Paris: The City Where It's All Happening!
Theatre, music, major exhibitions of art, photography and sculpture, gallery previews, international concert tours, opera, ballet, cabaret shows or sporting events: Paris just never stops, hosting hundreds of major events every year. There's always something different to do at any time of the year - so just ask our Concierges; they will open any door you wish.
Built in March 31, 1889, for the Universal Exhibition in celebration of the French Revolution, the Eiffel Tower, high of 324 m, was created by Gustave Eiffel.
With 2 million visitors the first year, the Eiffel Tower is a real crowd pleaser. At the crossroads of the entire world, more than 200 million visitors have come since its construction. It is not surprising when you consider the Eiffel Tower is the monument that best symbolizes Europe. It is also the one tourists prefer!
Champ de Mars, 75007 Paris, Tel. +33 1 44 11 23 023
Musée du Quai Branly
A reference plateau will introduce the major geographic areas of Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Americas, with meeting points between Asia-Oceania, Indonesia and the Philippines, and the Machriq-Maghreb. Emphasis is put on the long history of the cultures presented, on the diverse meanings of the objects displayed, and on a number of significant themes (for example, masks and tapa cloths from Oceania, costumes from Asia, and musical instruments or textiles from Africa).
The museum will thus be a centre for the introduction to, and understanding of the works, objects and artefacts of peoples and civilizations.
37, quai Branly - 75007 Paris Tel: +33 (0)1 56 61 70 00 www.quaibranly.fr
Arc de Triomphe
Rond Point Place Charles de Gaulle
Tel: +33 1 43 80 31 31
Erected by Napoléon as a tribute to his own glory, the Arc de Triomphe sits at the top of the Champs Élysées. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Paris from the monument's rooftop, and at its base is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Arc de Triomphe is the start or end point of most French parades.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
6 Place du Parvis de Notre-Dame
Situated on Île de la Cité, Notre-Dame Cathedral was built in the 12th century and is a Gothic masterpiece. Every Sunday afternoon a free organ recital is held at the cathedral.
Place du Parvis de Notre-Dame
Tel: +33 1 43 29 50 40
Beyond Île de la Cité stands the lovely Île Saint-Louis. The tiny island has a number of 16th- and 17th-century mansions, all listed in the National Inventory of Bâtiments de France.
Sacré Coeur - Montmartre
Built at the end of the 19th century on the top of Montmartre hill, the interior of the church contains one of the world's largest mosaics, depicting Christ with outstretched arms.
Bateaux Parisiens offers a Conference Cruise on the theme of 'The History and Architecture of Paris's Bridges'. Boarding at the Eiffel Tower wharf, the cruise lasts for an hour and passes between the Iéna and Sully bridges. The commentary is by a subject specialist.
Musée d' Orsay
Muséee du Louvre
Musée Guimet (Asian Art)
Jeu de Paume
La Fondation Cartier
L'Institut du Monde Arabe
Musée du Luxembourg
Château de Versailles
Discover the Champagne Area
Châteaux of the Loire Valley
Giverny, Monet's House and Gardens