Tourist attractions in Paris France - Page 4
With so many different types of tourist attractions in Paris that you can visit when on holiday, you may just run out of time to see all the ones you would like to, but never mind, at least you have a good reason to re-visit Paris again!!
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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.
You can enjoy an exceptional evening at the Lido cabaret in Paris and get completely absorbed in the revue that has taken Le Lido de Paris into the 21st century with the famous Bluebell Girls, see breath-taking scenes, a real ice rink, the pool and water features, along with the sumptuous costumes.
- History Of The Lido Cabaret
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.
- History Of The Jeu De Paume Museum
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 Bibliotheque-Musee de l'Opera National de Paris basically translates to the library and museum of the National Opera of Paris and is located within the historical building of the Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris.
When the Palais Garnier was first constructed to house opera in Paris, within the plans drawn up, there was a restaurant mentioned, but this never actually got built. That is until only recently and an incredible 136 plus years later!
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.
- Photos of Palais de Chaillot
The Musee de la Marine is the maritime museum located in the Palais de Chaillot at the Trocadero Gardens with its fabulous views to the Eiffel Tower, and contains thousands of incredible objects, models, navigation instruments and much more from the 17th century through to present times.
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.
- Photos of Trocadero Gardens
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.
- History of Cite de L’Architecture et du Patrimoine
The Cirque Diana Moreno Bormann is a traditional family run circus in Paris that has all of the family members involved, right through to the youngest of their children and just by entering the marquee, you will be enchanted.
With many different museums in Paris some of these are very unusual, and a chocolate museum had to happen at some point, as you can find numerous gourmet boutiques selling fine chocolates, so it was long overdue to finally see the opening of the Musee Gourmand du Chocolat - Choco-Story Museum.
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 Colonne de Juillet, or July Column as it is known, is one of the monuments in Paris that you can visit today and it is located in the Place de la Bastille square, which has a rich history from the Bastille fortress to the Storming of the Bastille and the French Revolution.
- Photos of Colonne de Juillet
This circus in Paris is oldest running circus in the world today, and has an impressive range of acrobatic acts, the flying trapeze, along with the animals and of course the clowns for their fun and laughter that enthrals both young and old.
- History Of Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione
- Musee Bouglione Museum In Paris
The Musee de l’Homme basically translates to the Museum of Mankind, and is a unique museum in Paris devoted to the natural and cultural history of man through evolution and the human adventure, plus the collections held within it are among the first in the world in this field of science and exploration.
The Zen Café is a modern bistro style cafe in Paris that is located within the L’Aquarium du Paris - Cineaqua and is open at the same times as the aquarium, so you take a whole day out at this incredible aquarium in Paris as well.
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.
- History of the Pompidou Centre
- The Building and Construction of the Pompidou Centre
Part of the Famille Gilbert & Thierry Costes group, the Maison Thierry Costas restaurant Le Georges is located on the sixth floor of the Pompidou Centre in Paris and is a gourmet dining experience with fabulous views across Paris.
The Theatre National de Chaillot is situated at the Palais de Chaillot underneath the esplanade that looks out across the Jardins du Trocadero Gardens towards the Eiffel Tower, and is a popular theatre with productions including hip hop through to ballet and Flamencofor.
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