Things to do in Paris: Top ten highlights

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Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

It's one of the most famous cities in the world, known for its historic buildings, cultural attractions and fantastic food.

But do you know the best places to visit when you're in Paris?

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The French capital offers the visitor so many treats that most will come back many times: the opportunities and things to see and do are limitless. The beautiful architecture of world-famous buildings such Notre Dame, the views of the River Seine and quaint streets full of cafes and brasseries: there are so many things that attract visitors for weekend visits that it can be hard to know where to start.

Add to this the fact that Paris is a city that is renowned for its artistic heritage, with a pletheroa of galleries and museums to visit, and you could spend months exploring it and not get bored.

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If you're only visiting for a few days, you'll want to know what the must-sees are. So, with the help of TripAdvisor, we've put together a list of Paris's top ten attractions - the things that thousands of reviewers believe simply can't be missed.

Of course, the Eiffel Tower is right up there - but there are some attractions that are lesser known: The Pont Alexandre III to the Musée De L'Orangerie both feature on the list, for example.

Check out the slideshow below for our top tips on getting the most out of the beautiful sites of Paris while you're there.

Wandering on Paris' Most Secret (and Unique) Streets
Wandering on Paris' Most Secret (and Unique) Streets