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  • Arc de Triomphe

    1. Arc de Triomphe

    Champs-Élysées | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Inspired by Rome's Arch of Titus, this colossal, 164-foot triumphal arch was ordered by Napoléon—who liked to consider himself the heir to Roman...Read More

    Arc de Triomphe
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  • Hôtel des Invalides

    2. Hôtel des Invalides

    Eiffel Tower | Museum/Gallery

    The Baroque complex known as Les Invalides (pronounced "lehz-ahn-vah- leed ") is the eternal home of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769–1821) or, more...Read More

    Hôtel des Invalides
  • 3. Basilique de St-Denis

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built between 1136 and 1286, St-Denis Basilica is one of the most important Gothic churches in France. It was here, under dynamic prelate Abbé...Read More

  • 4. Chapelle Expiatoire (Atonement Chapel)

    Grands Boulevards | Garden/Arboretum

    Commissioned in 1815, this neoclassical temple marks the original burial site of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. After the deposed monarchs...Read More

  • 5. Mémorial de la Shoah

    Marais Quarter | Museum/Gallery

    The first installation in this compelling memorial and museum is the deeply moving Wall of Names, tall plinths honoring the 76,000 French Jews...Read More

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  • 6. Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation

    Ile de la Cité | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    On the east end of Ile de la Cité lies this stark monument to the more than 200,000 French men, women, and children who died in Nazi concentration...Read More

  • 7. Panthéon

    Latin Quarter | Museum/Gallery

    Rome has St. Peter's, London has St. Paul's, and Paris has the Panthéon, whose enormous dome dominates the Left Bank. Built as the church of...Read More

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  • 8. Porte St-Denis

    Grands Boulevards | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Not as grandiose as the Arc de Triomphe, but triumphant nonetheless, Paris's second-largest arch (76 feet) was erected by François Blondel in...Read More

  • 9. Porte St-Martin

    Grands Boulevards | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    This 56-foot triumphal arch, slightly smaller and younger than the neighboring Porte St-Denis, was designed in 1674 by Pierre Bullet. Louis...Read More

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