Discovering Paris city of lights and romance
Helping you see more and enjoy more of Paris with popular tourist attractions like museums, gardens and parks, monuments, statues, entertainment venues, location maps showing the different types of accommodation available, plus detailed travel guides, public transport maps & timetables, HD photos and much, much more.
Musee du Louvre
The Louvre is the largest and most visited museum in the world, with a rich history from the 1600s palace, that now has its famous I M Pei pyramids and thousands of artworks including the Mona Lisa.
Map of Paris museums to discover from the famous, little known or unusual along with more information for visiting.
Former train station until the 1970s, this was transformed into an art museum that has a rich history in a unique building with numerous exhibits that start from the 1800s - History - Cafes - Restaurant
Musee Petit Palais
Originally built for the 1900 World Fair in Paris, it has unique architecture and today has a free museum with many different exhibits from furniture through to statues and much more you can discover.
Legion of Honour museum
In a building admired by Thomas Jefferson, discover heroes awarded the Legion of Honour with medals, paintings, etc.
S636 Argonaute Submarine
24 years of service as flagship of the French navy, this decommissioned submarine has turned into a Paris museum - Photos
Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie
The largest technology and science museum in Europe including a planetarium and aquarium, it is suitable for all ages with interactive sections, games, a techno gallery, child section, cafes and much more you and the family can discover.
Map showing the location of numerous Paris landmarks with more information to discover the historical and unusual.
Palais du Luxembourg
A former royal palace constructed in the 1600s for Queen Marie de Medici, it is now home to the French Senate - Photos - History
The Eiffel Tower
Named after its designer and meant to be demolished in 25 years, the Paris icon with its impressive views, light displays, exhibitions, a champagne bar, restaurants and more, brings joy to the millions of visitors each year.
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
A triumphal arch built for Napoleon with the St Marks statues, before they were replaced with a quadriga in 1828 - Photos - Statues
Avenue des Champs Elysees
This famous tree-lined avenue became fashionable in the 1700s and still has original buildings, galleries, shops, restaurants, etc - Photos - History
Constructed as a church and turned into a pantheon for the burial of famous people such as Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Marie Curie, Rene Cassin, etc, this is open to the public for visiting along with the crypt.
With the largest glass roof of its kind in Europe and home to exhibitions, there are many events to enjoy - Photos - History - Restaurant
Sacre Coeur Basilica
Almost the highest point in Paris this church, is popular for its views and architecture, to pilgrims and services including Mass - History
Notre Dame Cathedral
Constructed over 850 years ago in a Gothic style, it is famous for its gargoyles, Crown of Thorns, the bells, its flying buttress supports, statues including the apostles by the spire and its services.
Dating back to the 1500s with a shrine to Saint Genevieve, Patron Saint of Paris, this church welcomes visitors and pilgrims - Photos - History
Originally on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella, this is a restored historical monument - Statues
Hotel les Invalides
On the orders of King Louis XIV this colossal building was constructed for wounded soldiers and veterans, but today you can discover historical canons, military museums, the Tomb of Napoleon I along with much more.
Catacombes de Paris
Limestone quarries and tunnels under Paris became the burial place for millions, and is now a landmark museum - Entrance
The Arc de Triomphe
This 50m high triumphal arch constructed to honour Napoleon's Grand Army, it has the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and eternal flame relit daily, plus holds a museum and public viewing area at the top.
Canal de l'Ourcq
Constructed in the 1800s to supply water to Paris and for shipping, it is now mainly used by pleasure craft and tours - Photos
A military training school where Napoleon I once studied, it still has the same purpose from the 1700s - Photos
Palais de Chaillot
Constructed for the 1937 World Fair in Paris, this massive building overlooks the Trocadero Fountains, has an esplanade with impressive Eiffel Tower views, three museums, a theatre, restaurant and much more.
Over 700km long and splitting Paris in two, this famous river is popular for sightseeing and dinner cruises - Photos
Institut de France
Built in the 1600s, it holds the Bibliotheque Mazarine museum, which is the oldest French public library - Photos - History - Bibliotheque
The first Paris royal palace from medieval times with its turrets and clock tower that was turned into a prison where Queen Marie Antoinette was held during the French Revolution, it is now a museum for people to visit.
Paris Gardens and Parks
Map of Paris parks and gardens with details on what you can discover in them plus visiting information.
Jardin des Tuileries
With over 100 statues, model boating ponds, water features, cafes, a carrousel, playground and more - Video
Jardin du Luxembourg Gardens
Former royal gardens with statues, monuments, water fountains, jogging paths, tennis courts, childrens playground, apiary, museums and much more, this historical garden has something for everyone.
