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Ancient name for Paris


the highest point in Paris

La Sorbonne

La plus vieille partie de l'Université de Paris

Musee du Louvre

former palace of kings; richest art museum worldwide; contains Mona Lisa and Vénus de Milo

Hotels des Invalides

Military museum with a red marble tomb of Napolean


a monument commemorating a nation's dead heroes

Centre Pompidou

Inside out museum named after former president George Pompidou.

musee d'Orsay

former train station, features art work from (1848-1914)

Notre Dame

cathedral, most famous Catholic church in the world, has bigger windows, lighter material, a little rounder, not as intimidating


church built in the form of a greek temple

Sacre Coeur

Built on the highest part of Paris, this white church which looks like a mosque, dominates the city.


1243-1248. Paris. leads to king's apartments. Chapel of the Palace. late gothic: much smaller, not a focus on height anymore. no flying buttresses because not as tall--butresses allowed for more height. tall, not wide. emphasis on the vertical. still projections, recessions, transparency of walls. 90 percent glass on interior walls. blue and gold paint=french monarchy. bible stories and Louis' exploits. focus on decorative splendidness. also reliquary.

jardins des Tuileries

Between the louvre and place de la concorde

place de la Concorde

Parisian square containing an Egyptian obelisk

champs elysees

a major avenue in Paris famous for elegant shops and cafes

place de la Bastille

Square which has a central column commemorating the French Revolution, former site of prison attacked during the revolution

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