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Best Paris Tickets

In this definitive guide you will find the best things to do in one of the most visited cities in the world. The beauty of Paris is found in its streets, but also in its exhibitions and attractions. Here's how to discover them.

Matías Rodríguez

Matías Rodríguez

28 min read

Best Paris Tickets

Vista desde el lago de la torre Eiffel |©Bryan Steingard

Paris is one of the most fascinating and visited cities in the world and not only has some of the most famous attractions but also a magical aura and a millenary tradition that have made it a favorite place for artists, so as soon as you visit it you will be amazed with all its beauty and the wide range of activities it offers for tourists.

From the Eiffel Tower to the Opera Garnier, from the Arc de Triomphe to the Moulin Rouge and from the Pompidou Center to the Catacombs of Paris you will be able to see the city in all its splendor, although there is so much to see that you won't have time to be distracted. So here's a definitive guide to the best tickets to get the most out of your trip to the French capital.

1. Tickets for the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower in the day|©Pixabay
Eiffel Tower in the day|©Pixabay

You can't pass through Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower, which is the most emblematic monument of the city and one of the most famous in the world. During your visit you will be able to access the second floor of the tower, which you will reach by walking up its 674 steps. From there you will have some of the best views of the city, especially towards the buildings of the Ile de France, among which the Notre Dame Cathedral stands out.

In all the experiences of the tower, in addition, when you book your ticket you can choose to be accompanied at extra cost by a tour guide who will tell you the history of this icon, which is closely related to the city since its construction in 1889. Once you reach the second floor you will have free time to enjoy the panoramic views and take some of the best photographs, before returning to the base on a tour that will take between 15 and 20 minutes.

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2. Tickets for the Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum|©Vlada Karpovich
Louvre Museum|©Vlada Karpovich

The Louvre is one of the largest, most famous and visited museums in the world, so you can not miss it during your tour of Paris. You should keep in mind that, because of its size, it can be overwhelming and that every minute counts, so it is ideal to opt for fast-track tickets without queues. Among his best works include the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and the Victory of Samothrace.

This museum also stands out for the different rooms surrounding the main attractions, where you can discover other 35,000 objects from around the world including sculptures, paintings, engravings and bronze works. The best alternative to fully enjoy it is that you choose to make your visit early in the morning, which is when it receives fewer visitors and when the most famous halls of the museum are clearer.

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3. Tickets for the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

Arc de Triomphe|©Antonio Conte
Arc de Triomphe|©Antonio Conte

The Arc de Triomphe was, until the construction of the Eiffel Tower in 1889, the most famous attraction in Paris, and since the iron monument became the emblem of the city, the arch became the second most visited option. From its terrace you can discover the Parisian skyline and discover some of the best panoramic views, especially during the summer months or during clear days.

The Arc de Triomphe has a height of 50 meters, which although it is not too high, being surrounded by green spaces is an ideal setting for you to take some of the best pictures of Paris. In addition, it also houses an art exhibition at the top, which traces the history of the memorial building from its construction in 1836 to the present and which you can tour with your tickets. To get to the rooftop you'll have to walk up 284 steps.

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4. Tickets to the Moulin Rouge with dinner

Moulin Rouge by night|©Iveth Encalada
Moulin Rouge by night|©Iveth Encalada

The Moulin Rouge, located on the Boulevard de Clichy, one of the most bohemian areas of Paris, is the most famous cabaret in France and for over 100 years noted for its shows, food and drinks served. Among the options you have champagne, so the best alternative to discover it is to buy your ticket for a show with dinner included that will transport you to the late nineteenth century between feathers, sequins and glitter of the dancers.

In Moulin Rouge you will get to know one of the icons of the city that had as protagonists Edith Piaf, Franck Sinatra and Elton John, among other great artists who stepped on its stages. There you can also live one of the best experiences to know the night of Paris, which is famous for its themed shows and shows of its dance clubs. Do you dare to travel back in time during an evening of vaudeville?

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5. Tickets for the Panthéon de Paris

Pantheon of Paris|©Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz
Pantheon of Paris|©Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz

The Panthéon de Paris, located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, is one of the buildings that preserves the memory of France. In this neoclassical church you can visit the subway crypt that contains the tombs of Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Marie Curie, Louis Braille and Emile Zola, among other great French personalities. You can also marvel at the architecture of the building and the open views from the top floor.

