Paris the city of light

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Paris the city of light

Paris: The City of Light

Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres,and is the world's most visited museum, and received more than 9.7 million visitors in 2012.

The cathedral treasury is notable for its reliquary which houses some of Catholicism's most important first-class relics including the purported Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the True Cross, and one of the Holy Nails.

The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces.

Notre-Dame, is a historic Catholic cathedral in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and it is among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world. The naturalism of its sculptures and stained glass are in contrast with earlier Romanesque architecture.

Inaddition to musuems such as:Musée d'Orsay - 19th-century paintings, one of the largest Impressionist exhibits, housed in a former rail station.Centre Georges-Pompidou - 20th century modern art museum, hosting the Paris Museum of Modern Art.Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - National Museum of Natural History.Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - A hands-on science museum that attracts over 2 million visitors yearly.Parc de la Villette - Hosting the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, a science museum, and the Cité de la Musique which houses various musical institutes, a museum, and a concert hall.Musée des Arts et Métiers - Museum of Arts and Crafts that houses the collection of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (National Conservatory of Arts and Industry), which was founded in 1794 as a repository for the preservation of scientific instruments and inventions

Paris also contain several other monuments such as:Les Invalides - Complex containing museums and monuments relating to the military history of FranceThe Panthéon - Church and tomb of a number of France's most famed men and women.The Grand Palais - A large glass exhibition hall built for the 1900 Paris Exhibition.The Palais Garnier - Paris's central opera house, built in the later Second Empire period.The Conciergerie - Located on the Île de la Cité, it is a medieval building which was formerly used as a prison where some prominent members of the ancien régime stayed before their death during the French Revolution.Place des Vosges - Square in the Marais district.Place Vendôme.And churches:Sainte-Chapelle - A 13th-century Gothic palace chapel, also located on the Île de la Cité.Basilica of the Sacré Cœur - Located in the district of MontmartreThe Père Lachaise Cemetery - A romantic cemetery.The Montmartre Cemetery - Located in the district of Montmartre

The tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world.An average of 25,000 people ascend the tower every day.It was also one of the finalist for the 7 wonders of the world but never in the top 7 but came very close to be in the 80's.

More than 250 million people have visited the tower since its construction in 1889: in 2012 there were 6,180,000 visitors.

Beneath the Arc is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. Interred on Armistice Day 1920,[15] it has the first eternal flame lit in Western and Eastern Europe since the Vestal Virgins' fire was extinguished in the fourth century. It burns in memory of the dead who were never identified

L'Hôtel des Invalides, is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France, containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, the building's original purpose.

The Louvre Museum is one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, France

The buildings house the Musée de l'Armée, the military museum of the Army of France, the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, and the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine, as well as the burial site for some of France's war heroes, notably Napoleon Bonaparte


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