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Paris Tours and Monuments - Top 10 Attractions follow by France's Top 10 Monuments
  Paris Top 10 Attractions
The must see sights of Paris
  1.   Eiffel Tower 
  2.   Louvre
  3.   Palace of Versailles
  4.   Notre Dame Cathedral
  5.   Avenue Champs-Elysees
  6.   Latin Quarter
  7.   Place Concorde
  8.   Rodin Museum
  9.   D'Orsay Museum
  10. St.Chapelle & Conciergerie
  France Top 5 Monuments
  Normandy WW II Beaches
  Mont Saint Michel
  Loire Chateaux
  Provence Avignon - Aix Plus
  Lyon Food & Wine
Top Paris Attractions are ranked by visitor attendance as noted at the left.  It's impossible to see all that Paris has to offer, unless you live in Paris!  Paris tourist sights number in the hundreds, an if you haven't been to Paris, be sure to visit as many of these top attractions as possible.  Please view more details on the TOP PARIS TOUR options by scrolling down 
Bus Tours
With that said if you're limited on time, then definitely take a BUS TOUR, it will help you familiarize yourself with Paris and help you get around Paris on your own.  Both the yellow and red bus offer great tour options.  The Paris City Red Hop-on Hop-off Tour is the easiest way to get around town. You can hop-on and off at any of the nine stops as often as you like over a two day period. The open-top double-decker buses provides fantastic views from the upper seats.. Buses depart every few minutes in summer or winter, every day of the year. Recorded commentary is available in several languages.. You will receive headphones for the commentary the first time you use your ticket.  Tours with the Arc de Triomphe drive-by.
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      1. Eiffel Tower
  Eiffel Tower or Tour Eiffel
is the most visited  monu-ment in France. Built for the World Exposition in 1889 it was not received well by the French at all, but was such a success it became the most visited attraction today.

      6. Opera Garnier
  A Baroque Masterpiece
  The Palais Garnier is not only a must see but a must attend if you're into the arts at all. Named the Academie Nationale de Musique and Theatre de l'Opera, was built in 1875. The name was changed twice and in 1989 to the Palais Garnier.


    2. Louvre Museum
  The Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world, and the most visited in Paris.  Her two most noted works of art are the world's famous Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo reside there. The Louvre is a must see when in Paris!
 7. Ave Champs-Elysees
    The Avenue of Trees
  The Avenue des Champs-Elysees is the most visited and prestigious avenue in Paris.  The magnificent mile [or two] of elite hotels and restaurants, luxury shopping cinemas, National events, and is known as the most beautiful avenue in the world. 

  3. Palace of Versailles

  The castle and grounds rank
within the top three most visited monuments in France. Spend the day, there's that much to see and do.
      8. Latin Quarter
  The Latin Quarter is a favorite arrondissement in
Paris and the bohemian lifestyle that it is associated with. It sits on the left bank and home to the Sorbonne University and borders St. Germaine des Prix, a must visit.

     4.  Notre Dame

  Notre Dame Cathedrale is the next most popular visited church and monument in Paris.  Located in Ile-de la Cite [this is the original area of Paris called Lutetia and dating back some 1500 years]. Notre Dame is about 850 years old

    9. Tuileries Gardens

  The Palais des Tuileries was a royal palace and gardens. Catherine de Medici planned this new palace after Henry II died.  The palace itself was destroyed during the turmoil in 1871. The gardens and lake is a lovely spot to stop and relax and people watch. It's located on the Right Bank.

5. Paris d'Orsay Museum
  The d'Orsay Museum is a must see in Paris, housed in what use to be the old train station along the River Seine, across from Tuileries gardens. The museum was built for the Universal Exposition of 1900 and itself being a work of art.

10. Place de la  Concorde
  Place de la Concorde is another magnificent square calle Place de la Concorde for all to enjoy.  It's located at the eastern end of the Champs-Elysees and sits in between the that avenue and the Tuileires Gardens.

Paris Historic District Tours
Some by Bus and/or Walking Tours Include:  French Revolution  |  Latin Quarter  | 
Marais District  | Montmartre  |  Notre Dame  |  Paris Historic Tour  |  Saint Germain-des-Pres  |  WWII Paris Walking Tour |  Classic Paris Walking Tour

Paris France River Cruises on the River Seine, are another comfortable and popular way to see Paris. A Paris river cruise takes you under the Ponts [bridges] that are true architectural delights in themselves.  Whether you take a cruise during the day or a spectacular evening cruise, there are numerous river combo tour selections.

France Top 10 Attractions         France Top 10 Attractions and Monuments

      Chateaux de la Loire
  Abbey of Mont Saint Michel
   Monet's Giverny Gardens
  Strasbourg and Petit France
   Normandy War Memorials
  Chateau Thoiry + Wildlife Park - drive through their wildlife park, visit the zoo and 450 year old chateau!

Parc Asterix [family fun] is a another famous family fun destination point for young and old alike.  MORE
Loire Valley Chateaux - home to the Kings and Queens, other royalty and the very rich nobles. The Loire chateaux is a must visit when in France.  Chenonceaux, Chambord, Amboise are musts to visit.  The castles are amazing!

Monet's Giverny Home & Garden
This undoubtedly is one of the most visited and loved tourist spots outside of Paris  The gardens are magnificent all year long, the Japanese Bridge and Lily Pond are virtually the same since Monet painted them!
The Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel
holds it's own as one of the most visited monuments in France.  It is most spectacular, and if you feel fit to climb the hundreds of steps to its summit, its worth it, the village lovely and quaint.

Strasbourg the European Capital
This is a fabulous city, with a rich French and German heritage.  It feels as though you've gone back in time, but this city boasts home to several European headquarters

Normandy War Memorials
This is a must for all veterans and families of those veterans to visit the most revered place.  There are several War Memorial Tours to select from, and a must visit.

   Family Theme Parks Include:
France Miniature [family fun] is another great place for the family. It is as it's name states, France in miniature versions of the great monuments of France.

Disneyland Paris [family fun] is a a famous family fun destination in France, just outside of Paris for you Disney aficionados!  Fore moredetails on Disneyland Resort Paris.
    Louvre the New and the Old



A stunning Palace surrounded
by its beautiful forest, is one of
the most beautiful and visited
in France, a must visit.       

Arc de Triomphe

One of Paris's most noted landmarks is the Arc de Triomphe, built to recognize the military honors and battles fought under Napoleon I. The Arc is centered in Place Charles de Gaulle at the
head of Champs-Elysees.

        Avignon-Palace of Popes

The walled city of Avignon and
the Capital of Christianity. The Papal Seat during the reign of nine Popes.  A must tvisit, great for architectural and historical buffs.



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