Thanks to the New York Public Library, we can all take a tour of this beautiful city as it was in the 1850s.
9. The Old Louvre– The Louvre began as a fortress for Philip II in the late 12th century.
10. The New Louvre– In 1527, Francis I ordered the demolishment of the old structure, in order to make room for a new Renaissance-style compound.
11. The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile– Probably the most famous monument in Paris aside from the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe was built in 1806 to honor those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary War.
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