Entertainment Places

France, and Paris in particular, is filled with places of entertainment, which attracts millions of visitors every year. Entrance to the archaeological sites require purchasing tickets, usually children, students, and young people (to the age of 25) benefit from reductions in ticket prices.

Famous sites and attractions in Paris and its suburbs

  • L’Arc Du Triomphe and the Champs Elysees: most famous Boulevards in the world, where shops, restaurants and cafes, and the famous victory arch.
  • Montaigne: close to the Champs Elysees, and more calm, filled with finest brands of fashion.
  • Place de la Concorde: of the most famous Parisian squares includes Egyptian Obelisk of Pharaonic era which is the oldest archeological landmark in Paris, it is said that Muhammad Ali Basha granted it to France.


  • The opera building & Haussman Boulevard: Opera Garnier building in Paris is the most beautiful building which was built in the second half of the nineteenth century, and spreads beside it the Boulevard Haussmann, which carries the name of George Eugene Haussmann, the governor of Paris, who left his mark on the architecture of the city. Boulevard Haussmann is filled with shops, among which is the warehouses of brantan and wlafayt.
  • Eiffel Tower: was built in 1889 on the occasion of the First World exhibition. It is possible to visit it in all days of the week from 9:30 a.m. until midnight, and consists of three stories. It is possible to get to the first and second through stairs, but it is better to use the lift to reach the third floor, which is not far from the top of the tower. A lot of tourists visit this monument in the tourist season and stand in a long queue before entering.
  • Sorbonne University and Quartier Latin, which carries a rich cultural dimension due to its educational institutions, universities, schools and libraries, out of which the famousSorbonne University, which was built in 1642. This neighborhood is known as the Latin Quarter district because educational institutions that teaches the science of Latin America. Also located in this district the building of Panthéon, which includes the remains of the most prominent military, literary and intellectual figures in French history, the Latin Quarter also known for its tourist character with various restaurants and shops.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral: the name of this church formed the title of one of the most famous stories of Viktor Hugo, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" which quoted more than once in the cinema. This church is close to the Latin Quarter and it is one of the most prominent Churches of Paris with its magnificent Gothic interiors. Built between 1163 and 1250. Small kiosks are deployed near the banks of the Seine River to sell old books.

    Paris mosque is not far from the Latin Quarter, which features a Moroccan architectural character, it was built in 1926, and it includes a restaurant frequently visited by Arab visitors from different religious.

  • lnstitute du Monde Arab is considered one of the most important cultural centers in Paris, features an Arabic culture, it has also a restaurant and a library, in addition to seasonal exhibitions, visitors can go to the top of the Institute to enjoy the view of Paris.
  • The Church of the Sacred Heart,"Sacre Coeur” and Montmartre: the Montmartre area, northeast of Paris, is the highest in the French capital, it is famous for its existence of Sacred Heart Church with its eastern architectural though it is a Catholic Church, as well as the presence of many artists, painters in the streets of the area, which allows the visitor to Paris to view the Place from top of it.
  • Place de la Bastille: Bastille fortress was established in France between 1370 and 1383M to defend Paris, and has been converted into a prison to the political opposition, imprisoned religious figures and instigators against the State. Over the years, it became a symbol of tyranny and injustice, from it came the first spark of French Revolution on 14th of July 1789. And still France celebrates this occasion in July of each year as a national holiday.
  • The Opera Bastille is located in Bastille square. Opened in 1989, on the occasion of the centennial of the French Revolution to form a cultural symbol contradicting what was a symbol of Bastille prison. This opera reaches an area of 155 thousand square meters, the decision of its establishment was taken in 1982, works began in 1984, where the late President Francois Mitterrand wanted it to be a "modern and popular" opera to respond to the requirements of that age and reduce the pressure on the opera "Garnieh".
  • Montparnasse square and tower: The "Montparnasse Tower", in the south west of Paris, is the highest building in the city (210 M), visitor can enjoy the view of Paris from this 56 story building. The neighborhood of this building has a large number of cinemas and cafes. This neighborhood in the past was a haven for artists, such as Montmartre area.
  • Les Invalides: this building has a unique golden dome, with surrounding cannons, it includes several museums, as well as the remains of French important figures, such as Napoleon Bonaparte, the building was a former hospital for amputees, thus the name "Invalids".

Paris Parks

free entrance to most of these parks, but some of them require to purchase tickets.

  • Monceau Park: It's a small park in the eighth arrondissement, with an area of approximately 8.25 hectares, decorated with many statues as well as a small lake and many small bridges.
  • Les Tuileries one of the most famous parks in Paris, close to the Louvre and to the Concorde Square, was classified as archeological landmark since 1914 by UNESCO, includes water basins and orchards, as well as multiple statues and a small victory Arc which is the entrance of the Louvre, this park has an area up to 25.5 hectares.
  • Jardin des Plantes: This Park is situated in close proximity to the Paris mosque and Gestion University, on the one hand, and to the Station of Austerlitz, on the other, features a diversity of plants and trees from various parts of the world, as well as glasshouses of rare plants from tropical regions, Cedar trees from Lebanon and others. It has an area of approximately 23.5 hectares, includes a small zoo, as well as the Museum of the history of the nature (skeletons of extinct animals) and a Museum of gems.
  • Bois de Boulogne: one of the largest parks in Paris, located in the south-west of the capital, with an area up to 846 hectares, featuring stunning views, and artificial lakes created from the water of the Seine River, and they look like normal lakes. Also includes a famous children's Fun Park (it dates Back To 1860), as well as the Museum of Arts and cultures.
  • Jardin du Luxembourg: This park is situated not far from the Latin Quarter, includes the Senate building, orchards, water basins and fountains, as well as the multiple statues, the most famous of which is the Statue of Liberty model (2.8 m) which is similar to the Statue of Liberty in New York (46.5 M), and another Mini statue (11.5 M) under Grenelle bridge in Paris. The mayor of Paris organizes free and outdoor concerts in it, it has an area of about 22.5 hectares.
  • Parc de Montsouris: Located in the south-western part of Paris, and occupies an area of 15 hectares. With a large number of different types of trees (approximately 1400 trees), most of them are more than a century old, it is also a sanctuary to a variety of birds.
  • Buttes Chaumont: located north east of Paris and occupies an area of 25 hectares, features morphologies of high and low areas, it also includes in its center "Belvedere" island that includes a cave and waterfalls.
  • Parc de la Villette: is considered one of the largest parks in the French Capital, located in the Nineteenth arrondissement, and occupies an area of 55 hectares. It includes the City of Science and Industry, the City of Music, a modern movie theater, a theater, an Equestrian Center, and water sports center.
  • Bois de Vincennes: located south east of Paris and occupies an area of 995 hectares, making it the largest garden in Paris in terms of size. Includes several lakes, as well as the presence of different parks, the most prominent of which is flowers park "Parc Floral”, zoo, horse race, and Vincennes Castle “Château of Vincennes”, which includes a number of military institutions.