The Pantheon in Paris will be familiar to you, as it is inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, although it has a larger dome, the interior is better preserved and you can also access the top of the building, something that in the building of the Italian capital is forbidden to favor the conservation of the structure. This is one of the most visited sites in the city, so I recommend that you opt for priority tickets.

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6. Tickets for the Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles. Paris.|©lameato feliz
Palace of Versailles. Paris.|©lameato feliz

The Palace of Versailles is one of the most famous palaces in the world and much of its fame is due to the beauty of its architecture and the size of its imposing gardens, which has made it a Unesco World Heritage Site, so it is worth going a little north of Paris to see it. Once inside, you can also visit the exhibition of its art collection and its main galleries.

The most famous of its galleries is the Hall of Mirrors, which is more than 70 meters long and in addition to its baroque structure is known for having been the site where the Treaty of Versailles was signed, which ended the First World War. Note that with the tickets to the palace you can stroll through the gardens, but during several dates between April and October are closed.

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7. Tickets for the Pompidou Center in Paris

Pompidou Center-Paris|©Antonio Spiller
Pompidou Center-Paris|©Antonio Spiller

The Pompidou Center is the kilometer 0 of the art and culture circuit of Paris and also one of the most modern and famous buildings of the twentieth century. Its facade and exterior decoration, built entirely in a tubular format, refers to the architectural avant-garde, so it houses one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world, which include works by Picasso, Man Ray, Francis Bacon and Kandinsky.

In the Pompidou Center, as in other parts of the city, you will have access to the terrace to discover from there the Parisian skyline with its most emblematic buildings. If you plan to visit the French capital with children at the top of the Pompidou you will also find the Children's Gallery, which offers children's activities. Book your tickets early as they sell out fast.

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8. Tickets for the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie

Stained glass in Sainte Chapelle|©Joseph Kiesecker
Stained glass in Sainte Chapelle|©Joseph Kiesecker

Notre Dame Cathedral is the most famous religious building in Paris, but for many the most beautiful ecclesiastical construction is opposite and that is Sainte Chapelle, the gothic temple of chrome stained glass windows and endless ceilings that will take you back to medieval France. Because of its imposing architecture, it not only became a huge reliquary but also the home of royalty, which in the Middle Ages ruled the country with an iron fist.

In Sainte Chapelle you can visit the lower chapel and the upper chapel, but you will marvel at the stained glass windows and the colorful rose window that crowns the entrance door and represents various passages of the Bible, among which are the Genesis, Exodus, the Passion and the Apocalypse.

The building of the Sainte Chapelle also depends on the Conciergerie, a historic building that occupies the quay of the Clock, right next to the royal chapel, and has a rich history because during the French Revolution housed the bloodiest prison in Paris.

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9. Tickets for Les Invalides

Les Invalides and Le Tombeau de Napoléon|©Michel Corrent
Les Invalides and Le Tombeau de Napoléon|©Michel Corrent

The Invalides complex is a memorial building built in the sixteenth century where you can find the Army Museum of Paris. This exhibition is known worldwide because the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte is located there, making it one of the most visited sites in France and Europe by tourists. The best alternative is to visit it early in the morning to avoid the long lines.

Among the samples of the complex you will find a large number of cataloged objects, including tools and armor, and one of the largest samples of firearms in France. In addition, with these tickets you will have an immersive experience through the bloodiest battles in the history of France, where you can learn about the daily life of a soldier in the war in each of the conflicts.

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10. Tickets for the Montparnasse Tower

Montparnasse Tower at sunset|©Edgardo W. Olivera
Montparnasse Tower at sunset|©Edgardo W. Olivera

The Montparnasse Tower is one of the tallest towers in France and since its construction in 1972 generated controversy among the French, who complained because they argued that the modernist building collided with the stately Parisian skyline. However, since its inauguration the tower became one of the most visited attractions and it is largely because from its 210 meters high you can access the best views of the capital. Book your tickets online to avoid unnecessary waiting.

From the panoramic terrace on the 56th floor and from the observatory on the 59th floor you can perfectly distinguish the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the 2 kilometers long Avenue des Champs Elysees. In addition, at the top you can also have a coffee or a cocktail while enjoying the view and thanks to its extended opening hours you can watch the sunset from there, an ideal experience for the summer months.

