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Monuments

mise à jour: 2014 / Localisation: Paris Centre

Paris would not be Paris without its celebrated monuments: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de triomphe, Notre-Dame and the Sacré-Coeur. All these monuments recount the history of a 2,000-year-old capital. And every evening, a special kind of magic takes hold of the city when these majestic architectural sites are illuminated..

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Tour Eiffel

updated: 2014 / Location: Paris Center

The Eiffel Tower now has an official channel on YouTube and on the Google Cultural Institute! Accessible from a computer, a tablet or even a Smartphone, these official channels offer full HD immersion into the monument and its history. As of June 2014, the Eiffel Tower website has adopted the new .paris domain extension and is now www.toureiffel.paris. -Demolition and reconstruction of the Pavillon Ferrié -Demolition and reconstruction of pagodas (waiting area for the lifts), renovations of floors and replacement of central railings.

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Sacré-Cœur

updated: 2014 / Location: Paris

The Sacré-Coeur, consecrated in 1919, is one of the most iconic monuments in Paris. At the top of the Butte Montmarte, it has one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the capital, from more than 400 meters above ground. In a Roman-Byzantine style, the Sacré Coeur is recognizable by its white colour. Inside the building, the ceiling is decorated with the largest mosaic in France measuring about 480 m². The crypt is also worth a visit. And to go even higher up, visitors can access the dome where the 360° view of Paris is magnificent. A short walk from the Sacré Coeur is the Place du Tertre, the district of Abbesses with its steep, winding roads, and at the bottom of the hill, the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret.

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Notre-Dame de Paris

updated: 2015 / Location: Paris Center

Notre dame de paris: The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, is the most visited monument in France. It was built in the Middle Ages, at the far end of the Île de la Cité. Work started in the 13th century and finished in the 15th century. Badly damaged during the French Revolution, the cathedral was restored in the 19th century by the architect Viollet-le-Duc. Its many visitors come to admire its stained glass and rose windows, the towers, the steeple and the gargoyles. They can also discover the Notre-Dame treasury and have a go at climbing the towers to enjoy a panoramic view of Paris. In 2013, Notre-Dame is celebrating its 850th anniversary. For this occasion, many events have been organized and the cathedral will renew its heritage of campanology with the arrival of eight new bells as well as a new great bell. On the cathedral's parvis, a bronze star inscribed 'zero kilometer' indicates the centre of the country in terms of road distances.