Paris Destination Spots

By Olivia Pocat

Tour Eiffel

This is the most visited tourist attraction in the world. The eiffel tower (tour eiffel in french) is a beautiful attraction which stands at 1,063 feet tall.The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

Notre Dame

Notre-Dame de Paris, referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The cathedral was consecrated to the Virgin Mary and is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Due to an incident in April 2018, where some of the cathedral was burned down, it is being renovated to return to its previous condition.


The Louvre is the world’s most visited museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. It is the home of some of the best-known works of art, including the Mona Lisa and Michelangelo statues. The Louvre looks like a glass triangle, with several other smaller glass triangles on its outskirts.

Centre Pompidou

This is a complex building which is home to the Bibliothèque Publique d’information (Public Information Library), the Musee National d’Art Moderne, and IRCAM. The first is a vast public library, the museum is the largest modern art museum in Europe, and IRCAM is a center for music and acoustic research.

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, France, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle—the étoile or “star” of the juncture formed by its twelve radiating avenues. You can go to the top and look out at almost all of Paris from this monument. 


This is a large hill in Paris with a large staircase. At the top of the hill stands the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur, a Roman Catholic Church and minor basilica. This is the highest point in the city.

Château de Versaille

sThe Palace of Versailles is a former royal residence located in Versailles, about 12 miles west of Paris, France. Louis XIV built the palace as a way to display his power during his reign, as well as keep his officials close. For $2,600, you could get private tours of the palace and gain access to public restricted areas.

Jardin D’Acclimatation

This attraction is a popular amusement park in Paris. It has 40 rides and attractions, including bumper cars and thrilling rides. This park was originally built by Napoleon III who revolutionized the way Parisians relaxed by letting them stroll through tamed countryside. Just a quick carriage ride from the Arc de Triomphe and visitors could enjoy Japanese gardens, pretty carousels, boat rides on the lake, and other activities not found in the busy city. 

Champs Elysee

The Champs-Élysées is 1.2 miles long and is the most beautiful and well-known avenue in Paris. It connects the Arc de Triomphe with the Place de la Concorde and is considered one of the world’s most famous commercial streets. It features beautiful greenery, great restaurants, and popular shops. 

The Seine

A long river that flows through Paris. The river has been the subject of many famous impressionist paintings, including Monet’s Bathers at La Grenouillere and Renoir’s Seine River at Asnieres. The Seine still supplies about half of the water used in Paris. You can travel through romantic sightseeing jokes along the river, as well as a row of stands and painters on the outskirts of the bank. 

Paris Plages

A variety of beaches across riverbanks in Paris which offer a nice retreat in the summer. These beaches feature cool lawns, sun umbrellas, deckchairs, palm trees, cultural and sports activities, but also swimming. There are also huge swimming pools that make you seem like you’re truly in the ocean in the 19th arrondissement.