Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Monuments | 0 comments

There are lots of, many famous French monuments. In fact, French monuments are among the most recognizable in the world.

France is home to a lot of things: great food, compelling art, and spectacular sights. I’ve found it hard deciding things to see first! Still, I can’t ignore one of the a few things i love best about France – the amazing architecture and good reputation for the buildings and monuments.

The Eiffel Tower

There are lots of, many famous French monuments.

In fact, French monuments are among the most recognizable in the world.You mostly know that many of France’s monuments are in Paris, its capital and most well-known city. After all, I can’t think about France without thinking.

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel) is definitely an imposing iron monument on Paris’ Champ de Mars by the river Seine.The “Iron Lady,” because it is nicknamed by the French, was designed for the 1889 World’s Fair. It may be seen from all over Paris and by the last year nearly 250 million people had visited it.

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile also in Paris was commissioned by Napoleon after he won a significant battle in 1806. The 162-foot high monument features engravings to commemorate a lot of France’s military victories, together with the names of 558 generals who helped win the battles. A mystery soldier’s tomb was buried beneath the arch in 1920. The monument lies at the center of 12 streets that radiate outward in the form of a star. L’etoile means “star.” The arch holds a little museum detailing its history. Readers are permitted to access the arch’s roof and enjoy views of Paris.

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

The Army established a brief cemetery in Normandy in 1944 for comrades lost on D-Day and its aftermath. The first American cemetery in Europe in World War II has become the burial site of 9,387 people in the U.S. military. Situated in Colleville-sur-Mer, the cemetery is perched on the cliff with a look at Omaha Beach.

Palace of Versaille
The Palace of Versaille about a half-hour drive beyond Paris housed Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI during the 1700s; it had been the center of ruling power until 1789. Encompassing nearly 2,000 acres, the grounds include meticulously landscaped gardens designed on the 40 year span. Walk-through the main palace’s Hall of Mirrors using its many chandeliers; it features ceilings hand-painted with images depicting the royal family’s history.

Monument to the Machis de Meilhan

About 50 miles south of Bordeaux, along with a hill, there’s a farmhouse. It has a monument to the 76 French Resistance fighters killed here in an ambush by Germans in July 1944. The site also holds their 76 graves.

These are merely a few famous french monuments….there are lots of more which good quality to visit.