Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889. The symbol of Paris and of France, the Eiffel Tower is one of the best known monuments in the world, and the one whose silhouette has been most depicted. The Tower is not Gustave Eiffel’s only creation. He also designed the metallic skeleton of the Statue of Liberty in the United States. 

 

 

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe Paris, the most monumental of all triumphal arches, was built between 1806 and 1836. The Arc de Triomphe is located at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.  The triumphal arch is in honor of those who fought for France, in particular, those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars.  The Arc de Triomphe stands 162 foot tall, 150 feet wide and 72 feet deep. 

 

 

 

The Louvre

On August 10, 1793, the Musée du Louvre, located on Paris’ Right Bank, opened its doors to the public. Today it is one of the world’s largest museums (with 70,000 pieces of art spread across more than 650,000 square feet of gallery space).  One of the famous art work is the Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. 

 

 

The Roue de Paris

The Roue de Paris is a 200 foot tall transportable Ferris wheel, originally installed on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France, for the 2000 millennium celebrations.

 

 

 

 

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