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Paris Unit

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