Place Charles de Gaulle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Place Charles de Gaulle
The Place Charles de Gaulle is often known as the Place de l’Etoile or stars square, which is due to the roads all intersecting this notorious junction, yet it is probably most famous for being the location of the Arc de Triomphe that is the famous large triumphal arch monument in Paris. The pavilions in the gardens are used as tearooms, restaurants, and theatres. The Grand Palais and the Petit Palais, built for the International Exposition of 1900, sit on the south side of the avenue.
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Arc de Triomphe
0.05km from Place Charles de Gaulle
The Arc de Triomphe, at the center of the Place de l'Étoile and the western end of the Champs-Elysées, is a very famous monument in Paris. It is a large arch, but it is not possible to drive underneath it. It is an iconic symbol of French national identity and took 30 years to build. The Arc de Triomphe provides a glimpse into France’s social past as well as spectacular views across central Paris.
Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet
1.01km from Place Charles de Gaulle
The National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet is an Asian art museum located in Paris , inaugurated in 1889. It bears the name of Émile Guimet, an industrialist and scholar from Lyon who, thanks to his travels, brings together important collections of Asian art objects. It brings together, over an area of 4000 m², many masterpieces of this continent. Some of the museum's artifacts were collected from Southeast Asia by French authorities during the colonial period.
Palais de Tokyo
1.07km from Place Charles de Gaulle
A huge building dedicated to modern and contemporary art. It is located at 11, avenue du President Wilson. The Palais de Tokyo is one of the three permanent buildings of the 1937 international exhibition and intended, according to the 1934 project, to replace the Luxembourg Museum . It was initially used to present a retrospective of French art since the Middle Ages, but its real inauguration dates from 1947 when the collections relocated during the Second World War returned.
Paris Museum of Modern Art
1.12km from Place Charles de Gaulle
Paris Museum of Modern Art is a major municipal museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art of the 20th and 21st centuries, Set in the east wing of the Palais de Tokyo, a sober 1930s monument, the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art of Paris exhibits 10,000 with the seal of eclecticism, satisfying anyone interested in greater contemporary creation. It features several artistic movements of the twentieth century, focusing especially on the Cubism and Fauvism movements.
1.16km from Place Charles de Gaulle
Avenue Montaigne, connecting the Champs-Elysées to the Alma Bridge, is known as one of the most exclusive and luxurious arteries in the capital. This is home to quite a few sumptuous international Haute Couture boutiques. Luxury and prestige crisscross and make the street the highlight of first-class shopping in Paris. In the nineteenth century, the street earned some renown for its sparkling and colourfulMabille Gardens on Saturday nights.
1.18km from Place Charles de Gaulle
The Musée Jacquemart-André, a private museum located at 158 Boulevard Haussmann, owned by the Institut de France, presents collections of art that are worthy of great museums in a magnificent Second Empire mansion. The museum features works by Bellini, Botticini, Pietro Perugino, Canaletto, Alfred Boucher, Rembrandt, Anthony van Dyck, Sandro Botticelli, Jean-Honoré Fragonard and many more. This museum is one of the major cultural centers in Paris.
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The most populous of the 18 regions of France. It is located in the north-central part of the country and often called the Paris Region because it includes the city of Paris. Île-de-France is densely populated and economically important: it covers only about 2% of France's territory, but has an official estimated population of 12,213,364 (18.2% of the population of France) and accounts for nearly 30% of the French GDP.