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Centre Pompidou »

With an innovative building design that reflects the modern artworks inside, the Centre Pompidou is an eye-catching attraction. Opened in 1977, the centre's striking industrial facade has the inner workings of the building on the outside with colour-coded pipes in bright primary hues. Within the centre is the Musée National... more »

Notre-Dame »

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris is an iconic example of French Gothic architecture and is considered to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world. Built in 1163 on the site of former churches and temples and completed in 1345, this religious site is a study in... more »

Eiffel Tower »

The image that is most synonymous with Paris has to be of the Eiffel Tower. The graceful spire and elegant shape of la Tour Eiffel have been copied in various corners of the globe but never bettering the original 320m French landmark. Since opening in 1889, over 250 million people... more »

Musée d'Orsay »

Taking up where the Louvre tapers off, Musée d'Orsay showcases collections of artworks from 1848 to 1914. Opened in 1986 on the site of the former Belle Époque Orsay railway station, this stunning museum lies on the banks of the river Seine opposite the Tuileries Gardens. The museum has three... more »

The Louvre »

The world's most famous art museum, the origins of Musée du Louvre can be traced back to its original incarnation as a fortress in the late 12th century before becoming the palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV, in the 17th century. Today, the grand museum displays over 35,000 works... more »

Sainte-Chapelle »

Built between 1242 and 1248, the Sainte-Chapelle is a splendid example of Flamboyant French Gothic architecture located within the Palais de Cité or law courts, right on the Île de la Cité in Paris. This most exquisite monument is best visited on a sunny day to see all the light-filled... more »

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