Paris in Pictures: 18 Iconic Parisian Landmarks

Landmarks of Paris, the City of Light (Image: Walkerssk; Paris, the City of Light)

Paris: the City of Light. France’s capital is undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, an urban metropolis steeped in culture, history, science and the arts. The Parisii, a Celtic Iron Age tribe who inhabited the banks of the River Seine, were recorded living here from the middle of the third century BC. Since then, Paris has blossomed into a thriving urban centre that’s endured – and survived – more than its fair share of turmoil over the centuries. Today, the city that’s consistently attracted the world’s most celebrated artists and scholars is a vast agglomeration sprawling across 41 square miles of the Île-de-France. This article showcases stunning imagery of some of Paris’ greatest landmarks, from famous buildings and boulevards to grand neighbourhoods.

The Gargoyles of Notre Dame

The Gargoyles of Notre Dame in Paris (Image: Pexels)

Montmartre Cemetery

Montmartre Cemetery in Paris (Image: elianemey)

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur in Paris (Image: Designatic)

The Louvre

The Louvre in Paris (Image: EdiNugraha)


A cafe in Montmartre, Paris (Image: bogitw)

La Tour Eiffel

La Tour Eiffel in Paris (Image: skeeze)

Church of Saint-Sulpice

Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris (Image: Mbzt)

Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris (Image: tpsdave)

Musée d’Orsay

Musée d'Orsay, a converted railway station in Paris (Image: guy_dugas; discover more about the Musée d’Orsay here)

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe in Paris (Image: Norio Nakayama)

The Grand Palais

The Grand Palais in Paris (Image: tpsdave)

The Panthéon

the-pantheon (Image: Velual)

Notre Dame de Paris

The cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris (Image: skeeze)

Pasteur Institute

Pasteur Institute in Paris (Image: Ab2804)

Palais du Luxembourg

Palais du Luxembourg in Paris

Opéra Bastille

Opéra Bastille in Paris (Image: tpsdave)

Latin Quarter & St Michel

latin-quarter (Image: skeeze)

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