At the top of travel experts, Tara Darby’s list of must-see attractions is The Louvre Museum. Before visiting The Louvre, be sure to do your research as there probably will not be time to see everything. If The Mona Lisa painting is on your list of things to see, be sure to get there early as there will probably be a line. Other highlights at The Louvre include the sculpture of the Venus de Milo and multiple works by Rembrandt.1
Number 2: Notre Dame Cathedral
Number 3: The Eiffel Tower
When the Eiffel Tower was erected in 1889, at the world exposition, it was not very popular and came close to being torn down. Since that time, the Eiffel Tower has attracted over 220 million visitors. Darby suggests a visit to the Tower at night when it is lit up with lights. If you are up for the hike to the top deck, you will be rewarded with a view of Paris.1
Number 4: The River Seine
Many of Paris’ landmarks can be viewed during a boat tour of the River Seine. The evening tours offer views of the city lights reflected off of the water. The boat can be boarded near Notre Dame Cathedral or near the Eiffel Tower. According to Tara Darby, the tours can get a bit chilly, so bringing warm clothing along is a good idea.
Number 5: Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe is the world’s largest triumphal arch. The Arc de Triomphe is surrounded by the world’s busiest round-about. To safely get to the arc, take the stairs to the pedestrian tunnel. The tunnel will deliver you directly to the base of the arc, allowing you to avoid traffic. Guided tours are available with commentary in several languages.1