Must See in Paris : Those sites are historically very powerful, full of great stories, events, men who built the entire country, sometimes with blood on their hands, sometimes with majestic ideas and gigantic forces.
Must See in Paris from PARIS BY EMY
- LES INVALIDES
The Army Museum, at the centre of the Hôtel National des Invalides, is at the crossroads between several emblematic and themed spaces. The Army Museum is one of the biggest museums of military art and history in the world. There is also the Tomb of Napoléon there and a Museum dedicated to Charles de Gaulle and WWII.
- LA SAINTE-CHAPELLE
Be dazzled by the 1,113 stained glass windows. The Sainte-Chapelle is a royal chapel in the Gothic style, within the medieval Palais de la Cité, the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century. The Sainte Chapelle was intended to house precious Christian relics, including Christ’s crown of thorns, acquired by Saint Louis.
- LA CONCIERGERIE
This used to be a royal residence from the 6th century and then a prison. During the French revolution, it became a place for custody and a court where the most famous prisoner was Queen Marie-Antoinette.
- LA PLACE DE LA BASTILLE
The Place de la Bastille is a square in Paris where the Bastille prison stood until the storming of the Bastille and its subsequent physical destruction between 14 July 1789 and 14 July 1790 during the French Revolution.
- LE PANTHÉON
The Panthéon is a building in the Latin Quarter. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve the Sainte Patronne of Paris, under Clovis, King of France, V century but, after many changes such as the revolution, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens, men and women.
- LA MAISON DE VICTOR HUGO
Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885) was one of the most talented French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Outside of France, his most famous works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris), 1831.
- LES TOURS DE LA CATHÉDRALE NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS
Climb the 422 steps for a breathtaking view over the cathedral and the heart of Paris. A quintessential Gothic cathedral, building started in 1163 and lasted over 170 years. Until the building of Amiens Cathedral in the 13th century, it was the largest religious building in the West.
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Many other things to see in Paris
Lafayette may be one of them. He made the American Revolutionary war, The French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830. Lafayette co-authored the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. Lafayette’s Place of burial is in Picpus Cemetery, Paris, over which an American flag is always present. The soil that covers the grave is soil that Lafayette brought home to France from Bunker Hill in Charlestown, Boston – site of the Battle of Bunker Hill, one of the most prominent early battles of the American Revolutionary War.
Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Gilbert of Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (1757-1834) represented in 1792, current location Palace of Versailles
- Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa, La Joconde is a must see at the Louvre, in Paris. Right in front of her, there is “The Wedding Feast at Cana”, 1563, Renaissance period, the biggest painting of the Louvre, another must see in Paris, by the Italian artist Veronese. With the Wedding Feast at Cana, Veronese transposed the biblical episode to the sumptuous setting of a wedding where Jesus had His first miracle, from the Gospel of John.
Mona Lisa 1503 by Leonardo da Vinci & The Wedding Feast at Cana 1563 by Veronese, location the Louvre museum
Must See the great Parisiennes
Talking about Must see in Paris, you could have a thematic tour on the great parisiennes women. They are scientifics, artists, writers, politicians, queen, Saint such as Saint Geneviève, the Sainte – Patronne de Paris (around 420-500), in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions. There is a gigantic statue of Her, by the Seine and much more to discover…
You must see what speaks to your heart in Paris
You must See in Paris, magnificent forests, little villages & castles around Paris easily accessible by the regional train, you must taste Champagne the King of wines, this region is a little bit more of one hour by car from Paris. You must taste typical French meals, patisseries. You must See in Paris its history, the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre in 1572, the Royal Palaces within Paris before Louis XIV the Sun King moved to Versailles …
You may go shopping Made in Paris, into boutiques, owned by French Creator, for clothing, perfumes, accessories, art object, walking into the streets full of Luxury stores in Rive Gauche, Avenue de Montaigne, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, Place Vendôme…. You may go into art galleries. Paris is full of creativity.
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