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Conciergerie

The Conciergerie was originally built as a prison but nowadays it serves as a law court, and a small part of the building is open to public. During the French Revolution one of the most famous prisoners was Marie-Antoinette whose cell is in the Conciergerie.

Musee Nissim de Camondo

Musée Nissim de Camondo is house museum first built as a mansion in 1904 by a banker named Moïse de Camondo, then it became a museum in 1936 after his son's death. You can find inside the museum the Grand Bureau, a library, a dining room, silver services, various works of art and much more.

Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

The chapel is simply called "140 rue du Bac." This is where Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Catherine Labouré in 1830 and requested the creation of the medal which later became known as the Miraculous Medal. The chapel has been renovated a few times but hasn't been changed since 1930.

Pont des Arts

The Pont des Arts is a bridge on the River Seine which was built between 1981-1984 and connects the Louvre Palace to the Institute of France. Before the Pont de Arts the first bridge in the same place was built in 1804 but it closed in 1977 due to damages caused by bombardments.

La Defense

The largest business district in Europe is located in the west part of Paris. There are 19 skyscrapers made of glass and steel of which the tallest is Tour First 231m (758 ft) in height and other 53 tall buildings. Moreover, 13 new buildings are now being built. The district also houses an open-air museum.

Jardin des Plantes

On the left bank of river Seine is located the main botanical garden in France called Jardin des Plantes with an area of 28 hectares (280,000 m²) founded in 1635. The garden includes a zoo and four galleries of the Muséum.

Place de la Bastille

Place de la Bastille is an area in Paris which became a square after the Bastille's occupation in 1792. It is 215 m (705 ft) in length, 150 m (490 ft) in width. In 1808 Napoleon Bonaparte planned to build a monument in shape of an elephante but didn't finish it.

Hotel de Ville

The Hotel de Ville houses Paris's local administration and also serves as a venue for large receptions. It was built in 1357, expanded during 1533-1628, and then reconstructed in 1873-1892 and its interior got a completely new look and design corresponding 1880s style.

Musee Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris

One of the oldest museums representing Paris's history is the Musee Carnavalet established as a museum in 1880. There are paintings, drawings, engravings, photographs, modern sculptures and other significant items and collections in the museum. Now it's closed for renovation till the end of 2019.

Bastille

The Bastille was a castle in Paris built in 1370–1380s during the Hundred Years' War to defend the eastern part of Paris from the English threat. It was medieval fortress, armory and political prison symbolizing the abuse by the monarchy during the French Revolution, demolished in 1789. Now the remains are left.

La Cite des Sciences et de L'lndustrie

La Cité des Sciences regroupe un grand nombre d’activités mêlant le meilleur de la culture scientifique et du loisir culturel : expositions, bibliothèque, conférences et débats et une offre exceptionnelle pour les enfants.

Parc du Champ de Mars

The large park built in 1975 and connecting the Eiffel Tower and the École Militaire is called Parc du Champ de Mars which originally was for market gardening. The first hydrogen-filled balloon was launched from the Champ-de-Mars on 27 August 1783.

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