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
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
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
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
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
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
Arenes de Lutece Amphitheatre In Paris
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
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
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