise to nightfall!

Pont de l'Alma (8 e )
✆  01 42 25 96 10
Metro Alma Marceau
Walks (approximately one hour and ten minutes): from April to September, from 10.15am to 7pm, and about every 20 minutes from 7pm to 10.30pm; from October to March, from 11am to 9.30pm. Extra departures every weekend from 10.15am. From October to March: departures from 50 people. Free for under 4-year-olds. Adult: €13.50. Child (from 4 to 12 years old): €6. Lunch cruises at €60. Dinner cruises from €75 to €155. Reduced rate for children.

The Compagnie des bateaux – Mouches ® is a famous brand, well known far beyond our borders; and for a good reason: it was founded in 1949! : it was founded in 1949! It was a passionate of Paris, Jean Bruel, who wanted to restore the pleasures of the capital to the Parisians. To do this, what better way tha to show it from the river? This one used previously for the carriage of cargo, the idea of ​​boats with glass sides to admire the banks imposed itself. The fleet now has 9 promenade boats and 6 water restaurants!

23-25, rue Berri (8 e )
✆  01 81 70 96 20
Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm.

With Sinorama, the customer is at the heart of all attention. This specialist of Asia and high-end stays, who has a real knowledge of the field, invites his customers to enjoy the most beautiful services on site. Sinorama organizes group stays with excellent service, different from other tour operators, throughout their trip, based on a 5-star service and associated with attractive rates.

13, rue Auber (9 e )
✆  01 42 66 56 56
M° Opéra or RER Auber
Shop open from 9am to 10pm from April to October and from 9am to 6pm from November to March. A proposed service every day from 9.30am to 7pm from April to October, and 9: 40 at 6pm from November to March. Different schedule depending on the tours. Frequency: between 10 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the tour and the period. Adult: €32 (1 day), €36 (2 days consecutive), €40 (3 days). Child (from 4 to 11 years old): €16 (1 or 2 days).

It's very simple, these buses with open top deck of Paris l'Opentour are everywhere in the city! They make you discover Paris "from above" – comments are done by an audioguide (available in 10 languages!). The vehicles are accessible using a pass valid for 1, 2 or 3 consecutive days: You can get on and get off the bus indefinitely on the three routes on offer. Visit the city's main attractions! You will discover the history of the capital and its secrets. Kids will be attracted by the Parisian adventures of D'Artagnan, Quasimodo, the Ghost of the Opera… If you want to discover unusual corners, do not hesitate to get off the bus.
virginia-r le 11/07/2012 Jaime even if it is a bit for tourists that allows you to discover funny Paris. Even me which am Parisian I have it do (to tell you) it was very well!
ministar99 le 03/08/2011 Very convenient for visiting the main tourist sites of Paris, especially that you can go up and down as many times as you want. A little expensive place.
brnicebar le 13/07/2011 An extra way to visit Paris with a breathtaking view on the 2nd floor of the Bus.The courses offered are very complete and prices are not expensive.The " really should be made; large Tour" with L'Open Tour to have your eyes and enjoy this magnificent city!
sb88 le 23/02/2011 Small bus pleasant to take (especially on sunny days). It is a little expensive but allows a quick tour of Paris and especially to revise/learn its various monuments.Inconvenience, it is quite brisk.

Service en ligne.
45-47, rue de Chabrol (10 e )
✆  06 58 47 74 16
M° Poissonnière or Gare de l'Est
Open all year round. Around €15. Online payment. Activities. Ticket office on line.

Do you feel like enjoying unusual tour with an experienced guide? So Paris ZigZag is for you! The website, rich in articles and anecdotes about the city, offers to make you discover the most unusual corners of the capital. To do this, you only need to go to the service website and look for the activities. The use is simple, the contents are exciting and the booking of the circuits is done in a few clicks. Once you have selected the visit you wish to make ("Street art", "Paris du Crime", "Legendes de Paris", etc.), enter your availabilities and the number of participants, you will be placed in a group of 20 people maximum.

87, rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud (11 e )
✆  06 50 38 19 24
M° Ménilmontant
Open all year round. Price: €12/person for “Strolls” (two hours to two hours and thirty), €18/person for “Expeditions” (half a day). Guided tour.

This group offers a variety of tours to make for a few hours or over a full day. These journeys make it possible to visit and cross places still unknown to the general public. The site offers several tours, including "Sur les traces de..." which lasts about two hours and which allows you to walk to meet many neighborhoods. The other range of trip takes the name "Expeditions". Now, the duration is about half a day. When it comes to the content varies depending on the theme. For example, with the « Jeux de Pistes », you set off as a team to discover the streets of Paris with the help of a scroll and hidden clues. In any case, you will discover Paris by neighborhood or by theme.

63, avenue Parmentier (11 e )
✆  01 43 57 59 50
M° Rue Saint-Maur or Parmentier
Free for under 10-year-olds. Adult: €12. Reduced rate: €10 (under 26 years old, students, unemployed, beneficiaries of minimum social benefits, people with reduced mobility, seniors, Cezam or La Villette card); For scootering: full price €15, reduced rate €12 (under 26 years old, students, unemployed, etc). Guided tour. Catering facilities (aperitifs regularly organized).

Associative structure, Ça se Visite intends to show the sustainable, responsible, urban, participative, united, ethical, fair and… professional Paris. The goal of the team is to facilitate access to leisure, culture and citizenship, it wants to give tourism a human face. Ça se Visite offers cultural escapades on foot or on scooter in the heart of Paris' popular neighborhoods, as well as in the suburbs: Belleville, Ménilmontant, Canal Saint Martin, canal de l'Ourcq, Clignancourt, Oberkampf, Goutte d'Or, La Villette, Pantin, Saint-Ouen… The great asset of these routes is the guarantee of getting off the beaten tracks. You will discover the popular Paris, where unlike in the center of the rather sanitized capital, there is still a true neighborhood life… Trips last between 2 hours and two and thirty hours.

5, rue de Berri (16 e )
✆  07 83 82 73 67
M° George V
Open all year round. Every day from 10am to 8pm. 1 hour: €49, 2 hours: €79, 3 hours: €99, 4 hours: €119. Guided tour. Activities.

The Canaricar concept invites you to discover Paris in a very original way. As its name suggests, here, visits are made by car and not on foot… but wait until you see the vehicle! The company offers for rent, for a period ranging from 1 to 4 hours, yellow small two-seat convertibles. Equipped with four wheels and a GPS that will guide you on the streets of Paris, this "road canary" is the ideal alternative to guided tours. Here, you are autonomous and the computer is formidable, it will inform you about the history of the city, give you details about an architecture or reveal the customs of a neighborhood. You don't need to stop to read a map, all this is done along your journey. Very clever! Be careful, you can only travel in Paris, not in the suburbs.

22, rue Bernard-Dimey (18 e )
✆  0 800 800 631  / 06 67 32 26 68
M° Porte de Saint-Ouen
Closed on July 14th. Open every day and public holidays from 9am. Departures every half an hour. From €20. By reservation. Various rates depending on the courses, consult the website. Checks are not accepted.

Visiting Paris in a 2CV driven by a cultured and friendly driver, here is an original idea of a retro walk to be enjoyed between friends or families. With a retro charm and a convertible roof, a warm atmosphere quickly settles. Several themes are offered. Each 2CV can accommodate up to three people, large families can live a getaway with several vehicles, ancillary services are also available such as wine and cheeses tasting and unusual visits of an unavoidable monuments. In addition to the themes "eternal Paris", "unknown Paris", "gardens Paris", "shopping Paris", "cinema Paris", a walk "Paris à la carte" allows passengers to choose their own itinerary, the theme of their trip, the time and the place of departure (between the 1 st and the 9 th arrondissements) as well as the duration of their getaway. Paris Monopoly is a new getaway in Paris in 2CV through the streets of the most famous board game. Your driver will tell you many anecdotes on the streets and on the history of Monopoly. It is advisable to book 15 days in advance.
paris_monamo le 31/08/2010 A good way to visit the city friends and when the weather is not top!
cedric33 le 10/05/2010 Hello me and my wife did a romantic 2CV with the Paris Authentic. It is super come sought to the restaurant and make us visit way top, it is private and re-examines the town of completely different.Do has to advise ......

4 ROUES SOUS 1 PARAPLUIE - 4 wheels under 1 umbrella
© 4 roues sous 1 parapluie

Promotrain (18 e )
✆  01 42 62 24 00
Schedule: 11am-5pm from November to March (departure every hour) on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and school holidays of the zone C, 10am-8pm from April to October (departure every 30 minutes) and until 11pm in July and August. Adult: €6.50. €4.50 for those under the age of 12. For groups (20 people minimum): €5.50.

This small train moving at moderate speed allows you to discover Montmartre in an entertaining way during a guided visit of 35 minutes. You can see passing Moulin Rouge, the Montmartre cemetery, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, the Place du Tertre, the vineyards of Montmartre, the cabaret of the Agile Agile, the Saint-Pierre market… The circuit forms a loop. The departure is from the White Square (M° Blanche) or from the Place du Tertre (M° Abbesses or Anvers, by the funicular or on foot for sportive ones). You can start the walk from one of the places, stay the time you want and make the trip back later (the same day).
Yann91800 le 29/05/2012 It is not a tourist train! It is more than a shuttle Montmartre/moulin rouge, the duration is by way of 20 minutes (train runs relatively quickly), the comments audios are very rare and poor quality, enormously world wants to go up in Montmartre and aggressive to those who wish to stay. In a word, avoid absolutely! It is better to visit Montmartre walk, which is also more economical!
ministar99 le 03/08/2011 For a quick trip to Montmartre, it is a good way. But it is more pleasant to stroll in the streets all these street artists.
morille le 20/01/2010 Completely of agreement with zazoute. The comments are absolutely no interest.Very disappointing.
carole1983 le 04/09/2009 To make this trip on foot is much more enriching because you will discover more things...

44, rue d'Orsel (18 e )
✆  01 42 64 97 39
M° Anvers or Abbesses
Various schedule depending on the seasons. Visits from €25. City bike/Mountain bike basic rental: €15/day. Bike rental.

Vélo Paris offers several bicycle rides of about three hours from Montmartre. Discover all the touristic sites of the capital. Some are thematic, some take you to the green areas, others take you to the docks for a sport course, while others take you to romantic places etc. Finally, an evening stroll shows you the beauty of Paris with its attractive night lights.

Place du Calvaire (18 e )
✆  01 48 58 37 12
The weekend and some weekdays during holidays. Rate depending on the visit-show. Reduced rate for groups. Reduced rate for children for some visit-shows. Internet shop.

A simple guided tour of a neighbourhood turns into a show, we should have thought about it! Along the way, between two informations or anecdotes issued by your guide, you wil come cross historical figures played by actors. And as for you, you are the spectators of the show. Many "shows" are offered in different categories:
Tours-Shows :
・ The Opera Garnier tour-show with tour guides from €21
・ The Eiffel Tower tour show from €30.45
・ there are tour-shows animated by a comedy troupe on the streets of Montmartre (Le Nouvel Esprit de Montmartre), under the Passages couverts (L'Enigme des Passages) or in the Quarter Latin (Le Crime du Quartier Latin) from € 19.95
・ An unusual tour-show in a former Issy-les-Moulineaux crayère (Le Secret des Caves Oubliées) at the gates of Paris, from €19.95
Tours-Surveys , treasure hunts always with comedians in the form of a team rally,
・ on the l'île de la Cité around Notre Dame (L'Enquête du Paris Médiéval) from € 17.85
・ at the Palais Royal (L'Enquête du Palais-Royal) from €17.85
・ in Cimetière du Père Lachaise (L'Enquête du Père Lachaise) from € 17.85.
・ in the Jardin des Tuileries (La Merveilleuse Légende des Tuileries) from € 19.95.
Actors-Tours who turn you into protagonists of a shooting in the City of Light
Interactive actors-tours in Paris from 17.85 €.
Exception-Tours for groups ( in association with a high-end guided tour operator): The Catacombes (no lines) – Meurtres empoisonnements et scandales at Château de Versailles – Le dessous des chefs-d’œuvre du Louvre, the price is depending on the tour (informaton to find out)
Isa211202 le 01/11/2011 Visits not to be missed: it is innovative, guides are fascinating and thanks to the intervention of actors is transported in the past live with them a slice of life. It is interactive, actors are excellent and more you will learn full of things on life with the period. One seafood takes pride anecdotes us on the characters who history. It is simply fascinating. I really recommend his visits. And those who are in preparation.
jacpen le 22/10/2011 Personally I loved: it is fun, but you will learn a wealth of things, both on the history of architecture and figures that marked (writers, painters, etc.)

11, rue de la Villette (19 e )
✆  06 82 29 37 44
M° Jourdain
Package from €150 for a group of 6 people, from €180 for more. These rates do not include the reservation nor the entrance tickets in the museums. Contact and reservations by phone or by e-mail. Guided tour.

Bruno de Baecque, a guide patented by the Ministry of Tourism in 1994, organizes tours of about one hour and a half to help you watch "from another angle" the works of art in museums and rediscover monuments and gardens through Paris. Thanks to him, museums often visited like the Louvre, Orsay, Beaubourg, Arts and Crafts or the Cité de l 'Architecture are revealed in new light. Twenty themes "viewed from this angle" include: "The most beautiful buttocks of Louvre ", "Insane passages ", "New views on the old Paris"… Bruno de Baecque sends you a reminder showing taste and depth: "Never forget that you're the one who looks".

Sites & Monuments

2, rue Viarmes (1 er )
M° Les Halles or RER Châtelet – Les Halles
Open all year round. Free.

The Bourse de Commerce, where services of Paris's Chamber of Commerce and Industry are set up, is located between Rue du Louvre and the garden leading to Forum des Halles. Its building is a beautiful rotunda covered by a dome that we owe to the architect Henri Blondel. The building dates back to 1889 and was erected from a previous construction, a 18th-century corn exchange. On the garden side, notice the Medici column of the 16th century, which is adjoining the Bourse. It is a vestige of the Hôtel de Soissons, a residence of the queen Catherine de Médicis that was nearby. It has the special characteristics of being hollow and having a staircase. It is believed that it could be used for stargazing given the queen's passion for astrology. Today, this magnificent residence houses the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2016, the businessman François Pinault and the City Hall of Paris announced the departure of the Chamber and the establishment of the Fondation Pinault at Bourse de Commerce. It will offer "multi-disciplinary programme, with numerous experiences at the crossroads between plastic arts, music, theater, literature and cinema" whose opening is scheduled for the end of 2018.

M° Tuileries, Pyramides or Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre

Built at Place Vendôme to the glory of the French people in 1810 on the model of trajan's column in ancient Rome, this bronze column of 44 meters in height and 3,60 m in diameter was soon designed to celebrate the glory of Napoleon 1 st . Around its trunk winds a spiral frieze representing scenes of battles carved by Pierre Bergeret on bronze plaques from the melting of guns taken from the Russians and the Austrians (if we are to believe hearsay that is perhaps propagandist). At the top, you can see a statue of the emperor Napoleon sculpted by Antoine-Denis Chaudet. In 1871, the column was destroyed by the Communards and rebuilt under the Third Republic. From 2014, the column was restored due to the considerable damage of its bronze and stone works and its locksmiths. The Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles of the Ile-de-France region was the project owner of the works led by Christophe Bottineau, the chief architect of historic monuments, with significant cofinancing since it is that of the famous Hôtel Ritz, interested in the brightness of the Column, which is in front of its doors… Nearby, many Parisian important places deserve to be seen: Place Vendôme itself, with its shops and luxury hotels, including the Ritz, already mentioned, Jardin des Tuileries, Rue Saint-Honoré, Rue de la Paix, L'Opéra, etc.

M° Concorde

Historical place, the Place de la Concorde did not always deserve (and given) this name, and for good reason! It was the theatre of decapitations of the Revolution and was going close to 1 200 heads aristocrats, antirevolutionary or just suspect, ranging from the crowned heads like those of Louis XVI and his wife, to the desperados like Charlotte Corday and Danton. Designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel starting from 1755 for king Louis XV, it will be the model of the royal squares of French cities. At the North end, two identical buildings in the east the hotel de la Marine, former royal furniture store, and in the west the Crillon luxury hotel. In the North Champs-Élysées and in the South the Tuileries gardens leading directly to the Louvre. In the centre and marking the huge perspective skilfully linking the Arc De Triomphe and the Palais royal, the ancient Egyptian obelisk offered by Méhémet Ali in 1836 (in thanks to the help brought by Champollion in the translation of the hieroglyphics) has praised the pharaoh Ramses II for more than 3 300 years. The statues of the place was the work of Coysevox for group of Mercury and reputation, then Coustou for the Horses of Marly (the originals are visible in the courtyard of the Louvre Marly). Each corner of the square received the allegory of French city (Brest and Rouen, Lyon and Marseille, Bordeaux and Nantes, Lille and Strasbourg) to find who is who!
eyhlou le 31/10/2016 Place located between the Jardin des Tuileries and the avenue of the champs Elysées, this magnificent place with is flunked under any circumstances with its fountain, its obelisk and during the period of winter its ferris wheel!

PLACE DE LA CONCORDE ET L'OBÉLISQUE - Fountain of rivers on place de la Concorde.
© Veniamin Kraskov –

356, rue Saint-Honoré
1, rue des Capucines (1 er )
M° Opéra ou Tuileries
Open every year. Every day and on public holidays. Free. Guided tour. Shop.

