Paris, France

The city of Paris is very influenced by Napoleon and his rule. Wide boulevards suitable for troops on their victory marches and impressive buildings showing visitors the might of France are all over Paris.

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

The Notre Dame Cathedral on the Ile de la Cité is a magnificent church and originating centuries before Napoleon, who crowned himself and his wife Josephine here.

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower was built for the World Expo in Paris at the turn of the 20th century to demonstrate the enginering skills of France. It was meant to be removed again after the World Fair, but a new invention called Radio made it en axcellent place to put a broadcasting antenna, and the Tour Eiffel was saved for posterity.

The Triumphal Arc in Paris, France

The Triumphal Arc at the top of the Avenue des Champs-Elysees is another testament to Napoleon and French power. Today it also houses the eternal flame in remembrance of the soldiers who fell during World War I. On the French National Day, July 14, a large military parade is held on the Champs-Elysees in front of it.

L'Hotel des Invalides in Paris

The most Napoleon relevant place in Paris today is the Hotel des Invalides - Napoleon's burial site where he rests in his giant marble sarcophaghus. The entrie Les Invalides complex is in itself a large monument to French military history.

The Seine River running through Paris, here in the Bercy district

The River Seine is one of the reasons why Paris is located where it is, providing water and easy transport of goods - and at one time a viking invation. This is the Bercy area with The Notre Dame Cathedral in the background.

The Pantheon

The Pantheon was originally meant as a church to Saint Genevieve built by Louis XV to ask her help in overcoming an epidemic in Paris in 1744. Later it was turned into a burial site for important people.

The Centre Pompidou museum of contemporary art

The Centre Pompidou is a recent addition to the Paris skyline. With its having all the utility lines and wires on the outside, the room for contemporary art in the rooms inside is so much larger. The Stravinsky Fountain in front is one of Paris' more colorful artworks.

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