Les monuments de Paris à visiter en famille

Quel est le monument le plus visité à Paris ? la tour Eiffel, bien sûr avec ses 300m de hauteur ! Mais, Paris compte des milliers de monuments : cathedral, churches, museums, castles ou lieux symboliques qui ont marqué l’histoire de Paris et l’histoire de France. Ces monuments parisiens constituent un patrimoine exceptionnel. La cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris (and its 380 steps to climb to the top), the Basilica of Sacred Heart (l’entrée est  gratuite) font également parti des monuments les plus visités à Paris. De nombreux monuments parisiens sont gratuits  pour les jeunes (de 18 à 25 ans, UE) et certains font des nocturnes.

The Sainte-Chapelle (1st)

  • It is a jewel of the radiant Gothic built by Saint Louis in the heart of the Palais de la Cité.
  • Horaires de la sainte-Chapelle : tous les jours de 9h30 à 18h. Nocturne le mercredi jusqu’à 20h. Fermé les 1er janvier, 1er mai et 25 décembre.
  • Gratuit pour les 18 – 25 ans (UE)


The Conciergerie (1st)

  • It is a former revolutionary prison : reconstitution of old cells with wax characters, which makes the circuit very suggestive ...
  • Horaires de la Conciergerie : tous les jours de 9h30 à 18h. Nocturne le mercredi jusqu’à 20h. Fermé les 1er janvier, 1er mai et 25 décembre.
  • Gratuit pour les 18 – 25 ans (UE)

visiter la Conciergerie de Paris

Did you know ?
Paris has 2,185 monuments! An impressive figure that makes it one of the most visited cities in the world!

Notre Dame de Paris and Île-de-la-Cité (4th)

  • It is a masterpiece of medieval architecture, emblematic of the early Gothic period
  • Built in the 12th century, Notre-Dame de Paris is one of the most visited monuments in Paris. It is almost as iconic as the Eiffel Tower
  • Notre-Dame is not the largest cathedral in France, but it remains very imposing with its 130 meters long, 48 meters wide, 69 meters high for towers and 96 meters for the spire.
  • From the outside, she's just perfect!
  • We admire its Gothic facade, its sculpted portals, its grimacing gargoyles and all the statues that adorn its facade
  • The interior of the cathedral is equally majestic
  • 10 spans for the Nave and 5 for the choir, and a roof height of 43 meters.

la visite de Notre Dame de Paris

Did you know ?
Only 5 women rest in the Panthéon (Sophie Berthelot in 1907, Marie Curie in 1995, Germaine Tillion and Geneviève De Gaulle-Anthonioz in 2015, Simone Veil in 2017) for 72 men!

The Pantheon (5th)

  • A very educational family outing: a history lesson with those great characters who have marked our history and a science lesson with the Foucault pendulum
  • Horaires du Panthéon : tous les jours sauf le 1er janvier, le 1er mai et le 25 décembre
  • A "Discovery Journey" booklet free for children from 7 to 11 years old
  • Not to miss : the panoramic view since La Coupole, accessible from April to October
  • Gratuit pour les 18 – 25 ans (UE)

visite du Panthéon paris

Did you know ?
Gustave Eiffel has engraved on the tower the names of 72 leading French engineers, scientists and mathematicians of the time

The Eiffel Tower (7th)

  • Symbol of Paris, if there is only one monument in Paris to visit it is of course this one!
  • (with some night until midnight depending on the season). In the evening, the view is magical!
  • A little advice, take your tickets in advance, under penalty of queuing and go early in the morning. There is less people.

hauteur de la tour Eiffel

Did you know ?
La tour Eiffel mesure 300m de hauteur

The Arc de Triomphe (8th)

  • A panoramic view of all Paris from the terrace of the Arc de Triomphe.
  • Free for children under 18
  • Nocturnes until 23h in summer
  • Closed on January 1st, May 1st, May 8th (morning), July 14th (morning), November 11th (morning) and December 25th

la visite de l'Arc de Triomphe

Did you know ?
The Arc de Triomphe was almost an elephant. It was the first Napoleon project, finally abandoned!

L’opéra Garnier (9e)

Architectural wealth, artistic treasures, majestic hall, Opera Garnier is a magical place. It is the largest lyrical theater in Europe and has the most significant architecture of Second Empire art.

  • Free visit of the Opéra Garnier : every day from 10h to 16h30 (from 10h to 17h30) except days of performances in the afternoon and days of exceptional closure. Free for children under 12
  • We : themed tours like "The mysteries of the Opera" (after the closing of the Opera) or the storytelling "A love of Opera


Did you know ?
André Malraux, then Minister of Cultural Affairs and admirer of Chagall who asked the painter to achieve a new ceiling at the Opera Garnier.

The Catacombs of Paris, the Parisian ossuary (14th)

  • AT 20m underground, a veritable maze where are collected the remains of about six million Parisians, transferred between the end of the eighteenth century and the middle of the nineteenth century .. An amazing place!
  • A entanglement of dark galleries and narrow corridors, where the visitor discovers a staging of death with the bones - from the skull to the shin - arranged in one romantico-macabre decor.
  • Reflect on the place of the dead in everyday life and remember that in the Middle Ages, the tradition was to live near his dead.
  • Advised to more than 10/12 years!
  • Every day (except Monday) from 10h to 17h. (last entry at 16h). Closed on Mondays and holidays


la visite des Catacombes de Paris

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre (18th)

  • At 130m altitude, with its Roman-Byzantine style, it dominates all Paris.
  • She became a symbol of Paris. Its ceiling shelters the largest mosaic of France (480 m ² of surface)
  • The view of Paris since the basilica is absolutely magnificent.
  • Free access and free

visite du Sacré-Coeur à Montmartre