This square has witnessed great historical developments since its construction under Louis XIV. Originally, the site is part of an extensive urban plan designed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart. According to his plan, the square is built to host prestigious public buildings which would face the esplanade where the statue of the King is located. However, the project is quickly abandoned due to lack of resources. The square quickly attracts the wealthiest, who hurry there and take possession of the buildings already erected and have sumptuous hôtels particuliers set there for them. As the Revolution started, the square, symbol of the old regime and the privileges resulting from it, is renamed place des Piques (a name reminiscent of a group of women who had tore up and dragged the bodies of several murdered royalists). A copy of the statue of the monarch is made. As a result, Danton installs the provisional government of the Republic on the square. A few years later, in 1810, the Emperor Napoleon erected the Vendôme column in the image of Trajan's column in Rome, thus paying tribute to his great army. This work will be reversed during the Commune under the initiative painter Courbet. By the way, the artist payed the price for his actions all his life as he will be forced to finance its reconstruction. He will die well before seeing the column again. Today, this square is the square of French and international jewellery. Shop windows offer the most beautiful and valuable contemporary creations.

PLACE VENDÔME - Place Vendôme.
© Ilona Ignatova –

Quai du Louvre (1 er )
M° Louvre Rivoli.

"Si, par hasard / Sur l'Pont des Arts / Tu croises le vent, le vent fripon / Prudence, prends garde à ton jupon... " Georges Brassens was singing. The Pont des Arts is the romantic symbol of lovers spree, legion in the capital of Love. This pedestrian bridge connects the cour Carrée du Louvre and the dome of the Académie Française. Built under the first Empire, it was the first Parisian metal bridge. It was composed of nine arches which caused enough trouble to boatmen. Accidents were so numerous that access to this work was forbidden to the public in 1970. This walkway reserved for pedestrians was finally rebuilt in an identical way – less than two arches – in the beginning of 1980. Since 2008, many love locks hang along the bridge. Appeared in Eastern Europe, this custom consists of couples hanging a lock where words of love or the initials of these couples in love are inscribed! However, Paris City hall has decided to remove it in June 2015. There was so many padlocks that it threatened the rembarde under it. Glass panels will be installed but in the meantime a art street exhibition was set up.
minavilleneuve le 07/07/2016 It is pretty bridges but not as beautiful as some as you can see elsewhere.It is a pity that the locks have was abolished that add some charm.
043g_r le 12/09/2015 Famous for its locks… now disappeared.Famous lovers who had a tradition, to condemn a lock on the metal balustrades. Bridge reserved for romantic and impressed pedestrians culture, since it provides access to the Institut de France and the Louvre.
Cédric Pauline le 13/01/2015 Some locks stay in spite of glass panels placed along the gates of the bridge.The bridge however has not lost its charm because it offers a superb view of the Louvre.

LE PONT DES ARTS - On pont des arts.
© Oktay Ortakcioglu – iStockphoto

Quai de la Mégisserie
Quai de Conti and Quai des Grands-Augustins (6th) (1 er )
M° Pont Neuf or Châtelet
Open all year round. Every day and public holidays. Free. Classified since 1991 as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

This is the oldest bridge in Paris. Inaugurated in 1607 by King Henry IV, its construction began under the reign of his predecessor, Henri III. At the time, its originality comes from the fact that it is devoid of houses, which was then the norm. Other new developments: the presence of sidewalks and small balconies in half-moons. This bridge, 232 metres long, is located between the current 1 st  and 6 th arrondissements. It is, in fact, made up of two parts linked by a median overlooking on one side the place Dauphine and on the other side the place du Pont-Neuf. In this square, an equestrian statue representing Henri IV stands, this one dates from the Restoration. Unfortunately, it is just a replica of the original that was destroyed during the French Revolution. Below, we can find the Vert-Galant square, the alias of Henri IV. This beautiful area offers a pleasant walk along the western tip of the Ile de la Cité, on the Seine.

Palais du Louvre (1 er )
M° Louvre – Rivoli
Access to Musée du Louvre by the pyramid: every day except Tuesday. Open on Monday, Thursday and on weekend from 9am to 6pm. And Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 9.45pm.

It is the centerpiece of the Grand Louvre. Commissioned by François Mitterrand and made by architect Pei between 1985 and 1989, it was inaugurated in March 1989 and opened to the public on April 1  of the same year. At the time, this construction was a clear improvement to the structure since it was necessary to facilitate public access by organizing a new lobby. Now it's done and the result is dazzling! The pyramid is 21.64 m high, has a base of 35.42 m, and is made of glass and metal. Three other pyramidions stand on cour Napoleon, they serve as skylights towards the large hall. This marriage of the old and the new keeps amazing tourists from all over the world who hurry each day at the foot of this beautiful building.
csandy le 24/04/2017 A jewel of architecture. The marriage of the modern and the old is perfectly successful.
Cédric Pauline le 13/01/2015 The modern glass pyramid finally found its place in the center of buildings from another era and there majestically stands.It is quite funny to observe people stir in stage to photograph themselves with the pyramid.It is also the gateway to the Louvre museum.Just opposite you can continue in the Jardin des Tuileries.

Pont des Arts
Quai François-Mitterrand (1 er )
M° Louvre – Rivoli
Open all year round. Free.

3 m wide and 9 m high, the enclosure built by Philippe Auguste between 1190 and 1209 on the right bank of the Seine did not give in the decorative! At a time when the future City of Lights was only a city subject to danger of invasions, the French king had to protect his people. Today, some remains of this tremendous construction continue. The Louvre tower was located at the level of the Pont des Arts, 25 m high, then, the wall crossed the Cour Carrée du Louvre. Go then to the 148-150 rue Saint-Honoré where the Saint-Honoré tower, against whose remains the current building leans, stood. Head then for 11 rue du Louvre where you can find the well-preserved base of a former surrounding-wall tower. The wall then followed the line of the current rue du Jour which you can take to go to rue Montmartre. Once you arrive at rue Montmartre, turn left and you are at the place of Porte de Montmartre whose plaque reminds us of the good memory at n°30. Turn right at rue Étienne-Marcel and go straight, thus going along the interior side of the enclosure. At n°20, admire the Tour Jean-sans-Peur which was built on the remains of a tower of the surrounding wall (visible on the ground floor), you can thus observe here two towers one on top of the other! Go then to 71-73 rue du temple, to the Saint-Aignan hotel where a vestige can be found in the courtyard (attention, you will have to pay an entrance to observe this trace of the past). Head then for 55 rue des Francs-Bourgeois where in the courtyard of the Crédit Municipal, you can admire a tower, undoubtedly the most moving vestige of the neighbourhood. End at rue des Jardins Saint-Paul, right in the heart of Le Marais, where you can find the most impressive remains since it is neither more nor less than the longest portion of 13th-century fortification visible in Paris!

58, rue de Richelieu (2 e )
✆  01 53 79 59 59
M° Bourse or Pyramides

The bibliothèque Nationale Richelieu (Richelieu National Library) saw its book collections join the François Mitterrand site. Drawings, prints, the cabinet of medals and thousands of other treasures and rare pieces were left on site. Beautiful exhibitions are organized. Do not miss the façade of the courtyard, made by Robert and Jules-Robert de Cotte – 1729 to 1735.

6, rue Vivienne
4, rue des Petits-Champs – 5, rue de la Banque (2 e )
M° Bourse<br/>
Open every day from 8.30am to 8.30pm.

Between the Richelieu national library and place des Victoires, the Vivienne gallery is one of the most beautiful covered passages of the capital. Opened in 1826, it has a mosaic floor and a magnificent glass roof of origin. It provides a radiant zenith light in an absolutely charming covered street. Everything invites you to linger at the terrace of your tea room after visiting its shops (fabrics, decoration, clothes, jewellery...), of which it is impossible to leave empty handed.

11, boulevard Montmartre
158, rue Montmartre – 10, rue Saint-Marc – 38, rue Vivienne (2 e )
M° Grands Boulevards or Bourse
Open every day from 6am to midnight.

Opened in 1800, the pathway of the Panoramas connects the Grands boulevards to the Bourse District. It owes its name to the two rotundas which today are lost, but decorated the entrance. They were the stage of an attraction which offered painted and panoramic views of big cities. The pathway itself crosses a mini network consisting of four galleries (Variétés, Feydeau, Montmartre and Saint-Marc). They are all set under bright glass windows and surrounded by numerous shops that target collectors. Stamps, autographs, documents, coins, medals or postcards are sold there. Note that you can also find designers' or art galleries and restaurants.

Place de la Bastille (4 e )
M° Bastille or Saint-Paul
Open all year round. Every day and on public holidays. Free. Guided tour.

Everyone knows the Génie de la Bastille, winged, standing on a foot, a torch in hand (gilt bronze sculpture of Auguste Dumont), but we generally know very little about the column of which it is on top, in the center of the Place de la Bastille. The July Column is named so since it was buit by order of King Louis-Philippe to celebrate the memory of the dead of Trois Glorioeuses of July 1830, revolutionary days which paradoxically restored the monarchy, known as of July, and took him to power. Moreover, the paradox got more complicated when they added to the dead of the Trois Glorieuses the remains of the victims of the revolution that overthrew Louis-Philippe in 1848. After the dead who brought him to power, those who overthrew him were celebrated! The bodies of the victims are buried in the basement of the column. It is possible to climb inside the column and climb the 238 steps to admire the interior. You can also see the statue of the Génie de la Liberté at the top. The column rises in the Opéra-Bastille neighborhood, close to Port de l'Arsenal, Rue de la Roquette, Rue de Lappe, from the neighborhood of Le Marais, from Place des Vosges. In 2017, the work was the subject of numerous restoration and construction works. These changes will allow you to visit the lower parts, and the crypt will be open to the public at the beginning of 2018.

Place Igor-Stravinsky (4 e )
M° Rambuteau or Hôtel de Ville
Open all year round. Every day and during public holidays. Free. Activities.

The fountain is behind the Saint-Merri church, in the extension of the Centre Pompidou. Located in a lively neighbourhood and lulled to the rhythm of the terraces, the place on which it appears is equipped with beautiful dimensions. It's the kind of place where it's good to sit in the shade of trees. Created in 1983, the fountain consists of sculptures by Niki de Saint-Phalle and Jean Tinguely, two major figures of New Realism, movement that affected the middle of modern art in the 1950s. These two artists, who were united in life, had their own style, their signature, but these ones were complementary. This fountain is a living proof of that, it appears to be an open-air museum. Livened up by the water that crosses them, the sixteen works made jointly talk with humour the music of Igor Stravinsky.

Reliée à l'île de la Cité par le pont Saint-Louis (4 e )
M° Cité, Pont-Marie and Sully-Morland
Open all year round. Free. Guided tour. Catering facilities. Shop. Activities.

Ïle de la Cité and Ïle Saint-Louis are the two natural islands of the Seine in Paris. During the Middle Ages, Ïle Saint-Louis was called Ïle Notre-Dame. Uninhabited and connected to the shore by a simple bridge, it was mainly used for pasture grazing. It was cut in two by a channel which was then filled to form a single island called Ïle Saint-Louis. Its name is a tribute to King Louis IX, Saint Louis, ancestor of Louis XIII. This island was urbanized around 1640 under the regency of Marie de Médicis, mother of Louis XIII. It was then covered with a large number of private hotels that made it nicknamed "the island of palaces", moreover a number of these hotels were the work of royal architect Louis Le Vau. The streets took a form of chequerboard from the urbanization of the neighbourhood: straight-angle traffic routes with a median artery, rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile, go along it. This is still the road map of the island today. From its construction to the present, the island has sheltered the fortunes of Paris, but it is also what makes it beauty, because it has protected it from any alteration and has undergone virtually no transformation since its original urbanization. The passage of famous characters marked the island: Charles Baudelaire, Camille Claudel, Georges Pompidou, Georges Moustaki, Brigitte Fontaine, Jean-Claude Brialy…

Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville (4 e )
M° Hôtel de Ville or Châtelet
Open all year. Free. Free temporary exhibitions. Guided tour (on registration). Activities.

Do not rely on the Renaissance of this monumental City Hall which houses the central services of the City Hall of Paris. It is indeed, at least as far as its facade is concerned, a copy of a previous building of the 16th century that was destroyed during the bloody repression of the Commune in 1871. It was built from 1874 to 1882 on Ballu and Deperthes plans. The first "city hall" of Paris established here dates back to the 114th century, when the Provost Marshal Etienne Marcel established the City administration in a construction named house to the Pillars. An equestrian statue of the Provost Marshal is found on the Seine side. This one, like the city hall which replaced it in the 16th century, overlooks the Place de la Grève – current Place de l'Hotel-de-Ville – which descended up to the level of the Seine. A port allowed the loading and unloading of a great amount of food. It had been for centuries both a place where people came to look for work and a site where shows and major events took place, as well as public executions… On the façades of the building, notice the numerous statues representing Parisian personalities from the past and from French cities. In the interior, the holiday hall is inspired by the decorum of the ice gallery of Château de Versailles. Several lounges are also nicely decorated, including a fresco of Puvis de Chavannes. As for the square that is now pedestrian one, it is again the setting of various events, often out of standard: concerts, ephemeral garden, rink, demonstration, etc.

HÔTEL DE VILLE - Entertainment and town hall of Paris Plage

M° Bastille, Chemin Vert or Saint-Paul

It is on this square closely linked to the kings of France history that was born first the great Tournelles hotel, residence privileged of Valois until Catherine de Médicis makes it demolished. The queen can not suffer any more this place that was a fatal fire to her husband King Henry II who died there because of a wound on his eye during a tournament. The place becomes a horse market and a place that is not very recommended to the people of good virtues. Then, the king Henry IV had built a royal square in honour of the engagement of Louis XIII and Anne d'Autriche. The polychrome architecture of bricks, stone and slate very typical of the 16 th and the beginning of the 17 th century recalls the age of this place.
The Revolution can not decide in favour of a republican name for this place marked by royalty. It will be the turn of Federated place, Parc d'Artillerie place or a place of Indivisibility before becoming a Vosges place in honour of the same name department that was the first to pay tax during the Revolution.
Today the statue of Louis XIII stands in the centre of the square. You will recognize the king's pavilion to the profile of the good King Henry in a medallion in front, then you can go to the front door of Cardinal Richelieu at n° 21. The Victor-Hugo museum took place in the apartment of the famous poet and novelist. Full of the prestige of its past, the place still hosts famous residents.

PLACE DES VOSGES - A Fountain place des Vosges – Paris

Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques (4 e )
M° Châtelet or Hôtel de Ville
Open all year round. Friday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Booking is mandatory on line on the website of Des Mots et Des Arts or on the premises (39 rue de Rivoli) on the same day (limited to 5 place per visit). Adult: €10 (reduced rate €8). Group limited to 17 people. Free access during the European Days of the heritage. Guided tour.

The view of this Gothic tower in the middle of a public garden can be surprising! If this eponymous public garden is the first Parisian public garden, set under the Second Empire, the tower is actually the remains of the Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie, demolished in 1793 during the Revolution. The bell tower dates back to the 16th century, but the statues that decorate it on its top actually date back to the early 20th century. They symbolise evangelical symbols (the Angel, the Lion, the Beef, the Eagle) and Saint James the Greater to whom it was dedicated. This was, moreover, one of the rallying points of pilgrims on the way to Compostela. Note that a weather station is housed in the tower.
PaolaC le 04/02/2015 This tower is a small jewel. And it is perfect to visit with children: a small treasure hunt will help them to awaken their curiosity and fills with enthusiasm (provided at the ticket office) and the discovery of real latrines from the Middle Ages will delight them; -)Not to be missed!

4, rue des Arènes
47, rue Monge – Rue de Navarre (5 e )
M° Cardinal Lemoine or Place Monge
Open all year round. Every day and during public holidays. From 8am/9am to 6pm/8.30pm, depending on the season. Free. Guided tour. Activities. Playground.

The town of Paris rises on the ruins of the beautiful Lutèce, former commercial city of the Roman empire, and the arenas are the living proof of that. Rare remains of the kingdom still visible, this Gallo-Roman amphitheatre was built at the 1st century and rediscovered in 1869 during the construction of Rue Monge. At that time, its destruction was suggested but many personalities of the time, including Victor Hugo, fought tooth and nails so that the monument is saved and restored. It was all done in 1910. To this day, the ruins dominate the Latin Quarter. Inside, you can admire the beauty of the place and you can give free reigns to your imagination. While sitting on the stands, you would hear almost the sound of the weapons which knock together, the enthusiasm of the crowd or the voice of the actors reciting one of their famous monologues. Then, thank the Poet, sit quietly and bet on your favourite gladiators!
aladin78 le 19/04/2018 It's a curiosity because there's no trace left of the Roman past of Paris In practice it's now, rather, a place of proper relaxation by the players of balls that find a perfect ground to see by going through a walk in the neighborhood.

11, place Marcellin-Berthelot (5 e )
✆  01 44 27 12 11  / 01 44 27 11 47
M° Maubert – Mutualité

The advent of Collège de France in 1530 is due to François I who, following the request of the humanist François Budé, decided to create a new structure of higher education that would not be controlled by the University of Paris. It is under the reign of Henri II that the buildings were built; it was enlarged several times since. There are also annexes at 52, Cardinal-Lemoine Street and 3, Ulm Street. The principle of the Collège de France is that teachers are free to deliver courses as they see fit. This unique school in its kind does not lead to any diploma. Another important feature: everyone has the right to attend the classes, within the limits of available places. Chairs held by professors and researchers cover a wide range of fields: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history, archaeology, linguistics, orientalism, philosophy, social sciences...

M° Saint-Michel, RER Saint-Michel Notre-Dame

To see how a lot of Parisian streets looked like in old times, you should not fail to go to this very narrow way at the time of your discovery of Latin Quarter. Its width is 1.80 metre, delighting tourists who are very numerous in this neighbourhood close to Notre-Dame! Its origins date back to 1540 and it owes its name to a store located there. It goes from Quai Saint-Michel (n° 9) and ends at Rue de la Huchette (n° 12), which represents a length of 29 metres.

