What To See in Paris
What to see in Paris? We describe here three more attractions you might be interested to see in Paris, the Les Invalides, the Trocadero, and the Madeleine Church.
What to see in Paris - Les Invalides
The Les Invalides is a group of buildings in Paris, including some museums and some monuments, that are somehow related to the history of the French military. The complex of buildings is home to a hospital and a facility for several retired war veterans. The history of the complex can be traced to the year 1670, when Louis XIV initiated the construction of a home for old and sick soldiers. For a short period after that, a chapel was built inside the complex and near the hospital building. Some more buildings were built in 1670 by Louis XIV for sick soldiers. Throughout history, some more buildings were added to the complex. Now, the area is also home to a number of tombs and vaults, including the popular tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte.
What to see in Paris - Trocadero
The Trocadero is a popular area in Paris located between the River Seine and the famous Eiffel Tower. It is the site for the Palais de Chaillot and the Jardins du Trocadero. This place was named in honor of the Battle of Trocadero, which was a battle between French and Spanish soldiers that took place in southern Spain. The Palais de Chaillot is now home to a number of museums including a naval museum. Jardins du Trocadero, on the other hand, is now home to a beautiful fountain complex.
What to see in Paris - The Madeleine Church
The Madeleine Church is a beautiful Roman Catholic church which is located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The now church building was originally built as a temple in 1806 to commemorate the French Army. In 1842, it was consecrated as a church. It was where the funeral for the very famous Polish composer Fredric Chopin was held. It is now a parish of the Archdiocese of Paris.
This concludes our collection of ‘what to see in Paris’.
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For another related article, check our attractions in Paris article here, where we feature several sights including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe.
Check also our post about other Paris Museums, where we talk about the Dali museum, the Rodin museum, and the Paris Asian arts museum.
Another related post would be our ‘Sites in Paris‘ Outskirts,’ where we discuss popular attractions in the surrounding areas around Paris, like Fontainebleau and Barbizon, Giverny, Normandy, Somme, and Loire Valley.
Also check our mini Hotels Paris directory, where we provide some information about famous hotels in Paris including The Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe, the Hotel Pont Royal, the Castille Paris, the Hotel du Louvre and the La Maison Champs Elysées.
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