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11. Tickets for the Opera Garnier

Garnier Opera House staircase|©Igor Sorokin
Garnier Opera House staircase|©Igor Sorokin

The Opera Garnier building is one of the most representative of Parisian architecture, because it not only reflects in its facade the opulence of French engineering and the style of its designs, but also because it is the cathedral of lyric art, music and dance that characterize Paris, especially since the nineteenth century. If, apart from the tickets to visit the building, you decide to attend a show you can also see the gilded details and mosaics inside.

Inside the main theater you can discover the red velvet seats in the auditorium, the ceiling crowned by the frescoes of Marc Chagall and if you opt for a guided tour, prior to the show, you can learn the most fascinating stories. Among them stands out, as it could not be otherwise, that of the Phantom of the Opera, the mysterious specter that frightens the audience of each performance to conquer a young vocalist.

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12. Tickets for the Saint-Denis Basilica

Saint Denis Basilica|©Paco Barranco
Saint Denis Basilica|©Paco Barranco

If you are a fan of French history then you can not miss during your tour the Saint-Denis Basilica, which is not only considered the first Gothic cathedral in the world but also houses, inside, the tomb of more than 70 French kings and public servants, so it is noted as the main crypt of the royalty of France. I recommend that you visit this site with a skip-the-line entrance.

The most popular of the crypts that you will find in Saint-Denis is that of Marie Antoinette of Austria, but you can also visit the largest collection of funerary sculptures in the country, a large number of statues and monumental tombs of the Renaissance. All this you can find in the beautiful building of the basilica that is located in the heart of the troubled district of Saint-Denis, which starred in the May French riots of 1968.

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13. Tickets for the Orsay Museum

Musée d'Orsay, Paris, FR|©gianclaudio curia
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, FR|©gianclaudio curia

The Louvre is the most famous museum in Paris and the Pompidou the largest, but the Orsay also stands out for its exhibitions, which are the most important of impressionism and post-impressionism in Europe. This museum is located in an old train station, so in addition to its exhibits you will be surprised with the architecture of the building, and in addition to the paintings you can also visit the sculpture room.

Among the works of art that you can see at the Orsay are the Lunch on the Grass, by Edouard Manet, the Dance at the Moulin de la Galette by Auguste Renoir and the Portrait of the Artist, by Vincent van Gogh, as well as paintings by Edgar Degas, Jean-Francois Millet, Paul Cézanne and Paul Gauguin, which make this museum one of the must-see in the French capital.

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14. Tickets for Disneyland Paris in 1 day

 Eiffel Tower | ©Campus France
Eiffel Tower | ©Campus France

If you want to opt for an alternative plan in Paris or you are planning to visit the French capital with children, you can visit Disneyland in 1 day, with tickets that will allow you to access the two main sites of the complex, the Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney Studios. In these parks you will cross paths with the company's most outstanding characters, such as Pinocchio, Peter Pan and Spider-Man, and you will also get to know the Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar universe.

Other attractions you can visit are the Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean theme parks, in a complex located on the outskirts of Paris and easily accessible, so you can visit at least two parks in a 1-day visit, so as not to take time away from the rest of the city's main sites.

Multi-day alternatives

If you consider that 1 day is not enough to visit the parks, you can also opt for a multi-day visit to Disneyland Paris.

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15. Night tickets for the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower by night|©Jose Vasquez
Eiffel Tower by night|©Jose Vasquez

While the best option to discover the Eiffel Tower is during a daytime visit, if you are one of those who prefer to have a panoramic view of the city at night you can opt for these tickets to discover the main monument of the Parisian capital during the night. This is an activity that lasts approximately 2 hours and will take you from the base of the tower to the top to discover one of the wonders of the modern world.

During your visit you will be accompanied by an audio guide in different languages and from the second floor of the tower you will discover one of the most beautiful open views of Paris, especially during the summer months when the sky is clear and the weather is usually warm.

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16. Tickets for a cruise on the Seine River and the Louvre Museum

Stroll along the Seine River|©Sergio González Sierra
Stroll along the Seine River|©Sergio González Sierra

One of the best alternatives to know a different profile of Paris is from the Seine River, which is the main tributary of the city and also one of the most famous in the world. In the French capital you will find many options to take a boat ride on the tributary and many of them also include access to other attractions, as in this case that in addition to the boat ride also offer admission to the Louvre Museum.

