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The Eiffel Tower: presentation and history

apital, is a puddled iron tower built by Gustave Eiffel and his collaborators for the 1889 World's Fair. Originally named the 300-metre tower, the monument was thought by Eiffel to be a 'summary of contemporary science'. It is located at the end of the Champ-de-Mars, bordering the Seine. Histo ...

01
Sep
2008

In Paris, the Hôtel de la Marine reopens to the public

1- When was it built? The Hôtel de la Marine, an iconic monument on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, is a neoclassical palace. It was built and fitted out between 1758 and 1774 by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Louis XV's first architect. This imposing building first housed the prestigious Garde-me ...

14
June
2021

The Taj Mahal: one of the new seven wonders of the world

ame means 'Palace of the Crown', is a magnificent white marble mausoleum located in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. This strikingly beautiful monument was built by the Mughal emperor Shâh Jahân as a token of love in memory of his wife Arjumand Bânu Begam, also known as Mumtaz Mahal, 'the ...

15
Dec
2008

The Statue of Liberty: the emblem of New York

Tower the other great work of the late 19th century). During its construction and until its dismantling, the Statue of Liberty became the most visited monument in Paris. It was then sent across the Atlantic on a frigate from Le Havre and received a triumphant welcome in New York Harbor on June 17 ...

25
Sep
2008

The Colosseum: an emblematic monument of Rome

nce ticket includes a visit to the amphitheatre, the Roman forum and the Palatine. There is also a discounted 'pass' that allows you to visit several monuments. For more information, visit the website of the Rome tourist office (link below). ...

08
Dec
2011

The Theorem of Narcissus: a free exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris

he Le Théorème de Narcisse tour, some works turn with the wind, others reflect the architecture of the Petit Palais, while a Blue River flows up to the monument's gate! As the title of the exhibition suggests, most of these creations play with reflections, especially since Jean-Michel Othoniel ...

04
Oct
2021

The Château de Boulogne-la-Grasse : 5 good reasons to visit this amazing place

tions, sculptures of saints and references to the Arthurian legend. This abundance and surprising mix of influences are reminiscent of another unusual monument: the Facteur Cheval's Ideal Palace! The castle houses hundreds of hidden treasures, messages and symbols to decipher. The most surpris ...

21
June
2022

The Tour de France: presentation and history

e riders were not allowed any form of external assistance on the road and had to repair their machines themselves in case of a technical incident. A monument to his memory has been erected at the top of the Galibier Pass and a Henri-Desgrange Prize is awarded each year during the Tour to the cyclis ...

05
July
2007

Machu Picchu: the famous Inca citadel

A spectacular site Perched in extraordinarily beautiful mountains in the middle of the rainforest, Machu Picchu is the most spectacular pre-Columbian monument in South America. In the midst of a breathtaking landscape, gigantic walls, terraces and ramps seem to be the natural extension of the mounta ...

30
Nov
2011

The Garden Festival of the Royal Saltworks in Arc-et-Senans

An original festival The Festival des jardins de la Saline Royale, held every summer in Arc-et-Senans in the Doubs, enjoys a prestigious setting as it takes place in the gardens of an old saltworks now listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. But this is not the only particularity of this event. ...

23
May
2014

The Lord of the Rings: 5 things to know about the Amazon Prime series

e of Thrones! The famous 8-season fantasy series is, no doubt, the model Amazon would like to emulate. Will its Lord of the Rings become like GOT a monument of the fantasy genre? Only time will tell... What is certain is that the American giant is not looking at the expense to stay in the race ...

09
Sep
2021

Christmas in Alsace: 5 ideas for an unforgettable stay

original outing idea to celebrate Christmas in Alsace, head to the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle! This castle-fort located in Orschwiller is the most famous monument in the region. During the festive season, it hosts many animations and is adorned with Christmas decorations. This year, the Haut-Ko ...

17
Nov
2021

Sélestat: 5 things to do there

invites you to discover the remarkable sites of the city. It starts at the Commanderie Saint-Jean and ends at the Humanist Library, passing by the main monuments. It should be said that the town, classified as a Town of Art and History, has more than 30 historical monuments, including the 12th ce ...

02
Dec
2021

Yves Saint Laurent in museums: a tribute exhibition in 6 Parisian museums

A large-scale tribute Yves Saint Laurent is a monument in the history of fashion. That's why several Parisian museums have decided, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the first fashion show of this French couturier, to pay him a tribute commensurate with his talent. The first fashion sho ...

14
Mar
2022

Alassio in Italy: 3 good reasons to choose this destination

onze statue of a young couple signed by the sculptor Eros Pellini. Copyright: Sœurettes06 Today, these two lovers are arguably the most photographed monument in town. They make this seaside resort a romantic destination to be desired, but more original than Venice or Verona ;-) ...

15
June
2022

Trip to England: 10 places to visit in Cornwall

by Aerial Cornwall (@aerialcornwall) Inside the fortress, an interactive exhibit provides an opportunity to learn more about the history of this monument and, more generally, the history of wartime Britain. 10- The village of Polperro Among the many small towns along the Cornish coastline ...

23
June
2022