I have personally categorize Paris sites in Must-See, Important and Basic.This blog will provide you basic info of Important Sites in Paris.

Central Paris is not huge. Cross it by Métro in 40 minutes or see the sights on foot. Bastille to the Eiffel Tower or Champs Elysées takes a leisurely two hours. The River Seine (La Seine) flow through its heart, diving the two banks, the Rive Droite(Right Bank) and Rive Gauche (left bank). 20 arrondissement (districts) spiral out from the plate-sized landmark Point Zero in the middle of Paris (in front of Notre Dame Cathedral), from where every village in France is measured. The Right Bank covers everything from the medieval Châtelet and Marais districts to the Louvre and the Champs Elysées as well as the old working-class districts of Montmartre, Bastille, Oberkampf and La Villette. The Left Bank is historically more literary taking in upper-crust district Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the modern Montparnasse skyscraper, cutting-edge François Mittérand library, the Latin Quarter and the Eiffel Tower. In between the Left and Right Banks, the Île de la Cité, home of Notre-Dame cathedral, and Île St-Louis with its 17th-century mansions mark the historic centre of Paris.

Important Sights

Place de la Concorde

Pont Alexandre III

Pont Neuf

Basilique du Sacré Cœur

Centre Pompidou

Église St Eustache

St-Sulpice

Jardin des Tuileries

Place du Tertre

Place de la Concorde

Surrounded by the fountains, tourists and traffic stand the sleek, the 3,300-year-old Obelisk of Luxor from Egypt is Paris’ “oldest monument”.

Tips: Try to snap a photo from here as a spectacular view up the Champs- Élysées toward the Arc du Triomphe.

Place de la Concorde

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3300-year-old Obelisk of Luxor from Egypt

Basilique du Sacré Cœur

Or you can name him as White Cathedral. Its color makes it particularly distinctive as built of travertine stone quarried in Château-Landon. As the highest point of Montmarte, it can be seen from many places especially when you at any level of Eiffel Tower and also afford spectacular views over the Paris.

It is advice to ride Funicular, which takes up you the hill to Sacre-Coeur.

Practical Info

Cost: Free; dome €6

Hours: Basilica daily 6 am-11 pm; dome and crypt Oct.-Mar., daily 9-6; Apr.-Sept., daily 9-7

Website: www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com

Metro: Anvers, plus funicular; Jules Joffrin plus Montmartrobus

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highest point of Montmarte

Place du Tertre

It located nearby Sacre Coeur. Tourist mecca at Montmartre. It is filled with cafes, restaurants, tourist and rather obstinate portrait artists and caricaturists who will gladly do your likeness.

Practical Info

Metro: Abbesses

Place du Tertre

 

Pont Neuf

Paradoxically, the Pont Neuf (French for ‘New Bridge’) is the oldest bridge in Paris. It dates from 1578. The Pont Neuf actually consists of two different with 12 arches bridge spans, one on each side of the Île de la Cité, where the Place du Pont Neuf connects the two spans.

Practical Info

Metro: Pont Neuf

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Pont Alexandre III

The arch iron bridge was built between 1896 and 1900, spanning the Seine from Invalides to the Grand Palais and Petit Palais. This ornate bridge which bedecked with gilded sculptures and cherubs is constructed from steel and stone in the Art Nouveau style. In order to not view affect both side, bridge construction get special low.

Paris Travel: Important Sites

Paris Travel: Important Sites

 

Georges Pompidou

Parisians consider the Centre Georges Pompidou to be the cultural pulse of the city. This modern art museum and cultural center, located in the neighborhood affectionately dubbed Beaubourg by locals, opened in 1977 to honor President Georges Pompidou.  Pompidou is the world’s second most visited museum after Louvre.

Some of the art movements represented within the Pompidou Center are Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. It has 50,000 works of art (including paintings, sculpture, drawings, and photography), of which 1,500 to 2,000 are on display to the visitors of this National Museum of Modern Art.

The landmark building, designed by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, wears its skeleton on the outside, whole structure feels transparent with a mix of steel and glass.

Tubes and structures color-coded to denote their function — blue for air conditioning, green for plumbing, yellow for electricity, red for elevators.

Practical Info

Cost: €10; €12 during temporary exhibitions

Hours: Wed.-Mon. 11-9, Thurs. 11-11 during temporary exhibitions, Atelier Brancusi Wed.-Mon. 2-6

Website: www.centrepompidou.fr

Metro: Rambuteau.

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Église St-Sulpice

This 18th-century church is far more ostentatious. It’s the second largest church in Paris (just a little bit smaller than Notre Dame). In the last few years, it’s been attracting increased interest because of its appearance in the “Da Vinci Code”.

Hours: 7.30am-7.30pm

Metro: St-Sulpice

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Jardin des Tuileries

The Tuileries was designed from the same gardener who created the gardens for the Palace of Versailles and also the most fashionable spot in Paris for parading about in one’s finery. The elegant garden is nice place for jogging and walk, especially between sculptures and flowerbeds.

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Jardin des Tuileries during spring

 

Paris Travel: Important Sites