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Visit Paris: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The city of Paris continues to be the most popular destination with visitors to France - and for good reason!

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Paris. For detailed visitor information see the Paris travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Notre Dame cathedral at 0 km and Sainte-Chapelle at 0 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Paris, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Paris in Paris.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

River Seine

River Seine

less than one km (direction east-north-east)

The Seine river is at the heart of the city, near...

See River Seine guide
Notre Dame cathedral

Notre Dame cathedral

Cathedral less than one km (direction south)

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, on an island in the Seine...

See Notre Dame cathedral guide
Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle

Church less than one km (direction west)

Sainte-Chapelle, on the Ile de la Cité in Paris, is...

See Sainte-Chapelle guide
Conciergerie

Conciergerie

National Monument less than one km (direction west)

La Conciergerie at Paris is one of the oldest and most...

See Conciergerie guide
 
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Pantheon

Pantheon

National Monument at 1 km (direction south-south-west)

The 18th century Pantheon was originally to be a church...

See Pantheon guide
The Louvre

The Louvre

Museum at 1 km (direction west-north-west)

The most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre contains countless...

See The Louvre guide
Palais-Royal

Palais-Royal

at 1 km (direction north-west)

The Palais-Royal is a 17th century palace with attractive gardens...

See Palais-Royal guide
Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Garden at 1 km (direction south-west)

The Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the most extensive...

See Jardin du Luxembourg guide
Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

Garden at 2 km (direction west-north-west)

The Jardin des Tuileries is a large park and garden near...

See Jardin des Tuileries guide
Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie

Museum at 2 km (direction west-north-west)

The Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris is best known for its...

See Musee de l'Orangerie guide
Paris Opera

Paris Opera

at 2 km (direction north-west)

The extravagant design and decoration of the Palais Garnier, usually known...

See Paris Opera guide
Eglise de la Madeleine

Eglise de la Madeleine

Church at 2 km (direction west-north-west)

The Eglise de la Madeleine is a most unusual...

See Eglise de la Madeleine guide
Catacombs

Catacombs

at 3 km (direction south-west)

For a different side of Paris, explore the ancient catacombs...

See Catacombs guide
Montmartre

Montmartre

at 3 km (direction north-north-west)

The Montmartre region of Paris is almost a separate village within...

See Montmartre guide

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Markets in and near Paris

  • Gentilly: market Wednesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Le Kremlin-Bicetre: market Thursday & Sunday all day (5km)
  • Saint-Mande: market Sunday (5km)
  • Les Lilas: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (6km)
  • Ivry-sur-Seine: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (6km)
  • Pantin: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (6km)
  • Clichy: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday (6km)
  • Levallois-Perret: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday (6km)
  • Montreuil: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (7km)
  • Cachan: market Saturday (7km)

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Tourist attractions near Paris, France

What to do at Paris? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Paris.

Aquarium

  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (1km)
  • Cinéaqua (4km)
  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (5km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • L'Isle-Adam (30km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (34km)
  • Oise-Pays de France (40km)
  • Vexin Francais (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (1km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (1km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (1km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (1km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (4km)
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (9km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (14km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (24km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (24km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Mery-sur-Oise) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Auvers-sur-Oise) (27km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val (Meriel) (27km)
  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (28km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (28km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Royaumont (Asnieres-sur-Oise) (29km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (36km)
  • Abbatiale Saint Nicolas (Saint-Leu-d'Esserent) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Chaalis (Fontaine-Chaalis) (41km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Senlis) (43km)
  • Abbaye du Lys (Dammarie-les-Lys) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (1km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (10km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (11km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (11km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (13km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (18km)
  • Parc de Versailles (18km)
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (19km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (19km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (26km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (31km)
  • Parc de Courson (32km)
  • Parc de l'abbaye de Royaumont (33km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Chantilly (38km)
  • Potager des Princes (39km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (39km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (40km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (41km)
  • Parc du château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (42km)
  • Parc du château de Valgenceuse (42km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Murs à pêches (8km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (29km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (36km)
  • Forêt de Chantilly (36km)
  • Foret de Ermenonville (39km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (41km)
  • Foret d'Halette (48km)
  • Château de Sauvage (54km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

  • Noisiel (20km)
  • Pontoise (28km)
  • Chantilly (38km)
  • Meaux (40km)
  • Rambouillet (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Levallois-Perret (6km)
  • Courbevoie (8km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (9km)
  • Meudon (10km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (11km)
  • Creteil (12km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (13km)
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (13km)
  • Gagny (14km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (15km)
  • Soisy-sous-Montmorency (15km)
  • Livry-Gargan (15km)
  • Le Vesinet (16km)
  • Le Mee-sur-Seine (41km)
  • Melun (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (1km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (6km)
  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (7km)
  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (41km)
  • Parc des félins (big cats) (47km)
 
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Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Paris

Canton: Paris

Arrondissement: Paris

Department: Paris

Region: Paris

Postcode: 75000

Distance to Paris

from (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 0 km

from Calais: 235 km

from Nice: 686 km

from Bordeaux: 499 km

from Strasbourg: 397 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Paris from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arcueil, Bagnolet, Charenton-le-Pont, Clichy, Gentilly, Ivry-sur-Seine, Le Kremlin-Bicetre, Le Pre-Saint-Gervais, Les Lilas, Levallois-Perret, Malakoff, Montrouge, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Pantin, Saint-Mande and Vanves.

This page in French: Visiter Paris

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