Place Edmond-Rostand (6 e )
RER Luxembourg
Open all year round. Every day and on public holidays. Free.

Bassin Soufflot, also called "Bassin Pastoral", is located at the intersection of Rue Soufflot and Boulevard Saint-Michel. From this spot, you have a breathtaking view of the Pantheon and the Jardin de Luxembourg. The work has pride of place in the middle of their crossroads and seems to rise from the middle of the cars, triumphant. This fountain was set, in 1862, at the time when Boulevard Saint-Michel was drilled. This is a work by Gabriel Davioud, to which a charming bronze statue made by George-Adolphe Crauk was added in 1884. It represents a mermaid and a triton that hold a shell from which a water jet comes out.

1, place Saint-Suplice (6 e )
M° Saint-Sulpice or RER Luxembourg
Open all year round. Free. Restaurant. Shop.

The architect of this place, Servandoni, had the folie des grandeurs when he led the work of this place. Also architect of the church Saint-Sulpice which is the jewel, he wanted the location to be very wide. Finally, his requirements did not find positive answers because the square measures 105 metres long and 80 metres wide, less than what he wanted. Servandoni, who has a street bearing his name, which is part of the square, on the right by facing the church, had imagined a vast project of parallel buildings, which the No. 6 alone, located at the corner of the Rue des Cannettes, remained as a model. Several times in the year, fairs and salons are temporarily take place there. There is also a titanic carved fountain. le 12/01/2015 Nice square in front of the Church Town Hall and a very good restaurant Calle de la mayor Cafe

Place Charles-de-Gaulle (8 e )
✆  01 55 37 73 77
M° Charles de Gaulle Étoile
Closed on January 1st, May 1st, May 8th (morning), July 14th (morning), November 11th (morning) and December 25th. Because of the climatic risks, the monument is likely to modify its schedule of visits. Schedule provided: from April 1st to September 30th from 10am to 11pm and from October 1st to March 31st from 10am to 10.30pm. Last access 45 minutes before closing. Free for under 18-year-olds (and -25 years amenable to the countries to the European Union and non-European regular residents on the French territory and unemployed on presentation of a -6 month old certificate). Adult: €12 (reduced rate: €9). Group (20 people): €9. Tourism label & Disability. Free admission for the disabled people and their guide on presentation of a written proof. Guided tour (booking required for groups: Shop. Free tour or with conference.

The Arc de Triomphe is located on a beautiful perspective: in the East you have the Champs-Elysées, the Concorde square, the Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre. In the West lies the neighbourhood of La Défense and its Grande Arch. To help you identify the important sites of the capital, you have orientation tables on the terrace where you will find a small museum that tells the story of the building. The latter was commissioned by Napoleon I with the aim of paying homage to the French armies. Started in 1806, its construction was completed 30 years later, during the reign of Louis-Philippe. Designed by the architect Jean-François Chalgrin, the Arc has a height of 50 m and a width of 45 m. It is decorated with high and low reliefs sculpted by about fifty artists. The most famous work is "La Marseillaise" by François Rude (Champs-Élysées side). On the arch you can still read the names of generals and victories won by the revolutionary and imperial armies. Under the monument, in 1921, was installed the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in memory of soldiers who died during the First World War. A flame is revived every day at 6: 30 pm.
CHATAIGNE 48 le 26/02/2017 the triumph arc, located on the square of the Star, at the top of Avenue des Champs-Élysées. The Arc de Triomphe is the world's greatest arc. construction dates back to 1806, at the request of Napoleon, to celebrate the emperor's victory in Austerlitz. also see at night under the lights.
clm_rnd le 02/11/2015 The view from the top of the building is just beautiful! Its location makes it a view has 360 degrees on the bois de Boulogne, the Eiffel Tower, the petit and grand palace, Montmartre... the best time to visit it is at sunset.A good thing to know, it is free for under 25-year-olds of the EU
cabo75 le 02/09/2010 Magnificent view of Paris. A view of the Champs Élysées, La Défense and beyond the Jardin des Tuileries. It is a shame there are many steps because my grandparents could not enjoy the view with me...
charly1998 le 03/02/2010 The must-see sites of Paris! Beautiful monument that offers a beautiful view of Paris when the one runs on the roof.

ARC DE TRIOMPHE - Arc de Triomphe.
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Quai d'Orsay
Cours de la Reine (8 e )
M° Invalides
Open all year. Free.

On one side Les Invalides, on the other the Grand and Petit Palais... A breathtaking perspective! This Parisian building bears the name of the terrible Tsar Alexander III, his son, Nicolas II, laid the first stone during his visit to France in 1896. Built just before the First World War, this bridge quickly became the symbol of the Franco-Russian friendship. Inaugurated on the occasion of the 1900's World Exhibition and classified as a historical monument since 1975, it's now indissociable from Parisian landscape. Consisting of only one steel arch, this work has an important Louis XIV-style decoration. Two impressive pylons of 17 m are located on each side of the bridge. Surmounted by majestic wheelie pegasuses, they represent La Renommée des Arts, La Renommée des Sciences, La Renommée du Commerce et de l'Industrie. At their base, you can find some statues of seated women, they pay tribute to the greatness of France at various periods of its history. A masterpiece that will remain etched in your memory!
orfeo le 02/07/2009 Day and night, it is the most beautiful bridge Paris, most majestic most elegant and the impressive view over the invalides

PONT ALEXANDRE-III - Sunset upon Pont Alexandre III.
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Corner of the Scribe and Auber Streets (9 e )
✆  08 92 89 90 90
Metro: Opéra, 3, 7, 8 lines RER: Auber Station, A line Bus: 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 42, 52, 53, 66, 68, 81, 95 lines Parking: Galeries Lafayette
Closed on January 1st, on May 1st and on performance days. Open every day from 10am to 5pm (last visit at 4.30pm). Shows from September to July. Reservations at the counters of Palais Garnier et de l'Opéra Bastille from Monday to Saturday from 11.30am to 6.30pm and an hour before each representation. Free for those under the age of 12. Adult: €11 (€12 during exhibition period). Reduced rate: €7 (€8 during exhibition period). Guided tour (audioguides in 11 languages). Catering facilities. Shop. Temporary exhibition.

The Palais Garnier is one of the cornerstones of major renovations of the capital led by Baron Haussmann during the Second Empire. Charles Garnier was the architect. This magnificent temple of opera and ballet was inaugurated in 1875 after 15 years of work. It is admired for its architecture as for its programs. It has the famous double helix staircase which rises in a marble nave of varied colours – from its opening, it was adopted by the "high society" who loved to be seen. The house itself contains sculptures and paintings in abundance. As for the room, dominated by red and gold colours, it has a great and legendary crystal chandelier – 8 tons! – And a ceiling painted by Marc Chagall in 1964. It can accommodate up to 1900 people. A museum, through its collections and temporary exhibitions, tells the three-century history of the opera – it can be seen during a visit to the palace. The institution has an orchestra that interprets most of the works of the program. The Palais Garnier shares its opera productions with the Opéra Bastille, but remained a key place for ballets. Some recitals and orchestral concerts are also organised here.
Marie_Therese_Lecerf le 29/07/2012 Magnificent monument! Exterior architecture already sets the tone of what awaits us inside: monumental marble staircase, beautiful mosaics, sumptuous concert hall. What about the ceiling painted by Chagall, it is simply magnificent. We were entitled to a guided tour done very well and informative. Many emotions in this palace. Do not hesitate, go there! Attention, the concert hall can be closed to the public even if it is a guided tour, it really is haphazard chance!
paris_monamo le 31/08/2010 Imposing monument, we are immersed in an unreal universe. We visited this monument thanks to a guide which could show us magnificent details. I really recommend with all to visit this monument!
parsifal le 29/07/2010 It is a magical place has to visit
paul01 le 24/04/2010 A sublime building. An architectural marvel, to devour eyes outside and inside. The guided tour! And, if you have the opportunity, enjoy a show in the evening. The magic then is affected...


Entre le boulevard Montmartre et la rue de la Grange-Batelière (9 e )
M° Grands Boulevards
Open every day from 7am to 9.30pm. Entrance fee: Free.

The idea of covered passage is a great idea because simple: building a street sheltered from the rain but benefitting nevertheless from daylight, hence the additional idea of glazed roofing. Passage Jouffroy was one of the first covered passage in Paris (it was open in 1845). It was also the first heated passage in Paris. From the outset, it benefitted from the repercussions of the Passage des Panoramas's popularity facing it. Very quickly, iron structures replaced primitive timber constructions, allowing top-of-the-range shops and restaurants which contributed to its popularity to safely settle, without forgetting the famous dance hall of Le Bal Montmartre that was in the basement. A whole part of the passage is occupied by the side wall of the Musée Grevin adjoining it. To see on the spot and in the neighbourhoods: the passage itself and its shops, Musée Grévin, hHôtel Drouot, Passage Verdeau, Passage des Panoramas, Grands Boulevards...

Canal Saint-Martin
Boulevard Bourdon (10 e )
Open every day.

This has been a suggestion of a very nice bike ride since the construction of the road. And traders have made no mistake: many of them have opened a sales outlet, rental and repair of bicycles on the canals' docks! Play cyclotourist by pedaling from the Seine to the end of the park of La Villette, and by overtaking bystanders and barges. You leave the banks of the Seine, towards the Bastille where you reach by walking up the Boulevard Henri IV. From there, successively take the Richard Lenoir and Jules Ferry boulevards. Then you go along the Canal Saint-Martin by the Quai de Jemmapes or the Quai de Valmy that faces it. Arriving at La Rotonde of the Stalingrad square, continue your race on Quai de la Loire or Quai de Seine that surround the Canal de l'Ourq: Thus, tour to the peripheral limit of the city, along the Canal de la Villette.

Cour Saint-Emilion (12 e )
✆  08 25 16 60 75 (0,15 €/minute)
M° Cour Saint-Emilion
Open every day from 11am to 9pm. Until 2am for the restaurants.

Dating back to the 19th century, old cellars of the wine storehouses of Bercy have been refurbished, highlighting these stone buildings. This mecca to the French work world, which is so important to the wine country, has become an extremely smart "trendy" place. The rails have been preserved along with their wooded environment. Many shops, restaurants and a complex of cinema, in particular, form a very lively shopping mall. It's a very popular walking and meeting place, especially as it borders the gardens of Parc de Bercy. In the evening, after the office, the village is invaded for a drink on one of the available terraces!
mina69 le 22/02/2011 very surprised to find a real village in the paris happy discovered to oir
lamarina777 le 09/09/2009 Bercy village is quite unusual with its cobblestones and its rails. Pleasant centre with many café terraces. You feel a light scenery more cars has to move, stone buildings! The place is quite popular with the least very friendly sunshine but shopping or a drink!

Quai François-Mauriac
Entrée: 25 rue Emile-Durkheim (13°) (13 e )
✆  01 53 79 59 59  / 01 53 79 37 37
M° Quai de la Gare or Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand

Inaugurated in 1996, BNF is one of the largest and modern libraries in the world. Around a central garden, four "L"-shaped buildings are supposed to evoke the form of open books. They contain some eleven million works, much of which is searchable. BNF hosts temporary exhibitions related to the book.

M° Corvisart

Located in the Southwest of place d'italie, the Butte-aux-Cailles district has preserved its village decoration, without ever having been constituted as a commune – it depended on Gentilly before 1860. The street that bears its name crosses it and is joined by a succession of small absolutely charming paths. Very simple, the houses of the 19th and 20th centuries that border them evoke the time when this height, at the foot of which the Bièvre, was populated by workers. The place de la Commune-de-Paris recalls the memory of the revolutionaries who fought hard here against the forces of Versailles in 1871. Here, you can make a stop in one of its many cafés and restaurants, and which make this district an ideal gathering place for those who love friendliness, party and good humour.
cboy le 03/02/2010 Very pretty district of Paris, unknown enough and relatively quiet... The side streets are lined with cafés and restaurants. You really like a village and not in central Paris!

SEADACC – Hôpital Cochin
27, rue du Faubourg Saint-Jacques (14 e )
RER Port Royal
Open all year round. Visits by reservation with the association.

In the gruyère that makes up the undergrounds of Paris, don't miss Carrière des Capucins. Located under Hôpital Cochin, it is part of the many stone extraction points that allow Paris to be built on solid foundations. Since the Roman era, when Paris was still only Lutèce, until 1813 and the definitive ban on all underground extraction, Carrière des Capucins played a major role in the construction of the city. Run since 1973 by the Seadacc association, Carrière des Capucins can be visited by contacting the association. You can discover, in addition to the numerous underground galleries dug over the centuries and which wind, indicating the names of the streets and surface locations, among others under Hôpital Cochin, the consolidation work done from the 19th century.
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1, place Denfert-Rochereau (14 e )
✆  01 43 22 47 63
M ° Denfert-Rochereau
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 8.30pm. Free for people with disabilities and people with low-income benefits. Adult: €12 (reduced rate: €10). €5. Full price with audioguide: €27.

This is the world's largest ossuary, it contains more than six million skeletons. As far back as the Roman era, the Parisian basement was exploited to provide plaster and stone. Thus, in the late 18th century, the capital had about 160 km of underground galleries. In 1780, the collapse of Cimetière des Innocents led to the decision to close all intramural Parisian cemeteries and transfer the bones of thousands dead to some of the quarries in Paris, located outside the limits of the city at that time. The Catacombs are therefore a (small) part of the quarries underneath Paris. The visit of the site takes place 20 m underground with a true staging of death, with texts and inscriptions. The catacombs occupy 65 kilometers of galleries, over a space of 11 ha, delimited by thr Rémy-Dumoncel, Hallé, Alembert and René-Coty streets. A slightly grim show, we advise sensitive people not to go there! If today the "cataphile" community, those who love clandestine visits of these underground caves, is still very active today, visiting this place on your own is extremely dangerous. Every year people get lost in this labyrinth of corridors and caves. Thus, we strongly advise not to try that kind of adventure. Finally, note that, since last year, a new way out, where you will find a dedicated shop, is located at 21 bis, Avenue René-Coty. Designed by an architect, its allows visitors to exit from the site on a high note. As for the shop, it provides documentation, but also a lot of objects most of which are original, related to the catacombs.
ov4225 le 28/09/2010 Atmosphere guaranteed to the country of played dead art Under the paving stones of Paris, the beach?
cboy le 03/02/2010 A very original visit Paris! Bring a woolly however, you should not hot in the basement of Paris

Avenue Marc-Sangnier
Avenue Georges-Lafenestre (14 e )
M° or T3 Porte de Vanves
Open at weekends from 7am to 2pm. The market occupies two avenues in the 14th arrondissement of Paris: Avenue Marc-Sangnier and Avenue Georges-Lafenestre.

Bringing together merchants of all kinds, this flea market offers countless articles that one can buy. There is something for everyone: glassware, engravings, toys, paintings, jewellery, books, clocks, lamps, dolls, clothes, phonograph ... At the same time better organised than the Montreuil gate and more reachable than that of Saint-Ouen, it is a place highly appreciated by bargain hunters wanting to make excellent business deals.

Place du Trocadéro-et-du-11-Novembre (16 e )
✆  01 58 51 52 00
M° Trocadéro

From one universal exhibition to another ... The imposing Palais de Chaillot was built in 1937 in the Palais du Trocadero square which was built in 1878. Its architects (Léon Azéma, Jacques Carlu and Louis-Hippolyte Boileau) designed two detached houses extended by long wings curved on both sides by a square from where an exceptional view on the Eiffel Tower situated on the other side of the Seine is offered. The Trocadero garden is found below. The square and the buildings are adorned with numerous sculptures by Paul Belmondo and Henri Bouchard. Inside the palace, you will find the Museum of Man, the national Marine museum, Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine and Théâtre national de Chaillot, former Théâtre National Populaire (TNP) managed by Jean Vilar. The palace for a long time hosted the French Cinematheque, which now has its own site in Parc de Bercy.

LE PALAIS DE CHAILLOT - The palais de Chaillot to Trocadéro
© Ignatius WOOSTER – Fotolia

M° Anvers or Abbesses then the cable railway or Lamarck Caulaincourt

The place du Tertre is the old village square of Montmartre. This area so dear to the tourists and to postcards of Paris from the beginning of xx th century, finds in this place the quintessential of Paris nostalgic. It's in this area that the artists like Picasso worked and created a real myth specific to Paris: the city of artists, bistro, the Bohemian life. A little corner of paradise at dawn, before the metro does not pour its hordes of tourists and the place does not spoil portraitists. Take the time to have a drink A la Mère Catherine , the establishment was founded in 1793 and there is no doubt that many famous people have frequented these chairs!
TotallyChacha le 28/08/2015 Close to the Sacré Coeur Basilica, this place is unavoidable. At the very least, there is a need to go there to impart its typical atmosphere: artists and portrait artists gather together to display their works where you propose to realize your portrait. It's colorful, it's warm. Paris is expected to be discovered.

PLACE DU TERTRE - The place du Tertre, in the heart of Montmartre.
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23 ter, avenue Junot (18 e )
M° Lamarck-Caulaincourt
Open all year round. Free.

This is a beautiful and picturesque district of Paris which bears, unusually, the name of a comedian and not that of a general nor a president. Charles Léandre, active in the early 20th century resided in the heart of Montmartre district near this street. A few red brick houses are reminiscent of a British style while others are fairly classic. The cobbled street runs along these charming houses whose walls in the spring are adorned by a blend of flowers and leaves.

Place Octave-Chanute (20 e )
M° Porte de Bagnolet or Pelleport
Open all year long. Free.

Inaugurated in 1926, this project began in 1907 with the creation of a cooperative by the pastor Sully Lombard to allow workers to access the property. Located on a former gypsum quarry that was left in the old village of Charonne, 92 houses are built there and very quickly, a small wood grows nearby. Although built on the same model, the houses differ from one another through their colour, their glass canopy or their garden. For those who question about the name, know that it is really the true name of this place, not a nickname!

