Places in Paris and Paris Monuments.

Arc de triomphe

From the Place de la Concorde all the way to the top of the Champs-Elysees, you will discover the Place de l'Etoile which is known today as the Place Charles de Gaulle. And, at this busy Place lies the Arc de Triomphe. HistoryIt was not until the year 1730, when five streets radiated out from this "Etoile de Chaillot".And in 1758, after several plans were drawn up, such as a bizarre one in the midst of the square - a gigantic elephant housing ballrooms and a theater. However, the plans appeared a bit too ambitious. And, Napoleon Bonaparte had other ideas, he built a monument for the glorification of his Grande Arm? a triumphal arch in classical style - the…

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Eiffel Tower

The Paris' landmark : in 1889 Gustave Eiffel gave the French flag a 300 m (984 ft.) pole to commemorate the Revolution centenary.  Précédent Suivant HistoryIn 1889, when the Tour Eiffel was completed, it was the tallest building in the world at 300m. The Tour Eiffel was originally built as a tempory structure to commemorate the centenary of the Revolution. And since, the Eiffel Tower has become an enduring symbol of the city of Paris.The Tour was originally built for the 1889 Exposition. This steel construction defied all traditional rules in architecture. It is now the television transmitter for the greater Paris region.The Tour selected by a competition which was won by Gustave Eiffel, an engineer who had experience of…