Images offers photos of Paris at night. Discover Paris, the City of Light with its monuments like the Notre Dame cathedral at night, the Pyramide du Louvre, with its superb lighting, the Champs Elysees at night, the Eiffel Tower with its magnificent effects. Enjoy your visit to Paris by night.
"Tourism", in the modern sense of the word, only increased after the appearance of the railway in the 1840s. One of the first attractions was, as early as 1855, the series universal exhibitions, so many opportunities to build in Paris many new monuments, the most famous is the Eiffel Tower, erected for the Exhibition of 1889. These, in addition to the embellishments brought to the capital under the Second Empire, have largely contributed to make the city itself the attraction it has become.
Paris has more than 1,800 buildings listed or listed in the inventory of historic monuments, including nearly a hundred places of worship. The most famous monuments of Paris date from various eras. They are often found in the center and on the banks of the Seine. The Seine docks of the Pont de Sully bridge Bir-Hakeim are one of the most beautiful urban river landscapes and are also listed on the list of World Heritage of UNESCO. It includes, from east to west: the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Palace, the Hôtel des Invalides, the Alexandre III bridge, the Grand Palais, the musée du quai Branly - Jacques-Chirac, the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero. Further east, important contemporary buildings have been built: the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, the François-Mitterrand site of the National Library of France, etc.
On the Ile de la Cité are emblematic ancient monuments. Notre-Dame cathedral, of Gothic style, mainly built from the twelfth to the thirteenth century, was very restored in the nineteenth century and its western facade cleaned at the end of the twentieth century. It is symbolically the core of Paris and the French road distances are measured from its forecourt. The former palace of the Conciergerie was the seat of royal power until the reign of Charles V, in the second half of the fourteenth century. Part of the building was then converted into prison and was the place of detention of illustrious personalities of the Ancien Régime before their execution, during the French Revolution. The Sainte-Chapelle, built near the Conciergerie, is considered a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. The Pont Neuf, at the western end of the island and dating from the end of the sixteenth century, is the oldest bridge in Paris in the state. © Pictures of Emmanuel Buchot
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