1, Parvis de La Défense
✆  01 49 07 27 27
M° La Défense Grande Arche
Open from 10am to 7pm (last visit at 6.30pm). Free until 3 years old. Adult: €15. Child (from 3 to 18 years old): €7. €10 student rate; €12 for disabled guest; reduced rate: €12 (job seeker and seniors of more than 65 years).

A true architectural symbol of La Défense, this modern triumphal arch designed by the architect Johann Otto von Spreckelsen, succeeded by Paul Andreu, weighs 300,000 tons. Its dimensions are as follows: 112 m long, 106.9 m wide and 110.9 m high, a real architectural achievement. Inside this flared cube could integrally hold the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral! Its construction was conducted very quickly, from 1985 to 1989, since its inauguration, by President Mitterrand, was to coincide with the bicentennial of the French Revolution. For more than twenty years, the roof of the Grande Arche was the most visited monument in the department. Unfortunately, in 2010, the fall of a beam led to the closure of the access, as well as the panoramic restaurant that was located upstairs. Since its reopening after works in 2017, come to discover the largest terrace in Paris with its 100 m long promenade offering an extraordinary view of the many works of art of the forecourt of La Défense, without forgetting the panorama of the great monuments of the capital! At the rhythm of the seasons, the Roof turns into a place of exhibitions, shows, fairs and concerts, so do not hesitate to consult the official site to live a unique outing of its kind.
Finally, to take full advantage of the promenade in the open air, why not take a break at the Roof restaurant, to cool off, eat something or simply contemplate the view!


2, boulevard du Palais (1 er )
✆  01 53 40 60 80
M° Cité or Châtelet
Open all year round. Schedule that may vary: every day from 9.30am to 6pm. Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Last access 30 min before closure. Free for less that 18 years old (and disabled person and their guide, unemployed person). Adult: €9 (reduced rate: €7). Group (20 people): €7. For groups, booking advised at least 4 weeks in advance: Guided tour (every day at 11am, 3pm and 4.15pm guided by the agent of the monument, duration; 1 hour 15 minutes).

La Conciergerie is with the Sainte-Chapelle, one of the main remains of Palais de la Cité where the kings of France stayed for several centuries in the Middle Ages. The main buildings of the 14th century was originally run by a concierge, a title that was given in the past to the steward of a palace. He could simultaneously carry out several activities. During the French Revolution, the monument became a prison. La Conciergerie is now a part of the courthouse in Paris, which extends along the Quai de l'Horloge and where Bonbec, Argent, César and Horloge towers meet. The latter, located at the corner of the quay and the Boulevard du Palais, is equipped with one of the first public clocks in Paris. Transformed on several occasions since its installation in the 14th century, it is topped by a canopy and accompanied on each side of its dial by a statues which represent the Strength and the Law. A visit of the site will make you discover beautiful medieval vaulted spaces such as the guard room and the Hall of the Soldiers whose dimensions are amazing: 64 m long and 27.50 m wide, with a ceiling height about 8.50 m, extended by "rue de Paris". During the French Revolution, La Conciergerie counted among its forced residents of the personalities as the queen Marie-Antoinette – whose reconstituted dungeon can be visited – Charlotte Corday, Robespierre or Fouquier-Tinville the public prosecutor of the Revolutionary Court during the Terror. Ironically: he was detained at La Conciergerie where he had sentenced countless "suspects" to death. He ended his career on the guillotine...
eyhlou le 31/10/2016 With me not to miss if you visit the island of the city! This beautiful building has witnessed many times in the history of France, that the visit reveals us very well! Toto to enjoy the monument of outside, a promenade bridge with currency and wharf tawing is the ideal!
clm_rnd le 02/11/2015 Museum to visit when you have less free 25ans because. The spacious dining room under terraine with its vaults is superb. The museum is interesting in himself, but the rate of access means that it is best to visit other museum that here.
darry le 18/10/2010 Monument to see extremely well. The reconstructed dungeons St, the data leaves are very detailed, explanatory texts. And it is the address of the first residence of the kings of France
nichoukette le 31/08/2010 I admit have been a bit disappointed but I failed to 4, because the room is imposing and dungeons interesting to see with children, who love this sort of thing... although it is not the palace of the doges! The shop is full of books on the subject and it is difficult to not taking one of them, even several. The small slide show on the Revolution is very instructive, it should take time to sit and enjoy watching the photographs.

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107, rue de Rivoli (1 er )
✆  01 44 55 57 50
M° Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre
Open all year round. Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Cash desks closed at 5.15pm. Until 9pm Thursday. Cash desks closed at 8.15pm (only for the temporary exhibitions, the permanent collections being accessible until 5.45pm). Adult: €11. Reduced rate: €8.50. Free those under the age of 18, from 18 to 25-years-old European residents (collections), disabled people and their guide. Guided tour. Catering facilities. Shop. Activities.

Setup in the Rohan wing of the Louvre, the Fashion and Textiles Museum is part of the Decorative Arts, institution that also has the Advertising Museum, the Decorative Arts Museum and the Nissim de Camondo Museum in the 8th district. With its 86,000 costume pieces, accessories and textile pieces from the seventeenth century to present days, as well as thousands of prints, engravings and original drawings, this museum has one of the richest collections in the world. Fashion victims will particularly be thrilled by creations of designers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries displayed here. You will find big brands like Paul Poiret, Jeanne Lanvin, Elsa Schiaparelli, Chanel, Pierre Balmain, Christian Dior, Andre Courreges, Paco Rabanne, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Alexander McQueen etc. That said, as these works are fragile, they are exposed only during thematic exhibitions and not permanently. The showcases of this museum are soberly enlightened. Designed as "successive small theatres", they offer a good showcase of dresses. Videos and panels explain how every mode is a snapshot of its era.

Place de la Concorde
Jardin des Tuileries (1 er )
✆  01 44 77 80 07
M° Concorde
Closed on May 1st, the morning of July 14th and on December 25th. Open Wednesday to Monday from 9am to 6pm (last visit at 5.30pm). Adult: €9. Reduced rate: €6.50. Free for under 18-year-olds, the 18-25 years resident of the European Union, disabled people and their guide; for all first Sunday of each month. Guided tour. Shop.

Built in the purest classical style, the orangery in the Jardin Des Tuileries is completed in 1852. Its architects, Firmin Bourgeois and Ludovico Visconti, wanted to suit this building to the architectural collection of Palais des Tuilleries, now destroyed, and place de la Concorde. This building was transformed into a museum in 1927. It has one of the most famous works of Claude Monet, suite of " Nymphéas ", several paintings in the famous gardens of his residence in Giverny. Other masterpieces are exhibited here, including the collections of Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume. You can therefore admire several masterpiece of the grand masters of modern painting: Derain, Laurencin, Picasso, Matisse, Derain, Cézanne, Renoir, Rousseau, Modigliani, Utrillo, Soutine... During the visit, documents are provided shade more light on the in and outs of his paintings, thus allowing you to understand the history and social context in which they were created. Many temporary exhibitions are also organized.
khalua75 le 01/09/2010 The Museum is really impressive. The paintings are really well development (especially by lighting which is extraordinary!). Although waiting to summer long...
marinouch2 le 03/02/2010 A wonderful museum! The rooms containing the Monet water-lilies are simply extraordinary! Not to be missed!
cboy le 03/02/2010 A museum of small but unmissable in Paris... The ground floor rooms with water lilies are simply sublime!
seb9287 le 09/11/2009 Museum with a beautiful collection of paintings from the nineteenth and twentieth century, rooms reserved for Claude Monet's nymheas on the ground floor at the lower level rooms hosting the greatest artists. Temporary exhibitions are good news. Japanese collection Bridgestone last year, Dada in winter 2017-18, it is a pleasure to discover these new exhibitions. Take 1: 30 a. m. to 2 a. m. to visit the rooms without pressing the middle of a day in this museum district (Grand and Petit Palais, Musée d 'Orsay,…). The ticket combined with the Musée du Quai d 'Orsay can be booked online to avoid the sometimes long queue.

107, rue de Rivoli (1 er )
✆  01 44 55 57 50
M° Tuileries, Pyramides or Palais Royal Musée du Louvre
Musée des Arts decorative: Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm (last ticket sold at 5.30pm); Thursday, night until 9pm (temporary exhibitions), last ticket sold at 8.30pm. Closed on Monday, on December 25th, on January 1st and on May 1st. From January 4th, 2016 to February 17th, 2016 and from September 18th, 2016 to October 18th, 2016, the night ones of Thursday will be removed. The museum will close down then at 6pm. Musée Nissim de Camondo: Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5.30pm (closed Monday and Tuesday, on December 25th, on January 1st and on May 1st). Pass Rivoli (Musée des Arts decorative, audioguide included + exhibition Nave): €11, reduced rate: €8.50. Musée Nissim de Camondo (audioguide included): €9, reduced rate: €6.50. Pass Arts Decoratifs (Musée des Arts decorative + museum Nissim de Camondo, audioguides included + exhibition Nave), valid 4 days: €19, reduced rate: €15. Guided tour. Catering facilities. Shop. Library.

Located in a wing of Palais du Louvre, alongside Advertising and Fashion museums, the Museum of Decorative Arts has incredible collections that have been formed thanks to gifts and bequests. Most existing techniques can be found there: woodwork, woodcarving, goldsmiths, ceramics, leather craft, painting, embroidery, etc. This great treasure chest (150,000 works!) is compartmentalized in five departments covering each a period: Middle Ages and Renaissance, 17th and 18th centuries, 19th century, Art Nouveau and Art Déco, Modern and Contemporary. In addition, five other departments are dedicated to a theme: graphic arts, jewelry, toys, wallpaper, glass. Stunned, you will move from one gallery to another. Here, there are medieval altarpieces, there, you can find enamels painted during the Renaissance, further, a cabinet adorned with gildings of the 18th century, prodigious porcelain of the same era, ultra-sophisticated trinkets of the 19th century, 1900 furniture from Majorelle, plastic designer objects of the 1960's… As a bonus, don't miss Galerie Jean Dubuffet, which donated a series of works (paintings, drawings, sculptures) to the museum. Temporary exhibitions are organized in the nave of the museum. Finally, note that a superb shop allows you to get beautiful objects, or very fine books related to your visit. It's hard to resist…
Emilie1707 le 13/01/2015 A museum to be missed because it traces well different time, it is necessary to plan the day for to do everything. Bonus: it free for those under 26 years of age, and the audio too! The current temporary exhibition was Barbie: very interesting!

MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS (DECORATIVE ARTS MUSEUM) - The Museum of Decorative Arts in the Pavillon de Marsan in the Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens
© Visibilis – Fotolia

8, rue Elzévir (3 e )
✆  01 40 27 07 21
M° Saint-Paul, Chemin Vert, Rambuteau
Closed on Monday and public holidays. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Free access to the permanent collections. Admission of the paying exhibitions (variable rates depending on the exhibition). Teaching visits conferences and activities (individual and groups): information and reservations to the 01 40 27 07 21, Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm. The museum is not accessible to the disabled guests. Guided tour.

The Cognacq-Jay museum is located in the charming Donon hotel (16 th and 17 th centuries). It houses the collections of the couple formed by Ernest Cognacq and Marie-Louise Jay to whom we owe the creation of the department stores of La Samaritaine at the end of the 19 th century. Passionate about the French 18 th century, the Cognac-Jay couple collected many treasures that date back to this period. Bequeathed to the city of Paris in 1928, their collections have since then been accessible to the public. Through a series of arranged rooms as boudoirs, you can find a remarkable collection of paintings, drawings or sculptures (Chardin, Fragonard, Watteau, Houdon ...), as well as furniture, porcelain and other precious objects. The museum also offers many temporary exhibitions.

71, rue du Temple (3 e )
✆  01 53 01 86 60
M° Rambuteau or Hôtel de Ville
Open from Monday to Friday from 11am to 6pm; Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Public holidays: 11am to 6pm – Exhibitions: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am to 6pm – Wednesday: 11am to 9pm – Sunday: 10am to 7pm Public holidays: 11am to 7pm Museum closed on May 1st, 2016. Museum closed on Saturday. Rates and reservations of the Museum and the exhibitions: Permanent collection: Full price: €8 Reduced rate (large families, Friends of Louvre): €6. Communities – Works councils: Ticket full price for the visit of the permanent collection: €8 - Ticket full price for the visit of the temporary exhibition: €7 - Ticket full price twinned: €10. Temporary collections: variable rates ask for information. Tourism label & Disability. Guided tour.

This museum is located in the Saint-Aignan hôtel, built by Pierre Le Muet from 1644 to 1650 for Claude Mesmes, Count of Avaux. It was bought in 1688 by Paul de Beauvilliers, Duke of Saint-Aignan. In short, this is one of those splendid mansions that contributed to the reputation of the Marais. Since 1998, it houses the Museum of Art and History of Judaism, the successor of the Museum of Jewish Art of Paris created in 1948. Its collections contain religious objects, ancient and contemporary works of art and furniture among others. Apart from the fact that this place is beautiful, it is worth the visit for its varied exhibitions. Let's mention some: Arnold Schönberg – Lore Krüger an exiled photographer, 1934-1994 - Edouad Moyse, painter of the Jewish life in the 19th century – Michel Nedjar Présences – Myriam Tangi Mehitza. What women see – Moïse Figures of a prophet... And for its thematic concerts which are always attractive: Fête de la musique Shefita. The Israel rock-oriental music diva – Paul Dukas – From Berlin to Hollywood Composers in exile, 1898-1930... These concerts are held in a superb auditorium of 198 places. Lectures, conferences and activities for children complete the program.

62, rue des Archives (3 e )
✆  01 53 01 92 40
M° Rambuteau
Closed during public holidays. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Open at night on Wednesdays until 9.30pm. Free for the less than 18 year olds. Adult: €8. Reduced rate: €6. Guided tour. Shop.

Collections are displayed in the rooms of Mongelas hotel (eighteenth century) and those of the adjoining Guenegaud hotel (built by François Mansart in the middle of the seventeenth century). They are organised according to two themes: the first one, "The image of the animal" offers a course presenting the changing status of the wild animal from ancient times to present day. Several rooms are devoted to an emblematic animal (wild boar, dog, wolf...) and to its representation in the form of paintings, sculptures, tapestries and ceramics – works by Cranach, Derain, Jan Fabre, Koons... and you can also see trophies. The second theme, "Art and hunting" has weapons and works devoted to hunting. You can especially admire works by Corot, Chardin and Desportes.
pipoupi le 12/01/2015 One of my favourite Museums in Paris! You should know that I am not particularly interested in hunting, but this mansion tastefully decorated is really a haven in the heart of Paris. Few visitors, exhibitions of contemporary artists in the heart of the collections, beautiful view of undergrowth, stuffed animals: a place out of time, perfect for short days of winter!

60, rue Réaumur (3 e )
✆  01 53 01 82 00
M° Arts-et-Métiers or Réaumur-Sébastopol
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm; Thursday from 10am to 9.30pm. Closed on Monday, on May 1st and on December 25th. The reference library is open from 10am to 6pm Tuesday to Friday, and from 1pm to 6pm first Sunday of the month and Saturday following. Adult: €6.50 (reduced rate: €4.50. Free for the disabled people, less than 18 years, citizens of the EU of less than 26 years; for all 1st Sunday of each month). Temporary exhibitions: €5.50, reduced: €3.50. Free for the disabled people and less than 5 years. Museum and temporary exhibition: €7.50; reduced rates: €3.50 and €5.50. Tourism label & Disability. Possible tours in armchair. Guided tour. Catering facilities. Reference library.

The Arts and Crafts Museum, located on the site of the medieval priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs, has over three thousand inventions on 10,000 m²! Attached to the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), it aims at epitomizing the evolution of scientific innovations which changed human history. It recounts the evolution of technology in various fields: "Scientific instruments", "Materials", "Construction", "Communication", "Energy", "Mechanics" and "Transport"; each is treated chronologically. You can admire wonders like the Foucault pendulum, Pascal's calculator, first draft of the today computer, Lumiere brothers' cinematographer, Clement Ader's fabulous flying machine, ancient delicate robots and many other incredible things. Perhaps you did not know their existence until your visit, but you will discover that they changed the course of the story... The whole is exhibited in large rooms, as well as in the old priory church. Note that guided tours with demonstration of machinery or apparatus are organized daily. They are free and no reservation needed. Note also that the museum offers workshops for children.
clm_rnd le 02/11/2015 With my humble opinion, one of the most interesting museums of Paris. For those who have some enjoys museums full of painting, and for all fans of sciences of all kinds.
triska le 19/04/2011 To visit and revisit in several times, there are so many things to see

5, rue de Thorigny (3 e )
✆  01 42 71 25 21
M° Saint-Sébastien-Froissart
Open Tuesday to Friday from 11.30am to 6pm; the weekend from 9.30am to 6pm. Night until 9pm third Friday of the month. Free for under 18-year-olds. Adult: €12.50. Free first Sunday of each month.

The Picasso museum was completely restored after 5 years of work. Exhibition space went from 1,600 to 3,800 m 2  m 2 . It is the largest public collection in the world because it underwent 2 donations and gifts. 5,000 works, 200,000 rooms of personal records, and its private collection of 150 works of other artists (Renoir, Matisse, Cézanne, Le Douanier Rousseau...). To discover them three different courses are followed: Le Magistral Picasso on the ground floor and the first 2 floors. Les Dialogues with the 3 e floor, and Les Ateliers and their memories on the basement. -

1, Place Georges-Pompidou (4 e )
M° Châtelet
Open Wednesday to Monday from 11am to 9pm. Open on Sunday (late at night on Thursdays until 11pm, for the exhibitions in Galleries 1 and 2 at the level 6).

