Monuments in Paris France - Page 2
Sorry to say with so many famous monuments in Paris that you can enjoy, you may just start to wonder if you will have the time to visit them all..! But the good news is, it does give you a good reason to go back for another holiday in Paris.
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The Grand Palais offers visitors a host of different events that are organised throughout the year, and is also home to the Palais de la Decouverte.
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.
The Argonaute is a real submarine that served in the French Navy before being decommissioned, and eventually this become one of the many unusual tourist attractions in Paris that sees thousands of visitors every year.
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.
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.
The Flamme de la Liberte, which basically translates to Liberty Flame, is just one of the many monuments in Paris, but it has became most well known as a stele or commemorative monument as a tribute to Princess Diana after her death in the car accident in Paris.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
This memorial is dedicated to the soldiers and fighters who lost their lives fighting for France during the war of Algeria and battles of Morocco and Tunisia.
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.
Le Mu Pour La Paix translates to the Wall for Peace and this monument in Paris is within the Champ de Mars park close to the Eiffel Tower and visitors can submit their messages of peace.
It was Jacques Hittorff that decided to put the four different fountains within the Jardins des Champs Elysees gardens, all having a different name and tops.
What better place than Paris to have a monument that portrays romance and love, and this particular monument is called the Wall of I Love You, which attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Train Bleu is a elegant and sophisticated restaurant in Paris that is inside the Gare de Lyon station, and this restaurant will take you back in time to the days of luxury travel with its impressive 1900s interior, along with its gourmet French cuisine.
The La Coupole brasserie in Paris is probably one of the most famous brasseries in the world, with famous people like Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, Mistinguett and Josephine Baker all having enjoyed the food at this art deco brasserie.
The Fontaine des Quatre-Saisons or the Fountain of the Four Seasons was built in Paris in the 18th century to provide drinking water to its residents.
The Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation is a monument in Paris that remembers those who were deported to concentration camps during World War II.
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