Welcome to Paris Attractions
Paris is the most popular tourist destination in the world. And it can thank its unrivaled attractions for this title. The many monuments, museums, parks and gardens, tours and day trips combined with being the world's fashion and food capitals leave us so much to show you. We are pleased to present you with Paris' wonderful attractions.
The Eiffel Tower, or as the French call it “Tour Eiffel”, is a Parisian landmark and one of the most famous Paris attractions which was also a technological masterpiece in building-construction history. In 1889, when the French government was organizing the International Exposition to celebrate the centenary of the French Revolution, they held a competition for designs for a suitable monument to mark the occasion. More than 100 plans were received for entry and the Centennial Committee ended up accepting that of the noted bridge engineer Gustave Eiffel.
La Conciergerie is situated near the Cathedral of Notre Dame, west of the lle de la Cite. Conciergerie is considered to be the first prison and a former royal palace in the city of Paris.
The Jardin des Plantes is the main botanical garden in France. It is one of seven departments of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. It is situated in the 5ème arrondissement, Paris, on the left bank of the river Seine and covers 28 hectares (280,000 m²).
Since 1852 the Cirque d'hiver (the "Winter Circus"), at 110 rue Amelot, at the juncture of the rue des Filles Calvaires and rue Amelot, Paris 11ème, has been a prominent venue for circuses,
- Jardin du Luxembourg – History
- Jardin du Luxembourg – Photos
- Jardin du Luxembourg - Visitor Information
Jardin du Luxembourg is the first French Garden which was influenced by Italian style. The garden and palace were built in 1612. For a long time now, the Luxembourg has been seen as a classical Parisian area which remains popular. The place was designed for another Medici princess known as Marie de Medici (1573-1642) who was crowned as the Queen of France. Similar to the Boboli garden where Marie grew up, the Luxembourg also has two axes at right angles. It was Jacques Boyceau who came up with the plan. In the 17th century, the place is great to savor the wonderful environment of a rich palace garden.