See our caravan parks near Paris for trips to France's cool capital and the amazing EuroDisney.
These parks are ideal parks for short breaks and they are easy to get to from the northern ferry ports of Calais and Dunkirk. Many of the holiday parks offer transport options into the capital or to the theme parks so you don't need to worry about driving or negotiating the French public transport system.
Probably to most iconic location is the Eiffel Tower, which was originally built to mark the centennial of the French Revolution and is the most visited paid monument in the world. A good tip to avoid the big queues is to buy your tickets online beforehand and if it is very busy when you arrive, consider just going to Level 2, where you'll still get great views of the city.
The stunning glass pyramid of the Louvre is another monument that is immediately recognizable. The gallery is one of the most famous and most visited in the world, with exhibits from Egyptian mummies to Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It's a huge museum, so plan your visit carefully, choosing the exhibits that interest you or you will need a couple of days to get round it all!
The Musee d'Orsay is set in a stunning location in a former train station built between 1898 and 1900 on the banks of the Seine. The museum is filled with mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Seurat, Gauguin and Van Gogh.
One of the most stunning sights in Paris is the Notre Dame Cathedral. This medieval Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cite is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. You can visit for a small entrance fee and even attend Mass, which is held three times a day.
The Arc de Triomphe is both a symbol of French military history and also a key icon and bookmark of Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-elysees. This stunning arch commissioned by Napoleon, completed in 1836 and adorned with the names of 558 generals carefully crafted in to its artistic designs.
Away from the hustle and bustle, the white Sacre Coeur on Montmatre Hill is one of the most beautiful landmarks of Paris. Built in 1875, it stands at the second highest point in the city. From here you can take in the stunning architecture, walk the cobbled backstreets and enjoy some of the most wonderful views of Paris.