Constructed by the French people at the end of a difficult century, the impressive church is worth visiting not only because of the beauty of its building and the impressive mosaic decoration in its interior, but also because of the striking view of the entire city that can be appreciated from the stairs in front of the church. Another beautiful church is the Madeleine Church from the seventeen hundreds that provides its visitors with the unusual vision of a Greek temple in front of the Seine River . This building and the square in front of it are the starting point to the discovery of the Boulevards.
We also recommend cisiting other religious buildings that are less famous but equally interesting such as the St Sulpice. St Severine, and Val de Grace Churches , all located to the left of the Seine . Make sure you pay close attention to the sets of columns of St Sulpice's classic façade, the beautiful gothic style of St. Severine, and the golden dome and Roman canopy of the Val de Grace church .
Grand Palais and Petit Palais
Surrounded by the beautiful gardens of the Champs Elysées, both palaces are part of the Parisian patrimony of the 1900, year in which Paris hosted the Universal Exposition. The larger of the two -Grand Palais- has a beautiful glass dome and is, as the Petit Palais, built in neoclassic style. There are frequent art exhibits at the Grand Palais. On the other hand, the Petit Palais houses the Fine Arts Museum of the city.
On the other side of the Seine with respect to the Champs Elysées, we recommend a visit to this great complex composed by l'Hôtel, the St. Louis Church and the Dôme. The main body, erected by Louis XIV in memory of the veterans of his wars, houses several military museums, while the Dôme houses the crypt of Napoleon Bonaparte.
The Palais Royal, that currently houses the State council, is located a few steps away from the Jardin des Tuileries in an area that is very well frequented by the international tourist. The building that was erected by Cardinal Richelieu in the sixteen hundreds was quickly passed on to the French people. This is a very lively place due to the number of cafes, stores and restaurants present in the area.
Hôtel de Ville, Palais Bourbon and Palais du Luxembourg
While the city mayor governs from the Hotel de Ville, Paris ' City Hall from the eighteen hundreds to the right of the Seine, those who govern the country work to the left of the Seine at the important Palais Bourbon and Palais du Luxembourg. The Palais Bourbon, located by the river near the Pont de la Concorde, is where the National Assembly meets, and the Palais du Luxembourg, located inside the garden that carries the same name, is where the Senate holds its sessions.