During the navigation you can get a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower, the Alexander III Bridge, the Notre Damme Cathedral and the Musée d'Orsay and once the ride is over you will visit the Louvre, where you will discover some of the most famous works of art in the world. Among them are the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci and the Venus de Milo.

The Crystal Pyramid will also catch your eye, as the Louvre also has one of the most beautiful architectural designs in Europe.

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17. Tickets for the Catacombs of Paris

Catacombs|©Breno Correa Filho
Catacombs|©Breno Correa Filho

Paris is the city of lights but it also has a dark side, which you can discover on a tour of the Catacombs of the city, which will take you through the subway layout built in 1788 to house the skeletal remains of more than 6 million people who were scattered throughout the many cemeteries of the French capital since Roman times.

You can tour this underworld built in an ancient limestone quarry on your own or with the assistance of an audio guide that is available in several languages, but in no case can you miss this tour of one of the creepiest sites in Paris, which will take you more than 100 steps below the city limits.

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18. Tickets for a cruise on the Seine and for the Eiffel Tower

Seine River Cruise|©BCNGROUPS
Seine River Cruise|©BCNGROUPS

One of the most popular excursions in Paris is the cruise on the Seine River and these are usually accompanied by tickets for other attractions, as in this case the Eiffel Tower, so in these activities you can see the skyline of the city from the most famous tributary of France and then visit the Iron Lady, which is the most emblematic monument of the capital.

From the Seine you can discover a magical view of the Musée d'Orsay, Notre Damme Cathedral and the Alexander III Bridge, and then you can also climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, which became the emblem of Paris since its construction in 1889 and an omniscient witness of all the historical events of the capital.

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19. Tickets for Banksy exhibition

Banksy - Paris|©Valerie Douay
Banksy - Paris|©Valerie Douay

Banksy is the most famous and influential global street artist in the world and in Paris you can visit the permanent exhibition The World of Banksy. This exhibition is not centralized in any gallery but consists of an open tour of the works of the enigmatic author in the city and a review recreated by other artists of his most famous works.

In these murals and stencils you can see Banksy's works in Paris, but also replicas of more than 100 of the author's works around the world, which address social criticism, the contradictions of the world, care for the environment and also a merciless vision of technological advances and the gentrification of cities. If you want to visit an alternative art exhibition, you certainly can't miss these tickets.

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20. Tickets for the Rodin Museum

Rodin Museum|©Grecia Jasso
Rodin Museum|©Grecia Jasso

Auguste Rodin was the most famous French sculptor in history and is the author of one of the most outstanding works of modern sculpture, such as The Thinker, and in Paris you can visit his museum. In addition to approaching the artist's creations, you will also be struck by the architecture of the building that houses the exhibition, which is a completely remodeled eighteenth century hotel that even served as Rodin's home in his final years.

With tickets to this museum you can see the author's private collection and tour the exhibition on your own or with the assistance of an audio guide available in several languages. In addition, you can also relax in the gardens of the building and access additional information in the information rooms attached to the building.

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21. Tickets for the Picasso Museum

PICASSO Museum PARIS|©Amaya M.G.M.
PICASSO Museum PARIS|©Amaya M.G.M.

Pablo Picasso was one of the prodigal sons of Spanish art but throughout his life he formed a very strong bond with France and so much so that currently the largest collection of the author is in the Picasso Museum in Paris. This exhibition is divided into 30 rooms with more than 5,000 works by the painter and sculptor from Malaga, as well as other works by prominent artists such as Cézanne, Degas and Matisse.

During the visit you can enter the Hotel Salé, the mansion in the Marais neighborhood that contains the Picasso exhibits and includes immersive activities to discover the life of the painter, who, among other works, was famous for Guernica. This painting is currently in the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, but Picasso painted it in Paris during the first part of his exile. Do not miss the tickets for this essential museum in the Parisian capital.

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22. Tickets for the Aquarium

Aquarium Paris|©Loeek El Toro
Aquarium Paris|©Loeek El Toro

If you are planning to visit Paris with children, one of the best alternatives you can opt for is to visit the Aquarium, which is one of the oldest marine animal reserves in the world and also home to more than 13000 aquatic animals. In addition, the aquarium has a themed room with a decoration reminiscent of the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.

