Paris historical buildings

Paris Historical Buildings

Arc de Triomphe
The grave of the Unknown Soldier is under the arch modeled on the Roman triumphanal arches. Napoleon started construction in 1806 and was completed in 1836 by Louis Philippe.

Avenue des Champs-Elysees
Created in 1667 and in the centre of the most exclusive parts of Paris. The avenue runs from the Louvre to the Grand Arche de la Defense.

Canal St-Martin
The canal is 5km long and runs from the Square Flemaitre to the Rue Lafayette.

Used to store the exhumed bones from the overflowing Paris cemetery.

Chateau de Versailles
On the outskirts of the city, the “must see” home of the Sun King Louis XIV. Motorway A13, (place d’Armes), Paris.

Eiffel Tower
One of the most famous landmarks in the world built originally as a temporary structure for 1899 Universal Exhibition. Enter by one of the four legs and travel by lift to the top for great views. Champ de Mars, 7e (01 4411 2323).

Grand Arche de la Defense
A modern office-building variant of the Arc de Triomphe. Has a viewing platform.

Hotel de Ville
A neo Renaissance style building close to the Seine . 4, place de l’Hotel-de-Ville, Paris (01 42 76 50 49).

Maison de Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo’s house contains an exhibition of mementoes, books and ornaments. 6, Place des Vouges, Paris (01 42 72 10 16).

Maison Europeenne de la Photographie
A mansion built in 1706 in the heart of the Marais area. 5/7 rue de Fourcy , Paris (01 44 78 75 00).

Montparnasse Tower
For views of Paris.

Underneath, the final resting place for the great heroes of the French Republic and above, a marvelous view of the city. The Pantheon sits on top of Montagne-Ste-Genevieve.

Paris Opera
Père-Lachaise Cemetery
The grave of Jim Morrison amongst many others.

Place Vendome
One of the most famous squares in Paris built by Hardouin-Mansart. This eight sided place houses the Ritz hotel and famous jewellers such as Cartier. Rue de la Paix, Paris.

Place de la Concorde
Created between 1755 and 1775 by the architect, Gabriel. At the centre is an obelisk from temple of Ramses in Egypt .

Pont Alexandre-III
Built in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition.

Founded in 1253 by Robert de Sorbon, King Saint-Louis’ Chaplain. 47, rue des Ecoles, Paris (01 40 46 22 11).

The Palais Royal
Built for Cardinal Richelieu in 1629.

Toit de la Grande Arche
A futuristic building. Esplanade de la Defense , Paris (01 49 07 27 57).

Date posted: 3rd December, 2016

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