The main sightseeing attractions of Paris. Photo and description
Louvre is a world-famous museum. Here you can see the collection of world art, which were created at different times. For example, the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Caravaggio and others are kept here. The world's great collections of sculptures are also in Paris. The world-famous ancient statue of Venus de Milo is here too. Near the Louvre one can see the Tuileries Garden, which is deemed to be as one of the oldest and most popular places in Paris. In such places, you can take a break from sightseeing and enjoy the beautiful nature.
Notre Dame is a Catholic church, which is located in the center of Paris and it is its main sightseeing attraction. The Cathedral is a large building in the Romanesque style and it is safe to call it a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. An interesting fact that this Cathedral was built a bit above 100 years.
Eiffel Tower is a metal structure, which is located in the center of Paris. The designer Eifel, in whose honor was named this tower, spoke of her as of “300-meter-high tower.” Without a doubt, this man-made creation is the main symbol of the French capital.
Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe are also the main sightseeing attractions of Paris. Photo and description. They are inextricably connected with each other: the Champs Elysees is the central street of Paris, and Arc de Triomphe is on the same street. The Arc de Triomphe is a kind of ceremonial gates in the city. It was built by order of Emperor Napoleon to commemorate the victories of his army.
Latin Quarter and the Sorbonne. In the XIII century theology students founded the University, which was named in honor of the theologian Sorbonne. Until now the university is one of the most ancient and belongs to the architectural and historical monuments. This educational institution is located in the Latin Quarter of Paris.
Luxembourg Garden is another sightseeing attraction of the Latin Quarter. This palace park used to be a royal, but now it is a state one. Luxembourg Palace, the official residence of the President of the Senate is located in this park.
Orsay Museum is the Museum of both Fine and Applied Arts. The world's largest works of European artists and sculptors of the late XIX and early XX century are amassed here. The museum is also located in the center of Paris on the further side of the river from the Louvre.
Georges Pompidou Centre was built on the initiative of the French president Georges Pompidou in the XX century. This cultural center is dedicated to contemporary art. There are design center, concert and exhibition halls, a library, the museum of modern art and much more you can find here. The Center building is very unusual and has sharp-looking architecture. In the beginning the city people did not accept this design, but after a while the got used to it and now the Centre Georges Pompidou is a sightseeing attraction of Paris.
Montmartre and Sacre Coeur. Paris Montmartre hill and Sacre Coeur Basilica, which was built on it, is the highest point in the city, which shows a beautiful prospect to Paris.
Pere Lachaise Cemetery is the place, where a lot of celebrities have been buried, among which are Oscar Wilde, Edit Piaf, Jean-Baptiste Moliere and many others.
Disneyland is the modern landmark of Paris, which was built in the late twentieth century. It represents one of the largest amusement parks in Europe. Holiday at Disneyland will be interesting not only for children but also for adults.