★ Père-Lachaise Cemetery - It's not just the scores of famous graves—Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Edith Piaf, Gertrude Stein, Jim Morrison—it's a stunning beautiful cemetery, crammed with stone monuments laid out over rolling, forested hillsides... » more
★ Seine River - The river of Paris offers everything from classic cruises to, in an ongoing inititiave to transform the banks into a kind of elongated public park running through the heart of the city, with beaches, bike paths, pedestrian zones, swimming pools, floating gardens, foot bridges, and more... » more
★ Catacombs of Paris - Underneath place Denfert-Rochereau in Montparnasse stretch several kilometers of tunnels that are stacked with the bones and skulls of some six million dead Parisians. Some of the bones used as mosaics in decorative motifs, other simply form grisly walls flanking the corridors... » more
Tour Montparnasse - Why is the view from the Tour Montparnasse the best in Paris? Because, if you're standing on top of it, you won't have the ugly modern tower itself spoiling your view of Paris... » more
Holocaust Memorial - An evocative, sobering spot tucked beneath the vest-pocket park behind Notre Dame cathedral at the very eastern tip of Île de la Cité.
Roman amphitheater - Little remains of this 2,000-year-old performance space in a tiny, hidden park called place Emile Mâle in the Latin Quarter. However, the very idea of such a slice of ancient Rome suriving to become a tiny park through which Parisians walk their dogs is pretty amazing.
La Defense - Out on the edge of Paris is a weird modern office building complex known as "La Défense," the centerpiece of which is the hollow cube–shaped skyscraper, Grande Arche de la Défense... » more