The Georges Pompidou Centre is a true pillar of the capital, built in 1977 and is one of the most visited monuments in France. Its name pays tribute to President Pompidou who asked for his construction, unfortunately he died three years before the end of the work. The architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers were in charge of its construction, the result is as modern and creative as the works it houses. The place is also called "Beaubourg" because of the neighbourhood in which it is located. Within a wide range of cultural activities are offered: the Musée National d'Art Moderne, temporary exhibitions, film projections, etc. As for the Living Arts, two halls offer dance performances, performances revolving around literature and speech, as well as concerts of electro, rock or contemporary music, many of which are organised with the neighbouring Ircam.

CENTRE NATIONAL D'ART ET DE CULTURE GEORGES POMPIDOU - Details of the facade of the Pompidou centre.
© JavierGil1000 - iStockphoto

5/7, rue de Fourcy (4 e )
✆  01 44 78 75 00
M° Saint Paul, Pont-Marie or Hôtel de Ville
Schedule: Wednesday to Sunday, from 11am to 7.45pm. Closed on Monday, Tuesday, public holidays, and inter-exhibition periods. Rates: full price: €8, reduced rate: €4.50. Guided tour. Catering facilities. Shop. Activities. Library. Guided tour. Catering facilities. Shop. Activities. Library.

This mecca of European Photography's mission is to preserve and disseminate contemporary photography. The permanent collection ranges from the late 1950s to today, with more than fifteen thousand works from the international photographic production (Robert Frank, Raymond Depardon, Edouard Boubat, Irving Penn, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jeanloup Sieff, Nobuyoshi Araki, Jim Dine ...). It is supplemented by many interesting exhibitions. The house also has an auditorium where films are projected and debates planned, a library and a video library consultation bringing together a collection of books and films made ​​by or about photographers. Take advantage of the bookstore and cafe, which is housed in the beautiful vaulted rooms dating from the 18th century. The house is indeed installed in the majestic Hénault de Cantobre hotel.
mellosud le 28/06/2010 I love this place in the Marais: it is a place where I saw beautiful exhibitions... it is relaxing!
didier01 le 24/04/2010 A magnificent place that hosts exhibitions sumptuous photographs! Watch the programme and run there!
cboy le 03/02/2010 A must-see in Paris for lovers of photographs! Exhibitions are frequently changing, and always a quality: you can get there with your eyes closed
Mathilde le 21/04/2009 If you like the photo, this museum is one of the places to see in Paris. Exhibitions are very interesting!

1, rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard (5 e )
✆  01 40 51 38 38
M° Jussieu, Cardinal Lemoine or Sully Morland
Open all year round . Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm; on weekend and public holidays from 10am to 7pm. Free for those who are less than 25 years old (EU and RSA national, MDA, journalists, lecturers, Icom/Icomos, disabled people, Arab diplomatic card, ministries for the French Foreign affairs, Bibliotheca Alexandrina). Adult: €8. Reduced rate €6: Unemployed people, group of friends starting from 6 people, and to 4€: young people less than 26 years old, not citizens of the EU. Children welcome. Guided tour. Catering facilities. Shop. Activities. Library.

The Arab world and its cultural wealth are what this institute gives to discover through permanent collections, but also great exhibitions, film screenings, theatre performances, concerts, meetings, debates, Arabic language courses and activities for children. The building itself (1987) is worth visiting! It remains surprising, especially by its facade covered with two hundred and forty mashrabiya. It was drawn by a group of inspired architects, among whom Jean Nouvel appears. On the occasion of the 25 years of this institution, in 2012, its museum part reopened its doors after having been completely refurbished.
The course comes in five themes: “Les Arabies”, “Sacré et figures du divin”, “Les Villes”, “L'expression de la beauté” and “Un temps de vivre”.

6, place Paul-Painlevé (5 e )
✆  01 53 73 78 16
M° Cluny La Sorbonne
Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Open Wednesday to Monday from 9.15am to 5.45pm (last visit at 5.15pm). Adult: €8. Reduced rate: €6. €0.50 extra in period of temporary exhibition. Free for under 26-year-olds of the EU; for all 1st Sunday of each month. Guided tour. Shop. Activities.

At the beginning of the 17th century, a wealthy art lover bought the former residence of the Cluny abbots so as to set up his Middle Ages Roman Gaule collections. A few years ago, a 5000 m² garden of medieval inspiration was added between the museum and the Saint-Germain boulevard. Ideal for relaxation if you want to make an exhaustive tour of the museum. It will take at least two hours to go around the collections, rich and varied. Moreover, children will be delighted to discover many fantastic animal prints that supply the stories and legends of our ancestors. You will also find aromatic plants, a flower carpet and vegetable cultivation area, reminiscent of medieval agriculture that has remained to the present day. The Gallo-Roman baths host the collections dating back to the Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, where works that have influenced other late eras. Romanesque art is presented (sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, frescoes, stained glass and stones), Gothic also (few capitals, sculptures and stained glass, remains of the abbey church of Saint-Denis, birthplace of Gothic art). Among the jewels of the museum, there are sumptuous pieces of silverware and enamelling of the Middle Ages. Those who are in a hurry will still have time to admire the collection of hangings and silks, where you can find the most famous pieces in the world: La Dame à la licorne , a set of six tapestries immortalized by many novelists.
Sallyndra le 13/01/2015 Beautiful museum of medieval times with the famous " Lady with licorne" in tapestry but also a fine collection of stained-glass windows and sculptures, all set in a building that originally housed Roman baths, their structure is still visible in some rooms. For some temporary exhibitions guides guided tours are students of the School of the Louvre.
burgess le 13/04/2012 I often go to the museum of Cluny: you will not tire of to see as many times works of the permanent collection (stained glass windows, statues, silverware, the Lady with the Unicorn of course). Temporary exhibitions, small, are still. The bookshop is unmissable for all those who are interested in the Middle Ages. The building is magnificent.
cboy le 03/02/2010 Fascinating museum for lovers of the Middle Ages... And the others, it is worth a visit for its beautiful tapestry " the lady in Licorne"! The museum is located in a superb building in the heart of Paris

MUSÉE DE CLUNY / MUSÉE NATIONAL DU MOYEN ÅGE - The medieval garden of the National Museum of the Middle Ages
© Yvan Reitserof – Fotolia

19, rue Vaugirard (6 e )
✆  01 40 13 62 00
M° Saint-Sulpice, Rennes, Odeon or RER Luxembourg
Opening every day from 10am to 7pm, night Monday and Friday until 9.30pm. 24 and December 31st and on January 1: from 10am to 6pm. Closed on December 25th. Last entrance 45 minutes before closing. Adult: €12. Reduced rate: €7.50. Free for under 13-year-olds, disabled people and recipients of social minimums. Guided tour. Catering facilities. Shop.

When the Luxembourg palace was built for Marie de Medicis in the 17th century, the Queen requested for the creation of a special gallery for the exhibition of works of art. In 1750, it was opened to the public and it became the first museum in the modern sense of the term. The palace was assigned to the Senate in the beginning of the 19th century; it built the current building in 1884. Located at the edge of the Luxembourg Gardens, this museum presents remarkable temporary exhibitions dedicated to painters like Raphaël, Modigliani, Botticelli and Vlaminck. The Senate, on which it still depends, entrusted the management of the site to the Meeting of the National Museum in 2010. On this occasion renovations were done by Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines, architects of the recent Centre Pompidou Metz. Reopened since April 2012, the organization of the museum was completely redesigned to provide a better experience to visitors.

LE MUSÉE DU LUXEMBOURG - The Luxembourg palace – Paris

6, rue Furstenberg (6 e )
✆  01 44 41 86 50
M° Saint-Germain-des-Prés or Mabillon
Open Wednesday to Monday from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Closed on January 1st, on May 1st and on December 25th. Free for those under 26 years old. Admission ticket at Musée Delacroix: €7. Ticket twinned for Louvre + Delacroix, valid throughout the day: €15. Guided tours each Saturday at 10.30am by a lecturer of the national museums, without reservation: €10, reduced: €7 + admission ticket of the museum.

It is always disturbing to discover the privacy of an artist, especially if it is one of the most famous painters that France has known. The museum established his residence in the apartment where Eugène Delacroix ended his life. This major artist, torch of the revolutionary romantism, author of La Liberté guidant le peuple that you will find in the Louvre, chose this quiet area to paint his last works. After the porch of the building of Furstenberg street, go to your apartment to see the small objects of his daily life. Then you will discover his garden and workshop where all the artistic course of the painter is recounted. You will among others discover a Madeleine in the phantasmagoric desert, proving the innovative spirit of Delacroix. You will also see some memories he has of brought from Morocco during his youth visit in the East, where he sharpened his talent.

1, rue de la Légion-d'Honneur (7 e )
✆  01 40 49 48 14
M° Solferino or RER Musée d’Orsay
Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to Sunday from 9.30am to 6pm; Thursday from 9.30am to 9.45pm. Last admission 30 min before the closing of the museum. Free for under 18-year-olds (free admission 1st Sunday of the month; free for under 26-year-olds amenable to the European Union, teachers of 1st and 2nd degree – except temporary exhibitions – and for unemployed people). Adult: €12. Child: €9. Tourism label & Disability. Children welcome (child workshop, 2am, €7, by reservation). Guided tour (€6). Catering facilities. Shop. Activities. Games in family: €4.50 in addition to the admission fee (only Sundays).

In 2011, renovation works in certain areas were completed. For the gallery dedicated to Impressionists, the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte created a place that recalls the dark gray bourgeois interiors where the paintings were exhibited. Solid glass benches designed by Tokujin Yoshioka were installed. The same Wilmotte has also transformed the Hall of Columns in a space devoted to temporary exhibitions. Dominique Brard in his turn created five levels of exhibition in the Upstream pavilion, which is dedicated to decorative arts, with large painting formats and wall paintings by nabi artists. The collections of the Orsay museum reflect the diversity of artistic creation of the Western world from 1848 to 1914. Masterpieces presented here are countless. Regularly, large and prestigious exhibitions attracts a large crowds of visitors to this must-see museum. Finally, you will no doubt appreciate the restaurant which is located on the site (chandeliers, painted ceilings, gilt ...). Don't miss it for anything, both for its collections and for its building!
fute_989137 le 31/08/2015 The most beautiful station of Paris has become a museum, you can see the classics of 19th including the impressionists but you also come for the rich temporary exhibitions.
nade61 le 03/08/2011 Interesting museum which allows you to have a synchronic vision of painting to 19th. Museum unmissable and if possible with a guide.
ray91 le 20/04/2011 A super museum that changes Louvre! Modern, large rooms, sumptuous works. I could spend hours. A museum where you will not get bored!
kalymimi le 31/08/2010 during a trip to Paris I had visited and I had appreciated this mecca of culture. I there have just dated and work embellished it, renovated.I exhibition that had been modified in order to give more volume to the rooms. I popular temporary exhibition which was here during my visit, DEGAS and its bare, a marvel, a continuity in work, one has the artist best by seeing his sketches. Constantly it is a place to see in Paris, you should take time...

MUSÉE D’ORSAY - The great clock of Musée d'Orsay.
© S. Greg Panosian

37, quai Branly
206 or 218, rue de l’Université (7 e )
✆  01 56 61 70 00
M° Alma Marceau, Bir Hakeim or RER Pont de l'Alma
Closed on May 1st and on December 25th. Open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm; Thursday to Saturday from 11am to 9pm. Open on Monday during school holidays. Free for less than 26 years old (and 1st Sunday of the month. Free for the European Union citizens under the of age of 26, teachers of 1st and 2nd degree (except temporary exhibitions). Free for the disabled visitors and their guide). Adult: €10. Reduced €7. Tourisme & Handicap label. Guided tour (duration 1 and 30: €8). Catering facilities. Shop. Activities.

What will have been said or written about the first arts museum initiated by Jacques Chirac? Thus, forget your a priori, and run to visit it with a new eye. Jean Nouvel's building shows its gigantic silhouette facing the Seine, a color of the earth, fire, wood, an astonishing metal and glass mass. Here, vegetation seems to invade the façade, like a waterfall of greenery. The garden is designed as a plant museum: 18,000 m 2  of trails, small hills, stone-paved paths, torrents, basins, 169 trees and thirty plant species. You can start the visit by going over of a smooth ramp that bypasses a gigantic glass column within which thousands of tam-tam and other artifacts are juxtaposed: a striking effect! On the ground, holograms that tremble invite visitors to read the words that appear between their feet; other projections on walls, sounds and light games, and all along a strange white gather-up curtain, creation of the designer Issey Miyake. In an organic maze, neophytes will discover masterpieces and various objects, installed by continent according to a scenography sometimes a bit confusing. Finally, a word about the shop of the museum: wide and airy, it has an incredible number of references: Of course many exhibition books and catalogs, but there are also splendid decorative objects and accessories. A place that is swarming with gift ideas!
fute_883392 le 28/09/2015 Beautiful museum, the temporary exhibition sépik is worth the detour. Although Parisian, this museum is worth the detour.
claudinettes le 02/02/2015 exceptional museum making travel, so much by the quality of works, videos that allow you to go " in situ '. it is free for the first Sunday of the month, and exhibitions too. Beautiful lighting, good comments, beautiful cultural program, an exceptional visit that deserves at least a day if you have time.
Bouboue27 le 12/01/2015 The collections are interesting and rich, the price is reasonable. I see recommend to visit it at least once.
ray91 le 20/04/2011 Very interesting museum, very well organised and very pleasant. That happiness only in couple or family... There is something for everyone.

79, rue de Varenne (7 e )
✆  01 44 18 61 10
M° Varenne or Invalides
Opening of the museum, the garden, the shop and the café of Musée Rodin: from 10am to 5.45pm. Night on Wednesday evening til 8.45pm. Last entrance: 5.15pm. The museum is closed on January 1st, on May 1st and on December 25th. Free for less than 17 years old. Adult: €10 (reduced rate: €7). Temporary exhibition: €4. Garden of sculptures: €4/Reduced: €2. Audioguide: €6. Tourisme & Handicap label. Catering facilities. Shop.

In a sublime mansion of the eighteenth century, the Hotel Biron, an important part of the work of the sculptor Auguste Rodin and his personal collections are exposed here. "Le Penseur," " Le Baiser," " La Toilette de Vénus " or again "La Danaide" are all fascinating creations that one cannot help but admire its strength. It is therefore impossible to ignore this museum which also contains the works of Camille Claudel, and paintings by Monet, Van Gogh and many other artists who were friends of Rodin. The latter could not imagine a better setting for this charming romantic garden surrounded by lime trees and inhabited with sculptures such as the famous "Gates of Hell". A museum to visit with your family or your lover. Exhibitions on the work of Rodin and other themes are regularly organized.
fute_989137 le 31/08/2015 A very pleasant small museum where you can see not only the masterpieces of Rodin but also the sculptures of his pupil Camille Claudel.
burgess le 13/04/2012 The garden of the Rodin museum is certainly one of the most romantic places of Paris!
ministar99 le 03/08/2011 Museum of Paris to admire works by Rodin, that impressed me. To visit.
bailly le 29/04/2010 That museum, pleasant to visit and so different room. I visited it several times and I will still go back.

MUSÉE RODIN - Le Penseur de Rodin, Musée Rodin.
© alisonhancock – Fotolia

1, place de la Concorde (8 e )
✆  01 47 03 12 50
M° Concorde
Open on Tuesday from 11am to 9pm; Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm. Open on Sunday.

This impressive building is located in the heart of the Jardin des Tuileries. Built in 1861 on the terrace of Les Feuillants, its aim was to see the palm game, the ancestor of tennis. The style of the building is close to that of Musée de l'Orangerie (1852), which is located in the same garden. Now the function of this place is quite different, indeed, it brings together three pre-existing structures: Galérie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Centre National de la Photographie and Patrimoine Photographique. Exhibitions are devoted to pictures, which is treated by the flash of a photographer, the camera of a director or the installation of an artist. All treatments are evoked and explored, from the most classic to the boldest.

7, avenue Velasquez (8 e )
✆  01 53 96 21 50
M° Villiers or Monceau
Open Tuesday to Sunday included, from 10am to 6pm. Closed on Monday and public holidays. Free admission for the permanent collections. Temporary exhibitions: free or paying, variable rates (ask for information). Guided tour. Activities.

Inaugurated in 1898, Cernuschi museum located in a beautiful mansion situated at the edge of Monceau park. It consists of a rich collection of Chinese and Japanese arts dating mainly from Antiquity in the 14th century: bronze, funeral statuettes, ceramics, goldsmitheries etc. It was named after Henri Cernuschi, a rich Italian republican who bequeathed to the City of Paris his collections of Asian art brought back from his many trips. The museum is the second Asian art museum in France with impressive collection for it is regularly enriched by new pieces. One of its most remarkable items is a splendid and imposing Japanese bronze Buddha, known as Meguro. Thematic exhibitions are organised here.

158, boulevard Haussmann (8 e )
✆  01 45 62 11 59
M° Miromesnil or Saint-Philippe-du-Roule
Open every day, public holidays understood, Monday and Saturday until 8.30pm in period of temporary exhibition. Free for under 7-year-olds. Adult: €12. Reduced rate: €10. Guided tour. Catering facilities. Shop. Audioguide: €3 for the temporary exhibitions, free for the permanent collections.