At the Paris Aquarium, in addition to the exhibits, you can also enjoy Cinéaqua, which is a 4D recreation of the oceans of Tahiti and New Caledonia that in a natural context form the habitat of multicolored fish and immense coral reefs. Finally, with your tickets you will also have the chance to interact with some of the animals in the aquarium.

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23. E for the Crazy Horse Cabaret

stairs at Cabaret Crazy Horse|©Tristan Legros
stairs at Cabaret Crazy Horse|©Tristan Legros

Paris is the city of cabarets and while the Moulin Rouge is the most prominent you can also find other options with alternative shows. One of the best known is Crazy Horse, which offers a popular show headed by the Belgian duo composed of Bangable and Lolly Wish and which refers to a staging that has been repeated for more than 70 years, when the cabaret was inaugurated.

During your visit you can choose from several options, some of which include only tickets for the show and others also dinner and drinks, most of which consist of drinks made with champagne. Please note that these shows are suitable for the whole family, but children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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24. Tickets for the Cabaret Paradis Latin

Paradis Latin show|©jeffrey husien
Paradis Latin show|©jeffrey husien

If during your visit to Paris you want to enjoy a soft erotic show then you can choose the Cabaret Paradis Latin shows, which is located in the heart of the Latin Quarter and offers a staging of cancan dancing, singing and acrobatics in the purest Parisian style. This building was renovated by Gustave Eiffel while building the famous tower of the city that now bears his name.

As in the rest of the cabarets in the city, you can choose to buy tickets only for the show or also include dinner and drinks. In any case, I recommend that you do not fail to visit the oldest cabaret in the world that is noted as the cradle of variety theater.

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25. Tickets for the Grevin Wax Museum

Grevin Wax Museum backdoor|©Francisco Gonzalez
Grevin Wax Museum backdoor|©Francisco Gonzalez

The Grevin Wax Museum is not only one of the most striking in the world, but it is also one of the largest of its kind, so if you are one of those who enjoy these museums get tickets to visit it during your stay in Paris. There you can learn about the history of France through the more than 500 figures on display and also learn how they are made and what materials are used during processing to ensure their realism.

This museum is also an unmissable opportunity to take a trip back in time and discover the past through the most famous characters. You can also take pictures with Charles de Gaulle, Moliere, the Little Prince and other contemporary personalities such as Zinedine Zidane, Monica Bellucci and Barack Obama.

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26. Tickets for Paris Zoo

Addax, Paris Zoo|©Bill Johnstone
Addax, Paris Zoo|©Bill Johnstone

Paris stands out mainly for the beauty of its buildings and its urban work, but it also has some of the most beautiful green spaces in the world and in one of them, on the outskirts of the city, is the Zoological Park. In this 14.5 hectare complex with 5 thematic biozones you can meet around 180 species of animals, including birds, mammals, snakes, lizards and penguins.

The Zoological Park's geographical overview will take you through the plains of Sudan, the rocky coasts of Patagonia, the coldest forests of Europe and the warm tropical climates of Guyana and Madagascar, making it one of the best tickets to buy if you plan to visit Paris with children.

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27. Tickets for Le Grand Rex Studios

Le Grand Rex - Paris|©
Le Grand Rex - Paris|©"André M.

Paris was, in the early twentieth century, one of the most important movie theaters in the world, so it also boasted among its attractions the movie theater Le Grand Rex Studios, which was not only at the time the largest in the world, but today remains the largest in Europe. The most distinguished classic films were shown there and today you can discover it on a guided tour.

Inside the hall of Le Grand Rex Studios you will also be struck by the architecture, since the building is considered one of the greatest exponents of art deco, which earned it to be included in the list of historic monuments of France. During the tour, which lasts approximately 1 hour, you can live interactive experiences, such as seeing the figure of Jean-Luc Godard, one of the most famous French directors.

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28. Tickets for the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris

Louis Vuitton Foundation|©Felix SELWA
Louis Vuitton Foundation|©Felix SELWA

Few brands are more identified with art and luxury than Louis Vuitton, so if you're a fan of premium experiences you can't miss the Foundation's showcase at its Paris building. In these exhibitions, which include temporary and permanent rooms, you can discover works of abstract and contemporary art and learn about the activities in which Louis Vuitton is involved.

