Eiffel Tower The Eiffel Tower is the most famous symbol of Paris. It is 320 meters tall, and was the highest construction in the world when it was built for the 1889 Universal Exhibition. 11 Photos Louvre One of the largest and most famous museums in the world is housed in the former royal palace, Louvre, in the center of Paris. 13 Photos Père-Lachaise The necropolisPère-Lachaise is one of the largest and most impressive cemeteries in the world. 8 Photos Center Other notable sites in Paris include the Arch of Triumph, Notre Dame, the Opera and the Sacre-Coeur basilica. 20 Photos Versailles Luis XIV built a massive palace in Versailles, just outside Paris. It was safer there than in the big city with all those protesting peasants. 14 Photos Leave a Reply Cancel replyCommentConnect with FacebookName * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.