To make your stay in Paris even more memorable, the FFME suggests you plan to visit a few tourist and cultural venues while you’re here. And in Paris, you’re spoiled for choice!
The Eiffel Tower
Designed by Gustave Eiffel and built between 1887 and 1889, the Eiffel tower was inaugurated on March 31st 1889. 324 metres high, it has since become the symbol of the French capital, and welcomes around 7 million visitors each year.
Arc de Triomphe
This national monument is situated in the middle of the place de l’Étoile, at the top of the Champs-Élysées, l’Arc de Triomphe is the largest arch in the world. It was inaugurated on July 30th 1936, is 50m tall and 45m wide. It spans the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, whose flame is lit every evening 6:30 pm.
Notre Dame de Paris is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and the most visited monument in France. It was built between the 12th and 14th century. Visitors can admire its 69m towers, its stained glass windows (some dating back to the middle ages) and its gargoyles...
The Sacré Cœur
The Basilica of the Sacré Coeur (Sacred Heart) sits atop the Montmartre hill. It was consecrated in 1919 and offers one of the best panoramic views of the French Capital, from a height of 130m. It’s Romanesque-byzantine style is recognisable through its white stone. Inside, the roof is decorated with the largest mosaic in France, measuring 80 m².
The Louvre museum, former home to French Kings, is the largest museum in Paris, with 35 000 works of art and 60600 m2 on which to display them.
Visitors can admire the different collections, : Ancient Far East, Egypt, Greece and Rome, Paintings, Sculptures, Islamic arts, Graphic arts and graphic arts from the Middle Ages to 1848…
Whatever the reason for your visit to Paris, the Georges Pompidou Centre is a must-see cultural visit. Modern masterpieces or temporary displays sit side by side in a piece of 20th century architecture, which is both timeless and resolutely modern.
It’s typically Parisian, it’s multi-discipline, and it’s unique!
Parks and gardens
La coulée verte
« La coulée verte », or the planted prom, spans the 12the arrondissement de Paris, and is 4.5 km long. It begins at the Bastille opera house and ends in the Vincennes woods, passing by the Reuilly gardens and the allée Vivaldi on its way... The Arts viaduct, built in 1859, houses arts and crafts workshops. The walkway combines wild vegetation and a more modern landscaping approach.
The Tuileries gardens
The garden separates the Louvre museum from the Place de la Concorde, and is a popular stroll and cultural outing for Parisians, a place where Maillol’s statues meet those of Rodin or Giacometti. The two ponds are a nice place to sit and chill… The Orangerie museum houses Monet’s works and is situated in the south-west tip of the gardens.
Le Parc Floral (Flower park)
Created in 1969, the Floral Parc is a constantly changing landscape, a place to admire but also relax for those who love floral art and nature walks. The park covers 28 hectares and lies in the heart of the Vincennes woods, not far from the Château de Vincennes. It features four distinct landscapes.
In the heart of the 12th arrdondissement, between the Gare de Lyon and the cour Saint-Emilion area, the Parc de Bercy is a pleasant place to walk at any time of year. Apart from the huge AccorHotels Arena venue, there is also a romantic garden with ponds that are frequented by ducks and lilies, a little lake and an island.