PARIS MONUMENTS AND MUSEUMS

 

Eiffel Tower.

The Paris' landmark : in 1889 Gustave Eiffel gave the French flag a 300 m (984 ft.) pole to commemorate the revolution centenary, just 15 mn from the hotel Eiffel Segur


Invalides.

The major dome of Paris hosting Napoleon's ashes is part of a majestic hospital ordered by the Sun-king, also 15mn from the hotel Eiffel Segur.


Orsay Museum.

Orsay Museum, 19th century arts, 15mn from the hotel Eiffel Segur by metro.


Champs Elysees.

The triumphal avenue aiming toward the Arc de Triomphe.


Arc de Triomphe.

This arch was built in memory of Napoléon's Great Army at the top of the Champs-Elysées.


Concorde
The largest square in Paris on the Champs Elysees with the obelisk in the center of Luxor.


Latin Quarter - Saint Germain des Pres.

The intellectual and new fashion district.


Notre Dame.

The major french religious building, masterpiece of gothic architecture.


Le Louvre.

Louvre Museum, antiquity to 18th century, 1st museum world wide.


Bombourg, Centre Georges Pompidou.

Beaubourg centre d'art contemporain, bibliothèque, exposition temporaire le tout dans une architecture encore revolutionnaire.


Place de la Bastille.

Landmark of the French Revolution better known today as a hip district hosting the new opéra.


Place des Vosges/Le Marais.

A famous early 17th century square with some of the most beautiful parisian apartments in the middle of a middle-age district.


La Madeleine.

Neo-Greek temple ordered by Napoleon in homage to its Great Army, today a rich catholic parish.


Opera.

Two operas : the original one built by Garnier in 1875 & Opera Bastille from 1989.



Montmartre/Sacre Coeur

Basilica built to the glory of the "Holy Heart of Jesus" to redeem the Nation's sins after the 1870 bloodshed of the Commune of Paris overlooks Paris from the Montmartre hill.

La Defense.

The 21 st century skyscrapers business district erected outside the western city-limits of Paris was recently enriched by the spectacular Grande Arche.


Disneyland Paris

The first leisure/theme park of Europe.


Versailles.

The Sun-king palace in Versailles is half an hour by train from Paris.




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