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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Paris skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Paris architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Paris are included on this list. Information about these Paris buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Paris and older historic landmarks.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different buildings, including Centre Georges Pompidou and Eiffel Tower.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Paris?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Paris. Famous architectural houses within the city of Paris are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
25 Rue Franklin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Paris Buildings & Structures
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25 Rue Franklin


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City/Town: Paris, Île-de-France, France, Western Europe Europe

Opened: Jan 01 1903

Created By: Auguste Perret

Construction Started: 1902

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Agoudas Hakehilos Synagogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Paris Buildings & Structures
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Agoudas Hakehilos Synagogue


The Agoudas Hakehilos synagogue, at 10 rue Pavée, in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, commonly referred to at the Pavee synagogue, rue Pavee synagogue, or Guimard synagogue, was erected in 1913 by the architect Hector Guimard, and inaugurated on June 7, 1914. This synagogue was commissioned by the ...more

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City/Town: Paris, Île-de-France, France, Western Europe Europe

Created By: Hector Guimard

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Arab World Institute is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Paris Buildings & Structures
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The Arab World Institute is an organization founded in Paris in 1980 by 18 Arab countries with France to research and disseminate information about the Arab world and its cultural and spiritual values. The Institute also promotes cooperation and exchanges between France and the Arab nations, ...more

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City/Town: Paris, France

Opened: Jan 01 1987

Created By: Jean Nouvel

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Arc de Triomphe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Paris Buildings & Structures
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The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. It should not be confused with a smaller arch, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which stands west of the Louvre. The Arc de ...more

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City/Town: Paris, France

Opened: Jan 01 1806

Structural Height (m): 50.0

Architect: Jean Chalgrin

Created By: Jean Chalgrin

Style: Neoclassicism

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#11 on The Top Must-See Attractions in France

#11 on The Top Must-See Attractions in France

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Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Paris Buildings & Structures
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Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel


The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is a triumphal arch in Paris, located in the Place du Carrousel. It was built between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napoleon's military victories of the previous year. The more famous Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile, across from the Champs Élysées, was designed in the ...more

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City/Town: Paris, France

Opened: Jan 01 1808

Created By: Charles Percier, Pierre François Léonard Fontaine

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Arènes de Lutèce is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Paris Buildings & Structures
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Arènes de Lutèce


The Arènes de Lutèce are among the most important remains from the Gallo-Roman era in Paris, together with the Thermes de Cluny. Lying in what is now the Quartier Latin, this amphitheater could once seat 15,000 people, and was used to present gladiatorial combats. Constructed in the 1st century AD, ...more

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City/Town: Paris, France

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Basilica of the Sacré Cœur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Paris Buildings & Structures
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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, ...more

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City/Town: Paris, France

Opened: Jan 01 1914

Structural Height (m): 83.0

Created By: Paul Abadie, Honoré Daumet, Jean-Louis Hulot, Henri-Pierre-Marie Rauline Lucien Magne, + more

Style: Roman architecture, Byzantine architecture

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#19 on The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe

#14 on The Top Must-See Attractions in France

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#6 on The Top Must-See Attractions in France

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Cœur Défense is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Paris Buildings & Structures
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Cœur Défense is an office skyscraper in La Défense, the high-rise business district west of Paris, France. With 350,000 m², it is the building with the most floor space in Europe along with the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest. Coeur Défense was built in 2001, replacing the former Esso Tower, the ...more

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City/Town: Hauts-de-Seine, France

Opened: Jan 01 2001

Structural Height (m): 161.0

Created By: Jean-Paul Viguier, Jean-Paul Viguier

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