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This modern building – with its color-coded mechanical systems highly visible on the exterior – has architects debating its merits and tourists enamored of its style and contents. Displays highlight the development of Parisian art from the 18th century to the present and include works by Matisse, Chagall, and Picasso. Located onsite, too, are the National Museum of Modern Art, the Center of Industrial Design, the Contemporary Music Institute, a Library, the Brancusi Studio, and the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles. Shows, exhibitions, and rotating exhibits are also available.
This 13th-century Parisian chapel built by Louis IX is now incorporated into the Palais de Justice on the Île de la Cité. The stunning Gothic structure boasts two levels, including an upper section that's awash in light from gorgeous stained-glass windows.
The chapel was intended to be a reliquary for religious artifacts retrieved from the Holy Land; today, it offers a good collection of medieval art. Not to be missed.
If you have the stamina to climb 387 steps, views from the north tower will take your breath away. High above the historic city center, you'll come eye-to-eye with gargoyles and see laid out before you the Hôtel de Ville, the Sorbonne and the Panthéon. Definitely worth the climb!
Built in 1873 as a symbol of Christian righteousness, this historic basilica sits on a hill at Montmartre, dominating the Parisian skyline. Its design was decided by competition, and the triple-domed Byzantine sanctuary was constructed in devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The basilica houses religious texts and wonderful mosaics. It also hosts a regular array of events and activities.Views of the city from Sacre-Coeur are amazing.
Montmartre is a hill 130 metres high, in the north of Paris in the 18th arrondissement, a part of the Right Bank, primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on its summit and as a nightclub district.
This symbol of French victory was commissioned by Napoleon and completed in 1836. Adorned with sculpture and the names of military successes, the enormous arch features a small museum and rooftop viewing platform. At its base is the tomb of the unknown soldier. The arch sits at the center of place Charles de Gaulle (formerly place d'Etoile), a square that branches off into twelve avenues. It also offers great views southeast down the Champs-Elysées to the Louvre and northwest towards La Défense. Pedestrian access is most safely gained via the pedestrian tunnel from the north side of the Champs Elysées.
The Paris Métro (French: Métro de Paris) is the rapid transit system in Paris, France. It is a symbol of the city, notable for its homogeneous architecture, influenced by Art Nouveau. It has 16 lines, mostly underground, and a total length of 213km (133 miles). There are 298 stations. Since some are on more than one line, there are 382 stops.
At night, the tower becomes a beautifully illuminated sculpture. Gustave Eiffel, who designed the tower, also created the framework for NYC's Statue of Liberty.
One of the most recognizable historic and religious sites in the world, Notre-Dame de Paris is a Gothic landmark and the city's spiritual home. Built between the 12th and 14th centuries, it's a vision of stone, stained glass and history.
Many artists had studios or worked around the community of Montmartre such as Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh.