Address: 99 rue de Rivoli, 75058 Paris, France
Phone: 330140 20 50 50
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm, Friday, Wednesday – 9:00am – 9:45pm, Tuesday – Closed
Getting There: Palais Royal Musee Stop Metro Lines 7 and 1
Admission: Adults – 12 euros, Children under 18 – Free
Explore amazing works of art in one of the largest museums in the world. The Louvre is a central landmark of Paris and has more than 9.7 million visitors each year, making it the world’s most visited museum. Over 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are housed in this magnificent museum. These objects and over 35,000 works of art are housed in eight curatorial departments. The departments include Paintings, Egyptian Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Near Eastern Antiquities, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, Islamic Art, and Prints and Drawings. The museum offers guided tours and audio guides, both of which are helpful when discovering everything the Louvre has to offer.
Address: 5 avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
Phone: 33 892 70 12 39
Hours: Mid-June to early September 9:00 am – Midnight, The rest of the year 9:30 am – 11:00 pm
Getting There: Nearest Metro Station is Bir-Hakeim
Admission: Adults – 15 euro, Children over 12yrs – 13.50 euro, Children under 12yrs – 10.50 euro (Ticket includes lift to the top)
The Eiffel Tower is the the tallest structure in Paris and the most visited monument in the world. This iron lattice tower, which was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, was built in 1889 for the World’s Fair. The tower has three levels for visitors. The first two levels have two restaurants and can be accessed by stairs or lift. The third level is only accessible by lift. The first floor is ideal for relaxing on its expansive visiting space, locating famous monuments on the panoramic tables, or eating with a view at the 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant. The second floor has the Jules Verne Restaurant, the Story Window which tells the story of the tower’s construction, and the Vision Well which gives you a plunging view of the ground below. A glass lift offers spectacular panoramic views on the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Aside from the amazing views, you will see Gustave Eiffel’s office with realistic wax models of Eiffel, his daughter and Thomas Edison. Enjoy a champagne toast on the top of the Eiffel Tower at the Champagne Bar.
Address: 129 Rue de Grenelle, Hotel National des Invalides, Paris, France
Phone: 33 01 44 42 43 87
Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Getting There: La Tour Maubourg Metro station, Line 8 Balard
Admission: Adults – 9.50 euro, Children under 18yrs – Free
The whole family will enjoy exploring the national military museum of France. The Army Museum was created in 1905 and is one of the biggest museums of military art and history in the world. The spaces of the museum are divided into architectural monuments and chronological departments. The Main Courtyard displays a large part of the artillery collections gathered during the French Revolution. Visitors are able to discover how the equipment was manufactured and its role in history. The beautiful Dome des Invalides is the emblem of the Hotel National des Invalides and houses the Tomb of Napoleon I. The Old Department houses weapons and armour from the 13th-17th centuries. The Army Museum is perfect for visitors of all ages, but this museum is especially fun for young boys, as they will be fascinated with the historic armour, cannons, firearms and swords.