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There is never enough time to take in everything that Paris has to offer. Visiting the sights and museums is immersive and awe-inspiring and could easily keep you occupied for months. But visitors are best rewarded by simply venturing out into the night. Like most truly great cities, Paris is best experienced after dark and without a fixed route in mind, when the explorer is free to stumble upon an unexpected sight or an undiscovered hole-in-the-wall, drawn in by an alluring scent or some sort of innate feeling. One thing is for sure, you will never run out of things to see, do and experience in Paris.

Seine River Cruise

Whether you are coming as a couple or with a group, you'll be welcomed with a smile, and after a short wait, you'll embark at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. As the tour begins, you'll admire a succession of prestigious monuments while listening to a heart warming song called 'I love Paris in the summer'. To learn history along the way, plug in your audio guide and choose your language (there are 13 languages available). Your hostess will also provide lesser-known stories: famous lovers who met in this town house… From bridge to bridge and bank to bank, you'll be at the heart of lively Paris. Come back at night for another tour, and it will be a different Paris before your eyes, yet just as magical.
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Tour Montparnasse

The 689 feet tall Montparnasse Tower, also called the “Tour Maine-Montparnasse”, is Paris' only skyscraper. The Tower was built over several metro (underground) lines. The Montparnasse Tower has 6 underground levels and 59 floors. The fastest lift connects the ground floor to the 56th floor, at an altitude of 643 feet in just 38 seconds (or 19 feet per second). The top floors and the terrace are only accessible by stairs. Visit the top of the Montparnasse Tower! It is a Paris must-see tourist attraction and a unique visit providing panoramic views of Paris in its entirety!
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Grevin Wax Museum

It houses around 450 wax figures. What would be more magic than photographing yourself with Brad Pitt, Monica Bellucci, Titeuf, Jean de La Fontaine, Tony Parker or Mika... Many events of French history are also recreated like Louis XVI’s captivity at Temple or Jeanne d’Arc at the stake. Important 20th century events are recreated as well like the first man walking on the Moon or the fall of the Berlin Wall. New stars are often inaugurated at Musee Grevin: Nicolas Sarkozy’s figure is exhibited since 13th July 2006 and basketball player Tony Parker’s wax figure was incorporated on 8th October 2006. A one of its kind show created for the 1900 Universal Exhibition can be found at Grevin since 1906: The sounds and lights of the Palais des Mirages, restored in 2006, has dazzled many generations and thousands of visitors since it’s inauguration. Despite its 131st anniversary in 2013, Grevin is absolutely modern thanks to its complete renovation. Grevin remains a key spot in Parisian entertainment.
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La Tour Eiffel

This iron tower is the very symbol of Paris itself, and it attracts nearly seven million visitors each year. The tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World Exposition to celebrate the centennial of the French Revolution. Fun facts about the Eiffel tower: Height: 324 meters. Weight: 10,100 tons. Materials: 12,000 iron beams and 2.5 million rivets. Steps: 1,665 steps to the top.
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Musée du Louvre

The Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world, famous for its many masterpieces: the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, art by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Caravaggio and many more. The main entrance is covered by the 21-meter-high glass Pyramide de Louvre. The French government has collected the 35,000 paintings, sculptures and artefacts that inhabit its endless halls over the past five centuries, and the collection boasts Assyrian, Etruscan, Greek, Coptic and Islamic art, as well as antiquities dating from prehistory to the 19th century.
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Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

The Sacré-Cœur Roman Catholic basilica sits atop the Montmartre hill, the highest point of the city, offering an wonderful panoramic view of Paris as it extends southward. The church was inaugurated in 1914 and is named after, and dedicated to, the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It contains more than 500 statues and its iconic status makes it a regular sight on film.
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L'Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe was erected by the Emperor Napoleon in 1806, and standing tall at 50 meters (164 feet), it is one of the most famous landmarks in Paris. Located at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle at the western end of Champs-Élysées, the arch honours those who fought and died in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
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Château de Versailles

The town of Versailles is a wealthy Parisian suburb and municipality, located 20 kilometres outside the city. In the 11th century Versailles was merely a country village enveloping a castle and the church of Saint-Julien. Today it is mostly known for the lavish Chateau de Versailles, which served as home to King Louis XIV and summer palace to Napoleon. It also saw the historic signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 in the now legendary Hall of Mirrors.
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

With its 10 million yearly visitors, Notre-Dame is the most visited site in Paris. This place has always been the religious centre of the city: the Celts considered the grounds sacred, the Romans built a temple here, Christians, a basilica, and the last religious structure before the Notre-Dame cathedral was erected was a Romanesque church. The gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame, finished in 1345, is a tectonic masterpiece. The massive structure is 128 meters long (420 feet) and has two 69-meter-tall towers (226 feet).
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Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf (New Bridge) is, ironically, the oldest bridge over the river Seine in Paris. Its construction dates back to the 16th century, and the iconic bridge stands today at 278 meters (912 feet) long and 28 meters (92 feet) wide, connecting the Ile de la Cité with either side of the Seine.
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Champs-Élysées

This iconic promenade is nearly two kilometres long and goes all the way from Place de la Concorde to Place Charles de Gaulle, bookended by the Arc de Triomphe and the Musée de Louvre. It is a lovely walk on any day of the year, and it is the place to be during times of celebration, be it the French National Day or New Year’s Eve. In the month of July the final stage of the Tour de France takes place right on this very street.
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Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay was originally a railway station, and the building itself deems a visit. But it holds a mesmerizing collection of mainly French paintings, sculptures and photography, including the world's largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, with works from artists such as Van Gogh, Cézanne, Renoir and Monet.
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Montmartre

Montmarte is one of the most popular historic areas in Paris, with the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, its beacon atop the 130 meter Montmartre hill, the highest point in Paris. It is famous for the cafés and studios of many great artists, such as Dalí. Monet and Picasso, and it is easily recognizable as the filming location of the movie "Amélie". Other famous places in the area are the Moulin Rouge and Lapin Agile, downhill to the southwest, in the red-light district of Pigalle.
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Le Marais

Le Marais is a historic district situated on the Right Bank of the Seine, spread across the 3rd and 4th Arrondissements. This is a trendy district with beautiful architecture dating back to the 17th century. Now home to a vibrant LGBT community, it is famous for its many museums, art galleries and historic sites, such as Paris’ oldest square, Place des Vosges, the site of Victor Hugo’s former residence.
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Disneyland Paris

If you can be drawn away from the magical allure of the city, venture to a different type of magic at Disneyland Paris. The resort consists of two parks, Disneyland Park, which consists mainly of the usual rides, restaurants, cafés and tons and tons of shops, and Walt Disney Studios, which has cinemas and stages on top of that. Wander down Main Street USA, explore exotic sceneries in Adventureland, or visit you favourite and most beloved characters at Fantasyland. Adventure and wonder wait at Disneyland Paris, especially if you have kids, but not exclusively. Tons of fun is waiting to be had by visitors of all ages.
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Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde is a massive 84,000m² square located at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées. It holds historic importance for several reasons: the liberation struggle during World War II brought many battles to Place de la Concorde; during the French Revolution, over a thousand people were beheaded here, many of them famous: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and revolutionary Robespierre, just to name a few. The site is dominated by a 24 meter Obélisque de Luxour, one of Cleopatra’s needles - a gift from Egyptian viceroy Mohammed Ali to Louis Philippe.
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