The River Seine flows below the Eiffel Tower. From the landing stages, one can embark for a discovery tour of Paris on the water. All around, huge skyscapes, monumental palaces, esplanades and century-old trees provide an extraordinary panorama. A top site for open-air escapades, Chaillot hill is also a giant in terms of art and culture.
The Louvre is a huge museum, so to make your visit easier we've picked out the things you must not miss at the Louvre if you're on a timescale. The Louvre is a huge museum, so to make your visit easier we've picked out the things you must not miss at the Louvre if you're on a timescale.
Paris's Arc de Triomphe was the tallest triumphal arch until the completion of the Monumento a la Revolución in Mexico City in 1938, which is 67 metres (220 ft) high. The Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang, completed in 1982, is modelled on the Arc de Triomphe and is slightly taller at 60 m (197 ft).
5 Things to do When Visiting the Champs Elysées in Paris The Champs Elysées Avenue in Paris tops the list of the most beautiful avenues in the world. Completed in the seventeenth century, the city’s main artery, which links the imposing Arc de Triomphe landmark to the Place de la Concorde, has undergone many changes since.
Before you leave Montmartre you have to go pay your respects to the dead whose former haunts you've been poking around in all day--- they are lying in the Montmartre Cemetery which you can reach by following the Boulevard de Clichy toward Place Clichy and turning right on the Avenue Rachel by the big green Irish bar.
Louis XIV initiated the project by an order dated 24 November 1670, as a home and hospital for aged and unwell soldiers: the name is a shortened form of hôpital des invalides. The architect of Les Invalides was Libéral Bruant. The selected site was in the then suburban plain of Grenelle (plaine de Grenelle).
Centre Georges Pompidou (French pronunciation: [sɑ̃tʁ ʒɔʁʒ pɔ̃pidu]), commonly shortened to Centre Pompidou and also known as the Pompidou Centre in English, is a complex building in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil, and the Marais.
The Sainte-Chapelle (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃t ʃapɛl], Holy Chapel) is a royal chapel in the Gothic style, within the medieval Palais de la Cité, the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century, on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France.
The Conciergerie became one of the principal places of detention during the French Revolution, with the installation of the Revolutionary Court. Its most famous prisoner was Marie-Antoinette. During the Restoration, a commemorative chapel was erected on the site of her cell.
The Place des Vosges (French pronunciation: [plas de voʒ]), originally Place Royale, is the oldest planned square in Paris. It is located in the Marais district, and it straddles the dividing-line between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements of Paris.
The Musée Rodin in Paris, France, is a museum that was opened in 1919, dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. It has two sites: the Hôtel Biron and surrounding grounds in central Paris and just outside Paris at Rodin's old home, the Villa des Brillants at Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine).
Père Lachaise Cemetery (French: Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, [simtjɛːʁ dy pɛːʁ laʃɛːz]; formerly, cimetière de l'Est, "Cemetery of the East") is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris (44 hectares or 110 acres), although there are larger cemeteries in the city's suburbs.
The Place Charles de Gaulle, historically known as the Place de l'Étoile (pronounced [plas də letwal]), is a large road junction in Paris, France, the meeting point of twelve straight avenues (hence its historic name, which translates as "Square of the Star") including the Champs-Élysées.
The Ile Saint-Louis is connected to the rest of Paris by four bridges to both banks of the Seine River and to the Ile de la Cite by the Pont Saint-Louis. It is full of seductive boutiques, is home to its own unique ice cream, and features historic attractions.
The Pont Alexandre III is more than just a river crossing. Dressed up with exquisite art, it is one of the most beautiful travel destinations in Paris. Pont Alexandre III, Bridges of Paris by Michael Saint James. This excerpt from Bridges of Paris is published with permission from Michael Saint James and Citron Bay Press.
Lastly, the inverted pyramid is the one visible from underground, when you use the Carrousel entrance to the Louvre. In the proper sense, it is an upside down, suspended pyramid. The glass panes of the pyramids are made up of diamonds and triangles.
Les Halles (French pronunciation: , The Halls) was Paris's central fresh food market. It was demolished in 1971 and replaced by the Forum des Halles, a modern shopping mall built largely underground and directly connected to the massive RER and métro transit hub of Châtelet-Les-Halles.
The Bois de Boulogne (French pronunciation: ) is a large public park located along the western edge of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, near the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt and Neuilly-sur-Seine. It was created between 1852 and 1858 during the reign of the Emperor Napoleon III.
The Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts is a pedestrian bridge in Paris which crosses the River Seine.It links the Institut de France and the central square (cour carrée) of the Palais du Louvre, (which had been termed the "Palais des Arts" under the First French Empire
South of the canal are Le Zénith, and the Grande Halle de la Villette – now used for trade fairs, exhibitions and September's jazz festival. It is flanked by the Conservatoire de la Musique and the Cité de la Musique, with rehearsal rooms, concert halls and the Musée de la Musique.