Discover the 20 greatest Paris monuments on Paris monument map. This list of great Paris monuments includes the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Sainte Chapelle, Les Invalides, Palais de Chaillot. Click on the anchor to get detailed information on these great Paris monuments. More Paris maps.
Created and financed by the LVMH Group (Louis Vuitton, Dior, Guerlain, Moet & Chandon, Hennessy), the Fondation Louis Vuitton encourages and promotes artistic creation both in France and internationally.
In 2006, the Fondation Louis Vuitton commissioned a spectacular monument located in Jardin Acclimatation, a lovely amusement park in Bois de Boulogne. The Fondation Louis Vuitton is the most beautiful monument of Paris since the Eiffel Tower and marks the spectacular entre of Paris into the 21st century. Fondation Louis Vuitton was designed by architect Franck Gehry, a Pritzker prize winner living in Los Angeles. Franck Gehry is most of all known in Europe for the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. He has also designed the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris. His words:
"I dream of designing a magnificent vessel for Paris that symbolizes France's profound cultural vocation"
Sainte Chapelle was built in Paris in 1246 to host the Christ' Crown of Thorns. A gothic chapel, built on Ile de la Cite, the Paris Island, it has 15 colorful stainglasses.
King Saint Louis bought the Christ's Crown of Thorns from Constantinople, nowadays Istambul. The King commissioned Sainte Chapelle as the crown's schrine in his Cite Palace, nowadays the Conciergerie. In 1806, the Crown was transfered to Notre Dame Cathedral where it can be seen every first friday of the month
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