The most iconic monument in the world, the Eiffel Tower stands at 324 meters, dominating Paris's skyline. Built for the 1889 Exposition Universelle (a world’s fair), and it was intended to be a temporary installation. After 20 years it was to be torn down, but it proved an excellent wireless telegraph transmitter—quite handy during World War I—and it was spared from the wrecking ball.
Now it is the city's most famous tourist attraction and while you'll certainly have to wait in line to visit the top its worth a visit, with panoramic views over the city.
Home to the famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and the famous Venus de Milo statue by Alexandros of Antioch, the Louvre is the city's most visited museum and the world's largest art museum.
Housed in a former palace, the Louvre has hundreds of priceless treasures and an unparalleled collection of artworks that span from ancient civilizations to the mid-19th century. It is said it would take you at least 100 days to visit all the artworks – and that’s only if you spend approximately 30 seconds looking at each piece.
Arc de Triomphe
Located at the top of the famous Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe is another of Paris's famous monuments. It is also one of the world's best-known commemorative monuments, dedicated to the armies of the Revolution and the Empire. The Unknown Soldier was buried at the base of the arch in 1921 and the flame of remembrance is rekindled every day at 18:30.
At 60 meters above sea level, it offers one of the most beautiful views of Paris and one of the most beautiful avenue in the world.
'Les Invalides' is the shortened form of “Hôpital des Invalides”. Built during the second half of the 17th century, Les Invalides was a military hospital for wounded and disabled soldiers. Today it is home to Paris's military museum.
With its shimmering golden dome, it is an unmistakable landmark and the final resting place of Napoleon.