Musée Jacquemart-André is nestled in a sumptuous hotel of the 19th century. This ancient remains of a rich couple of collectors, André and Nélie Jacquemart, gives an idea of what the life of art lovers at that time. Now property of the French Academy, it is managed by the Fondation Culturespaces, whose aim is to facilitate access to culture for sick or disadvantaged children. On the first floor, there are one hundred works of the greatest artists: Botticelli, Bellini, Carpaccio or Uccello. On the ground floor, you will find French paintings of the 17th and 18th centuries (Fragonard, Boucher), Flemish, Dutch (Van Dyck, Rembrandt) and English ones. You will also have the opportunity to admire precious furniture of Louis XV and Louis XVI, tapestries, a monumental staircase, a garden. The visit will seduce you from more than Café Jacquemart-André, a tea room among the most beautiful in Paris, with light meals at lunchtime, welcomes you in a dining room with a refined setting. Please note that beautiful temporary exhibitions are offered here.
ouf68 le 11/02/2016 Magnificent Museum, temporary exhibitions are high-qualities and to go round the restaurant, a real delight
emeline82 le 23/09/2009 The setting is magnificent, exhibitions are of quality. It is possible to have lunch in a lounge wood or on the terrace, the summer; the pastries are delicious.

Avenue Franklin-Roosevelt (8 e )
✆  01 56 43 20 21  / 01 56 43 20 20
M° Champs Élysées-Clemenceau ou Franklin-D.-Roosevelt
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30am to 7pm; public holidays from 10am to 7pm. Full price: €9. Reduced rate: €7 (for under 25-year-olds, more than 65 years, students, large families, card of State education, on presentation of written proofs). Supplement for the planetarium: €3. Free for many beneficiaries (ask for information). Children welcome. Catering facilities. Shop.

Since 1937 and the International Fair, the Palais de la Découverte welcomes visitors that seek to better understand the world around us in the west wing of the Grand Palais. Permanent and temporary exhibitions explain in a fun way the challenges of modern science. Mathematics, geophysics, biology, astronomy, chemistry are presented in turn thanks to workshops, demonstrations or workshops animated by experienced scientists or professional students. The most important moment of the visit will be the discovery of the Planetarium, which will lead you to the exploration of the famous and unknown world. You should know that, it is visited only at certain times and is forbidden to children under 6 years old. Ask for information on the website to know the schedules. Note that Palais de la Découverte established a partnership with the City of sciences and industry to better share their resources and remains present for the delight of the public: 600,000 visitors per years were welcomed.
Lame2use le 03/02/2013 Great for kids and adults! It is a fun place, where you will learn having fun. Everything is interactive. Go for the festival of science, it is free.
virginia-r le 11/07/2012 I love this museum and each exhibitions which are offered. They are brilliant, as soon as I have the opportunity I get there it is my favourite Paris then I recommend it widely!
guyenneg le 03/08/2011 A museum where you will learn from enormously, while having fun. Children, teenagers and adults spend good time undoubtedly! It is a well structured museum where things are explained simply and a fun way. It is an excellent place to visit for a class primary, college, or a summer camp. Because many activities are by groups!
donnie le 02/12/2010 I love this museum. You will discover science while having fun. I advise you to go to the planetarium. It is magnificent!

Opéra de Paris – Palais Garnier
Place de l’Opéra (9 e )
✆  01 53 79 37 40
M° Opéra or RER Auber
Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Closed on January 1st, the May 8th and Easter Monday, 1st, the Ascension Day, the Whit Monday, on July 14th, on August 15th, 1st and November 11th, and on December 25th. Free for under 12-year-olds. Adult: €11 (access to all the Opera). Reduced rate: €7 (many beneficiaries: ask for information.). Guided tour.

When you enter the splendid house of the Emperor of the Opéra Garnier, you will be dazzled by the splendor of paintings, gilt and woodwork. The library is in a lounge, the museum, at the smoking room and temporary exhibitions in a rotunda. The museum traces the History of Palais Garnier, through the preparatory drawings of the scenery of Opera and some , photos of time, scale models, accessories, costumes, jewellery. And if you want to visit the rest of the Palace, you should know it is included in the price of the ticket!

Hotel Scheffer-Renan
16, rue Chaptal (9 e )
✆  01 55 31 95 67
M° Saint-Georges, Blanche, Pigalle or Liège
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Free. Temporary exhibitions: €7. Reduced rates: €5 and €3.50. Guided tour. Catering facilities.

Welcome to the Nouvelle Athènes! It is the nickname given to this Montmartre district when it was frequented by the greatest artists and the upper-middle-class. Here we are in the studio of the painter Ary Scheffer. This house houses the museum of the romantic Life today. The permanent collections gather many objects and works of art retracing the heyday of the village of Butte Montmartre. All that evokes the pianist Frédéric Chopin or his lover George Sand, the sublime verses of the accursed poet Charles Baudelaire or the political or romantic inspirations of Victor Hugo. Temporary exhibitions are regularly organised and you relax after your visit in a little quite charming tearoom, housed under a large greenhouse, open during the summer.
cgaillardot le 30/01/2010 A small haven for this small museum and offers a tea room us where it is good to quench your thirst, take a tea to some extent... a touch of romance!

9, rue Scribe (9 e )
✆  01 47 42 04 56
M° Opéra
Open all year. Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm; Sunday and public holidays from 9am to 5pm. Free. Free tour and guided. Guided tour. Shop. Activities.

In front of the Opera, there is a magnificent mansion built under Napoleon III by students of Garnier. The interior offers a true Prince decor with these precious wood floors, the marble fireplaces, these large crystal chandeliers and the painted ceilings. But it is mostly a museum created at the initiative of the perfumer Fragonard, recounting the great French tradition of perfumery. It is in a plush interior that you discover his collection which includes many luxurious perfume objects dating from Antiquity to the beginning of the 20th century. Charmed, the visitor is invited to visit the shop where the perfumes are sold at factory prices. A few steps away, you can complete this tour by visiting the Theatre-Museum des Capucines (39, Boulevard des Capucines (2nd district) ✆ 01 42 60 37 14, from Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), also designed for Fragonard. This time, the setting is that of a former theatre of Belle Epoque. You would see the miniature reproduction of a distillation factory of the 19th century and a large collection of bottles. There are a lot of things to see here!

14, rue de la Rochefoucauld (9 e )
✆  01 48 74 38 50
M° Trinité or Saint-Georges
Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 12.45pm and from 2pm to 5.15pm; Friday to Sunday from 10am to 5.15pm. Adult: €6. Reduced rate: €3. Free for under 18-year-olds, less than 26 years amenable to the EU; for all 1st Sunday of the month. Guided tour. Shop. Activities.

The apartment-workshop of Gustave Moreau, a "goldsmith-poet", found the former charm and poesy that its owner had so patiently imagined and implemented for this place where the art of this symbolist suddenly and wholly appears as he so correctly stated. It is like a museum which was renewed to better hide behind the treasures it offers. It is the whole universe of Gustave Moreau, an oneiric and deeply sensitive painter, that is opened to guests. It is the opportunity to discover an art which draws its references in Renaissance masters skillfully mixed with the new way of painting of the 19th century. Moreau was undoubtedly an aesthete and its huge library that he itemised himself now reopens its large doors to the public.
mavyh le 29/03/2011 A confidential tiny museum in which I loved to stroll. Much charm! Easy way: do not miss the collections of drawings, under the upstairs windows: it is necessary to raise the curtains works!
huiyou le 29/04/2010 Comprehensive museum, with a large collection of paintings and works, the national museum Gustave Moreau, is worth a visit.

293, avenue Daumesnil (12 e )
✆  01 53 59 58 60
M° Porte Dorée
Closed on January 1st, May 1st, December 25th. Open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5.30pm; on weekend from 10am to 7pm. Rate: €4.50 (during temporary exhibition: €6). Free for those under 26 years old, unemployed people, benefit recipients, social minima, disabled people (with 1 carer per person); and for everyone every 1st Sunday of the month. Guided tour. Shop. Activities. Media library. Aquarium: €5. Reduced rate: €3.50. during exhibition period: €7; reduced rate: €5. Cité and Aquarium: €8 (€9 or €10 during exhibition period).

The Musée de l'Histoire de l'Immigration (The Museum of Immigration History) pays tribute to all generations of men and women who came to France, bringing with them fascinating cultures and traditions. This cultural, scientific and educational project mixes tangible and intangible works, to put together historical, artistic and anthropological viewpoints. Thus, various objects, documents, testimonies and contemporary creations create a dialogue between these different people. Thus, in the permanent exhibition Repères , testimonies, archives documents and works of art interact to the rhythm of a course which recounts the highlights of the history of France since the 19th century. The Gallery of donations highlights the family history and introduce in the museum, stories, photos and personal objects representing a migratory course. This integration with the national heritage contributes to the recognition of the contributions of immigration to the French society. The Museum is in Palais de la Porte Dorée, exceptional Art Deco style building listed as a historic Monument. Built for the Colonial international exhibition of 1931 by the architect Albert Laprade, its construction housed the great figures of Art Deco and the modernist style.

42, avenue des Gobelins (13 e )
✆  01 44 08 53 49
M° Gobelins
Individual visits every day from 11am to 6pm. Full price: €6, reduced: €4. Free access last Sunday of each month. Visits/conferences Saturday at 2.30pm and 4pm (duration: 1am). Adults: €10, reduced: €7.50. Children: €4, €7.50 by relative guide.

The buildings of this factory date back to the seventeenth century, whereas its Saint-Louis chapel dates back to the eighteen century. As for Galerie des Gobelins, it was built in 1914; the word Gobelins is simply derived from a family of dyers, the Gobelin – with no s! – who settled there in the fifteenth century in the Saint-Marcel neighbourhood that had already specialized in this activity. The weavers finally settled under the reign of Henri IV in the premises belonging to them. During the reign of Louis XIV, Colbert who was the minister at the time decided to make this site a real factory with a mission to produce exceptional quality curtains for royal palaces and embassies. Attached to the administration of Mobilier National in 1937, this factory is still set at the highest level in terms of quality and creativity. One of the traditions of this factory is to reach out to the greatest visual artists of the moment in order to imagine new patterns. A visit accompanied by the speaker of the factory, will enable you discover the history and operation of the site in details. Note that Galerie des Gobelins offers temporal exhibitions where you can see treasures woven some years back or today.
morille le 20/01/2010 Beautiful building and especially beautiful presentation on two levels of tapestries old like those of Charles Le Brun or more modern like those of Aubusson by Jean Lurçat. Just a visit is worth

18, rue Antoine-Bourdelle (15 e )
✆  01 49 54 73 73
M° Montparnasse – Bienvenüe or Falguière
Closed public holidays. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Free. Free. paying temporary exhibitions of the museum.

Setup where Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) lived and worked, the museum pays tribute to a famous sculptor who was Rodin's student and then master of Giacometti. In the home and workshop, as well as in the garden of the artist, you can see sculptures made of plaster, marble and bronze – including a "Herakles archer" and a "Dying Centaur," two of his most famous creations – as well as drawings, watercolors and pastels. In addition, works from the personal collection of Bourdelle are also presented: Ingres, Delacroix Rodin, Puvis de Chavannes...
alphaevelyne le 13/08/2010 Beautiful bronze exhibition including plaster, including – the archer and the discovery of the workshop – apartment Antoine Bourdelle; it becomes, then, very close...

MUSÉE BOURDELLE - Musée Bourdelle.
© ladybird

1, place du Trocadéro- et-du-11-Novembre
Pavillon d’About – 7, avenue Albert-de-Mun – (16 e )
✆  01 58 51 52 00
M° Trocadéro
Schedule: open every day except Tuesday and on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Mondays, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm. Night Thursday from 11am to 9pm. Temporary exhibitions. Rate a: €5, reduced: €3. Rate b: €9, reduced: €6. Combined rates: €12, reduced: €8. Permanent collection: €8, reduced rate: €6. Free for under 18-year-olds, less than 25 years of the U.E., and for all 1st Sunday of the month. Museographic spaces are accessible to the disabled guests. Guided tour. Shop. Activities. Library.

The three departments of Cité de l’Architecture enable it to continously enrich its range of activities: permanent collections, temporary exhibitions, seminars, conferences, online and printed publications. The Gallery of moulding, the centre of collections is the most spectacular area of the Cité: it presents whole sectors of buildings of the first Romanesque art of the Middle Ages until the 18th century, and offers visitors an introduction to architecture through the analysis of monuments of French heritage. The Gallery of modern and contemporary architecture includes French works and some international references from 1850-2001 . Rich and varied, the collections include drawings and agency models, archives, cinema news, photographs, fragments of materials or facades and restitutions, the life-size of the apartment in the Cité radieuse de Marseille at the end of the visit. Finally, the Gallery of paintings, unique in Europe, offers a collection of copies of mural paintings of French art from the 20th to the 16th century as well as copies of stained glass windows. The Cité also has a centre for architectural archives and a library. It offers various exhibitions on French and foreign contemporary architecture, heritage, urbanisation and transversal approaches that permit the link of various eras. With its 22,000 m², the largest centre destined to architecture in the world is worth it for any self-respecting art amateur!
Perhan le 01/11/2015 Impressive museum, ideally located (left wing of Palais de Chaillot). However, access to the works on show is sometimes difficult for beginners. Few interpretive signs.
lcsc le 01/12/2010 rainy Sunday, discover the most beautiful monuments in France! You can easily let yourself by the discovery of places you had not visited yet... and more you can enjoy a splendid view of the Eiffel Tower. Extra guaranteed for foreigners and why not for us Parisian? !

8, avenue du Mahatma-Gandhi (16 e )
✆  01 40 69 96 00
M° Les Sablons or Porte Dauphine
Open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12pm to 7pm; Friday from 12pm to 11pm; on weekend from 11am to 8pm. During school holidays open from 10am and until 8pm and 11pm on Friday. Free for kids under the age of 3. Adult: €14. Less than 18 years old: €5.

The Foundation Louis Vuitton created on the initiative of Bernard Arnaud, CEO of LVMH, was designed by the architect Frank Gehry. This large glass vessel with curving lines is located in the Bois de Boulogne. The collections and the temporary exhibitions highlight any form of contemporary art. The foundation has 11 showrooms (one of which is 17 m high, a tribute to Notre-Dame-du-Haut, in Ronchamp, in Haute-Saône, made by Le Corbusier in the 1950s), a concert hall, a restaurant, a bookshop, and three terraces with new views of Paris.
pihugo le 08/06/2015 An impressive setting of drink intended to present temporary exhibitionsAn impressive building, all façades made of curved glass, like the achievements of Calatrava. It was designed by Frank Gehry, father of world-famous Guggenheim museum Bilbao. It is well highlighted (you can step back compared to the building) in this part of the Bois de Boulogne. Currently (until the end of August), a beautiful exhibition with works of contemporary Chinese artists.
abeche le 20/11/2013 A pure architectural masterpiece immediately who became a place of cultural are essential. Cave with the upper terraces, the walk inside this vessel glass is a great moment of happiness. The exhibition on the model of the foundation created by Gehry is fascinating. The Richter room with its stripteases and its grey is the highlight of this magical place

ATTENTION: pendant les travaux et jusqu'à l'automne 2019, l'entrée du musée se fait côté Seine au 11-12 avenue de New-York.
11, avenue du Président-Wilson (16 e )
✆  01 53 67 40 00
M° Alma Marceau or Iéna
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm (cash desks closing at 5.15pm). Night Thursday until 10pm (exhibitions only, cash desks closing at 9.15pm). Closed public holidays. Permanent collections: free access. Temporary exhibitions: from €5 to €12 depending on the exhibitions. Half-fare: from 14 to 26 years old young people included, holders of the social minimums, allowance isolated parents, personalized allocation of autonomy, social security of the State for the refugees. Reduced rate: + 60 years, unemployed, documentalists of the schools in activity, teachers in activity, large family, Paris-Family, Safeguard of French Art, Company of the French History of art. French company of archaeology, National company of the Antique dealers of France, holder of the card Amethyst, holder of the card Emerald. Partial access for wheel chairs. Catering facilities. Shop.

Inaugurated in 1961, this museum has a rich collection of over 8,000 works, all representing 20th century art. Many temporary exhibitions embellish the two permanent paths: first, the historical one takes the year 1901 as the starting point. You will discover Fauvist, Cubist, Post-Cubist, École de Paris, Surrealists artists, etc. over the years. The second course is more contemporary: it starts with the 1960s and introduces the visitors to more recent movements which are less known to the general public. Do not leave without admiring the famous Fée Electricité of Raoul Dufy. The decor was supposed to cover the about 600 m² of surface area of one of the two halls of Pavillon de l'Electricité and La Lumière at the International Exhibition of 1937, built by the architect and designer Robert Mallet-Stevens. The great modern fresco represents more than 100 characters, scattered around the scenes and praising the great work. It is also interesting due to its historiographical point of view and for the technicality of its realization. Restored since 2006, the museum made headlines in 2010 after the theft of five paintings worth a total of 100 million euros. These works by Picasso, Matisse, Braque or Léger Modigliani have not been found although the thieves were found and arrested.

16, rue de la Faisanderie (16 e )
✆  01 56 26 14 03
M° Porte Dauphine
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to 5.30pm. Closed on Monday, weekends of August and public holidays. Rates: €6, reduced: €5 (for under the age of 25, students, more than 65 years and Macif members. Free for kids under the age of 12, unemployed people, people receiving social minima, journalists, as well as the custom officers, and police officers in activity. Groups (starting from 10 people): €4 per person, booking is compulsory. Guided tour.

Textiles, perfumes, food, spare parts, works of art... The museum of the Union of Manufacturers, which works so that industrial property is protected internationally; it is one of a kind. Visitors are invited to play the game of differences: the imitations are placed next to the authentic models so that one should learn how differentiate between counterfeited item and original items and also discover the ingenuity of counterfeiters.

Palais de Chaillot
17, place du Trocadéro (16 e )
✆  01 44 05 72 87
M° Trocadéro
Closed on January 1st, on May 1st and on December 25th. Open Wednesday to Monday from 10am to 6pm. Exit of the rooms: 30 minutes before the closing time. Adult: €10 (reduced rate €8). Single ticket for Galerie de l'Homme, the temporary exhibitions and Balcon des Sciences. Guided tour. Catering facilities. Shop. Activities.

