Famous French Landmarks
The Louvre Museum | French: Musée du Louvre | located in Paris | is a historic monument | and a national museum of France | It is a central landmark | located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (neighbourhood) | Nearly 35,000 objects | Mona Lisa | You could spend 3 weeks | Trip of a lifetime |
The prestigious “Le Jules Verne Restaurant” is located on the second floorÂ in France’s most famous landmark – The Eiffel Tower. With more than 6.7 million visitors last year, it’s the symbol of Paris. The restaurant has a private elevator, which zips you up 125 meters above ground. No trip to the French capital is complete without it. We found early reservations are a must.
| The prestigious “Le Jules Verne Restaurant” | is located on the second floorÂ in France’s most famous landmark – The Eiffel Tower | With more than 6.7 million visitors last year | it’s the symbol of Paris | The restaurant has a private elevator | which zips you up 125 meters above ground. No trip to the French capital is complete without it | We found early reservations are a must |
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris | commonly known as Sacré-Cœur | Basilica (French: Basilique du Sacré-Cœur | pronounced [sakʁe kœʁ]) | is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica | dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus | in Paris | France | A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre | the highest point in the city |
The Pont du Gard | located 25 kilometers from Nîmes | in the direction of Avignon | Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1985 | the Pont du Gard is visited by more than 1,250,000 tourists every year |
Palais des Papes | Avignon | Built in the 14th century | to transform Avignon into the capital of the Christian world | the Palace of the Popes |The Pont d'Avignon has been immortalised in song | the cheerful children's song | dancing on the bridge dates back to the 15th century |
Centre Pompidou | Paris | In 1971 a competition for this new cultural center attracted 650 entries | The winning project | broke with architectural conventions by moving functional elements | such as escalators, water pipes and air conditioning to the | outside of the building | freeing interior space for the display of art works |
Sacre-Coeur | Paris | The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris | is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica | dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus | A popular landmark | the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre | the highest point in the city |
The Louvre | Paris | The Musée du Louvre is one of the world's largest museums | the most visited art museum in the world | and a historic monument | Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited | The Louvre Pyramid is a large glass and metal pyramid | surrounded by three smaller pyramids | in the main courtyard |
Palace of Versailles - a royal château in Versailles, some 20 kms southwest of Paris. The court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution.
Palace of Versailles | a royal château in Versailles | some 20 kms southwest of Paris | The court of Versailles | was the centre of political power in France from 1682 | when Louis XIV moved from Paris | until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in 1789 | after the beginning of the French Revolution |
Arc de Triomphe | Paris | one of the most famous monuments in Paris It stands in the centre of the | Place Charles de Gaulle | at the western end of the Champs-Élysées | The Arc de Triomphe | honours those who fought and died for France | in the French Revolutionary | and the Napoleonic Wars |
Eiffel Tower | named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel | and errected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair | it has become both a global cultural icon of France | and one of the most recognizable structures in the world |
Chateau-de-Chambord | Loire | one of the most recognizable châteaux in the world | because of its very distinct French Renaissance architecture | which blends traditional French medieval forms | with classical Renaissance structures |