Of course no trip to the City of Light is complete without a stop at the Louvre museum. You’ll not discover only the Mona Lisa but find a massive collection of over 380 000 objects and 35 000 works. And of course you will see the spectacular and iconic glass pyramids that sit out front. Your private luxury concierge has all contacts to organize a private guided visit during or after opening hours.
We cannot list things to do in Paris without the Orsay museum. It stands in an atypical establishment because in fact until the middle ofthe 20th century this monument was a station! So in addition to going there to discover the majestic building you will discover one of the most prestigious collections of works of art in the world. All the big names from the second half of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th are exposed. There are paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, photographs and architecture.
The Opéra Garnier is without a doubt the most representative and emblematic monument of Paris. of the Second Empire style in Paris. Built at the end of the 19th century when Baron Haussmann starts the major transformation works of the capital. It is one of the most majestic symbols of this era.
The stunning Basilique du Sacré Coeur sits atop the highest point in the city, overlooking Paris from the summit of Montmartre. Climb its famed steps and enjoy the views and be sure to explore the surrounding area while you’re there—it’s one of the most untouched, authentically Parisian neighborhoods in the city. Also one of the most extraordinary churches you will ever see is the Sainte Chapelle dating from the 13th century with its impressive gothic architecture and stained glass windows is not to be missed on Ile de la Cité. Not far away stands the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral one of the very first Gothic cathedrals. We would suggest you to get there early to avoid long lines except if you visit it with our licensed guides with skip the line access.
The Invalides was built in the 17th century during the reign of Louis XIV and is today, with its golden-domed, a landmark in Paris. The original purpose was to build a “royal home and hospital big enough to house all aged and unwell officers and soldiers and to ensure sufficient funds for their subsistence and care”. But behind these fine words hides another truth, the King couldn’t stand the vision of cripples all over the capital who would harm his reputation.
Finally contrary to popular belief we would not recommend you to go up the Eiffel Tower but up to the Tour Montparnasse. At an altitude of 200 meters, the Panoramic Observatory of the Montparnasse Tower offers a breathtaking panoramic view, allowing you to discover the mythical monuments of the capital, but also its streets, boulevards and multiple gardens with of course an amazing view of the Eiffel Tower! Majestically seated on the top of the Champs Élysées, you can climb the stairs to the top of the Arc de Triomphe for another spectacular view of the city.
The Centre Pompidou, the Palais de Tokyo, the Fondation Cartier or Louis Vuitton are also visits to not be miss among these things do to during your stay in Paris !