The Palais de Chaillot museum has been reopened. After several years of renovation, the works were completed in 2015. Opened in 1937, this Parisian institution, as part of its primary objective, was to present the history of humanity from its origins including the biological characteristics, the social organizations, the relationships of the human environment, etc. The objective is the same today. The museum has various research centres, collection and broadcasting spaces. The visit revolves around three main questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where do we go?

2, Rue Louis-Boilly (16 e )
✆  01 44 96 50 33
M° La Muette
Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Thursday until 9pm. Adult: €11. Reduced rate: €7.50. Free for kids under the age of 7 and for disabled people. Shop. Activities.

The Marmottan Monet Museum is found in a beautiful nineteenth century mansion where Jules Marmottan and his son Paul collected ancient arts works of the First Empire. Bequeathed to the Fine Arts Academy, their residence became a museum in 1934. It has collections of their paintings, drawings, prints, miniatures, medals, sculptures, furniture, bronzes, porcelain... Over time, the museum was enriched with other funds. One of its rooms is devoted to French, Italian, Flemish and English illuminations dating from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries. The third strength of this place is its collection of Impressionist works. At the heart of it, one hundred paintings and major drawings of Claude Monet (1840-1926) cover the whole of his career. Among these treasures are famous paintings like "Impression Soleil Levant", and "Nymphéas", landscapes of Trouville, Argenteuil, Paris or London. Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) is another artist whose museum also has a unique collection: oil paintings, watercolours, pastels, drawings, notebooks. See also: works by Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Caillebotte, Signac, Gauguin, Jongkind...
Routiti6270 le 12/06/2015 Museum located in a beautiful residence in the 16th district next to the gardens of Ranelagh. We went there mainly for a temporary exhibition " Villa Flora " but this occasion enabled us to admire the permanent collection of works by Monet, including the famous and beautiful water-lilies including twenty paintings by Berthe Morizot. A beautiful discovery to be recommended.
aurelM le 15/05/2015 Museum offering beautiful works (paintings and furniture). The visit is enjoyable.
claudinettes le 02/02/2015 museum offering 2 exhibitions a year of rare works and often very well documented, and ticket allows you to visit the museum, do not miss the exceptional room of the Middle Ages.
poupou75 le 14/09/2010 A beautiful building for a pleasant museum to visit. No crowds, you can stroll peacefully of an impressive number of paintings by Monet and beautiful paintings of Berthe Morizot. I saw today an exhibition Marie Laurencin which is a pleasant surprise.

6, place d’Iéna (16 e )
✆  01 56 52 53 00
M° Iéna or Boissière
The museum is open every day except Tuesday, from 10am to 6pm. Rates of the permanent collections: 7,50€ (reduced: 5,50€) – Ticket twinned temporary exhibition and permanent collections: 9,50€ (reduced: €7). Guided tour. Catering facilities. Shop. Activities. Library.

The Lyonnais industrialist Émile Guimet (1836-1918) generated priceless treasures from his travels across the world, particularly in India and in the Far East. After showing his collections in his hometown, he had a museum built in Paris in 1889. This became a state owned property in 1927 and was afterwards enriched over time. The interior of the building, renovated in 2001 by the architects Henri and Bruno Gaudin, is divided into several departments where we can admire sculptures and paintings, ceramics, furniture, jewellery, weapons, textiles…. From rooms to rooms, you will discover: Central Asia, the Neo-Bacterian Buddhist Kingdom, modern Afghanistan, the Indus Valley, India, the Nepalese and Tibetan Himalayas , Indochina and the Kingdom of Siam, the Middle Kingdom, Korean Peninsula and Japan. Tens of thousands of pieces tell the evolution of major civilizations marked by Buddhism and Hinduism, and the greatest philosophic trends of China. A true immersion in the heart of ancient civilizations and for some that have disappeared. You can also see: the Buddhist Pantheon, its Japanese garden and pavilion which hosts series of tea ceremonies. Finally, note that the museum offers activities: acoustic music, dance, theatre, puppetry, shadow theatre, etc.
Frakas le 10/07/2015 Museum has modern layout, very pleasant strolls. The rooms are enhanced by a particularly neat lighting. Temporary exhibitions are often remarkable and add a touch of modernity to the collections.
Amyco le 03/02/2015 Certainly one of the best museums than I could make to date. The place is spacious and bright enough pays the pleasant visit. Rich and impressive collections on several levels. The temporary exhibitions are also very interesting. I recommend it not hesitate to all passionate Asian culture including to those wishing to discover it.
seb14 le 08/09/2009 Perhaps Très Beau site, lots of rooms to discover, lacks explanations but stolen very interesting rest

13, avenue du Président-Wilson (16 e )
✆  01 81 97 35 88
M° Iéna or Alma Marceau
Open Wednesday to Monday from 12pm to midnight. Closed on January 1st, May 1st, December 25th. Closed at 6pm 24 and December 31st. Free for under 18-year-olds (and unemployed people, RSA, minimum old age, disabled people and a guide). Adult: €10 (reduced rate: €8). Group (10 people): €8. Free each 1st Monday of the month from 6pm. The ticket gives the right to a free aperitif to the restaurant if one dines there. Children welcome. Guided tour. Catering facilities. Shop. Activities. Bookstore.

Painting, sculpture, design, fashion, video, cinema, literature, dance ... Founded in 1999, this site has all the trends of contemporary art through numerous temporary exhibitions. Since 2012, thanks to an extensive renovation of the building, it has an additional 9000 m², meaning 5,500 m² is dedicated to exhibition. This palace is located next to the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris; both were built during the International Exhibition of 1937. In the past, it hosted the National Museum of Modern Art, before this moved over to the Pompidou Centre, the National Fund of Contemporary Art and the National Centre of Photography. Regularly frequented by skaters, street artists and students coming to have a drink while relaxing, the atmosphere is friendly and bohemian. Note that you can see the gardens from here. One, the "wild garden" was designed by landscape architects; the other is a set of beautiful plots maintained by enthusiastic gardeners.
anneire le 29/05/2015 A sensational place for all contemporary art enthusiasts. Huge spaces that accommodate several exhibitions at the same time. The place in itself is worth a look!
jfriends005 le 02/05/2015 The best as an Art Contemporain. Always bold and risky exhibitions that often work in unique universe.
Amyco le 03/02/2015 Not a fan of modern and contemporary art, it is by curiosity that I went. And I do not regret this visit! I recommend this journey of interesting exhibitions, surprising and sometimes confusing. Moreover the structure of the building is well – suited to the atmosphere.
maishe le 02/09/2010 I visited the palace during the Dynasty exhibition during August. I must say that I did not make artistic studies and I have a look beginner on the exhibition but works are very well explained in a understood by the unity of the public. The palace includes both cinematographic works, sound, sculptures, paintings... You really does not have time to get bored!

10, avenue Pierre-Ier-de-Serbie (16 e )
✆  01 56 52 86 00
M° Iéna
Open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm; Thursday from 10am to 9pm. Free for those under the age of 18. Adult: €12 (reduced rate: €9 for the young people up to 26 years, holders of the “Paris Pass Famille” and “Famille Nombreuse” card, teachers and documentalists). Guided tour.

Musée de la mode de la ville de Paris is awaiting you just a stone's throw from Trocadéro. Accessible to all, it is located within the the Galliera Palace, a building conducted by the Duchess of Galliera at the end of the 19th century. This impressive Renaissance monument was designed to house the most beautiful art works of the family. Today, it serves as a luxury corner for Parisian exhibitions. In nearly 40 years of activity, Palais Galliera has produced more than 70 fashion exhibitions. The Galliera museum lives to the rhythm of exclusively temporary exhibitions, two to three a year. There is no permanent presentation of collections for conservation reasons. The site has a library and a documentation center, accessible only by appointment.

12, rue Cortot (18 e )
✆  01 49 25 89 39
M° Abbesses, Anvers et funiculaire or Lamarck Caulaincourt
Open every day from 10am to 6pm. Adult: €9.50. Young people 10 to 17 years: €5.50 - Young people 18 to 25 years: €7.50 - Free for under 10-year-olds - Group (15 people): €7.50 (school: €3.50). Shop.

This museum, which reopened in 2014 after a complete repair, is a tribute to Montmartre especially with regard to its artistic and particularly pictorial past, because the Butte was a special place for French painting of the 19th century. It was created in 1960 in the oldest building of the Butte dating back to 17th century, the Maison du Bel Air, rue Cortot, where many artists had their residence and workshop, such as Renoir, Suzanne Valadon or Dufy. This place is magical, because, as a "bonus", in addition to the works that it exhibits (paintings, posters, drawings of Toulouse-Lautrec, Modigliani, Kupka, Steinlen, Valadon, Utrillo...) and information that it delivers (history of the Butte), it offers you the discovery of a delightful space: the Jardins Renoir, so called as a tribute to the painter, island of nature, this nature much loved by impressionists, emerging in the heart of Paris, hanging garden under its sky and offering a splendid view of the vineyards of Clos Montmartre and, beyond, on the north of the city.

Parc de la Villette – Cité de la Musique
221, avenue Jean-Jaurès (19 e )
M° Porte de Pantin or Hoche – RER Pantin
Open all year round. Schedule: Tuesday to Friday from 12pm to 6pm. Saturdays and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Closed on Monday. Closed on December 25th, on January 1st and on May 1st. Rates: €7. Group (10 people): €5.60. Guided tour. Catering facilities. Shop. Activities.

Four centuries of history of music summarized on 2000 m², this is the project of the museum, located in the Cité de la Musique. It all started with the Italian and French opera of the 16th century, then the symphony revolutions of Mozart or Beethoven, romantic music, conceptual music, pop, ending in the electronic music of today. You will find here, among others, instruments made by Stradivarius or Sax, harpsichord, clavichord, citterns, archlutes octobasses or a guitar of Django Reinhardt and Jimi Hendrix ... If you can not play it, you can however listen to the sound of these instruments by audio guide. Better yet, you are entitled to interventions by musicians (between 2 pm and 5 pm). Finally, note that the museum hosts great thematic exhibitions (the guitar, northern India, the Middle Ages, etc.) or biographical exhibitions (Hendrix, Miles Davis, Chopin, Brassens, etc.). For family visits, a booklet-game and an audio tour for children allow younger ones (from 7 years old) to visit museum in a fun and autonomous way. During the year, promenade concerts enliven the place and allow the public to discover spaces invaded by artists (musicians, dancers or actors).

Art Galleries

24, rue de Richelieu (1 er )
✆  01 55 35 25 10
M° Pyramides
Open Monday to Friday from 12pm to 7pm. The schedule can vary depending on the facilities and the exhibitions in progress.

La Vitrine AM is part of these new generation exhibition sites. Since 2012, artists and businesses have been in contact in the centre of Paris. Pascale Cayla and Virginie Epry have fuelled this original concept: developing the relationship between art and trademarks. Here, there's nothing to buy, just to admire! La Vitrine regularly organises happenings around art, of course, which brings together contemporary artists, art experts and business. More than a gallery, La Vitrine AM is the perfect place to meet artists, patrons and important collectors.

58, rue de Richelieu (2 e )
✆  01 53 79 59 59
M° Bourse or Pyramides
Open all year round. Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm. Bibliothèque du Haut-de-Jardin (site François-Mitterrand) is open to all as from 16 years; the research library (François-Mitterrand, Richelieu-Louvois, Arsenal and Opéra sites) is accessible upon documentary evidence of research. Guided tour.

After 7 years of work, BNF Richelieu has just completed the first stage of its upgrading process. Now, the renovated area at 58 rue de Richelieu is accessible again. The site houses three major institutions: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the library of the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art and that of Ecole Nationale des chartes. To date, a valid "search pass" is always required to access the reading rooms, but this condition should soon disappear. By 2020, the general public will have access to additional rooms, including the « Paradis Ovale » which will become a reading room freely accessible.

119 rue Vieille du Temple (3 e )
✆ +33 1 44 61 84 44
Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 1pm and from 2.30pm to 6pm.

As a cultural centre dedicated to the dissemination of Mexican culture, it promotes exchanges between the two countries, through exhibitions of Mexican or foreign artists who have worked there.

58, rue Quincampoix (4 e )
✆  01 42 74 26 36
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 1.30pm to 6.30pm.

Created in 1997 by the association Pour Que L'esprit Vive, the Fait & Cause gallery highlights social and environmental photography. Animated largely by the Sophot network, which establishes the link between social photographers of the world and various press agencies and institutions, the gallery organizes exhibitions on several topics. The latest report, by Christophe Hargoues, is an immersion in the daily lives of patients in a medicalized residence.

16, rue de Beaune (7 e )
✆  01 42 61 11 33
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm. Or by appointment.

Carré Rive Gauche brings together almost a hundred art galleries and antique shops between the Musée d'Orsay and the Beaux-Arts. Within this address, we can find Hegoa gallery on two floors exposing contemporary or already recognized contemporary artists. For example, you will come across the excellent work of Pierre de Vallombreuse, a photographer who testifies the lives of many indigenous peoples. The latest exhibition is collective, and invited six "lovers" of Paris to declare their flame to the capital through their works.

179, boulevard Lefebvre (15 e )
✆  01 56 23 05 16
M° Porte de Vanves
Open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 8pm.

It is a beautiful and luminous gallery of 300 square meters. It is located upstairs the Concorde store. Many European artists expose their works of art (as paintings, photos, erotic sculptures and so on) in this atypical place and every 8 or 10 weeks, new expos are proposed. The gallery is available for rent especially for private events.

22, rue Muller (18 e )
✆  01 77 12 85 41
Free admission.

22 Rue Muller is not only an exhibition place! It is, according to people who animates the place themselves, an independent space of art, far from the great market mechanism of the contemporary art market and its detailed business case. Specifically, you will find here many artistic initiatives: self-edited stories, disturbing installations, remix to listen with headphones available, posters or prints. You don't always understand everything, but you'd like to spend the evenings of the "vernissage".

Rue de l'Evangile (18 e )
M° Marx Dormoy, then 5 minutes walk
Open on Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm to 11pm; Friday to Sunday from 12pm to 11pm. Free.

If we are in the time of ephemeral places, this one is one of the biggest Parisian surprises. In a neighborhood where no one frequents, this rue de l'Evangile is full of warehouses and industrial activities, but it is clear that it will not have the same look in a few years. Aérosol is located in an old and vast logistics platform dedicated to handiwork lovers, stuck between the rails and the street. An ephemeral place open until next January, it is probably the largest and most unexpected one. Indeed, freedom is the watchword here. This freedom is the one to speak artistically, through graffiti or street art, since the thousands of square meters of walls are open to your imagination. Of course, artists were not forced to come, and they have already begun the metamorphosis of the place through beautiful works that you can admire. And since all this goes hand in hand with conviviality, a bar, a food-truck (something tells us it shouldn't stay alone long), a dance floor and exhibition sites are scattered in this very vast space. The new Parisian spot.

Religious Buildings

Palais de Justice de Paris
6, boulevard du Palais (1 er )
✆  01 53 40 60 80
M° Cité or Saint-Michel
Dates, schedule and rates in the variable concerts.

A classic concert in the famous royal chapel of King Saint Louis, Sainte Chapelle, located in the heart of Paris, on the island of the City, is an unforgettable experience. With its famous multicoloured windows, the Gothic architecture of Sainte-Chapelle is a magnificent setting to savoir the beauty of music. On the programme, more than a hundred concerts each year including the most famous works of the classical repertoire, interpreted by artists and ensembles of international stature. Tickets are to be purchased on line.
kalymimi le 31/08/2010 A magical place, stained-glass windows an unimaginable splendour, it really worth that you are interested in it, thank you to its former glory, me who had visited it sad, it is all its splendour, the concierge when it allows us to imagine what could be this place in the past, it is a large bond in history
nichoukette le 31/08/2010 Very beautiful place even if I be disappointed by the price and sellers of souvenirs in the middle on the ground floor! The floor is beautiful but not, it is in repair and part is hidden, which spoils the pleasure. Go, I give you the pipe not to queue: either you buy first Internet access and enjoy the pass, or go to the concierge right to side where the tail is much less long where you buy grouped square and then double everyone in Sainte Chapelle... Thank you?
lilasbleu le 03/02/2010 Originally, it was created in the XIII centuries to house the relics of the Passion of Christ.Make this visit unmissable preferably a sunny day because the chapel is simple. Light will illuminate all: frescoes apostles in medallion, sculptures, columns, stained-glass windows and of course wall paintings. Advance to the foot to see the famous painting of the Annunciation, the oldest in Paris.Upstairs, stands the majestic stained-glass windows tracing the passages of the Bible and all the finesse of Gothic architecture.You can buy a ticket grouped with to visit the Concierge adjacent to this chapel.A must to discover.

© ErickN – Fotolia

2, impasse Saint-Eustache (1 er )
✆  01 42 36 31 05
M° Les Halles. RER Châtelet Les Halles.
Open all year round. Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 7pm; p, weekend and public holidays from 9am to 7pm. Free. Activities.

The church Saint-Eustache had taken more than a century of work (1532-1640). It was built on the edge of the Jardin des Halles. A Gothic structure with a Renaissance decoration, the church has a facade dating back to the 18th century. The portal, rue Rambuteau, is topped with turrets and offers another entrance to visitors. This vast church has 24 chapels, which contain paintings and sculptures from different eras. Between its walls, visitors can admire a triptych of Keith Haring (20th century) and Colbert's tomb designed by Coysevox and Tuby. In the choir, there are beautiful stained glass windows, as well as an organ composed of eight thousand pipes, installed in 1854. Note that concerts are often performed in this church with excellent acoustics. A mass with organ and chorus are organised every Sunday.

