Top 5 Outstanding Landmarks in Paris
Known as the cultural nerve center of Europe, Paris is world-famous for being home to the greatest historic attractions in the world. While some of these monuments belong to the beginnings of the 20th century, others date back to the medieval period. To make sure you explore the major Parisian landmarks during your stay at our Sister Hotels Champs-Elysées Paris, we have picked for you a list of the most visited architectural landmarks of the city:
The Eiffel Tower got its name from the French engineer and architect Gustave Eiffel (1832 – 1923), whose company designed and constructed this magnificent tower for the Exposition Universelle of 1889 world fair which took place in Paris, from May 6th through October 31st, 1889. Despite the fact that it was criticized for its design by many artists and leading figures in France, today the Eiffel tower is considered one of the most renowned cultural artifact that marks the history and culture of France.
Also referred to as Notre-Dame Cathedral and often as Notre-Dame de Paris, this stunning Catholic cathedral was actually constructed over an 182-year period, from 1163 to 1345. It is situated in the 4th arrondissement of Paris and famous for being a chef-d’oeuvre of French Gothic architecture. Notre-Dame de Paris
Arc de Triomphe
Located in the heart of the Place Charles de Gaulle, the Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is probably the second most popular historic monument in Paris after the Eiffel Tower. It was commissioned by Napoléon Bonaparte and built between 1806 and 1836 to honor those who fought for France during the Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815).
Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris
A Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, built between 1875 and 1914 at the top of the butte Montmartre, in the 18th arrondissement of the city of Paris. It is also known as the Sacré-Coeur and regarded a prominent landmark of the city of Paris thanks to its fabulous design made by the French architect Paul Abadie (1812 – 1884).
Les Invalides, or The National Residence of the Invalids is a complex of buildings, that was originally established as a home and hospital for soldiers who had been wounded and injured during the war. The construction of this monument started in 1671 and was completed in 1678, under the reign of Louis XIV of France. Today, Les Invalides houses the Army Museum (Musée de l’Armée), Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération, Musée des Plans-Reliefs, Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine, and the Cathedral of Saint-Louis des Invalides.