Landmarks in France

Arc de Triomphe

Paris, Île-de-France Region, France
Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe (Triumphal Arch) honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.top

Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris

Paris, Île-de-France Region, France
Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris
Some say Notre Dame is possibly the most famous of cathedrals. The Roman Catholic cathedral is famous for its architecture, the historical events that took place there, and as the setting for the story "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."top

Champs-Élysées

Paris, Île-de-France Region, France
Champs-Élysées
The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is arguably one of the world's most famous streets. It is home to cinemas, cafés, luxury specialty shops and clipped horse-chestnut trees. The name is French for Elysian Fields, the place of the blessed dead in Greek mytholotop

Eiffel Tower

Paris, Île-de-France Region, 75007, France
Eiffel Tower
Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris. Including the 24 m (79 ft) antenna, the structure is 325 m (1,063 ft) high.top

Mont Saint-Michel

Manche Department, 50170, France
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel is an island commune. It is located in Normandy, approximately one kilometer (0.6 miles) off the country's northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. 100 hectares (247 acres) in size, the island has a populatitop

Palace of Versailles

Versailles, Île-de-France Region, France
Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682 to 1789. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy in France at the time.top

The Louvre Museum

Paris, Île-de-France Region, France
The Louvre Museum
The Louvre or Louvre Museum is one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument. The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II.top


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