You will understand why Paris will remain a legend
The Louvre Museum
The original château was built in 1190 by King Philippe Auguste, originally
it housed the Kings of France. However, after centuries of additional building
and renovation, it has now become one of the greatest museums in the world containing,
to name two of its most well-known works: the Mona Lisa and the Venus of Milo…
Place de la Concorde
This is the largest square in Paris. The imposing obelisk of pink granit in
its centre was offered to France by the Viceroy of Egypt in 1831.
Avenue des Champs Elysées
The most beautiful avenue in the world! It is nearly 2 kilometres long and 71
metres wide. The ‘Etoile’ was made in 1724 and it was named les
Champs Elysées in 1789. In 1800 there were only six houses on the avenue.
The first restaurant appeared in 1840, to become the famous Fouquets in 1901.
Arc de Triomphe
Napoleon ordered its construction in 1810, in honour of his army’s victories.
It is the largest monument of its kind in the world. It is decorated with a
remarkable sculpture depicting the Marseillaise, by the artist, ‘Rude.’
The original Trocadero Palace was built for the Universal exhibition of 1878,
then replaced by the present Palais de Chaillot for the universal Exhibition
of 1937. It houses the national theatre of Chaillot, the Maritime museum, the
Museum of French Monuments and the Museum of Man.
The Eiffel Tower is 324 metres high. This most famous of all monuments was constructed
in 1889 for the Paris Universal Exhibition.
A typical example of classical French urban architecture! This famous square
is reknownd worldwide for its famous jewellery shops.
The Garnier Opera
This building is an excellent example of Neo-Classical architecture of the late
19th century. It stands as a symbol of the second Empire.
Famous throughout the world for its French Cancan, immortalised by the painter
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
The hill called the Butte de Montmartre is the highest point in Paris (130 metres).
Between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, many painters,
poets, writers and musicians settled here. This area has become and still is
the high spot of Romantic Paris.
The Sacré Cœur (Church of the Sacred Heart) was built at the beginning
of the 20th Century. It is worth every one of the 237 steps up to it in order
to see the spectacular view over the whole of Paris from the top.
The Alma Bridge
Constructed in the mid 1850’s, sadly it has become famous in connection
with Lady Diana’s death in 1997. Near to the bridge a monument has been
erected, representing the flame of the Statue of Liberty.