Tourism in Paris

At Transcontinental Hotel we have produced a brief guide with the main tourist attractions in the city.

Enjoy your stay in Paris!

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The Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay is the indicated place for Impressionism lovers who want to admire masterpieces by artists such as Renoir, Gauguin, Degas, Manet or Cézanne… Located in the former Gare d’Orsay, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, the museum was inaugurated in 1986.

The Musée d’Orsay

The Eiffel Tower

Designed by Gustave Eiffel for the Exposition Universelle of 1889, the Eiffel Tower is, without doubt, the most representative monument of Paris. With more than 300 metres of height, it was considered the highest structure in the world till 1930. Located near the Sena River, in the 7th arrondissement, the Eiffel Tower has been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO.

The Eiffel Tower

The Pantheon

Situated in the 5th arrondissement, in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the Pantheon is a monument built in neoclassical style in the 18th century, where lie the remains of many famous people that have marked the history of France: Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Marie Curie, Louis Braille or Alejandro Dumas.

The Pantheon

Musée du Louvre

The famous Musée du Louvre, National Museum of France, is located in the centre of Paris, in the 1st arrondissement, and houses works of art prior to the arrival of Impressionism. It is a must visit to enjoy paintings like The Mona Lisa, The raft of the Medusa or the Venus de Milo.

Musée du Louvre

Luxembourg Gardens

The Parc du Luxembourg (the Luxembourg Gardens) was built in the 17th century, when Marie de Medicis decided to build a replica of the Pitti Palace in Paris. It houses the Luxembourg Palace (current headquarters of the French Senate); the Petit Luxembourg (the hotel where the President of the Senate lives); the Luxembourg Museum, the Orangerie and the former Vendôme Hotel, nowadays occupied by a school.

Luxembourg Gardens

Montparnasse Cemetery

Located in the 14th arrondissement, this cemetery was created in the beginning of the 19th century. There lie the remains of numerous intellectuals and artists known worldwide, like: Julio Cortázar, Charles Garnier, Paul Belmondo, Samuel Becket, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Serge Gainsbourg, among others.

Montparnasse Cemetery

Montsouris Park

It is a public garden of about 15 hectares, home of numerous bird species and plants. Situated in the 14th arrondissement and created in the 19th century, it is the perfect place to enjoy nature as well as to admire the charm of its buildings and sculptures.

Montsouris Park

The Catacombs of Paris

They are Paris’ former underground mines which were transformed into ossuary by the end of the 19th century. Their official name is "The quarries of Paris" and they are just a small part of the 300 km (approximately) of underground tunnels beneath the city.

The Catacombs of Paris