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Updated: July 2012. Click on an image to see the FULL size with a caption.
Paris is the capital and largest city of France and has many star attractions.
The Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel) was built in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, and is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest building in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Notre Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris) is a Gothic, Roman Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité, built starting in 1163.
The Musee D'Orsay is probably my favourite museum in the world. The museum contains a spectacular collection of paintings from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s from artists such as Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Clause Monet, and Vincent van Gogh. It is the perfect size - not too large like the overwhelming Louvre, yet has a large collection.
The Louvre is has just about everything all wrapped up into one museum. It is so large that you will have to visit 3 or 4 times just to scratch the surface of what it has to offer from Egyptian, Etruscan and Green antiquities to Renaissance sculpture and paintings with the most famous painting in the world, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Venus de Milo, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Jacques Louis-David - they are all here.
From the Louvre I walked past the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, built between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napoleon's military victories, Place de la Concorde, and down the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe.
The Palace of Versailles is the ostentatious royal chateau just outside Paris with the famous Hall of Mirrors, beautiful fountains and spectacular gardens. 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 October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution.
La Sainte-Chapelle (The Holy Chapel) was commissioned by King Louis IX to house his collection of Passion Relics, including the Crown of Thorns. Begun sometime after 1239 and consecrated on the 26th of April 1248, the Sainte-Chapelle retains one of the most extensive collections of 13th century stained glass anywhere in the world.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, is located at the Montmartre, the highest point in the city.
The Paris Opera is the primary opera company of Paris where you can see the chandelier of the The Phantom Of The Opera.