Eiffel Tower

http://www.toureiffelparis.fr

The Eiffel Tower, 10 minutes away from our hotel, is an iron tower that is 324 meters high, builtby Gustave Eiffel and his coworkers for the Universal Exposition of 1889 in Paris.

This monument has become the symol of the City of Lights.

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Opening times: 9h30 - 23h00 (until midnight in summer).

Triumphal Arch

http://www.arc-de-triomphe.monuments-nationaux.fr

                               The construction of the Triumphal Arch was decided by Napoleon the 1st, it started in 1806 and finished in 1836 under Louis-Philippe.

The monument is 50 meters high and 45 meters large.

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Opening times: 10h - 22h30 (until 23h in summer).

Invalides - Napoleon's Tomb

http://www.musee-armee.fr

                      This Royal Chapel was built between 1677 and 1706. The inside decorations have been realized back then to the glory of Louis XIV.

It's in 1840 that King Louis-Philippe decided to transfer the body of the Emperor there. French sailors, placed under the command of the prince of Joinville, brought his coffin to France on the ship "La Belle Poule".National funerals accompanied the return of the ashes of the Emperor Napoléon Ier, transfered to the Invalides on December 15th 1840.

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Opening times: Open every day of the week.

From April 1st to October 31st : from 10h to 18h
From November 1st to March 31st: from 10h to 17h

Sacre-Coeur - Holy Heart

http://www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com

The Sacré-Cœur Basilica, located at the top of the Montmartre hill, is a major religious structure in Paris.

Its construction follows the war after 1870.

Its the second most visited religious monument of France after the cathedral Notre-Dame

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Opening times: 6h - 22h30

Versailles Palace

http://www.chateauversailles.fr

 

 

                                                                                                             

   Over the course of four building campaigns, Louis XIV converted a hunting lodge built by Louis XIII into the spectacular Palace of Versailles.
Versailles became a dazzling, awe-inspiring setting for state affairs and the reception of foreign dignitaries.

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It is only around the 1660s that the young Louis XIV started to grace Versailles with his presence, to renovate it and give receptions there.

The most considerable works done by the Sun King in the Palace started in 1678, when he decided to make of Versailles his government's Headquarters. Jules Hardouin-Mansart, first architect of the King, directed the construction of the dazzling Hall of Mirrors, decorated under Charles Le Brun.

The Castle took its definitive appearance with the construction of the north and south wings to lodge princes and courtiers, along with works outside : royal stables, Grand Commun, the somptuous Orangerie ... The works were not even achieved that the court was already there, on May 6th, 1682.

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Schedule:

                                                From November 1st to March 31st

Palace
9h - 17h30

Trianon & Marie-Antoinette's Domain
12h - 17h30

Gardens & Park
8h - 18h

                                                From April 1st to October 31st


Palace
9h - 18h30

Trianon & Marie-Antoinette's Domain
12h - 18h30

Gardens
8h - 20h30

Park
7h - 20h30

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Notre-Dame de Paris

http://www.notredamedeparis.fr

                                                                                The constuction of the Cathedral Notre-Dame, launched by the bishop Maurice de Sully, took almost two centuries, from 1163 to 1345.

It welcomes now over twenty millions visitors every year, making it the most visited monument in Paris and in the entire Europe.

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Opening times: from 8h00 to 18h45

Until 19h15 Saturday & Sunday.