Commissioned by Henri IV in 1607 as part of the city's redevelopment, Place Dauphine was dedicated to his son and heir ... More
Commissioned by Henri IV in 1607 as part of the city's redevelopment, Place Dauphine was dedicated to his son and heir apparent, the future Louis XIII. In common with Place des Vosges (also one of Henri IV's creations), it is symmetrical in design and surrounded by stone-built, red-brick buildings. Tucked away to the east of the Pont-Neuf bridge, it's a delightful and very peaceful spot. In good weather, you can watch people playing petanque here or sit down on a bench and bury yourself in a good book.
Climbing the 387 steps to the top of this masterpiece is well worth the effort for the spectacular view. Construction
of the first great Gothic cathedral began in 1163 and was largely completed by 1212. The rebuilding of the ...
Stretching for two kilometers (one mile) and lined with trees, les Champs Élysées has become the center for festivities and
official parades. It is a magnet for tourists and for the multitudes who enjoy evenings spent strolling along the ...
Paris just wouldn't be Paris without the Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel). Designed by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World Fair,
at 300 meters (984 feet) it was once the world's tallest building. Not everyone was happy when it was ...
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