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Eiffel Tower Paris Visitors Guide

This iron lattice tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World’s Fair. At 324 meters, it is Paris’ tallest building, and one of the most visited sites in the world. There are three levels for visitors. The first two levels can be accessed by stairs or elevator but the third level can only […]

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Centre Pompidou Paris Visitors Guide

Named after French president Georges Pompidou, this futuristic-looking complex was built during the 1970s by architects Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers and Gianfranco Franchini. The largest museum of modern art in Europe (Musée National d’Art Moderne) is located here (with one level devoted to works by Matisse, Modigliani, Marcel Duchamp, and Picasso), along with the IRCAM […]

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Catacombs of Paris Visitors Guide

The Catacombs, which form a veritable labyrinth beneath the very heart of Paris, were created in the galleries of the former quarries whose stone was used to build the capital. Situated twenty meters below ground, the Catacombs contains the remains of approximately six million Parisians, transferred there gradually between the late eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries […]

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Bois de Vincennes Paris Visitor Guide

Like Bois de Boulogne, this park was also a former hunting ground for French royalty. Within its grounds is the Château de Vincennes – which was once the largest of its kind in Europe. Built by the 14th century, various members of French royalty once resided there, and became a prison during the 18th century. […]