The île de la Cité
The Palais de Justice, the Sainte Chapelle, and the Conciergerie
The Cathédrale Notre Dame
The Panthéon and the Quartier Latin
The St. Etienne du Mont Church
The Palais and the Jardin du Luxembourg
The Tour Montparnasse
The St. Germain des Prés Church
The Hôtel and the museum of Cluny
The St. Séverin Church
The St. Julien Le Pauvre Church
The Pont Neuf
The Hôtel de la Monnaie and the Palais de L'Institut
The Palais Bourbon
The Hôtel des Invalides
The Ecole Militaire
The Unesco Palace
The Tour Eiffel
The Arc de Triomphe
The Place de la Concorde
The Madeleine Church
The Théatre de l'Opéra
The Colonne Vendôme
The Théatre Français
The Palais Royal
The Palais du Louvre
The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
The St. Germain l'Auxerrois Church
The Tour St. Jacques
The Hôtel de Ville
The Marais
The Palais de Chaillot
Montmartre and the
Basilique du Sacré Coeur
The Place de la Concorde.

The Place de la Concorde is unique in the World both for architectural harmony and perspective. On the North side, the Rue Royale is flanked by splendid buildings designed in Louis XV style by Gabriel-Ministère de la Marine and AutomobileClub de France.

On the east side lies the Rue de Rivoli which skirts the Jardin des Tuileries and the Palais du Louvre; further down, the view of the Tuileries, towards the Louvre, is framed by the Louvre, « Chevaux Ailés » of Coysevox (Winged Horses). On the south side, the Pont de la Concorde (Concorde Bridge) leads to the Palais Bourbon.

Last but not least, on the west side, with the « Chevaux de Marly », fretting with joy, mounting guard on each side, opens the Champs-Elysées, the Triumphal Causeway which runs as far as the Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile. In the Center of the Place de la Concorde, stands the Obélisque, a 23 meters monolith, weighing 230 tons. It was lifted from the ruins of the Louksor Temple and offered to France by Mehemet-Ali, during the reign of Louis-Philippe.

At the foot of the Obelisk two fountains have been built, after those in Saint-Peter's Square in Rome. Round the Place de la Concorde stand eight Statues de Ville (Town Statues), representing Lyon, Marseille, Nantes and Bordeaux, Lille and Strasbourg, Brest and Rouen. The last two were sculptured by Cortot, and all the others by Pradier.

The Jardin des Tuileries overlooks the Place and one can already see the Musée du Jeu de Paume on the right, and the Musée de l'Orangerie on the left. Claude Monet's famous « Nymphéas » are on view in the Musée de l'Orangerie. The Jardin is typically French in style. Some very fine stand round the octogonal pond. On the left is the pretty Terrasse du Bord de l'Eau (riverside terrace), formely the playground of heirs presumptive and the Roi de Rome (Napoleon'son).

In the center the Grande Allée (the Main Alley) lined with staggered rows of trees, leads to the round pond. More fine statutes, works of Coysevox. Couston, and Le Pautre in the Greenhouses.

 

 
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