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Attractions in Paris

Would you like to stay down the street from the Tour Eiffel, or have a view of The Arc de Triomphe from the window of your apartment? Find the attraction of your choice below, then click the Arrondissements number to view apartments in that area.


1st Arrondissement


Musée du Louvre

This world famous museum comprises eight collections: archeology, decorative arts, history, jewellery, furniture, painting, sculpture, textile, graphic art. It houses such treasures as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs and Musée des Arts de la Mode et du Textile

The Musée des arts Décoratifs is a museum about interior design, furniture, wallpaper, tapestries, ceramics, glassware, and toys from the Middle Ages to the today. The Musée des Arts de la Mode et du Textile houses a collection of over 30,000 costumes from the 18th century to the present.

Palais Royal

The Palais Royal began as a small, private theater owned by Cardinal Richelieu. When Richelieu died, the palace became royal property. The theater burned down in 1763 and was rebuilt but burned down again in 1781. The area was redeveloped by its owner the Duke de Chartres. Today, the area contains several theatres.

St. Eustache

St. Eustache is an very ornate and beautiful church which has gothic architecture like Notre Dame. It distinguishes itself by the variety of its architecture: the interior is gothic, but the decor is done in Renaissance style. Several famous people are buried there, including Molière, Richelieu, and the marquise de Pompadour.


3th Arrondissement


Musée National Picasso

This museum houses a collection of several thousand works of Pablo Picasso including 203 paintings, 191 sculptures, 85 ceramics, and over 3000 drawings, engravings, and manuscripts.

Musées National des Techniques et des Arts et Métiers

The musée des Arts et Métiers founded in 1794, holds exhibits in: history, industry, photography, sciences, technology and textile.

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

The museum houses a collection of weapons and includes paintings by Rubens, Brueghel de Velours, Desports, Chardin, Oudry, and many more.


4th Arrondissement


Notre Dame

A magnificent cathedral built between the years of 1163 and 1345 which had been a place for many ceremonies, including the crowning of Henri VI and Mary Stuart. It is currently undergoing a ten year program of general maintenance and restoration which started in 1991.

Musée national d'Art moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou

The museum has one of the world's most spectacular public collections of twentieth-century art, architecture, and design. Its exhibits are presented on the third and fourth floors of the Centre Georges Pompidou. When it re-opens on December 31st 1999, the Museum will have two fully-renovated floors in which to display the collections.

Musée de la Serrurerie / Musée Bricard

The Museum of locksmithing is dedicated to the art of making keys, locks, and door knockers.

Maison de Victor Hugo

This is the home in which Victor Hugo lived from 1832 to 1848. The authors life story is told through collections of drawings, paintings, and documents. The dining room includes chinese furniture Victor Hugo chose for Juliette Drouet's house in Guernesey.


5th Arrondissement


Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

This science museum explores the evolution of species. Its exhibits explore such topics as: the diversity of life, the evolution of life and the human impact on evolution.

L'Institut du Monde Arabe

This museum is dedicated to the art of Arab and Islamic civilizations from its origins to the present day, including: Koranic calligraphy and a collection of contemporary Arab art.

Musée National du Moyen-Age

This museum is a 15th century Gothic mansion containing a wide selection of medieval art, as well as a collection of original sculptures from the facade of Notre Dame. Next to the mansion is are 3rd century Gallic-Roman baths, including a frigidarium.


6th Arrondissement


Conciergerie

This fortress like building on the Ile-de-la-Cité, built by Philippe the Fair between the years of 1284 and 1314, now makes up much of the Palais de Justice complex. Among its famous prisoners were Marie Antoinette and Charlotte Corday.

Musée de la Monnaie

The Museum of the French Mint and Treasury includes exhibits of money, medals and historical documents, as well as posters, prints, and paintings about the making of money and medals.


7th Arrondissement


Tour Eiffel

The most famous monument in the world. It is 317 meters high and 10,100 tons. It was built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition. Information, historical and technical facts are on all floors. There is a show-window, office of Gustave Eiffel and restaurant on the third floor.

Musée d'Orsay

Houses some of the world's most famous paintings, including those by Monet, Renoir and Degas.

Musée Auguste Rodin

This museum includes a garden with sculptures including the "Burghers of Calais" and "The Gates of Hell." The building contains various works as well as the personal collection of Rodin.


8th Arrondissement


Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe is a massive arch on Place Charles de Gaulle. There are four huge relief sculptures at the bases of the four pillars. These commemorate The Triumph of 1810, Resistance , Peace, and The Departure of the Volunteers. Engraved around the top of the Arch are the names of the major victories won during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods. The names of less important victories, and the names of 558 generals, are found on the inside walls. Beneath the Arch is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the eternal flame commemorating the dead of the two world wars.

Palais de la Découverte

The Palais de la Découverte houses interactive experiments in astronomy (including a planetarium), biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics.

Musée du Petit Palais

This museum has collections which include ancient artifacts, medieval objects, rare manuscripts and books, Dutch paintings from the seventeenth century. The collection also includes western art from the Egyptian era to the present.

 

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