Find out about the most interesting tourist attractions in Paris, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Les Invalides, Louvre, and Disneyland Paris.
It is easy for you to combine a tour of the Eiffel tower to dining out, as there are two restaurants in the tower:
- Altitude 95, and
- Jules Verne, latter of which is a very expensive, gastronomic restaurant, located on the second level (with its own elevator).
To get to the 1st and 2nd levels of the tower, you can use either the elevator, or climb up the stairs. Third level, meanwhile, is only accessible via the elevator.
Of the tourist attractions in Paris, Champs-Élysées (champselysees.org) is among the most high-profile avenues in the world, culminating on one end at the Arc de Triomphe, the Paris’ triumphal arch.
Within Champs-Élysées, you’ll find a wide variety of shops and services, including…
- movie theaters,
- restaurants, and
- luxury boutiques.
These are mostly high-end stores, as the rents per square meter (square feet) here, are, in fact, the highest in the Europe.
Arc de triomphe, Paris’ triumphal arc, is the most famous highlight within the Champs-Élysées and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Paris.
It’s construction was commissioned by Napoleon, as a monument to his many military victories.
The monument’s significance to Napoleon was underlined by the fact, that when Napoleon died, the burial route for his coffin went under the arc de triomphe, and on to Les Invalides (where you can find Napoleon’s tomb today).
In addition to enjoying the architecture of the monument, you can go up to the observation platform, where you’ll be able to see some of the best panoramic views of Paris.
Les Invalides (invalides.org) is a complex of buildings, containing museums and monuments, all related to the military history of France.
The most famous highlight of Les Invalides is Napoleon’s tomb, located within the core of Les Invalides, directly under the main dome of Les Invalides church.
Louvre (louvre.fr), on the other hand, is the world’s most visited museum, and one of the most recognized landmarks in Paris (with its glass pyramids).
The museum’s collections include over 35,000 objects of significance, with individual pieces ranging from the 6th century B.C. to the 20th century A.D…
…displayed within a massive exhibition area, sized at around 60,600 square meters (about 15 acres).
Highlights at the Louvre include “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci, as well as the vast collections of unique ancient Egyptian and ancient Roman art.
Finally, Disneyland Paris (disneylandparis.com) is one of the most recent additions to the attractions map of Paris, having been completed in 1992, and located some 32 km from central Paris.
At the Disneyland Paris amusement park, you’ll find…
- two theme parks and
- seven Disney-owned hotels to choose from.
The area also contains “Disney Village”, an entertainment center with Disney themed restaurants, bars, and shops.
You can also get to see Buffalo Bill’s wild west dinner show and other entertainment, if you like. The Disney Village is open even when the rest of the amusement park is closed for visitors.