If you know France or if you ever go there, then I am very sure you must know about The Eiffel Tower. Actually, it is not more than just an iron lattice tower which you can find at the Champ de Mars in the Paris, France. The name Eiffel itself comes from the engineer who build and design the tower, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. This tower was made as the entrance arch for the 1889 World Fair. The funny things is, there are so many intellectuals and artists who criticized the design of Eiffel tower, but now it has become one of the most famous and recognized worldwide heritage, and also Franceís main icon.
Do you know, the Eiffel tower is the tallest building in all France, and it is also one of the most visited building too. Inside the tower, there are 3 levels for visitors, and you can find restaurants at the first and second floors.
Centre Georges Pompidou is one of the complex building which you can find at the Beaubourg area. Many people said that this building was designed as one of the high tech architecture building. Now this building is used as public information library, modern art museum, and also a centre for music and acoustic research. The main idea of the creation of this building was based on the idea of bringing together all the different art and literature in one place.
In the past, the area where this building made was a market area. People hoped by move the modern art museum to that area would be able to help renew the idea that Paris is indeed a city for art and culture. They also think that Paris people need a big public library, which still does not exist that day. If you plan to visit this place, remember that you only can access the escalator if you have pay the entry fee.
Do you know? There are so many famous monument in Paris, like the Arc de Triomphe, or the Arch of Triumph of the Stars. This arch was made to honor all the died soldiers in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. That is why, you would be able to see many names carved at the inner and outer parts of this arch. Meanwhile, beneath itís vaults, there a tomb of the unknown soldier from the world war 1.
If you want to go see this arch, then you have to go to the right bank of Seine. However, you have to remember, that area usually very crowded because of the heavy traffic. That is why, if you are a pedestrian, you can use the one of the two underpasses which you can find at the Avenue de la Grande Armee and the Champs Elysees. You can use the lift there which can take you to the top part of the arch.
The MusÈe du Quai Branly is one of the many museums which you can find in Paris. In this museum, you would be able to find various kind of arts and cultures which come from Asia, Africa, Americas, and also Oceania. The amount of the collection is reach 450.000 objects, less or more. This museum still categorized new ones, because it was opened in the 2006. Just like many museums in Paris, The MusÈe du Quai Branly also serve as a research place too.
This museum name itself comes from the name of the Bank of Seine which near that location, which named after the famous French scientist Edouard Branly. Due to the cheap price and large amount of museum which you can find in Paris, most tourists, usually backpackers, usually spend their time to visit as many museum which they would be able to find. For the most popular tourist sport, Eiffel is still number 1.
There are so many museums which you would be able to find at the Seine area, like The MusÈe d'Orsay, for example. In this museum, you would be able to find various kind of Franceís art dating since the 1848 to 1915. Those arts are sculptures, paintings, photography and also furniture. This museum holds so many great and famous masterpieces by worldwide famous painters, such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Seurat, Cezanne, Gauguin, Sisley, and also Van Gogh.
This museum area originally was a railway station. Due to the short rail, this station become unable to use because more modern trains usually have a longer length too. That is why, the station get demolished. If you like traditional art and the paintings which made by famous painter, then you have to go to this museum, no matter what. One of my favorite is the Starry Night Over the Rhone Arles by Vincent van Gogh.