Paris is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Paris one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Paris is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Paris or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Paris. Explore the historical monuments of Paris with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Paris guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Paris page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Paris landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Paris.
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Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
09:00 am - 11:59 pm
The Eiffel Tower needs no introduction being one of the most looked forward to things to do in Paris! There are several guided tours to the attraction. This is one of the most crowded attractions in Paris and so it is a good idea to book a skip the line pass. The tower offers you panoramic views of Paris, from a bird’s eye view along with some dining options.
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6 Parvis Notre-Dame, Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris
08:00 am - 06:45 pm
It is no use that Europe is home to some of the most beautiful cathedrals worldwide and the Notre Dame Cathedral is the biggest example of this. A 17th century construction that later was renovated in 1991, this attraction is a medieval Catholic cathedral. Also known by the name Our Lady of Paris, the cathedral is also a UNESCO world heritage site....
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Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile name of this very popular attraction of Paris derives its name from its twelve radiating avenues that form a juncture at the middle of Place Charles de Gaulle. You can understand this if you see a satellite image or a bird’s eye view of Paris. It is often easily confused with the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, so beware of that.
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8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Once known as the Opéra de Paris, the Palais Garnier is the city’s most notable opera house. Guided tours of this place will enlighten you on its steep, glorious history. Sights of beautiful marble interiors with lots of art works including magnificent sculptures. Your Parisian rendezvous will be upped further if you get a chance to wa...
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Montmartre, 75008 Paris, France
06:00 am - 10:30 pm
Montmartre is a historic district perched on the city’s 18th arrondissement. What you will first notice about this place is the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur. Another church called the Saint Pierre de Montmartre is here too. They say that it was here where the Jesuit order of priests was founded. To get the best of this ...
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Rue du Cloitre Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris, France
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
A UNESCO world heritage site, the towers of Notre Dame Cathedral, apart from being architecturally stunning and historically significant also afford magnificent views of Paris and the River Seine. Extremely popular amongst tourists, you will encounter long lines to get in, but every minute spent waiting will feel worth the sight that awaits you aft...
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Ile de la Cite, 75009 Paris, France
Trust Seine to bestow you with some magical sights of Paris like the Ile De La Cite which is of the two natural islands on this river. In fact, it was here that the medieval city of Paris was formed. Thus, it is also referred to as the heart of the city and indeed is one of the most charming of things to do in Paris.
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16 Rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
If you are someone who loves some thrill and are not afraid of discovering some of the most haunted areas of Paris, the Pere-Lachaise Cemetery is where you must head! Paris’ largest cemetery this attraction will lure you with its tranquil beauty. This is also one of the three World War I memorial sites. The cemetery is huge so either take a guided tower or carry a map with you.
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Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris, France
One of the finest squares in Paris, Places des Vosges is a gorgeous place surrounded by 17th century townhouses and beautifully manicured gardens. It is also the oldest planned squares in Paris. A great place for people watching or just a lazy stroll, there is also a children’s park where your kids can run around. The area is home to some great restaurants, art galleries and boutiques.
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Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Who knew Marie Curie and Victor Hugo would one day share a room? As would Braille and Voltaire? But that’s exactly what happened here at the Pantheon, where the greatest of France sleep. Once a chapel devoted to St. Genevieve, it is now a mausoleum for the most prominent of French poets, writers, artists and scientists. It is also the l...
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La Defense, 75005 Paris, France
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
The La Defense is a major business area close to Paris, in France, with an area of 560 hectares of territory, with 72 glass and steel edifices and high rises. La Defense is Europe's biggest reason constructed business district. Around its Grande Arche and esplanade, the le Parvis, La Defense holds a considerable lot of the Paris urban zone's talles...
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21 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris, France
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
It has to be said: the Parisians built this place just to show off; and it has to be admitted: they succeeded. A classicist stone facade, art-nouveau ironwork and a massive dome of glass make this extravagant piece of architecture a very distinctive landmark of Paris. Built to glorify French art, the building has hostedexhibitions, elaborate fashio...
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Cours la Reine, Quai d'Orsay, 75008, France
One of the most beautiful bridges of Europe the Pont Alexandre Iii is certain to leave you awe struck. Spanning over the city’s river Seine this attraction is a deck arch bridge. The bridge’s significance further lies in the fact that it connects two very important attractions of the city, the Champs-Élysées quarter with t...
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1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
Paris under the hood has its own charisma. It’s an almost inexhaustible network of cellers, mines, tunnels, bank vaults, crypts, canals and reservoirs. An almost formless group of people, the cataphiles, visit this near forgotten limb of the City of Lights, where the Empire of the Dead sleeps. Some seven million bones from six million departe...
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158 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Musee Jacquemart-Andre is a mansion full of fascinating pieces of art; from baroque to Byzantium and even neo-classical artefacts adorn the museum that still resembles a sprawling 19th century manor.
Built by Edouard Andre and his wife Nelie Jacquemart, the museum is an excellent opportunity for visitors to explore a stately home that boasts of som...