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Paris SightseeingParis Tourist Attractions - During your stay in the area you will definitely want to take in some of the finest attractions in the world. You will want to see the Eiffel Tower and take the tour to the top. There are magnificent views from the top. It used to be the world’s tallest building in 1889.

Next on your list should be a stop at Leonardo da Vinci’s painting’s home. “Mona Lisa” is house in the Musee du Louvre and you should make every effort to spend some time in this fantastic museum. Hours will fly by before you know it. Make every effort to see the Pantheon where the famous writers Emile Zola, Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Voltaire have their resting place.

Château de Versailles and the Palais-Royal are extravagant buildings and grounds that you will love to see and spend time admiring. Then do take a look at Napoleon's Tomb and the La Place de la Concorde for more sightseeing enjoyment.

In the City of Paris you will have so much to look at, to admire and to partake in. We hope you make every effort to do and see as much as you possibly can. Below we have made our top ten choices for the Attractions in Paris, France. There are so many more to see. The city is filled with interesting sightseeing opportunities and we urge you to see as many as you can. Go ahead and see them all.

Tour Eiffel
Champ de Mars
Paris, 75007 France
Phone: +33 1 44 11 23 45
For the 1889 World Fair The Eiffel Tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel and it was the tallest building in the world then. It is now the world’s most visited monument and a lift takes you all the way to the top for some absolutely magnificent views of the city of Paris.

Musee du Louvre
99, rue de Rivoli
(Rue du Louvre)
Paris, 75001 France
Phone: +33 1 40 20 51 51
The Musee du Louvre was originally built to defend Paris from the Vikings in 1793 and now it is a museum. It houses Egyptian, Oriental, Roman and Greek works of art and the Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. This wonderful museum is free for children under 18.

Place du Pantheon
Paris, 75005 France
Phone: +33 1 44 32 18 00
The Pantheon was built between 1794 and 1790 and it is was commissioned by king Louis XV. The reason he had it built was in honor of Saint-Genevieve for curing him of his grave illness. It is the resting place of famous writers such as Emile Zola, Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Voltaire.

Château de Versailles
Motorway A13
(place d'Armes)
Versailles, 78000 France
Phone: +33 1 30 83 78 00
The Château de Versailles was built in 1668 and became the largest place in Paris. Interior highlights are the Wall of Mirrors and the Royal Apartments. The Sun King (Louis XIV) enjoyed likening himself to Apollo, (God of the arts, peace and the sun!) and commissioned architects to build this phenomenal sight.

Place du Palais-Royal
Paris, 75001 France
The Palais-Royal was 1629 for Cardinal de Richelieu. In the 18th century it was used for great meetings of the minds. 13th July 1789 (the night before the storming of the Bastille), and chose the Palais arches for rebellion. The building is closed to the public, but the gardens offer beautiful views and scenery.

Musee de la Mode et du Textile
107, rue de Rivoli
Paris, 75001 France
Phone: +33 1 44 55 57 50
Musee de la Mode et du Textile has 80,000 pieces in its collection of costumes and fashions. These pieces are all from the dress designs of the 18th century. They are all absolutely beautiful. Parisian legends such as YSL Chanel and Dior collections as well as some young designers' work also features in temporary exhibits.

Paris, France
Champs-Elysee is a stretch of road in Paris filled with boutiques like Cartier and Lacoste and other shops along the avenue. It is new modern Paris filled with old world Paris interesting places and shops. It is a fantastic place for a lover of shopping to be at in Paris.

Cite des sciences et de l'industrie
30, avenue Corentin-Cariou
Paris, 75019 France
Phone: +33 1 40 05 80 00
A museum of history and science the Cite des sciences et de l'industrie is famous for the Geode dome and a 180 degree cinema. There is also a children’s multi media museum where they can also learn at a different pace. It is a great place to spend an afternoon or day.

Napoleon's Tomb
Esplanade des Invalides
7th Arrondissement
Paris, France
Phone: +45 55 92 30
In Napoleon Bonaparte (b.1769) died and this fantastic memorial that was built between 1843-53 and now serves as his final resting place. Also in the area is the Musee de l'Armee. It is the French war museum. It is worth a special look because it is made of five gigantic blocks.

Place de la Concorde (La)
Avenue Gabriel
(rue Boissy D'anglas)
Paris, 75008 France
Phone: Aucun telephone disponible
The Place de la Concorde was built in between the years of 1755 and 1775 by an architect named Gabriel and it was renamed Place de la Revolution in 1792. Many executions took place in the year 2800 in the guillotine. The Louqsor obelisk has been standing at the center of the square since the year 1840.

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