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Things to do in Paris

Walk along the Seine to the legendary Eiffel Tower, modern art museum Palais de Tokyo and Cité de l'Architecture museum. After visiting the Louvre gallery, cross the river for Impressionist paintings in the Musée d'Orsay and sculpture in the Musée Rodin. On Île de la Cité see medieval stained-glass in the Sainte Chapelle, or head south to Denfert Rochereau to walk eerie, bone-lined tunnels in the Catacombs. Most museums open 10am-6pm and close Monday or Tuesday.

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Branly Museum, Paris. Photo by Amélie Dupont, © Paris Tourist Office
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Branly Museum

Primitive arts

Architect Jean Nouvel's ultra-modern Branly Museum, near the Eiffel Tower, showcases collections of anthropological and ethnological artefacts, and primitive art from Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americas. For great views of the Eiffel Tower, head to the fabulous roof-top restaurant.



Cost

€8.50; under-18s €6 (some exhibitions charge extra)

Opening Hours

Tue-Sun 11am-7pm (until 9pm Thu-Sat)

Address

37, quai Branly, Paris 75007

Telephone

+33 (0) 1 56 61 70 00

Transport

Métro Iéna; RER Champs-de-Mars-Tour-Eiffel

Website

Branly Museum Website

Pompidou Centre, Paris. Photo by Jonathan Boland
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Pompidou Centre

Modern and contemporary artworks

This world-class modern art museum, in the Beaubourg district, houses multi-disciplinary collections on Fauvism, Cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism and post-1960s art, plus temporary exhibitions on today's artists. The Pompidou Centre's avant-garde building is an iconic sight, with multi-coloured, exposed pipes.



Cost

€12; concessions €9; under 26s freeEntry to temporary exhibitions can vary

Opening Hours

Wed-Mon 11am-9pm

Address

Place Georges Pompidou, Rue Saint-Martin, Paris 75191

Telephone

+33 (0) 1 44 78 12 33

Transport

Métro Rambuteau or Hôtel de Ville; RER Châtelet-Les-Halles

Website

Pompidou Centre Website

Louvre, Paris. © Paris Tourist Office/Amélie Dupont, architecture by Ieoh Ming Peï
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Louvre

World-class art treasures

Set in France's former royal palace, the city-centre Louvre contains some of the world's most precious art treasures. Admire Mona Lisa's smile and Venus de Milo, then discover ancient Egyptian mummies before heading underground to see the palace's medieval vestiges.



Cost

€9; €6 after 6pm Wed and Fri

Opening Hours

Wed-Mon 9am-6pm (until 10pm Wed & Fri)

Address

99, rue de Rivoli, Paris 75001

Telephone

+33 (0) 1 40 20 50 50

Transport

Métro Palais-Royal-Musée-du-Louvre or Louvre Rivoli

Website

Louvre Website

Musée d'Orsay, Paris.  Photo by David Lefranc, © Paris Tourist Office
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Musée d'Orsay

Impressionist works of art

Set inside a stunning Belle Époque railway station, the Musée d'Orsay on the Left Bank houses world-famous collections of 19th-century art. On the top floor, Impressionist masterpieces by Monet, Degas and Renoir steal the show.



Cost

€8; concessions €5.50

Opening Hours

Tue-Sun 9.30am-6pm (until 9.45pm Thu)

Address

62, rue de Lille, Paris 75007

Telephone

+33 (0) 1 40 49 48 14

Transport

Métro Solférino; RER Musée d'Orsay

Website

Musée d'Orsay Website

Musée Jacquemart André, Paris. Photo by Marc Bertrand, © Paris Tourist Office
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Jacquemart-André Museum

Treasure-filled mansion

More a stately home than a museum, the Jacquemert-André Museum, near the Champs-Elysées, is the treasure trove of a couple devoted to 17th- and 18th-century art and furniture. In the gilt-clad salons, admire works by Bellini and Rembrandt.



Cost

€10; 7-17s €7.50; under-7s free

Opening Hours

Daily 10am-6pm

Address

158, boulevard Haussman, Paris 75008

Telephone

+33 (0) 1 45 62 11 59

Transport

Métro Miromesnil or St-Philippe-du-Roule

Website

Jacquemart-André Museum Website

Cité de l' Architecture, Paris. © Cité de l'architecture & du patrimoine / Carole Lenfant photographe, 2007
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Cité de l'Architecture

Fantastic architecture

Cité de l'Architecture in the Chaillot district houses over 850 copies of architectural treasures. Moulded portions of churches, châteaux and great French cathedrals like Chartres sit alongside reconstructions of modern architecture including a mock-up Le Corbusier apartment.



Cost

€8; under-26s free

Opening Hours

Wed-Mon 11am-7pm (until 9pm Thu)

Address

1, place du Trocadéro, Palais de Chaillot, Paris 75116

Telephone

+33 (0) 1 58 51 52 00

Transport

Métro Trocadéro

Website

Cité de l'Architecture Website

Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Photo by Amélie Dupont, © Paris Tourist Office
7

Palais de Tokyo

Contemporary art

In a stunning 1930s-era palace, opposite the Eiffel Tower, the Palais de Tokyo is a cutting-edge contemporary art museum. It houses an ever-changing succession of avant-garde and wacky installations that help visitors break away from traditional perceptions of art.



Cost

€6; 19-26s €4.50; under 18s free

Opening Hours

Tue-Sun 12pm-12am

Address

13, avenue de Président Wilson, Paris 75116

Telephone

+33 (0) 1 47 23 54 01

Transport

Métro Alma-Marceau or Iéna; RER Pont d'Alma

Website

Palais de Tokyo Website

Musée Rodin, Paris. Photo by Amélie Dupont, © Paris Tourist Office
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Musée Rodin

Sculpture and gardens

The Musée Rodin, part of Les Invalides, feels like Paris' best kept secret. Hidden away from the outside world are Auguste Rodin's famous sculptures (including The Kiss) inside his exquisite mansion and outside in the beautiful tree-lined gardens.



