Paris Journals

Magical Paris

A travel journal to Paris by aliante1981

Cathédrale Notre-Dame Photo, Paris, France More Photos
Quote: The journal details many well-known and less-known and even some off the beaten track sights of Paris I have seen on my frequent trips to the French capital.

Magical Paris

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

Quote:
Visit the renowned museums of Louvre, Carnavalet, Orsay, Rodin, Picasso. Stroll along the quiet streets of the Latin quarter or go shopping on the Champs-Elysees. Watch glamorous performances at Comedy Francais or Opera Theatre, or sparkling night shows at the Lido, Moulin Rouge and Crazy Horse. If admiring medieval architecture is right up your alley, then Hotel de Cluny and surroundings are made for you. Gothic sounds just about right? Then head for Sainte-Chapelle, Notre-Dame Cathedral, or Sorbonne church with the tomb of Cardinal Richellieu. You can visit some of the finest gardens of Europe right here, in Paris, too - Luxembourg gardens spring to mind immediately. And can one say he's been...Read More

Cathédrale Notre-Dame

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction | "Notre Dame Cathedral"

Cathédrale Notre-Dame Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
If I were asked to name just one building that symbolizes the whole history of Paris I would say it is Notre-Dame. From year 1159, when Catholic Bishop de Sully ordered it to be built till the 19th century, when it was extensively rennovated, the Cathedral church of Paris has been the heart of the city. It witnessed the coronations of Henry IV (who famously said that 'Paris was worth a mass') and Napoleon; the French Revolution and the subsequent distruction of churches; the start of many Crusades into the Holy Land. If you are in for architecture, you should consider paying attention to the following points: Galerie de Chimeres (I spent considerable time wondering what kind of animals they rese...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 21, 2002

Cathédrale Notre-Dame
6, place du Parvis-de-Notre-Dame
Paris, France 75004
+33 (1) 42 34 56 10

Conciergerie

Attraction

Quote:
Conciergerie - today part of Palais de Justice, it is best visited together with Sainte-Chapelle (and cheaper, too!). This grim but still elegant building has many reasons that make a visit to it one of the things highest on a 'must-see' list for a tourist in Paris. First aspect is historical: it served as a prison for many years and in this way, was home to many famous personalities (it's sometimes surprising to me how many of them actually crossed the threshold of a prison in those days): Francois Ravalliac (who assasinated Henry IV), Marie-Antoinette (killed lated) and Charlotte Corday, who killed one of the most famous revolutionaries of France - that is Marat. But historical is not the onl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 21, 2002

Conciergerie
1 quai de l'Horloge
Paris, France 75001