Landmarks in Paris France - Page 2
You will find many different types of landmarks in Paris like the River Seine, the Louvre museum, the Eiffel Tower and the Avenue des Champs Elysees, but there are many more landmarks you can visit when on holiday in Paris like the Notre Dame Cathedral or the Pantheon that became a place for great men to be buried, then you could visit the Arc de Triomphe or the Tomb of Napoleon I, and much more just waiting to be discovered.
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Located in a square in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris, this small chapel is one of the relatively unknown monuments in Paris that was built in remembrance of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, but is well worth a visit if you are near hear.
The Pompidou Centre or Centre Georges Pompidou, which is its official name, is often also known as the Beaubourg due to the area where it is located, but it also often gets the nickname of the inside out building, due to the construction techniques utilised to allow as much floor space within as possible.
Located on the border of the 1st and 2nd Arrondissements of Paris, the Place des Victoires was the first circular place of its kind and it was built around a statue in honour of King Louis XIV.
Located on the Ile de la Cite island on the River Seine, the Sainte Chapelle has become one of the renowned historical monuments in Paris with some very unique features that makes it an ideal place to visit when on holiday in Paris.
The Place des Vosges is one of the beautiful and historic squares in Paris that dates back to the 1600s and it is one of the popular places to visit with it being home to many art galleries, gourmet restaurants and the Maison Victor Hugo.
The Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris that is located along the River Seine between the Tuileries gardens and the Champs Elysees Avenue, and this square has its own rich history, but it also has the oldest monument in Paris located in the centre called the Luxor Obelisk.
Located within the Tuileries Gardens, the Musee du Jeu de Paume is a fascinating museum in Paris that provides exhibitions on photography, film, cinema and video from the 19th century through to the 21st century and even supports internet art through its website.
The Luxor Obelisk is the oldest monument in Paris which dates back over 3,300 years, is made of red granite with Egyptian hieroglyphics engraved on it, is over 22 metres tall, weighs in at around 250 tons and was originally one of a pair of obelisks that were positioned outside the Luxor temple in Egypt.
The Moulin Rouge has become one of the icons in Paris and this is a cabaret venue, which many think of as the home of the French Cancan, and even today, after well over 100 years, it still attracts visitors from all over the world that want to experience this famous tourist attraction in Paris.
The Musee du Vin is the wine museum in Paris that is situated within the vaulted wine cellars and old limestone quarry tunnels in an unusual yet very historical setting, where you can get to learn more about French wines.
The official names for the Opera Bastille are Opera National de Paris Bastille and the L’Opera de la Bastille, but most people know it by its shortened version of just Opera Bastille and this was originally meant to replace the Opera Garnier.
Before the capital city of France was called Paris it was known as Lutece or Lutetia and was occupied by the Romans, however, it is only within the 5th Arrondissement of Paris that you will still be able to find Roman ruins.
The Hotel de Sully is also known as the Hotel de Bethune-Sully was a private mansion house built in the 1600s, then over 250 years later it was listed as an historical monument in Paris in 1862, partly due to its incredible architecture.
When in Paris one of the best views you can get of the Eiffel Tower is from the Palais de Chaillot, which is also known as The Trocadero, and it is located on the opposite side of the River Seine to the Eiffel Tower, yet there is far more to this building than just the great views.
There is one particular garden that most people will visit when they are on holiday in Paris, as it is located by the Palais de Chaillot, which in turn provides exceptional views of the Eiffel Tower across the River Seine.
The Cite de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine basically translates to the City of Architecture and Heritage and this museum in Paris will provide a greater insight into the buildings and structures with the different designs through the ages.
The Tour Montparnasse Tower is one of the more modern monuments in Paris and is still criticised by many who do not think there should be any sky scrapers within the city, but because of its location and its height, it has become one of the major tourist attractions in Paris due to the fabulous panoramic views.
The Opera Comique was founded in 1714 and is a beautiful ornate building with frescos, statues gilded artworks, carvings and sculptures, plus has been host to theatre performances such as Carmen, Tosca and Don Giovanni to name a few.
The Catacombes de Paris is the famous mass burial place for millions of Parisians that were relocated to old limestone quarries underneath the city of Paris towards the end of the 18th century and today have become one of the more unusual tourist attractions in Paris.
The Champ de Mars is a large park in Paris right by the Eiffel Tower between the Ecole Militaire military academy and the River Seine, and is the ideal place to have a picnic whilst enjoying the ornamental ponds.
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