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Monuments In Paris Capital City of France

Paris is famous for its monuments like the Eiffel Tower, but there is a lot more to this capital city of France, and if you look at the history of Paris you can discover so much more, with many of the tourist attractions dating back hundreds of years that you can still visit see today.

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Cimetière du Père Lachaise Cemetery In Paris
The Cimetière du Père Lachaise or Père Lachaise Cemetry is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris.

Chateau de Saint-Germain Castle Near Paris
Originally on the site of the present Chateau de Saint-Germain there was an old fort that dated from around the year 1238 and King Charles V

Chateau de Compiegne Near Paris
The Chateau de Compiegne that we can see today is a French castle that was designed by the architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel as a royal residence.

Chateau de Sceaux Near Paris
The Chateau de Sceaux and beautiful park being well over 180 hectares, is a tranquil place, with fountains dotted throughout.

Train Bleu Restaurant In Paris
The Train Bleu is situated above the Gare de Lyon Railway station in Paris and has had historical monument status.

Bofinger Brasserie Restaurant In Paris
This restaurant today occupies a large part of the Rue de la Bastille, and has been classified as a national monument and there are still the original Victorian urinals in the basement!

Procope Café in Paris
Procope was founded way back in 1686 by Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli and is oldest operating cafe in the world, also it has welcomed numerous famous people such as Voltaire and Benjamin Franklin, over the years.

Musee Jacquemart-André In Paris
The magnificent private mansion was built for Edouard André and his wife Nélie Jacquemart who were both art collectors, in the new Paris that was being laid out by Baron Haussmann towards the end of the 19th century.

La Grande Mosquee de Paris
The Grande Mosquee de Paris was the very first mosque to be built in France plus it is also the largest mosque in France as well, and is in tribute to the French Arab community that fought in the First World War.   

Place de la Concorde In Paris
The Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris and covers an octagonal area of over 8 hectares.

Hotel de Sens In Paris
The Hotel de Sens is a medieval residence that is one of only three still standing in Paris in the 4th Arrondissement, that was built during the years of approximately 1475 to 1509 as a residence for Tristan de Salazar.

The Luxor Obelisk in Paris
The Luxor Obelisk is the oldest monument in Paris which has only been there since the 1800's and yet it is actually well over 3000 years old!

Eglise Saint Eustache Cathedral In Paris
Eglise Saint Eustache is in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris and originally was a church dedicated to Saint Agnes, but was enlarge to make this a cathedral with work finishing in the year 1637.

La Bourse de Paris
The Bourse de Paris is the Paris Stock Exchange, that was originally founded in 1724 through King Louis XV, who wished to bring some kind of order to the economy in France.

Couvent des Cordeliers (Convent) In Paris
The Couvent des Cordeliers was founded in Paris and in 1221 was established as the Third Order of St Francis of Assisi, whose members were known as Cordeliers, hence the name.

Église Saint-Roch In Paris
The Eglise Saint-Roch or as you would know it in English, the Church of Saint Roch, is a late Baroque church in Paris and the first stone was laid by the young King Louis XIV in 1653.

La Sorbonne University In Paris
The Sorbonne University is a symbol of Parisian prestige and is one of Europe's oldest universities and is located in the Latin Quarter of Paris.

Opéra National de Paris - Palais Garnier
Opera National de Paris, Palais Garnier is a large ornate building that has become a well known Paris landmark and is decorated with columns, statues, friezes etc and is in the Napoleon style.

Colonne de Vendome Monument In Paris
The column called Colonne de Vendome stands around 44 metres high and is comprised of a stone core then encased in bronze, found in Place Vendome, a square famous for it boutiques and the Ritz hotel.

Hotel de Sully In Paris
The Hotel de Sully is an old mansion house that is located in the 4th Arrondissement of Paris and was originally constructed in 1625 by Jean Androuet Du Cerceau.

La Madeleine Church In Paris
La Madeleine was first started during the reign of King Louis XV in the 1760's and the original design by the architect Constant d'Ivry was based upon the St-Louis-des-Invalide Church.

Opera National de Paris - Bastille
The Opera National de Paris Bastille is also known as L'Opéra de la Bastille or just as the Opera Bastille and is a reasonably new building that is located in the 12th Arrondissement of Paris.

The Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation
Whilst under Nazi occupation, the French people really did suffer and the Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation was built to remember those who suffered at the hands of the German army.

Memorial du Martyr Juif Inconnu and the The Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine
The Memorial du Martyr Juif Inconnu is classified as a memorial to the unknown Jewish martyr and commemorates all the millions of Jews that died during the atrocities of World War II.

Arenes de Lutece Amphitheatre In Paris France
It is within the 5th Arrondissement of Paris that you will find the only remnants left of the Roman era and these include the thermal baths of the Musee de and the Arenes de Lutece, which is the roman amphitheatre.

L'hopital de la Salpêtrière - Gunpowder Hospital
This old building in the past as a producer and storage area for saltpeter, which of course was used to make gunpowder, Then became a place to house criminals and those people that were ill and without money, eventually La Salpetriere then began to serve as a hospital.

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