List of Monuments in Paris

List of Monuments in Paris
Paris, the city of love, is the most popular city in France for its tourist attractions, parks, art, food and monuments. Across the city you will find some of the world's best-known monuments dedicated to some of the world's fallen soldiers, past royalty and pop culture icons.

Arc de Triomphe

The top of the Arc de Triomphe boasts one of the best views of Paris. The symbol of the French nation connects old and new Paris. The monument was built and dedicated to the Armies of the Revolution. In 1921 the French government buried an unknown solider within its walls. To remember this fallen soldier a flame is lit every night at 6:30 p.m.

Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles-de-Gaulle
75008 Paris
33 / (0)1 55 37 73 77
http://arc-de-triomphe.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/bdd/page/infospratiques

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower cannot be missed when you are visiting Paris. It is the city's highest building standing 300 meters tall. Basically anywhere you are in Paris you can see some part of this giant monument. It is free to visit the base of the Eiffel Tower and the park around it, but for a fee you can take a trip to the top (suggested for the brave). Originally this monument was built as the centerpiece for the World Fair in 1889. Before and after viewing the Eiffel Tower there are many paths throughout the surrounding Champs de Mars park to enjoy.

Tour Eiffel
5 avenue Anatole France
Champs de Mars
75007 Paris
33 (0) 1 44 11 23 23
http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/teiffel/uk/

Place de la Concorde

The Place de la Concorde separates the Tuileries gardens starting at the Champs-Elysees, just a walk down from the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre. Inside the public square's boundaries you will find the Obelisk, given to the French by Egypt in 1829. In the late 18th century, Place de la Concorde was the location of over 2,800 executions, including Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette and Robespierre. Today, many see the site as a symbol of the end of a bad era in French history. The square is in such a convenient location that you can enjoy a crepe, stroll in the park or a nearby neighborhood.

Place de la Concorde
75008 Paris
http://www.paris-tourisme.com/places/concorde/index.html

Article Written By Melissa Warner

Melissa Warner is a freelance writer and editor in Milwaukee, Wis. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "The Irish American Post" and "The London Student." Warner received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

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