It was under the orders of Napoleon III that this masterpiece of nineteenth century theatre architecture, the Palais Garnier, was inaugurated in 1875. This historical monument is open to visitors during the day. It presents operas and ballets. Note: the ceiling of the hall of the Opera House is by Chagall.
Located on the Place de l'Etoile, at the top of the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe is the largest arch in the world. Its construction dates from 1806, at he request of Napoleon, to celebrate the victory of the Emperor at Austerlitz. Under the arch is the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, whose flame is rekindled every evening at 18:30. From the top of the monument, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Paris, day or night, from two different directions.
It is always worth visiting the Louvre, as the largest museum in Paris offers many treasures. It brings together works of Western art from the Middle Ages to 1848, oriental ancient civilizations, including Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, graphic arts and Islamic arts. From room to room, the former royal palace reveals its many masterpieces: the Mona Lisa, The Raft of the Medusa, Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory ... In total, some 35,000 works!
Created by Cardinal Richelieu in 1633, the Palais Royal and its gardens, close to the Louvre Museum, was home to royal families until the building of Versailles. Prestigious and peaceful, the gardens are enclosed in a beautiful architectural space which also looks to the future with contemporary sculptures by Buren and Bury.
Symbol of the art of French living, Galeries Lafayette offer a huge range of fashion and accessories. The grand Boulevard Haussmann store fills its 70,000 sqm spread over three buildings with many treasures, and offers a unique "shopping" experience to its visitors. Cosmetics, lingerie, shoes and accessories are all provided!
Created in 1865 by the visionary Jules Jaluzot and historical monument, the Printemps Haussmann is today a major stores in Paris. With more than 44,000 sqm dedicated to luxury, fashion, glamour and dreams; 25 floors spread over 3 buildings: 1 million products and over 300 brands sold exclusively in this store.