Top Ten Places to Visit Paris France

 
   

Arc de Triomphe  - This amazing piece of architecture is located on the Champs Elysees, which is Paris's most notable avenue. It was constructed by Napoleon to build a tribute to his "Grand Armee". Don't try crossing the street to get to this monument. Locate the underground tunnel from the Wagram exit from the Metro. The tunnel itslef is located at the Avenue de la Grande Armee side of the road circle. http://www.paris.org/Monuments/Arc/

Admission runs from 5 euros for students and 8 euros for adults. Children are free up to age 17. 

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Chateau de Versailles -

Located 17 miles from Paris is the Chateau de Versailles. This is a not miss sight if you are interested in architecture and French culture. It is recommended to take a tour from Paris.  Paris Vision and Cityrama . Chateau de Versailles website
 

Musee Cognacq-Jay

This is an excellent art collection of 18th century paintings by Boucher, Chardin and Fragonard. Also included are sculptures and furniture from the 18th century. Donated by Ernest Cognacq and his wife, Louise Jay, founders of the Samaritaine department store. Website: www.cognacq-jay.paris.fr
 

Centre National d'art et de Culture Georges-Pompidou - One  One of the finest modern art museums in the word. Constructed in 1977. Website - http://www.centrepompidon.fr      

Champs Elysiées - The middle of Paris sits this wonderful boulevard. http://www.champselysees.org/

Sacré Coeur - One of the whitest churches in the world due to aging of the travertine used. Website: http://www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com/ 

Maison Victor Hugo - Dating from  1298, it is comprised of various architectural styles from the ages. THe famed author's residence for some time. He wrote " "a second-floor apartment overlooking the Place Royale, with a wing in a house situated at no 6 Place Royale, Paris; the said apartment is composed on the street side of an antechamber, dining-room and drawing-room, with a kitchen overlooking the courtyard, several rooms in a wing reached by a corridor, with an exit via a small staircase, conveniences, woodshed, three servant's rooms and a cellar" Website: http://www.hugo-online.org/090200.htm

Cathedral Norte Dame - This magnificent masterpiece was constructed between 1163AD and 1345AD. Gothic in style it sits 6,000 people at the base of the Cathedral. Website: http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/-Francais-

Seine River - A primary river in France, it flows from Dijon through Paris to the English Channel. It really is the heart and soul of Paris. Many of the bridges are older then France are wonderful to be seen from tour boats. 

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