Top Paris Sights & Attractions

seine river facts and history

Most Popular Sights & Places

Especially on a first trip to the city, most visitors will want to beeline to some of Paris’s top sights, attractions and monuments, from the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame to the winding, poetic streets of the Latin Quarter and Montmartre. And why not end the day with a scenic cruise on the Seine River? Keep reading for our full guides to the capital’s most iconic tourist sights and places, sorted by theme below based on your interests, budget & available time.

Image: Rubixcuben/Creative Commons

Top Tips for Visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Updated on
A surprising fact about Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower: During its construction and prior to its unveiling for the Universal Exposition in 1889, it was decried and even…

Best Things to Do For History Lovers

Edith Piaf was born in Paris; for fans of "la mome", there are several key sites to see in the French capital. Image credit: Piano Piano/Creative Commons 2.0

Seeking Edith Piaf in Paris? Visit These Places

Updated on
Last Updated on November 21, 2023 Affectionately dubbed “the little sparrow” and “la môme” (the kid) in France, Edith Piaf is a musical legend who has (rather surprisingly?)…

Best Things to Do For Food Lovers

Some of the Best Crepes in Paris: A Few Favorites

Updated on
Looking for some decent crepes in Paris? You’re not alone. Crepes are one of the world’s great democratic foods. They’re inexpensive, often portable, and remarkably adaptable, ranging…