There are many famous and historic sights to see in Paris, and a Paris sightseeing tour is a great way to take them in. Fat Tire Bike Tours offers Paris tours. This is not your typical bike tour. It's a rambunctious trek around the city: part historic, part social, part wine (drinking). Paris Walking Tours offers guided and self-guided walking tours of Paris focusing on history, monuments, or museums. Classic Walks features an overview tour, tours of different districts, and themed Paris tours, such as the Da Vinci Code Walk. French Adventures offers a broad range of Paris tours for varying budgets. Many other outfits offer Paris sightseeing tours and a Paris tour package.
There are many tours in France, including En France Tours, and Discover France. En France Tours offers guided tours in France, including the Louve museum, Normandy, and the Loire Valley Castles. Discover France offers an assortment of Tours in France, including a Paris tour package.
Paris Tourist Attractions
Popular Paris Tourist Attractions include the Eiffel Tower. Built for the 1889 World's Exhibition, the Eiffel Tower tops out at over 1,000 feet. Other Paris tourist attractions include the Panthéon, a monument dedicated to historical personages of France, housing a crypt containing over 70 people, including Votaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Marie Curie, and Alexandre Dumas. Notre Dame cathedral, with its ornate interior is an awe inspiring and popular destination. Pay homage to French author Victor Hugo, and ascend the bell tower for a look at the gargoyles from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Additional Paris tourist attractions worth mentioning are the Arc de Triomphe and the Saint Chapelle cathedral. The Arc de Triomphe, a simple, yet daunting monument commissioned by Napoleon, is located on the famed avenue Champs Élysées and centered in the world largest traffic roundabout. The gothic Saint Chapelle, built in the 13th century, has 15 stained glass windows depicting an entire biblical history.
Also an important stop on any Paris vacation are the world famous museums including the gigantic Louve, which houses the Mona Lisa; the Musee d'Orsay, with artists such as Renoir, Monet, and van Gogh; and the National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, home to a modern art collection. For the darker side of Paris tourist attractions visit the Cimetiére du Pére Lachaise for a hodgepodge of tombstone and shrines. Visitors flock to lay kisses on Oscar Wilde's tomb, or view rock star Jim Morrison's grave. The daring should visit the Catacombes de Paris where millions of Parisian's bones are stacked after the were exhumed from cemeteries to combat a plague. The underground tunnels are thrilling and impressive. A Paris sightseeing tours is a great way to take in the many monuments and museums located in Paris.