|Paris Orly- Top Attractions
Towering over the Champ de Mars in the smart seventh arrondissement,
the Eiffel Tower is a masterpiece in itself. This magnificent attraction
offers a sweeping panorama of Paris. You can get a fascinating view
of the delicate ironwork of Gustave Eiffel, who was commissioned
to build the tower for the Exposition Universelle in 1889, the centenary
of the French Revolution.
More over, the restaurant at the second floor serves scrumptious
cuisine, where you can dine while you enjoy the panoramic view from
the restaurant. Visit to Eiffel Tower will surely make a memorable
day for you.
Cathedral of Our Lady
Situated on the Ile-de-la-Cité, the stocky Notre-Dame Cathedral
is another popular attraction. The construction of the cathedral
began in 1163, and completed in 1345.
The result is a Gothic masterpiece, with three stunning rose windows.
Visitors should be prepared to climb the 387 spiral steps to the
top of the 75m (246ft) north tower.
The views over the River Seine and the city centre are breathtaking.
There is also a treasury with various liturgical objects on display.
The Sacred Heart Basilica
The Catholic Church, built between 1870 and 1919, reflect a mishmash
Beliefs have it say it had been constructed to fulfill a vow made
during the Franco-Prussian war.
A long, wide series of steps lead to the snowy-white-domed Sacré-Coeur
that dominates the arty district of Montmartre. The interior is
impressive with neo-Byzantine mosaics and the domed tower offers
a spectacular view over Paris.
The crypt contains an attractive collection of religious relics
and a slide show on the construction of the Basilica. Below the
church, a park tumbles down the hillside in a flurry of benches
that make an ideal spot for surveying the city skyline.
The Rodin Museum populates the interior and gardens with sculptures
of Auguste Rodin. The Kiss portrays eternal passion frozen in white
marble, while The Hand of God gives life to creamy white, half-formed
Works of Rodin’s mistress and pupil, Camille Claudel, and
paintings by Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, and Rodin himself are also
on display. The monumental bronze and controversial portraits of
Balzac and many more pepper the gardens.
Museum of Orsay
An impressively converted railway station by the banks of the Seine
is stunning large museum exhibiting in its collection of Impressionist
and Post-Impressionist art. The collection, covering the decisive
1848-1914 period, is arranged chronologically, beginning on the
ground floor, jumping to the third, and then descending to the middle
level. Among the most famous works are Manet’s Déjeuner
sur l’Herbe (Luncheon on the Grass), rejected from the Salon
of 1863, five of Monet’s paintings of Rouen Cathedral and
the realist work, L’Origine du Monde (The Origin of the World),
by Gustave Courbet, whose graphic depiction of the female sex continues