The most iconic is the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World Fair and soaring to a height of 334 meters above the city. Enjoy panoramic views from the top which can be reached via lift or stairs if you're feeling energetic. To see the true heart of Paris, look no further than the Cathédrale de Notre Dame. This masterpiece of French Gothic architecture is one of the grandest and most impressive buildings in the world, complete with gargoyles, flying buttresses and huge stained glass windows.

Nearby is the exquisite Sainte-Chapelle, built for the Parisian royal family over 800 years ago. Inside, the walls seem to be made almost entirely from stained glass, bathing you in dazzling light on a sunny day. Another highlight of Paris is the Basilique du Sacré Cœur, perched on top of the Montmartre hill. Follow the spiral stairs up to the basilica's dome and enjoy a spectacular panorama of the city, before wandering back down through Montmartre's charming streets.

To learn more about the city's famous monuments, you could consider a tour with an expert local guide.

Paris Airport (CDG)

Flights from Australia to Paris will disembark at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is a major international aviation hub located in Paris. Taking its name from the founder of the French Fifth Republic, Paris-Charles de Gaulle is the largest airport in France and the second busiest airport in Europe. The airport is also a major hub for Air France.

Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Book your Paris Airport accommodation.

Getting to Paris

There are many airlines that offer flights to Paris from Australia that involve a stopover in a third destination. Flights from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne via Dubai or Abu Dhabi take between 23 and 30 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne via Beijing, Bangkok or Hong Kong take between 25 and 29 hours depending on the length of the stopover.

Airlines that fly to Paris

Airlines that offer cheap flights to Paris from Australia include:

For more on Paris holidays check out our Paris travel guide or view our range of Paris holiday packages that include flights, accommodation and often other extras like tours or car hire.

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