Jardin Tino Rossi
With impromptu music and dancing through to an open air art museum, and its relaxing gardens with great views - Photos - Museum
Champ de Mars park
At the Eiffel Tower feet with great picnic views, it has many areas, features and monuments to enjoy - Photos
Jardins des Champs Elysees
These gardens are divided by the famous avenue in Paris and holds restaurants, ornate water fountains, a theatre, monuments, along with various garden sections that include places to relax on park benches plus much more.
Square Jean XXIII gardens
Designed in the 1800s on the side of Notre Dame Cathedral it holds the Fountain of the Virgin - Photos
Parc de la Villette
One of the largest Paris parks it is a place for everyone with theatres and museums through to opera and themed gardens plus open air events, entertainment venues and much more for everyone to enjoy.
Jardin du Port de l'Arsenal
A terraced garden overlooking the marina, there are pergolas, a restaurant and places to relax - Grand Bleu restaurant
Jardin Anne Frank
Dedicated to Anne Frank, famous for her diaries, a sapling was planted from the original Amsterdam tree.
Jardin des Plantes
Historical royal botanical garden with over 8000 species of plants, it is also home to a menagerie zoo, the natural history museum, a geology and minerology museum and more, making this a great place for all to visit.
Above a train station it has tables tennis, playground, weather instruments, tennis courts and many plants - Gare Montparnasse
Square Cambronne gardens
With a lion sculpture called Drama of the Desert there are also park benches, playground, etc - Photos
With monuments, statues, museums, entertainment venues like an arena with ice skating, to beautiful water features, skate boarding, picnic and garden areas for relaxation, it makes this Park suitable for all the family.
Square Claude-Nicolas Ledoux
An English style garden with a monument named after an architect instrumental in the history of Paris - Photos - Monument
Square du Vert Galant gardens
On the tip of an island, this garden is a popular place to sunbathe or relax under trees by the River Seine - Photos
Jardins du Trocadero
Famous for the water fountains with its canon jets, it also has various other garden areas and water features, an aquarium and statues, in addition to plenty of park benches plus a childrens playground.
Map of Paris squares with information for visiting, what you can see, their history and more.
Place de la Bastille
An historical square remembered for the Storming of the Bastille fortress in the French Revolution, it now holds the July Column plus a modern opera house and is a popular meeting place facing the marina.
Popular for French boules and its cafes, this historical square was named by King Henri IV for his son - Photos
On the tip of an island in the River Seine, dedicated to a sculptor, its great for picnics and relaxation - Photos - Monument
With the Lion of Belfort statue, WWII museums and the famous Paris catacombs, through to gardens and historical monuments including the train station, toll houses and much more that you can discover.
Place Igor Stravinsky
With modern colourful, moving fountains, through to street performers, this square is a delight for all.
Place de la Concorde
Historical 1700s octagon shaped square, with the Luxor Obelisk, two ornate water fountains and the Horses of Marly, it also has statues representing eight French cities, plus is home to the historical Hotel de Crillon and more.
Designed in the 1800s it holds the tallest water fountain in Paris with sculptures, hiding the end of buildings - Photos - Fontaine
Place Charles de Gaulle
Originally known as the Star square, many avenues converge, with the Arc de Triomphe in its centre.
Place de la Madeleine
With a Greek style temple in its centre that became a church where numerous concerts are also held, this square is also home to gourmet shops and restaurants like the famous Fauchon.
Paris public services maps
Paris Public Toilets
Map with GPS coordinates of free public toilets in Paris and paid for ones within attractions like gardens.
Drinking Water Fountains
GPS map of Paris drinking water fountains that are free, ornate, Wallace fountains, sparkling water, etc.
Paris public transport systems
Visiting Chateau Versailles
Discover the former royal palace and its extensive gardens with transport options, plans, tickets and more.
Visiting Disneyland Paris
How to get to Disneyland Paris with public transport maps, shuttles, timetables plus plans, etc.
Paris sightseeing tours
Tootbus Paris bus tours
Originally called OpenTour, this is a hop on and hop off bus tour of Paris suitable for all the family - Bus tour maps and timetables
Fat Tire Paris bike tours
With different English guided bike tours available, they are suitable for all the family and levels of competence - Photos
Bateaux Parisiens boat cruises
Founded in the 1950s to provide sightseeing tours of the River Seine in panoramic boats, today they also have dedicated restaurant boats for lunch cruises and romantic dinner cruises with Paris monuments lit up.
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Ideal for a romantic Paris tour in the burgundy carriage or your wedding with the Cinderella carriage.
Petits Trains de Montmartre
Also known as Promotrain, this is a small Paris tourist train as a guided tour travelling around Montmartre.
Canauxrama sightseeing boat cruises
Not just a River Seine sightseeing boat tour, Canauxrama also provide additional and unusual cruises along the Canal Saint-Martin travelling through locks, along with evening and special cruises you can enjoy.