Paris is famous all over the world for the beauty and the richness of its monuments.
Every king, emperor and President of the Republic has left his personal architectural mark.
Discover the cultural and historical richness that makes Paris the sweetest and most romantic city of the whole Europe.
The most famous Parisian monuments date back to different periods and they are located in the centre of the city and all along the river Seine.
The banks of the Seine represent one of the most amazing panoramic views of Paris.
Trees shade the banks of the river and several bridges, from the Pont de Sully to the Pont de Bir Hakeim, span magically the Seine.

From east to west you will cross: the gothic Notre Dame cathedral that has been built between the XII and the XIII century and renovated during the XIX century; the Louvre museum that keeps preciously famous masterpieces of art like the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci as well as the limbless beauty, the Venus de Milo; the golden-domed Hotel des Invalides where lies the tomb of Napoleon; the Alexander III bridge with its sumptuous decorations; the Grand Palais where the main exhibitions are held; the Quai Branly museum dedicated to african, asian, oceanian and american civilizations; the emblematic Eiffel Tower built for the World Exhibition in 1889; the majestic Arc of Triumph that overtops the famous avenue des Champs Elysées.

In the eastern part of the city, important modern buildings have been built like the department of Finance and the National Library François Mitterand made of four L-shaped towers, whose shape recalls the shape of an open book.
Several other monuments deserve a visit: the Conciergerie, ancient seat of the regal power until the kingdom of Charles V, it was also a dreaded prison that hosted the main protagonists of the French Revolution (queen Marie Antoinette included); the Sainte Chapelle, built just behind the Conciengerie and considered a gothic masterpiece; the Pantheon that represents an authentic civil temple where a lot of famous French people are buried; the Opera theatre conceived by the architect Garnier. Most of Paris monuments can be visited during weekends and close only once a week and during some bank holidays.

 
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