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Top 10 Best Tourist Destinations in Paris

When it comes to visit the tourist points of Paris, it seems that this land of beauties is not short of attractions. From one corner of the city to another, you can find plenty of parks, museums, restaurants, hotels, beaches, fashion stores, and markets—which all together provide complete entertainment to the visitors.

Whether you’re planning to go to Paris for honeymoon or just normal visit with friends, this city will offer you plenty of attractions to get amazed with. Let us check out the top 10 best tourist destinations in Paris.

10. Chateau de Cheverny

Tourist Destinations in Paris

The Château de Cheverny is situated at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in Loire Valley of France. It is one of the most famous parts of the châteaux of the Loire valley. Château de Cheverny was bought by Henri Hurault, comte de Cheverny for Louis XIII. It remains open everyday. The time to go there is from 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the winters. If you are getting there during the summers, then the timings are from 9:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. One person’s ticket fee is €9, and discounts are given to bigger families and groups of students.

9. Centre Pompidou

Tourist Destinations in Paris

The Centre Pompidou has been dedicated to the contemporary monuments of Europe as well as modernized artwork. This museum is featured with a music hall where live music shows are held. Here you can also find movies, theater, literature and visual arts’ monuments along with the Centre Pompidou that is a must visit tourist attraction of Paris. The Centre Pompidou’s design was created by the Italian architect Renzo Piano and the British designer Richard Rogers. It is expanded in a big area having about 15,000 tons of steel lattices.

8. Hautvillers

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At first glimpse, this place may seem like a village for having fun but it is a beautiful countryside. The town’s Saint-Pierre Abbey had been the place where Dom Pérignon originated the bubbly elixirs initially. Nowadays, he is buried in the abbey which is the property of Moët & Chandon. Hautvillers is present about 3.4 miles away in the northern side of Épernay. You can reach there via the train of station at Épernay.

7. Musée des Arts et Métiers

Tourist Destinations in Paris

The Musée des Arts et Métiers is an amazing and one of the most famous industrial museums of France. It is the hub of collections of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (National Conservatory of Arts and Industry), and that was constructed in 1794. It is situated primarily in the desert of priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs. The museum underwent minor reconstruction during 1990 and has an additional place adjoined to abbey. Here you can find more than 70,000 objects and 15,000 drawings. It also showcases the monuments of the Foucault pendulum, model of Statue of Liberty by Auguste Bartholdi etc.

6. Napoleon’s Tomb

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Napoleon Bonaparte was born on 15th August, 1769. Napoleon I was the Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1814, and in 1815. The Napoleon’s Tomb is where Napoleon is buried. It is a home of Musée de L’Armée, having more than one million items showcased. Formally it is known as the Tombeau de Napoléon – Napoléon’s Tomb. The tomb is situated in St Jérôme’s Chapel at Les Invalides.

5. Opéra Garnier

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The Palais Garnier is a famous opera of Paris. It is expanded in an area of 1200 square ft and has over 1,900 seats. This opera house was constructed during 1861 to 1875. The original name of Palais Garnier is the Salle des Capucines, because it is situated in the 9th arrondissement of the Boulevard des Capucines. It has had been famous for its beautiful look, created by the architect, Charles Garnier. Having a theatre named as the Opéra Garnier, it is known as its historical point.

4. Parc Astérix

Tourist Destinations in Paris

Parc Astérix was opened in 1989 and is now being owned by Compagnie des Alpes. This park is famous for its big variety of roller coasters, and has begun incorporating rides and themes from historic cultures such as the Romans and the ancient Greeks. The park receives huge funds from the Barclays financial company. Some of its other investors are Compagnie Générale des Eaux, the Havas group, Union des assurances de Paris and the Picardy region. The total investment spent for the construction of the park was over 800 million French francs, creating over 1000 jobs. It is located 35 km (22 mi) in the northern side of Paris, 32 km (20 mi) from Disneyland Resort Paris and 20 km (12 mi) from the Château de Chantilly, in Plailly, the département of Oise.

3. Petit Palais

Tourist Destinations in Paris

The Petit Palais is a beautiful art museum of Paris. It is situated in the 8th arrondissement of the city. This was constructed for the 1900 Exposition Universelle (universal exhibition), and is now the house of the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des beaux-arts de la ville de Paris). Petit Palais is situated close to the Champs-Élysées, facing one side to the Grand Palais. Its name of Petit Palais can be credited as one of the 14 museums of Paris that remained in cooperation since January, 2013 in the Paris Musées.

2. Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation

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Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent are based in Paris. The Yves Saint Laurent is a famous fashion hub in the city, and remained the partner of Pierre Bergé for a long. It has roster of temporary exhibition that is loved by the visitors who come to Yves Saint Laurent’s studio. Its beauty is enough to captivate the attention of the tourists. This has been an amazing and award winning fashion hub that has well maintained with the couture salon. This salon is being visited by numerous clients and models that are to appear in the fashion shows of latest collections.

1. Left Bank (Rive Gauche)

Tourist Destinations in Paris

La Rive Gauche is also called the left bank. It is the bank of the river Seine that is situated in Paris. The river is flowing in the westward and cuts the city into two streams, the south bank and the north bank. The north bank is also known as Rive Droite and is situated on the right side. La Rive Gauche is referred to be an ancient place of Paris where the artists, authors and philosophers such as Colette, Margaret Anderson, Djuna Barnes, Natalie Barney, Sylvia Beach, Kay Boyle, Bryher, Caresse Crosby, Nancy Cunard, Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) etc used to come and spend their time.