Discover the 20 greatest Paris monuments on Paris monument map. This list of great monuments includes the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Sainte Chapelle, Les Invalides, Palais de Chaillot, Le Pantheon. Click on the anchor to get detailed information on these great city 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 in the city since the Eiffel Tower and marks the spectacular entry of the City of Llights 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 the city. His words:
"I dream of designing a magnificent vessel for Paris that symbolizes France's profound cultural vocation"
Sainte Chapelle was built in 1246 to host the Christ' Crown of Thorns. A gothic chapel, built on Ile de la Cite, the largest island in town, 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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