Paris is especially known for its museums and architectural landmarks. The Musée d’Orsay, Musée Marmottan Monet, and Musée de l’Orangerie are noted for their collections of French Impressionist art, the Pompidou Centre Musée National d’Art Moderne has the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe, and the Musée Rodin and Musée Picasso exhibit the works of the two noted Parisians. Popular landmarks in the city centre include the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris and the Gothic royal chapel of Sainte-Chapelle, both on the Île de la Cité; the Eiffel Tower, constructed for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889; the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, built for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1900; the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées, and the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur on the hill of Montmartre.
The centre of Paris contains the most visited monuments in the city, including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre as well as the Sainte-Chapelle; Les Invalides, where the tomb of Napoleon is located, and the Eiffel Tower are located on the Left Bank south-west of the centre.
Paris is a major railway, highway, and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle (and Paris-Orly. Several other much-visited landmarks are located in the suburbs of the city; the Basilica of St Denis, in Seine-Saint-Denis, is the birthplace of the Gothic style of architecture and the royal necropolis of French kings and queens.
5 Days / 4 Nights Paris, France Tours & Accommodation package. Enhance your sightseeing experience of Paris on a hop-on hop-off tour and gain a fascinating insight into the city’s history with informative pre-recorded commentary. When an attraction captures your interest, disembark to explore further, and then simply wait at a nearby stop for the next bus to arrive. Buses depart every 30 minutes and tickets are valid for either 24 or 48 hours depending on the option selected by booking.
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