ÉGLISE SAINT-EUSTACHE - The Saint-Eustache church – Paris
© BDLM – Iconotec

Place Jean-Paul-II
6, parvis Notre-Dame (4 e )
✆  01 42 34 56 10  / 01 53 40 60 80  / 01 53 10 07 00
M° Cité or Saint-Michel. RER Saint-Michel Notre-Dame.
Open all year. Monday to Friday from 8am to 6.45pm; the weekend from 8am to 7.15pm. Free. Circuits: tlj from 10am to 6.30pm (5.30pm from October to March; 11pm Saturday and Sunday in July and August). Last visit 45 minutes front. Closed: January 1st, May 1st, December 25th. €8.50. TR: €5.50. Free: 0-18 years, 18-25 years of the EU, unemployed people. Access disadvised to the electric armchairs. Guided tour. Shop. Concerts.

The construction site of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral is one of the most Pharaonic that the French history has ever known. Two centuries of work, started in 1160 on the order of Maurice de Sully. At that time, the bishop of Paris wanted to replace two small churches that were built in the southeast tip of the île de la Cité. Concerning its architecture, the dimensions of the cathedral reflect the magnitude of this Gothic art masterpiece: 5,500 m² of floor surface, 130 m long, 48 m wide, 35 m high under vault, 69 m at the summit of the towers. Visitors enter the monument by a majestic façade, composed of three portals: that of the Virgin, the last judgement and Sainte-Anne. Overlooking the structure, two towers shelter on one side "Emmanuel", the famous bell of 13 tons and on the other side and a staircase of 387 steps offering an impressive view over Paris. On the occasion of the 850th of the cathedral anniversary, many events punctuated the year 2013: the splendour of the cathedral was honoured through various musical and cultural events (congress, shows, exhibitions, concerts, books...). Extensive restoration work is equally expected, it is expected to have a new tenor with eight new bells, the repairing of interior lighting, the restoration of the great organs, etc. The cathedral treasury is also accessible at certain hours, at €4.
aladin78 le 19/04/2018 A church that is part of Paris' radiation it was photographed and filmed It is very beautiful right now with its facade refurbished and its very beautiful light games Superb
CHATAIGNE 48 le 26/02/2017 Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris. in the fourth arrondissement. it is located on the island of La Cité in the heart of Paris. Beautiful cathedral to visit absolutely, the sublime interior. a big queue, anticipating coming early.
utopia57 le 21/02/2016 Unavoidable place to visit has Paris! Magnificent cathedral! The stained-glass windows and gargoyles make this place a magical place.
Matko le 28/12/2015 Beautiful building, which continues him the traces of the history of France (see " Notre-Dame de Paris" of Victor Hugo). Choose your time well to avoid the hordes of tourists and the endless queue at the entrance. Possibility to go up between the tours to have a breath-taking view of the capital.

24, rue des Archives (4 e )
✆  01 42 77 90 09
M° Hôtel de Ville
Open all year round. Every day and public holidays from 11am to 7pm. Free. Activities. Exhibitions, concerts and parish.

Among the unknown treasures of Paris, you can find the splendid Cloître des Billettes, the only cloister of the medieval era that remains in the capital. The building takes its name from the order of the brothers of Charité de Notre-Dame, called "Ordre des Billettes", which later became Ordre des Carmes (Carmelite order). At that time, the monastery of the monks of the order was in the building. The cloister is noteworthy for the beauty and elegance of its vaults of typically flamboyant architecture. Nearby: The Hôtel de Ville de Paris, the BHV store, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Hotel de Soubise, Rue des Archives and Rue des Blancs-Manteaux, Rue de Rivoli, La Samaritaine…

2 bis, place du Puits-de-l’Ermite
39, rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire (5 e )
✆  01 45 35 97 33
M° Place Monge
Open every day. Guided tour (except Friday). Tea room. Restaurant. Hammam. Shop.

Discover the minaret of the Grande Mosquée of Paris (33 m high) in the heart of the Latin Quarter still has its effect. It was built in the year 1920 by the French Republic in the square of the old Hospital de la Pitie, as a sign of recognition to the 100,000 Muslim soldiers killed under its flag during the First World War. It was inaugurated in 1926 by President Gaston Doumergue and the Sultan of Morocco Moulay Youssef. Built on almost 1 ha, its architecture respects the codes in the Maghreb countries. It draws its inspiration from the Mosquée de Fès, one of the oldest mosques in the world. Once one is inside the high walls, you are plunged into a world of Arab-Andalusian: wood and stone carvings, mosaics, patios, gardens, fountains ... Note that the site is partly religious (guided tour) and partly profane (free access). A tea room, a restaurant, a sauna, and a Souk await you in the latter. Since December 2011, construction work is currently going on so as to install a retractable roof covering the large patio.
ryokan le 02/12/2010 Take the guided tour because you shows you the library, place de ablutions then finish mint tea (peucher) in the adjacent café.
sebinath le 01/12/2010 I did not know at all, we took tea with a friend there last week. Change of scenery, pretty, friendly service, soothing setting. A small moment of happiness
faon74140 le 02/08/2010 If you are in it is a must-see, a small travel Maghreb country. Ideal Sunday afternoon drink tea and eat pastries or also make a hammam. Place, very pleasant appreciated during the dull days...

GRANDE MOSQUÉE DE PARIS - Grand mosquée of Paris.
© Bensliman Hassan /

1, place Alphonse-Laveran (5 e )
✆  01 40 51 40 91
RER Port-Royal
Open all year round. Sunday mass at 11am. Guided tour. Activities.

The church and convent that constitutes the Val-de-Grâce unit were made by the architect François Mansart. It was established between 1624 and 1669 and was commissioned by Queen Anne of Austria, wife of Louis XIII, to show thanks for the birth of Louis XIV. It was in the Revolution that the convent began its function as a military hospital. In the church, all in blonde stone, we can find a dome painted by Mignard and six paintings by Philippe de Champaigne. The Val-de-Grâce cloister houses a Museum presenting the history of the army's health service.

3, place Saint-Germain-des-Prés (6 e )
✆  01 55 42 81 10
M° Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Open on Monday from 3pm to 6pm; Tuesday to Friday from 10.30am to 12pm and from 3pm to 6pm. Schedule of the masses: Monday to Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 12.15pm and 7pm, and Sunday at 9am, 11am, 5pm and 7pm.

Owner of a vast agricultural estate, the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés has operated for a long time, from the 5th century until to the French Revolution. The only things that remains today is the abbatial palace (16th century; rue de l 'Abbaye) and the church. The origin of the latter dates back to the 11th century. It has since been profoundly reworked several times but still remains its bell, at least the part that rises to the level of its arcades, which dates back to the 12th century. The interior of the building mixes the Romanesque and Gothic styles. Note that important restoration works of this church were conducted in the 19th century, especially by architect Victor Baltard. The Saint-Germain-des-Prés church welcomes classical, religious or profane music concerts on varying dates. Paying concerts usually take place on Thursday or Friday, and start at 8: 30 p. m. unless otherwise noted. The free entrance concerts (organ recital by the organists of Saint-Germain-des-Prés) take place on the last Sunday of the month in the early afternoon.

23 bis, rue Las-Cases (7 e )
✆  01 44 18 62 63
M° Solférino
Masses every Monday at 12.15pm (basilica) and at 12.45pm (missal of boulevard Jean – XXIII), Tuesday at 8am (Infant Jesus Chapel) and 12.15pm (basilica), Wednesday at 8am (Infant Jesus Chapel) and 12.15pm (basilica), Thursday at 12.15pm and 7pm (basilica). On weekend: Saturday at 11.45am and 6.30pm (basilica) and Sunday at 11am (basilica) and 7pm (Infant Jesus Chapel).

Sainte-Clotilde parish was founded in 1857 by the architect François Gaud. It is the first Parisian church in Neo-Gothic style. The façade and its two spires that are 70 m high are the work of Théodore Ballu. Pope Léon XIII made it a basilica in 1896. This church contains a true treasure: the extraordinary organ created by master Cavaillé-Coll, owned by César Franck for over 31 years, which can be appreciated during organ concerts (variable dates) and, of course, during services. Sunday services take place at 11am (in the basilica) and at 7pm (in the Chapelle de l'Enfant Jésus).

Hôtel national des Invalides
129, rue de Grenelle (7 e )
✆  08 10 11 33 99
M° La Tour-Maubourg
Open all year round. The museum is closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Every day and on public holidays from 10am to 6pm. From April 1st to October 31st. Closed at 5pm from November 1st to March 31st. Free for under 18-year-olds. Adult: €9.50 (gives access to all the sites of Invalides). Reduced rate: €7.50. Free under some conditions. Guided tour. Catering facilities. Shop.

Built under the reign of Louis XIV, the Saint-Louis-des-Invalides cathedral and the Eglise du Dôme form a whole that we owe to the architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart. For royal etiquette reasons, the two churches gave their services for two very different audiences. The first is called soldiers church, the second royal church. Thus, the king did not have to mix with his troops. The Cathédrale aux Soldats was completed in 1679 and the Eglise du Dôme in 1706. In the cathedral, the flags taken from enemies and other spoils of war adorn its vaults. Most of these trophies date back to the colonial era. See also: an organ case made by Germain Pilon. The Eglise du Dôme is now internationally famous for hosting the tomb of Napoleon I- Louis Visconti's work – in a circle shaped crypt. All around, the important dates of his reign are mentioned through low-reliefs and statues. The church consists of other tombs, including those of Vauban, Turenne, Foch and Lyautey. Do not miss: the decor painted by Charles de la Fosse, which is on the dome of Dôme. It is 101 metres high. Its outer surface was regilded in 1989, for the bicentenary of the French Revolution. Amazingly, it took only 10 kg of gold foil to carry out this operation.
Charenard le 26/12/2015 Beautiful church, the tomb of Napoleon is impressive.
orfeo le 02/07/2009 A church which impresses with the peace and serenity which rise someDespite the trophies and flags which is as many gate war that decorate the corniche, it is a sense of peace overlooking


140, rue du Bac (7 e )
✆  01 49 54 78 88
M° Sèvres Babylone or Saint-Placide
Open all year round. Wednesday to Monday and public holidays from 7.45am to 1pm and from 2.30pm to 7pm; Tuesday from 7.45am to 7pm. Free. Activities.

The chapel of Compagnie-des-Filles-de-la-Charity, inaugurated in 1815, is a pilgrimage site. A few years later, in 1830, a novice named Catherine Labouré said to have had several apparitions, including Christ and the Virgin. She asserted that the Virgin had asked her to have a miraculous medal struck, which was done. In 1832, during a terrible cholera epidemic that caused more than 20,000 deaths, the sisters distributed the first medals: Miracles soon followed with healing of all kinds! This is why the building bears the nickname of Notre-Dame-de-la-Médaille-Miraculeuse chapel. Note that the chapel, expanded in 1849 and completely redesigned in 1930, houses a statue of Saint Vincent-de-Paul which contains the heart of the latter.

12, rue Daru (8 e )
✆  01 42 27 37 34
M° Ternes or Courcelles
Open all year. Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 3pm to 5pm. Open during church services (see site). Free. Activities.

This amazing religious monument stands is just a stone's throw from Parc Monceau. It is a church dedicated to the orthodox Christian worship. She owes her name to a nineteenth-century Russian national hero, who oust the Swede and Teutonic Knights out of his country. This hero of Russian popular culture was immortalized by the great Soviet director Eisenstein in a film of the same name. Built in 1861, the building presents the traditional form of a Greek cross and is overcome with five turrets that end with bulbs. Many sacred art works, including icons, are to be discovered inside this cathedral. If you would like more information about the activities offered by the church and its schedules, the website of the place is available in French and in Russian. If you are curious, do not hesitate to attend a mass, you will experience a change of scenery and you'll be surprised…
lcsc le 01/12/2010 do not hesitate to cross the gates of this cathedral which was recently restored! You enter a magical place or all will take you to relaxation and why not prayer: icons, candles, meditation... and return during an desk for Christmas or better at Easter!
huiyou le 29/04/2010 Beautiful cathedral, which is worth a visit, to appreciate the style or simply discovering the restoration made on the cathedral.
lilasbleu le 03/02/2010 Very pretty Saint-Alexandre Nevski cathedral pays tribute to a Russian large figure of the 13th century. Built of stone, its pyramidal forms are those of churches in the north of Russia, the regions of Vologda, the White sea. It is well worth a visit.

29, rue Pasquier (8 e )
✆  01 42 65 35 80
M° Saint-Augustin or Havre-Caumartin
From November to March: open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 5pm. From April to October: open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 6.30pm. Free for under 25-year-olds (and handicapped person and the person accompanying him, unemployed, education pass). Adult: €6. Reduced rate: €5. Paris Museum Pass cards accepted. Guided tour. Activities.

The construction of Chapelle Expiatoire ended in the first half of the 19th century, its work was supervised by Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine on an order by Louis XVIII. The building, with its infamous reputation, is reminiscent of the darkest hours of the Revolution and the Terror. The walls are erected at the location of the former Madeleine Cemetery, where the bodies of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette were buried before transferring their remains to the Basilica of Saint Denis. The style of the chapel is reminiscent of neo-classicism, a very sought-after aesthetic under the reign of Louis XVI. It houses two groups sculpted in white marble: Louis XVI to whom an angel shows the sky by Bosio and Marie-Antoinette supported by Religion by Cortot. Every January 21, date when the king was executed, a commemorative mass is organized by the Legitimists.

Place de la Madeleine (8 e )
✆  01 44 51 69 00
M° Madeleine
Open all year. Every day from 9.30am to 7pm. Mass at 12.30pm with the church Monday to Friday and Tuesday to Friday at 6.30pm with the chapel of week. Anticipated mass Saturday at 6pm and mass Sunday at 9.30am (songs and organ), at 11am (solemn mass, vocal ensemble of the Madeleine) and at 6pm. Free. Guided tour. Concerts.

An exceptional site, a majestic building! The Madeleine Church dominates the Saint-Honore district and the wide boulevards with its entire splendour. It has an ancient temple-shaped facade that is in perfect symmetry with the Bourbon palace, located opposite it on the other side of the Seine via the rue Royale and place de la Concorde. Its construction started in 1763 and saw a succession of several architects until its inauguration in 1842. Meanwhile, there were plans to transform it into the National Assembly, a temple of the Revolution or a temple dedicated to the Grande Armée de Napoléon I, before finally being consecrated to the Catholic worship. Surrounded by Corinthian columns, the church is rich in carved and painted works, including a large fresco of Jules Ziegler, adorning the choir and telling the story of Christianity. Thanks to Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, the great organ of La Madeleine is renown as well as the acoustics of the building. Note that some Masses are musical and the church frequently hosts classical concerts. If you have a few minutes, take time to admire the exterior pediment of the church carved by Henri Lemaire. Just below, you can read the Latin inscription: "D.O.M. SVB. INVOCAT S. MAR. MAGDALENÆ" that can be translated as: "To God almighty and great by the invocation of Mary Magdalene". This quote is an invitation to discover the patron saint of the church on the pediment, kneeling to the right of Christ. You will also admire the bronze doors of the monument that are unique in size. They are even larger than the bronze door of Saint-Pierre of Rome.
parsifal le 29/07/2010 Large Gregorian mass every sunday at 11: 00 and many free concerts

ÉGLISE DE LA MADELEINE - The Madeleine church – Paris

44, rue de La Victoire (9 e )
✆  01 45 26 95 36
M° Le Peletier or Notre-Dame-de-Lorette
Open all year. Offices Friday evening at 6.30pm and Saturday morning at 9.30am. Free. Guided tour (group). Activities.

Built between 1867 and 1874 by architect Alfred-Philibert Aldrophe, the Grand Synagogue of Paris is the result of a mixture of two styles: the Roman and the Byzantine one. This assemblage of genres gives this place a true personality, the alchemy is special. Within this spectacular place of worship, you can find a series of twelve stained glass windows symbolizing the tribes of Israel. Witness to the history of the Jewish community since the 19th century, it has experienced dark moments of the Occupation. Moreover, it was only in 1967 that it returned to its former glory. The services of the Central Consistory and the Consistory of Paris are established in its dependencies.

Parvis du Sacré-Cœur (18 e )
✆  01 53 41 89 00
M° Anvers or Abbesses then funicular.
Open all year. Every day from 6am to 10.30pm. Schedule of the dome: Every day from 8.30am to 8pm from May to September; and from 9am to 5pm from October to April. Schedule of the crypt: Every day except Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10am to 5pm. Free. Visit of the dome: €6. Shop.

Immediately after the tragic events of the years 1870 and 1871 - the defeat of the war against the Prussians and the ephemeral Paris Commune which experienced its beginnings in Montmartre and was terribly repressed – two laymen appointed; Alexandre Legentil and Hubert Rohault vow to build an expiatory church dedicated to the worship of sacrificial heart of Christ. Their project was approved by the National Assembly in 1873 and took the of Roman-Byzantine basilica style, which was later called Sacred Heart. The work took nearly half a century to be completed. Six different architects succeeded in completing this work begun by Paul Abadie. Important foundations were necessary, 83 pillars supported the building constructed on a former lime quarry. Completed in 1914, the basilica waited until 1919, before being dedicated, until the end of the First World War. Famous worldwide, the Sacred Heart welcomes all year round flood of impressive visitors. From its square, and also from the dome of the basilica, the view over Paris and its environs – south side – is striking. Inside, the decor presents a large mosaic, a great Cavaillé-Coll or again an encrypted treasure. Note that religious services are held several times throughout the day and even at night. As a result, there is no guided visit inside and it is recommended that visitors be as quiet as possible. In contrast, a guidebook is available in several languages in the bookshop at €5 (closed on Mondays) as well as a more religious booklet entitled Visiter... Prier à la

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