Paris. Paris: a work of art!. Le Louvre. Eiffel Tower. La Joconde. Le Mus ée d’Orsay. Les Champs-Elys ées. Tour Eiffel. Built in 1889 for the World’s Fair An engineering feat for that time Tallest structure in the world until 1930 Symbol of Paris and France
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Le Musée d’Orsay
Richest art museum in the world
Home of la Joconde (Mona Lisa),
Venus de Milo,
and Winged Victory
A fortress, a palace, a prison, and now an art museum.
I.M. Pei, an American, is the architect of the glass pyramid.
Construction began in 1163 and completed about 1345.
During the Revolution, many treasures were destroyed. Only the great bells avoided being melted down. The church interior was used as a warehouse for storage. A restoration program was begun in 1845 and lasted 23 years.
Notre Dame was made popular by Victor Hugo In his novel “Notre Dame de Paris (Hunchback of Notre Dame.)
1430, Henri VI of England is crowned here.
2 December 1804, Napoleon crowned himself emperor in Notre Dame Cathedral.
26 August 1944, a mass celebrated the liberation of Paris.
A place of irony! Once a place of imprisonment, torture, and death, it is now the Palais de Justice complex.
The Cuisines has four large fireplaces, each large enough to roast an entire ox.
Built by Philippe the Fair (1284-1314.)
Marie Antoinette spent her last days here as a prisoner before she was beheaded. Her cell is now a chapel to her memory.