Paris is no doubt one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world. Full of history, it continues to set worldwide trends in many areas. "The City of Light", La Ville Lumière, refers not to the illuminations and bright colors that Paris can also boast, but also to the enlightenment role that Paris has played historically. Museums, art centers, exhibitions, music events, architecture, châteaux and palaces, the food and wine culture make Paris one of the most visited cities in the world.
If it is your first visit to Paris, it is easy to get overwhelmed. See the list of some of the most famous places to visit in Paris. Consider starting with those attractions that are a must-visit in Paris. It might also be a good idea to start with the sightseeing tour to get the first introduction to Paris, and then continue exploring the city on your own.
Museums in Paris
There are literally hundreds of museums, and most of them are indeed very interesting. The most visited museums in Paris are the Louvre museum and Musée d'Orsay, the Orsay Museum. The lines to get to the museums can take hours. That is why it is best to either have an admission ticket in advance, or to have the Paris Museum Pass. These will let you skip the long line. Learn more about museums in Paris.
Art Centers and Galleries
Only New York and London can compete with Paris for having the best art exhibitions. If you are looking for inspiration and/or would like to see contemporary art, make sure to visit the Grand Palais, Centre Pompidou and a new jewel in Paris collection, Fondation Louis Vuitton.
Visit the famous Moulin Rouge, Lido, Crazy Horse or Paradis Latin. Buy tickets online.
Châteaux outside Paris
Several beautiful royal castles are located not far from Paris. You can get to some of these by public transportation, or by a rental car. Learn more. If you don't feel like going on your own, consider taking a one-day tour from Paris.