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 Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile.

The Place de l'Etoile is one of the finest sites in Paris. Twelve avenues radiale round the Arc de Triomphe, which stands in solitary majesty in the middle of the Place.

The Arc de Triomphe, which shelters the grave of the Unknown Warrior, is a remembrance of the Napoleonic epic. in 1806, Napoléon gave instructions for the erection of the Arc de Triomphe, to the glory of the Soldats de l'Empire (the Imperial Army); designs were submitted and those of Chalgrin adopted; the monument was completed in 1836.

The place was planned by Haussmann. Designed after the style of Roman triumphal arches, the Arc de Triomphe is more imposing in its dimensions (50 metres high and 45 metres wide). The magnificent bas-reliefs were executed by Cortot, Etex, and particulary Rude, whose « Marseillaise », is a masterpiece. Lift and stairs to the top. (Pedestrians subway under the Place de l'Etoile for visitors).

Visit is possible every day, except tuesday, from ten o' clock to six P.M.