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Paris

Review the monuments of Paris.

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Notre Damethe cathedral in Paris
Sacré Coeurwhite church on a hill in Montmartre
Les Invalidesa domed building; where Napoleon's tomb is located
rive gauchethe left bank (southern)
rive droitethe right bank (northern)
Ile-de-la-Cité"cradle of Paris" (larger island) where Notre Dame is located
Ile-St-Louissmaller island, residental
Conciergerieformer prison, where Marie-Antoinette was kept
Place de la Concordelarge square where the guillotine once stood, there is an Egyptian obelisk there now
Tour Eiffelmonument built to commemorate the French Revolution
Louvremuseum that houses La Joconde (Mona Lisa)
Musée d'Orsaya museum that was once a train station, for Impressionist art
Quartier Latinthe neighborhood surrounding the Sorbonne, on the left bank
Quartier de St-Germain-des-Présneighborhood where you could find antique stores
Quartier Montparnassea paradox; a modern office/apartment building and music halls, cafés
Seinethe river that runs through Paris
Centre Pompidouknown as the Beaubourg, this museum houses modern art
Arc de Triomphethe tomb of France's unknown soldier lies under this arch
Champs-Elyséesthe most famous avenue in Paris; the Tour de France ends here, and there is a parade (défilé) on le 14 juillet
Boul'Michthe boulevard St-Michel, in the Quartier Latin
Panthéona domed building where famous people are buried
Madeleinea church that looks like a Greek temple
Opéra-Garnierthe former opera house build by Charles Garnier, ballets are presented here now
Opéra de la Bastillethe new modern opera house, located where the Bastille prison once stood
Défensea modern suburb to the west of Paris, there is gigantic white arch there
Tuileriesthis park takes its name from the tiles ("tuiles") that were once made there
Luxembourgthis park is a popular place for families to take a stroll on Sundays; it is also the site of the French Senate
Palais de Chaillotthis "palace" is actually two curved buildings and contains several museums
Géodethis mirrored sphere is an Imax theater located in le parc de la Villette
Pont Neufalthough it's name means "new" this is the oldest bridge in Paris
La Villettethe museum of science and industry
Sainte-Chapellea gothic "jewel" of a church, built by St. Louis to house the crown of thorns
Place Charles DeGaulletwelve avenues radiate from this place, where the Arc de Triomphe is located
Sorbonnethe university of Paris


Bev Larson

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