Cost

Garden €1, garden and museum €6; 18-25s €5; under-18s free (temporary exhibitions cost extra)

Opening Hours

Tue-Sun garden and museum 10am-5.45pm (Oct-Mar: late-night museum Wed until 8.45pm; garden closes Tue-Sun 5pm)

Address

79, rue de Varenne, Paris 75007

Telephone

+33 (0)1 44 18 61 10

Transport

Métro Varenne, Invalides or St-François-Xavier

Website

Musée Rodin Website

Château de Vincennes, Paris. © Anna Brooke
9

Château de Vincennes

Medieval château

Opposite Bois de Vincennes park, the medieval Château de Vincennes is one of the most important castles in French history. Admire the rare stained-glass in the chapel, and visit Charles V's renovated, 50 metre-tall dungeon. Guided tours operate twice daily.



Cost

€7.50; 18-25s €4.80; under-18s free

Opening Hours

Daily 10am-5pm (until 6pm May-Aug)

Address

1, avenue de Paris, Vincennes, Paris 94300

Telephone

+33 (0) 1 48 08 31 20

Transport

Métro Château de Vincennes

Website

Château de Vincennes Website

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris. Photo by Amélie Dupont, © Paris Tourist Office
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Sainte-Chapelle

Splendid medieval chapel

Sainte-Chapelle on Île de la Cité is a breathtaking, bi-level, 13th-century chapel built to house St Louis's relics of the True Cross. The sun shining through the stained-glass windows provides a multi-coloured light show.



Cost

€8; 18-25s €5; under 18s free

Opening Hours

Daily 9.30-6pm (until 5pm Nov-Feb)

Address

4, boulevard du Palais, Paris 75001

Telephone

+33 (0) 1 53 40 60 80

Eiffel Tower, Paris. © Paris Tourist Office/Catherine Balet
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Eiffel Tower

Iron-work symbol of France

A city in itself, the iron-work Eiffel Tower on the Left Bank has shops, a Michelin-starred restaurant, a café and sweeping panoramas over Paris. At night, watch in wonder as it sparkles on the hour for ten minutes.



Cost

Lift to 2nd floor €8; 12-24s €6.40, Top floor €13; 12-24s €9.90, Stairs €4.50; 12-24s €3.50

Opening Hours

Lift daily 9.30am-11.45pm (9am-12.45am Jun-Sep), stairs 9.30am-6.30pm (9am-12.45am Jun-Sep)

Address

Champs de Mars, Paris 75007

Telephone

+33 (0) 1 44 11 23 23

Transport

Métro Bir-Hakeim or Trocadéro

Website

Eiffel Tower Website

Cinéaqua, Paris. Photo by Marc Bertrand, © Paris Tourist Office
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Cinéaqua

Fabulous marine life

In the Trocadéro gardens, Cinéaqua's wonderful aquariums display over 40 graceful sharks and hundreds of other marine creatures. Stroke carp and sturgeons in the touching pools, watch cinema screens showing animal documentaries, then dine in the gourmet Japanese restaurant.



Cost

€19.50; 3-12s €12; under-3s free

Opening Hours

Daily 10am-6pm

Address

2, avénue des Nations Unies, Paris 75116

Telephone

+33 (0) 1 40 69 23 23

Transport

Métro Trocadéro or Iéna

Website

Cinéaqua Website

Catacombs, Paris. Photo by Henri Garat, © Paris Tourist Office
13

Catacombs

Spooky bone-lined tunnels

The Catacombs, in Denfert-Rochereau, are a labyrinth of quarried tunnels - the final resting place of 6 million Parisians whose bodies were moved here from overcrowded graves in 1810. Dare to navigate the eerie bone-lined passages, 18 metres underground.



Cost

€8; concessions €6

Opening Hours

Tue-Sun 10am-5pm

Address

1, place Denfert-Rochereau, Paris 75014

Telephone

+33 (0) 1 43 22 47 63

Transport

Métro and RER Denfert-Rochereau

Website

Catacombs Website

Le Parc de la Villette, Paris. Photo by Jacques Lebar, © Paris Tourist Office
14

Parc de la Villette

Amusements in the park

In Paris' re-vamped industrial quarters, Parc de la Villette has wide, angular lawns littered with modern sculptures, fountains, a vast interactive science museum, a 3D Imax cinema and an avant-garde circus. Visitors come in summer for the open-air cinema festival.



Cost

Free (charge for museums and attractions)

Opening Hours

Daily all day

Address

Parc de la Villette, Paris 75019

Telephone

+33 (0) 1 40 03 75 75

Transport

Métro Porte de Pantin or Porte de la Villette

Website

Parc de la Villette Website

Sacré-Coeur, Paris. Photo by David Lefranc, © Paris Tourist Office
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Sacré-Coeur

Architectural religious masterpiece

The neo-byzantine white domes of the Sacré-Coeur, in Montmartre, are a Paris icon. Admire the sweeping vistas from its steps. Visitors climb up to the domes to see the mosaic of Christ inside and visit the atmospheric village of Montmartre.



Cost

Free (dome and crypt €6)

Opening Hours

Daily 6am-11pm

Address

35, rue Chevalier de la Barre, Paris 75018

Telephone

+33 (0) 1 53 41 89 00

Transport

Métro Abbesses or Anvers, then the Funiculaire

Website

Sacré-Coeur Website

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