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  • 1 Trocadéro Gardens Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    av. de New-York F - 75016 Paris

    Like the palace, they were laid out for the 1937 Fair. On both sides of the central pond livened by powerful fountains which, in summer, make it a real «beach», there are two statues: La Jeunesse, by Pierre Loison and La Joie de vivre, by Léon Divier..

  • 2 Galerie Véro-Dodat Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Galerie Véro-Dodat F - 75001 Paris

    Created by the pork butchers Véro and Dodat in 1822, this arcade was the first Parisian street to have gas lighting installed along it. Admire the fine neo-Classical decoration (painted ceilings, black and white chequered tiling) and its high-quality..

  • 3 Palais de Chaillot Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Trocadéro F - 75016 Paris

    Following the destruction of the original palace on the Chaillot hill, in 1937 Carlu, Boileau and Azéma rebuilt the side wings and cleared the central section to open up the perspective of the Eiffel Tower. This new palace is home to the vast Théâtre..

  • 4 Musée National de la Marine Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    17 pl. du Trocadéro F - 75116 Paris

    The navy museum retraces the history of the French Navy from the 17C. Its collection includes around 350 models (some very large in scale) of boats from the 18C and 19C; a collection of naval sculptures, including figureheads; decorative features, ce..

  • 5 The Jacquemart-André Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    158 bd Haussmann F - 75008 Paris

    This sumptuous residence built in 1875 for the banker Edouard André houses the collection he made with his wife, Nélie Jacquemart, a painter. 18C paintings and busts (Houdon, Coysevox), canvasses by Dutch and Flemish masters (Rembrandt, Hals, Van Dyc..

  • 6 Palais de la Découverte Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    av. Franklin-Roosevelt F - 75008 Paris

    As a result of the diversity of its exhibits and workshops, this museum founded in 1937 by the physicist Jean Perrin has something for everyone. Scientific experiments are carried out here in front of the general public, enabling visitors to gain a b..

  • 7 Musée de l'Orangerie Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Jardin des Tuileries F - 75001 Paris

    Since 1927 the Orangerie has housed the water-lily series painted by Claude Monet which is known as the Nymphéas. Since 1984 it has also been home to the collection assembled by the art dealer Paul Guillaume (1891-1934), which was enhanced after his ..

  • 8 Cognacq-Jay Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    8 r. Elzévir F - 75003 Paris

    The Donon Mansion houses, in a 16C setting, a collection of 18C European art brought together by the founders of la Samaritaine. Presenting drawings and paintings along with precious objects and furniture, the whole evokes the refined life of the Cen..

  • 9 Church of St-Germain-L'Auxerrois Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    2 pl. du Louvre F - 75001 Paris

    Five centuries of architecture: a Roman belfry, a radiant choir, a flamboyant porch and nave, a Renaissance gateway and a somewhat heavy handed restoration, by Ballard and Lassus, in the 19C. It is the porch which draws attention with its central doo..

  • 10 Musée des Arts Décoratifs Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    107 r. de Rivoli F - 75001 Paris

    Along with the Musée de la Mode et du Textile and the Musée de la Publicité, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is part of a unique museum complex in France in the field of applied arts. It also includes the Musée Nissim-de-Camondo, the Bibliothèque des A..

  • 11 Église St-Eustache Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    2 imp. St-Eustache F - 75001 Paris

    Initially a small chapel dedicated to St Agnès, and then to St Eustache, this church was built between 1532 and 1640 based on the plans of Notre-Dame. The façade was rebuilt in Classical style in 1754. The transept façade is a fine Renaissance compos..

  • 12 Centre Georges-Pompidou Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Georges-Pompidou F - 75004 Paris

    Designed by the architects Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, the Pompidou Centre is located in the old Beaubourg quarter, where its fusion of steel, glass and bright colours provides quite a contrast. The centre is home to the Musée National d'Art Mode..

  • 13 Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    30 av. Corentin-Cariou F - 75019 Paris

    Designed by the architect Adrien Fainsilber and opened in 1986, this museum is quite unique. Beyond its basic "mission" of bringing science to a wider audience, it also aims to give visitors a more involved role and to use the most modern t..

  • 14 Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. St-Germain-des-Prés F - 75006 Paris

    The Église St-Germain-des-Prés was once the church of a Benedictine abbey founded in the 8C. Only the sturdy tower on the façade remains from this earlier structure (the spire is a 19C addition). Inside, the Chapelle Saint-Symphorien was once part of..

  • 15 Church of St-Séverin-St-Nicolas Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    1 r. des Prêtres-St-Séverin F - 75005 Paris

    A flamboyant church made up of the double Ambulatory of the choir, which the ceiling with the multiple mouldings descending onto columns has led to be compared to a palm grove. Beautiful stained glass windows from the late 15C and modern windows of m..

  • 16 The National Museum of the Middle Ages Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    6 pl. Paul-Painlevé F - 75005 Paris

    The former mansion of the abbots of Cluny, one of the rare private residences of the 15C, houses the 3C Roman baths. The galleries are devoted to the Middle Ages: extraordinary tapestries of the «milles fleurs» genre the stars being the six hangings ..

  • 17 Conciergerie Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    2 bd du Palais F - 75001 Paris

    It is from the quai de la Mégisserie, on the other side of the Seine, that you will find the best view of the façade of the Conciergerie, with its four towers reflected in the river which in the past lapped their base. The Bonbec Tower, on the right,..

  • 18 Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    1 pl. Ste-Geneviève F - 75005 Paris

    The church of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont is known for its superb rood screen, its organs and Saint Geneviève, who is venerated here. The original façade, comprising three superimposed pediments, is emphasised by the upward sweep of the belfry. Inside the ..

  • 19 Panthéon Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. du Panthéon F - 75005 Paris

    This building crowned by a dome was started in 1758 based on plans by Soufflot to replace the church of Sainte-Geneviève. No sooner was it completed than the Revolution turned it into a pantheon for the ashes of some of France's greatest citizens (cr..

  • 20 Church of Val-de-Grâce Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    1 pl. Alphonse-Laveran F - 75005 Paris

    Built according to the plans of François Mansart, this is without a doubt the most Italianate church in Paris. The dome, lower but more highly decorated than those of the Sorbonne and les Invalides, is inspired by that of St. Peter's in Rome. In the ..

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