The building, which was designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry and opened in 2014, is also a work of art in itself and is considered by specialists as the French Guggenheim. With these tickets you can tour the building and facilities on your own or opt for an audio-guided tour as well.

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29. Tickets for the City of Sciences and Industry

Cité des sciences|©Thom Ross
Cité des sciences|©Thom Ross

If you want to discover the scientific world in Paris then you can't miss tickets to the French capital's Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, which is a huge complex that includes the fairgrounds for temporary and permanent activities as well as the city's Planetarium and Argonaut.

In this space, which is located north of Paris, you can learn about the workings of light and energy, enjoy neurological exhibits and participate in immersive experiences about outer space, the universe and the solar system. The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie is an ideal place to visit with children and for family activities outside the Parisian epicenter marked by the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre Museum.

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30. Tickets for the virtual reality experience at Flyview Paris

Flyview Paris|©Alex Foster
Flyview Paris|©Alex Foster

If you have ever dreamed of flying to discover cities from a bird's eye view, you might be interested in Flyview Paris' virtual reality experience, which consists of an immersive activity lasting approximately 20 minutes. During the virtual flight you can immerse yourself in a simulator that will take you to fly over the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the most inhospitable corners of the French capital.

The ticket for these experiences includes the virtual reality helmet, the jetpack device, which will give you the sensation of flying through the Parisian sky, and also the audio guide that will complement the panoramic views with a sound experience. This activity is ideal for the winter months or to do with the family during rainy days.

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31. Tickets for the Bourse Commerce - Pinault Collection exhibitions in Paris

Bourse du Commerce|©Carl Campbell
Bourse du Commerce|©Carl Campbell

Paris is one of the cities with the largest number of private collections of works of art and among them the Bourse Commerce - Pinault Collection exhibitions is one of the most distinguished, containing a large number of samples of paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos in an 18th century building that is still also one of the headquarters of the Paris Stock Exchange.

This museum of permanent and temporary exhibitions was designed by philanthropist Francois Pinault and is currently highlighted by contemporary art installations by Hicham Berrada or Edith Dekyndt's exhibition, which addresses economic crises and their impact on modern societies.

32. Tickets for Yves Saint Laurent Museum

Dressed mannequins on display|©Regan Vercruysse
Dressed mannequins on display|©Regan Vercruysse

If you want to visit one of the most luxurious and extravagant exhibitions in Paris you can book your tickets for the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, where you can review the most famous creations of the French fashion designer and also the sources of inspiration that led him to be one of the most prominent figures of haute couture fashion in the world.

During the tour, in addition to knowing the most iconic models of the brand, you can also visit the studio where the designer worked for over 30 years, and participate in an interactive experience in which you will learn the step by step design of a haute couture dress.

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33. Tickets for the Musée des Illusions in Paris

LE MUSEE DE L'ILLUSION|©Gilles Poyet
LE MUSEE DE L'ILLUSION|©Gilles Poyet

The Museum of Illusions in Paris is a fun journey through some of the most surreal experiences in the world. There you can visit optical illusions workshops, meet a clone of yourself, overcome challenges, discover a collection of holograms and visit the Vortex tunnel, a large section of the museum where you'll feel like you can't move along the path.

The museum also includes some exhibits where you can learn the secrets of magic and hypnotization, as well as the shortcuts of the human mind, since illusions are a deception of each person's normal perceptions. This fascinating tour will be ideal if you plan to visit Paris with children and if you want to live an alternative experience in the French capital. Now you can get your tickets in advance.

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34. Tickets for the Orangerie Museum

orangerie|©Raluca Ionescu
orangerie|©Raluca Ionescu

The Musée de l'Orangerie is another of the sites in Paris that specializes in impressionist style artwork, so inside you will find a large number of paintings from this movement. The highlight of this museum is that it has one of the largest collections of works by Claude Monet, who was one of the creators of the style and also one of the most famous French painters of his time.

In this museum you can also find works by Matisse, Rousseau, Renoir, Cézanne and even Pablo Picasso, although among its permanent exhibits you will marvel at Monet's Water Lilies, a series of paintings by the author that shows the principles of the impressionist movement and the importance of pastel colors. The best option is to visit it with a skip-the-line ticket, to avoid delays and crowds.

