Les Monuments de Paris
|L'Arc de Triomphe|| |
Twelve avenues radiate from this monument which commemorates Napoleon's victories. The tomb of the unknown soldier can be found there.
|La Bastille|| |
Prison attacked and demolished on July 14, 1789 is the location of the beginning of the French Revolution. Today, all that is left is a column topped with an angel, symbol of freedom.
|le Centre Pompidou|| |
Multipurpose cultural center, this futuristic building features exposed pipes and structural steel. Best known for its modern art collection.
|Les Invalides|| |
In addition to Napoleon's tomb, this monument contains an impressive military museum
|Le Louvre|| |
Millions of tourists flock to this former fortress turned museum to see La Joconde, the Venus of Milo, and the Coronation of Napoleon
Large, elegant theater (Opera /ballet performances) with a false ceiling painted by Marc Chagall in 1964
Masterpiece of Gothic architecture (flying buttresses & gargoyles) , this cathedral houses the Great Rose Window and is located on the Íle de la Cité
|Le Panthéon|| |
Temple with a crypt where are buried the French greats such as Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire, Emile Zola, and Louis Braille.
|Le Jardin du Luxembourg|| |
Gardens located in the Latin Quarter with statues, a central lake, and an Italian fountain. There is also a puppet show (Le Guignol) and a game park.
|Le Sacré-Coeur|| |
Beautiful white church located on top of a hill in Montmartre.
|La Sorbonne|| |
Houses the University of Paris and a church used for exhibitions and cultural events.
|La Tour Eiffel|| |
The symbol of Paris, built to commemorate the 1889 World's Fair, this monument is an important part of the French radio and telegraphy system.
|Les Champs-Elysées|| |
Most famous and elegant Paris avenue is used as a rallying point for the Parisians.
|L' Île de la Cité|| |
This area is the site of famous churches (Notre-Dame-, Sainte- Chapelle), historical monuments and is the birthplace, the heart and soul of Paris.
|La Seine|| |
River that runs through Paris and divides it into two banks: La Rive Droite and La Rive Gauche where the "bouquinistes" (art dealers) sell used /unusual books, postcards, stamps, posters etc...
Area known for its nightclubs (Moulin Rouge), artists expatriates from the USA and the beautiful white church "Sacré-Coeur", very hilly
|the Latin Quarter|| |
Area home of students of all nationalities. The "Boul Mich" (Boulevard Saint- Michel) is the heart and soul of the neighborhood with narrow streets, bookstores and publishing houses.
|La Conciergerie||Housed aristocrats and "enemies" of the France awaiting trial and/or the guillotine during the Revolution. Most famous occupant: Marie-Antoinette|
|Les Tuileries|| |
Beautiful garden. Name comes from "tiles" once made from the clay soil originally found there.
|La Place de la Concorde|| |
On the site of a revolutionary guillotine, there is an Egyptian obelisk located in the middle of this square.
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