This iconic Parisian landmark is located at the Champ de Mars in Paris, and is named after engineer Gustave Eiffel. It was originally supposed to only be a temporary building for the 1889 World’s Fair. And despite much critique, it has now become one of the most recognizable buildings in the world, and a Parisian landmark. You can either take a lift all the way to the top and enjoy an amazing view of Paris, or relax in the gardens around the Eiffel tower.
Lift entrance ticket to top €17,00(adults) €14,50 (12-24 years)
Stairs entrance ticket (valid to 2nd floor)€7,00 (Adults) €5,00 (12-24 years)
This cathedral is one of the most well-known churches in the world. And besides being the center stage for Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the church also depicts the style of French Gothic Architecture. The entrance is free, however if you wish to climb the top and enjoy a different view of Paris you can do so for a few Euros.
With over 35,000 works of art, including Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, this Parisian museum is definitely worth a visit. Prior to being a museum, the building served as a royal palace and a fortress, which is still visible in some rooms. And if you bring your student Visa and Student ID with you, you can get visit the museum for free.
Entrance to the Louvre is €9. If you head there after 6pm on a Wednesday or Friday, entrance is reduced to just €6 and the museum is open until 9.45pm. Entrance is free for under 26s on Friday evenings. On Bastille Day (14 July) and the first Sunday of each month entrance is free for everyone, all day
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris is located in Montmartre, on the highest point of the city. It was constructed in 1875, and completed in 1914. Entrance to the church is for free, and the view of the city is breathtaking. Right behind the church is an artistic alley, where many painters come and sell their artwork, which is definitely a nice place to walk around, sit at a cafe and possibly buy a one of a kind art piece
Entrance fees and modalities
Dome and crypt: €8 / €5 (4-16yrs)
Dome: €6 / €4 (4-16yrs)
Crypt: €3 €2 (4-16yrs)
Basilica is free.
The basilica is open everyday from 6am to 10.30pm (last entry at 10.15pm for visitors). The dome : 8.30am-8pm from May to September; 9am-5pm from October to April.
Address: 35 rue du Chevalier de la Barre - 75018 Paris
The palace of Versailles is just a short train ride outside of Paris, and definitely worth a visit. It was one the home of the French royal family including Marie Antoinette, and now serves as a museum. The actual palace is decorated with much gold on the inside and filled with many impressive rooms, such as the Hall of Mirrors. But what is also impressive to visit are the gardens, which cover over 800 hectares of land decorated in a classical French garden landscape style.
Price: 15 Euro
Address: Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France