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35. Tickets for the Hotel de la Marine in Paris

Hôtel de la Marine|©Jacques Barbery
Hôtel de la Marine|©Jacques Barbery

The Hotel de la Marine in Paris is currently one of the most important monuments of the city, located in the heart of the French capital, and a witness of the monarchical period of France, as it was the home of the institution in charge of the purchase of the king's furniture in the eighteenth century.

Today the hotel not only offers an outstanding building that you can tour to learn about the French Renaissance architecture but also the art exhibition that belongs to Al Thani, which is one of the best valued private collections in the world. You can tour the Hôtel de la Marine on your own or opt for an audio-guided tour available in several languages.

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36. Tickets for the Chocolate Museum

Petit Chocolate Museum|©Adriana Rapolla
Petit Chocolate Museum|©Adriana Rapolla

The Chocolate Museum is one of the best kept secrets of Paris, because if you visit it you will discover a place that is rarely visited by tourists and you will also discover some of the best flavors of the city. During the tour, you can also learn about the long history of this precious sweet and have a tasting of different types of chocolate.

The Chocolate Museum is open all year round but the best time to visit is during the Chocolate Fashion Week, which is organized every year for a week in late October and early November and in which chocolate becomes the protagonist of the city along with haute couture fashion shows.

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37. Tickets for the Marmottan Monet Museum

Musee Marmottan, Paris|©Albyn Davis
Musee Marmottan, Paris|©Albyn Davis

The Marmottan Monet Museum contains the world's largest collection of paintings by the French artist Claude Monet and also many of his personal objects, so it is also an ideal opportunity for you to get closer to the life of the artist, who was part of one of the most fruitful generations of French painters and who was also one of the promoters of the Impressionist style.

In addition, in the museum you can also discover works by other artists contemporary to Monet and the impressionist movement, such as Degas, Renoir, Gauguin and Morisot. When booking your tickets, you can choose to visit on your own or take an audio-guided tour available in several languages.

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38. Tickets for the Jacquemart-André Museum

JACQUEMART-ANDRE Museum|©Tim Jordan
JACQUEMART-ANDRE Museum|©Tim Jordan

This museum is not among the most visited museums in Paris but it contains one of the largest private art collections in the city and is housed in a 17th century palace that will amaze you with its style, its marble staircase and the tea room where you can enjoy an aperitif after visiting the majestic halls.

Among the works that you can discover in this museum, which mainly gathers a collection of Italian art from the nineteenth century onwards, you will find the paintings of St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge by Canaletto, the Toilet of Venus and Sleeping Venus by Francois Boucher and the Portrait of the Marquise d'Antin by Jean Marc Nattier.

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39. Tickets for the Quai Branly Museum - Jacques Chirac

Quai Branly Museum|©Dirk Sachsenheimer
Quai Branly Museum|©Dirk Sachsenheimer

At the foot of the Eiffel Tower, in the heart of Paris, you will find the Musée du quai Branly - Jarques Chirac, which is famous for housing more than 3,500 pieces that trace the history of world culture through the artistic achievements of different periods. Although it is not one of the most famous museums in the city, it is the ideal place to take an anthropological journey through the civilizations since the beginning of humanity.

When you select your ticket you will see that the tour of this museum can be done on your own or with the assistance of an audio guide in different languages. It is an ideal plan to combine with a visit to the Eiffel Tower and other major points of the city that is in the area, such as the Musée d'Orsay, the Arc de Triomphe and the Cathedral of Notre Damme.

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40. Make sure you see every corner of the city with the Paris Pass.

Train at Paris train station|©Adrien Olichon
Train at Paris train station|©Adrien Olichon

If you are planning a short stay in Paris and you are one of those who prefer to know every corner of the city and each of the attractions, the best alternative is to hire the Paris Pass, a tourist pass with which you will get tickets to more than 60 monuments and must-see activities in the French capital. You can get the card for 2, 3, 4 or 6 days and the term begins to run from the first use.

With the Paris Pass you can visit the Eiffel Tower, the Palace of Versailles, the Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre, but also many other sites with privileged access and no queues, plus a discount booklet for lunches and dinners and free access to hop on-hop off sightseeing buses in the city. You can buy this pass in advance as you have 1 year until its activation from the time of payment.

Book the Paris Pass to not miss any of the attractions of the city