This map outlines the major palaces of the Île-de-France region that are open to the public. I have sorted them roughly by the primary architectural style they represent. While some palaces, such as Versailles and Fontainebleau, are already UNESCO Heritage sites, most of the palaces on this list are worth visiting in their own right.
A Guide to the Forgotten Paris
This guide will highlight the main sights that remain from ancient Paris. That is, the traces of France's medieval kings and courts, which survive today. Designed as a walking tour, everything on this list should is grouped together by location rather than chronology.
Should You Visit Paris?
Yes, but realistic expectations may be required. More tourists will visit Paris in a typical year than any other European city. So objectively, there must be something here worth seeing, right? Let's take a look at why you may or may not want to visit Paris.