19 Man-made Structures- Other to explore in Île-de-France
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.
The Basilique Royal de Saint-Denis is a large former medieval abbey church and present cathedral in the city of Saint-Denis. It is also the burial place of French royalty in Paris. It is a necropolis, a stunning edifice to the dead, full of hauntingly beautiful funeral sculptures, mausoleums, and tombs. Featuring over 70 recumbent statues and monumental tombs from the Renaissance, the basilica contains within its walls the largest collection of funerary sculptures from the 12th to the 16th cent
Boulevard Haussmann is a top shopping destination and surely one of the most elegant stores in the whole of Paris. Today it is home to Paris' greatest department stores, whose shop windows are absolutely magical at the end of the year, during the Christmas season. On the quieter side of the boulevard, at number 158, is the Jacquemart-André Museum, dedicated to the fine arts and decorative arts, planning large-scale exhibitions all year long.
The Boulevard Saint-Germain is a boulevard of the left bank of Paris, named in honor of Bishop Germain of Paris (496-576), and due to the proximity of Saint-Germain-des- Meadows dedicated to him. It is a nice spot if you are on a lookout for fashion boutiques and food shops. you can also explore some marvelous bookshops which are surrounded by exclusive fashion stores. It is a wonderful area and is perfect for a tourist destination.
The Canal Saint-Martin is a channel of 4.55 km long located mainly in the 10th and 11th arrondissements of Paris. It links the Bassin de la Villette - and beyond the Canal de l'Ourcq - to the Port de l'Arsenal which communicates with the Seine. It's a small gauge channel intended, originally, for the supply of drinking water in the capital. Inaugurated in 1825, it has nine locks and two swing bridges for a total drop of 25 m.
The Catacombs of Paris is the underground ossuaries in Paris, which gives you a remarkable experience. It was a part of tunnel network built to consolidate Paris' ancient stone quarries that holds the remains of more than six million people. From around when the French Revolution began in 1789 until 1860, the city’s dead were buried there.
The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see attractions in this area which was described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue. This 1.2 miles avenue connects Arc de Triomphe with the Place de la Concorde and is considered one of the world’s most famous commercial streets. There are so many things, Airline offices, fast-food restaurants, car showrooms, and cinemas, as well as American-style shopping arcades, have become increasingly dominant in this area.
Jardin des Plantes is a park and a botanical garden open to the public, located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. It is the seat and the main site of the National Museum of Natural History, which also has other sites in Paris and in the provinces. It also has a menagerie, greenhouses, and scientific exhibition buildings serving as museums and a Paleontology gallery.
Lido de Paris is a cabaret and burlesque show located on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France which was opened in the year of 1946. It is well-known for its exotic shows including the dancers, singers, and other performers. This place will take your breath away and leave you dazzled. One of the nice places to enjoy your evenings and also the Lido is known for its spectacular costumes featuring thousands of dollars in feathers and rhinestones, rich fabrics, and top quality furs.
The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris is a private modern and contemporary art center and museum, whose iconic building was designed by Frank Gehry. Through its exhibitions, the Foundation is committed to promoting modern and contemporary artistic creation and to helping it reach a growing audience in France and internationally. It runs as a legally separate, nonprofit entity as part of LVMH's promotion of art and culture.
A large glass and metal pyramid which was located in the main courtyard of the Louvre Palace. It was designed by Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei. It was surrounded by three smaller pyramids. The pyramid used as an entrance in the Louvre's courtyard has the exact same proportions as the Great Pyramid of Giza. With the pyramid, the Louvre Museum took on a new dimension, becoming a national and international reference. It fits perfectly with the palace and has even become a tourist attraction
Montparnasse Tower is the Paris' only skyscraper and at 689 ft high which was named after Mont Parnassus. It offers one of the undoubtedly panoramic views of the city. You can lookout for the main sights including the Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and Sacre Coeur and so more. it is the 14th tallest building in the European Union.
One of the major beautiful public squares in Paris, France. It was the site of many notable public executions, including the execution of King Louis XVI, during the French Revolution. Today it is famous for the Luxor Obelisk, the surrounding prestigious hotels, and the two monumental fountains. There is also a temporary stand is built in the square each year from which dignitaries review the military parade on Bastille Day. One ofhte good locations where you can spend a nice time.
The most prestigious and most visited necropolis in Paris. it extends 44 hectares and contains 70,000 burial plots. This cemetery takes its name from King Louis XIV's confessor, Father François d'Aix de La Chaise. It is both the largest park and the largest cemetery in Paris. A stroll through its grounds always reveals something new. More than 3 million people visit the cemetery every year.
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.
The Place de Bastille is an open square where the infamous Bastille prison once stood—and fell, igniting the French Revolution. The square was occupied by the Bastille Prison, which was a symbol of absolute power in the Ancien Régime. Today, the square plays host to large cultural events such as concerts, fairs, and citizen events and so more shops. As a consequence of its historical significance, the square is often the site or point of departure of political demonstrations and so more.
Place de la Concorde is situated at the end of the Champs-Elysées. Today it is famous for the Luxor Obelisk, the surrounding prestigious hotels, and the two monumental fountains and due to its history, it's one of the city’s most representative public squares. It was the site of many notable public executions, including the execution of King Louis XVI, during the French Revolution. The place was designed in an octagon by Ange-Jacques Gabriel in 1755.
Shakespeare and Company is the name of two independent English-language bookstores that have existed on Paris's Left Bank. It was home to the Lost Generation in the 1920s, the Beatnik generation in the 1950s, and should be on any literary lovers bucket list of Paris today.
The Centre Pompidou is a cultural landmark built in the year of 1977. that has its structure and mechanical services visible on the exterior of the building. The highly-flexible container for art was completed in 1977 by British architect Rogers and Italian architect Piano. Well far from the traditional aspect of a museum, the building was indeed conceived as a giant machine, with load-bearing structural elements, the main escalators, and most technical services located on the outside to provide
A famous public garden which was located between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France. The Tuileries Gardens take their name from the tile factories which previously stood on the site where Queen Catherine de Medici built the Palais des Tuileries in 1564. it's now a great place for a walk that is much-loved by Parisians and passing visitors, and a marvellous example of the French formal garden.