Eiffel Tower: The most emblematic icon of Paris

Eiffel Tower

History of the Eiffel Tower Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel) is one of the most visited sites in Paris. The tower is located on Champ de Mars. It was erected in 1889 for the World Exhibition. The site is constructed from 12 000 iron pieces and named after its creator, engineer Gustave Eiffel. The tower should have […]

Saint-Eustache

Saint-Eustache

History of the Church of Saint-Eustache Saint-Eustache is a beautiful church situated next to the Forum des Halles in Paris. The history of the church began in 1213 when a small chapel was built. It was dedicated to Saint-Eustache, a roman general who was burned for converting to Christianity. The construction of the present building of the […]

Musée d’Orsay: A place for impressionist lovers

History of Musée d’Orsay Musée d’Orsay (Orsay Museum) is situated on the left bank of Seine River in Paris. It is housed in the former railway station Gare d’Orsay. The station is built in 1900 for the Paris World Exposition. Gare d’Orsay served southwestern France until 1939 when the platforms became unusable for the new longer […]

Saint-Étienne-du-Mont

History of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont Saint-Étienne-du-Mont is a little church in Paris located just opposite the Panthéon. It was built on the site of an abbey of St. Geneviève (the patron saint of Paris). The construction encountered numerous delays and continued over a century, from 1492 till 1626. The church Saint-Étienne-du-Mont houses the shrine of Saint Geneviève. Unfortunately […]

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