The Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris and one of the most recognized structures in the world. More than 200,000,000 have visited the tower since its construction in 1889, making it the most visited paid monument in the world. Including the 24 m (79 ft) antenna, the structure is 325 m (1,063 ft) high (since 2000), which is equivalent to about 81 levels in a conventional building. When the tower was completed in 1889 it was the world’s tallest tower, a title it retained until 1930 when New York City’s Chrysler Building 319 m (1,047 ft) tall was completed.
The Louvre is one of the most famous and most visited museums in the world. This art museum is located on the Right Bank in the 1st arrondissement between the Seine River and the Rue de Rivoli. The structure originated as the palace during the Capetian dynasty. The building holds some of the world’s most famous works of art, such as Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, and Madonna of the Rocks; Jacques Louis David’s Oath of the Horatii and Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People.
Arc de Triomphe
A monument that stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, also known as the Place de l’Étoile (Star Square). It is at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The arch honours those who fought for France, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. On the inside and the top of the arc there are all of the names of generals and wars fought. Underneath there is the tomb of the unknown soldier.
Notre Dame de Paris
Notre Dame is a Gothic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité. It is still used as a Roman Catholic cathedral and is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris. Notre Dame de Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. It was restored and saved from destruction by Viollet-le-Duc, one of France’s most famous architects. The name Notre Dame means “Our Lady” in French.
Also known as the Opéra de Paris or Opéra Garnier or Grand Opera House, but more commonly as the Paris Opéra, is a 2,200 seat opera house. A grand landmark designed by Charles Garnier in the Neo-Baroque style, it is regarded as one of the architectural masterpieces of its time. After the opera company chose the Opéra Bastille as their principal theatre upon its completion in 1989, the theatre was re-named as the Palais Garnier, though its more official name, the Académie Nationale de Musique, is still sprawled above the columns of its front façade.
(French: Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, “Basilica of the Sacred Heart”) is a Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre (Montmartre butte), the highest point in the city.
Grande Arche de la Fraternité
Danish architect Johann Otto von Spreckelsen (1929–1987) designed the winning entry to be a 20th century version of the Arc de Triomphe: a monument to humanity and humanitarian ideals rather than military victories. The Arche is almost a perfect cube (width: 108m, height: 110m, depth: 112m; it has been suggested that the structure looks like a four-dimensional hypercube (a tesseract) projected onto the three-dimensional world). It has a prestressed concrete frame covered with glass and Carrara marble from Italy.
A holiday and recreation resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town in the eastern suburbs of Paris. The complex is located 32 km (20 miles) from the centre of Paris and lies for the most part on the territory of the commune of Chessy. Disneyland Resort Paris features two theme parks, an entertainment district and seven Disney-owned hotels. Operating since April 12, 1992, it was the second Disney resort to open outside the United States (following Tokyo Disney Resort), and the first to be owned and operated by Disney. It is one of Europe’s leading tourist destinations.