Things to See in Paris - Monuments and Landmarks
Purchasing the museum and monument pass (valid for one, three or five consecutive days) allows you to skip the lines and gives you unlimited access to dozens of museums and monuments in and around Paris. The pass is available at participating museums and monuments, at metro stations, at the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau and in FNAC stores.
Paris museums are generally open from 9 or 10am until 5 or 6pm, but some open later and close at 8 or 9pm. Most museums are closed on Monday or Tuesday, but some are open 7 days a week and some are open very late. Check the appropriate websites listed below for current information.
Arc de Triomphe: Visit Napoléon’s huge triumphal arch - the largest in the world - and walk (or take an elevator) to the observation deck for a great view.
Nearest Métro Stop: Charles de Gaulle-Etoile
Website: Arc de Triomphe
Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre: Visit this imposing white basilica and climb to the dome for another excellent view of the city.
Nearest Métro Stop: Anvers, Abbesses
Website: Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris: Visit the famous cathedral perched on the banks of the Seine.
Nearest Métro Stop: Cité, St-Michel
Website: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cimetière du Père Lachaise: Visit the tombs and memorials of Jim Morrison, Chopin, Molière, Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde, Honoré de Balzac, Eugène Delacroix, Maria Callas and Georges Bizet.
Nearest Métro Stop: Père-Lachaise
Website: Cimetière du Pere Lachaise
Sainte-Chapelle: Visit two chapels featuring magical ancient stained glass windows.
Nearest Métro Stop: Cité, St-Michel, or Châtelet-Les Halles
Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower): Visit the most famous monument in Paris and take an elevator to the top or walk the stairs to the third floor.
Nearest Métro Stop: Bir Hakeim
Website: Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower)
Tour Montparness (Montparnasse Tower): Visit this 56 floor building for a spectacular view of Paris including the Eiffel tower!
Nearest Métro Stop: Montparnasse-Bienvenüe
Website: Tour Montparness (Montparnasse Tower)
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