The Hôtel des Invalides was (and a part still is) an hospital for soldiers. It's now a huge museum dedicated to the history of wars, from the Middle-Age to the Second World War, with impressive collections of armours and weapons of all sort, beautifully presented, as well as costumes and flags.
But the Dôme Church, with its golden Coupole, dedicated to Napoleon tomb, is also something to see! The inside of the church is light and beautiful, and the tombstone, made in red marble, is …
Who needs to present this old woman, who blew her 120 candles in 2009? Symbol of Paris, it was the highest monument of the world during 40 years!
Napoleon wanted this monument constructed to glorify his battles and his army.
The view from the terrace, 50 metres high, is beautiful.
Ordered by Napoléon III, and designed by Charles Garnier, who won the examination amongst 170 candidates, the Palais Garnier was inaugurated in 1875. The architect wasn't even invited to the opening night and had to pay his ticket!It's one of the biggest theatre in the world. The stage can have 450 artists and the room 2200 persons. The roof was painted by Marc Chagall in 1964.You can have a guided visit in English on saturday or sunday at 11.30 a.m., but you have to book in advance.In French, …
Not located in Paris, this fastuous casle, masterpiece ordered by Louis XIVth, is a must-visit monument. The gardens only are worth the stroll!
Louis XVth wished to built a new church to Saint Geneviève, patron saint of Paris, if he was going to recovered from a serious illness, which he did. Soufflot, a young architect, was known only in Lyon, where he buit the Opera. The architect of Louis XV at the time was busy on other sites, so the King finaly decided to take Soufflot. The architecture has been influenced by the Greek Antiquity, and the Dome is bigger than the Vatican one.
During agitated periods of French Revolution and …
This royal castel, not located inside Paris, but in Vincennes, very close to the 12th area of Paris, really deserves a visit.
A very rich history, an unsual style, result of an addition of buiding at different centuries,and a beautiful recently restaured Sainte Chapelle will make it an unforgettable memory.
This is the Topten monuments, and we already have a Topten churches, plus this one is not in Paris, but in a town touching Paris, called Saint Denis.
However, I think this is a wonderful monument, which is also easy to visit, as the parisian metro reaches it quickly. it would be a pity to miss it!
The story tells that Saint Denis picked up his head, after being decapitated, and carried on walking to this place where the first church was built. Now, it's a basilica, with a gothic style, where …
This Tower is the last remain of the Church Saint Jacques de la Boucherie, demolished after the French Revolution. You can see a staute of Saint Jacques at the top and a staute of Blaise pascal at the bottom. Its Gothic style is typical with its gargoyles and many Saints statues.