The Top 10 Must See Attractions in Paris

Paris is considered the city of love and lights for a reason. To say it is magical would be an understatement. There is so much to see, it is almost impossible to really explore Paris in just one trip. But since most of us don’t get to live in Paris, I am sharing the top 10 must see attractions in Paris! I’ve also linked each location in the Google map below!

  1. The Eiffel Tower :: Go take your picture beneath it, have a picnic beneath it or go to the top for a glass of champagne {I HIGHLY recommend this tour with the Fat Tire company, we did it and loved it}. Whatever you choose- the Eiffel Tower is a must. And the view of it from the Trocadero is incredible and is a great location to take photos. {If you go to the Trocadero, go EARLY in the morning otherwise you will have tons of people in your photos. Plus, is there anything more magical than the Eiffel Tower at sunrise?}
  2. The Louvre :: Even if you don’t go into the museum, you must see the architecture. It is gorgeous by day and by night!
  3. Arc de Triomphe :: I highly recommend climbing to the top! In my opinion, it offers one of the best {if not THE best} views of the city. I recommend going during the day or at sunset.
  4. Sacre Coeur :: This church sits on a hill overlooking the city. Be sure to walk up the famous stairs and explore the Montmartre neighborhood {the neighborhood where the Sacre Coeur resides}.
  5. Jardin du Luxembourg :: The perfect place for an afternoon stroll or picnic. Even in the winter time this park is gorgeous.
  6. Notre Dame Cathedral :: The line out front may be daunting, but it does move quickly! We actually didn’t go in our first trip because we were so overwhelmed by the line, but were shocked at how quickly it moved when we decided to wait in it on our second trip. If you want to go up to the top, arrive early and use the entrance on the left side of the church {left side if you are looking at the cathedral face on}.
  7. Sainte Chapelle :: The stain glass is beyond impressive and an absolute must-see.
  8. Pont Alexandre III :: Possibly the prettiest bridge in the world. The bridge offers views of the Eiffel Tower and is great for photos.
  9. Palais Royal :: You’ve likely seen photos of the black and white pillars here on Instagram. It sits opposite the Louvre.
  10. Palais Garnier :: This Opera House is absolutely stunning and anyone who enjoys pretty architecture will adore the interior.

Find my favorite museums here & my favorite neighborhoods post is coming soon!

^^^ you can save this map to your Google account and use it when in Paris ^^^

What are some of your favorite places to visit in Paris?

Are there any locations you think I missed or should add to this list?

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    Ashley Hargrove
    March 29, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Such a beautiful post! I miss Paris everyday!

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    March 29, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Just pinned this! Such a great list!

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      Chloé Arnold
      March 29, 2017 at 11:58 am

      Yay!! Paris is so dreamy, it is hard to break it down to just 10 places- but you have to start somewhere, right?!

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    Mary Powers
    March 29, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    We did all these and loved them so much!! We also enjoyed musée d’orsay and Versailles! It’s the most magical city and I want to go back so bad. One time just isn’t enough!! Can’t wait to see some video from your trip!

    – Mary

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    March 29, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    I second Musee d’orsay, I like it a lot. I also really like Place des Vosges :)

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    Jessica van Roij
    March 29, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    So cool! i like Paris and never get tired of the top 10 you posted.. my all time favorite is to go to the Mount Martre 😍

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    March 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    A picnic in the park of the Effiel tower is the best!

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    Mariah Rickard
    March 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I saw you were doing this post and was so worried I was gonna have missed something lol I loved Luxemburg! The garden is beautiful!

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    Susanna Kelly
    March 29, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I’ve been to Paris three times and have only done about four these, I am usually too busy eating or shopping haha. I would like to go inside the Notre Dame next time and it’s good to hear the line isn’t so long, it definitely scared me off too! Great list!

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    Sheila Berríos Nazario
    March 29, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Loved the Google Map feature. Still have not been to Paris, but this list loos very tempting and useful.

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    Leanna @ Being Leanna
    March 29, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Love this! I’ve been to Paris but there is just so much to see and do it’s hard to narrow it down for a quick trip. I love all the things you mentioned, must see spots for sure! The Arc was my favorite :-]

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    Courtney CJ
    March 29, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Ahhh you gave me so many fantastic memories. I adored the gardens in Paris and wish we had more of those in Dallas. I also recommend exploring the Latin Quarter. It was a funky neighborhood that I wish I had more time to visit.

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    Liza @ Tripsget
    March 30, 2017 at 7:53 am

    I haven’t visited even a half of them during my week in Paris! Need to come back for sure :) Thanks for this list!

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    Taylor Mobley
    March 30, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Paris is my favorite place in the whole world! I only got to spend a few days there so I didn’t check all the things off your list, definiley keeping this in mind for when I go next!

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    Ruthie Ridley
    March 30, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Great list!! I cannot wait to go to Paris one day!!!

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    Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    March 30, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    We saw half of these on our last quick stop to Paris, but will definitely need to check out the others the next time we visit!

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    Sam Elaine
    March 30, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I haven’t made it to Paris yet but its on the list (duh!) These are great suggestions and I will definitely try and cross them all off. I like that there seem to be so many places for picnics! haha

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    Ipanema Travels to
    March 30, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Definitely my favourite city! There’s soooo much to visit in Paris and tell about! Great shot with the Eifel Tower!

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    Lauren | Justin Plus Lauren
    March 30, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Paris is such a dreamy place and somewhere I dream of visiting someday! I’d love to just stroll around and take in all the scenery :)

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    March 30, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    If I had to pick my top two to see first, I’d pick the Eiffel tower, the Arc de Triomphe (I like climbing things). Then maybe that bridge. That sounds beautiful.

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    Nataly Kimball
    March 31, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Such a great post! Can’t wait to visit Paris one day!

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    Bryn Bradsher
    April 3, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I agree with all of these! I also love shopping on Ave Montaigne (window shopping), stopping at Ladureee for macarons and Jardin des Tuileries for a picnic. I love that picture with the cherry blossoms! xo Bryn

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    April 4, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been in Paris, but I totally agree! I thin I went to almost all of them luckily in my short visit! Can’t wait to see more pics!

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