Attractions & sightseeing

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fine dining, contemporary art and iconic architecture. Something for everybody at this Frank Gehry masterpiece in Bois de Boulogne.

Éléphant Paname

This incredible Parisian mansion has been transformed into a multidisciplinary arts centre with dance at its heart but offers plenty more.

La Gaîté Lyrique

Now open on the fringes of the Marais is the spectacular new Parisian municipal centre for contemporary music and all things digital.

Le Bal

There may no longer be much boogieing going on at these former dance halls, but there are still plenty of reasons for swinging by this Magnum offshoot.

Gagosian Gallery Paris

American art titan Larry Gagosian’s new Parisian venue promises to usher in a new age of artistic integrity for the French capital.

Galerie BSL

Paris is home to a new trend: The Design Gallery. The newest version of this new breed is in the heart of the hip north Marais district. A showcase for smart and sophisticated pieces.

Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton

Taking ‘travel’ as its main theme, the design house’s “secret” cultural centre puts on exhibitions that take visitors on journeys all around the world.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame

Like a modern day Quasimodo, climb the stairs of one of Paris’s most impressive Gothic monuments.

Galerie-Musée Baccarat

Everybody needs a little bling at times, and bling is just the word for this over-the-top mansion.

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

Tiny, but worth a visit for any lover of photo journalism and contemporary photography.

Louvre

Not only a big museum, it’s the world’s most visited, and serious art buffs and Da Vinci Code fans could probably get lost in here for days, if not weeks.

Arc de Triomphe

200 years old and a centrepiece to the star-shaped Place Charles de Gaulle, you’d be forgiven for thinking the French were making up for something in the size department.

Eiffel Tower

Make the time and queue up to get inside France’s most notorious monument - even if it is just to get to Alain Ducasse’s restaurant.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

If the French pride themselves on their artistic prowess, this is their shrine with a collection that is a testament to France’s craftsmen, creatives and artists.

Jardins du Luxembourg

Paris’ largest park is a beautiful space made up of gravel pathways and lawns, statues and lakes, and sits on the Senate’s backyard.

Cimetiere de Montmartre

Embrace your inner Edgar Allen Pope for romantic notions of gothic grandeur at this, one of Paris’ most famous cemeteries.

Paris Things to do - on a map

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