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The Louvre Museum in Paris

Jul 10th, 2010 // Destination: Paris
As museums go, the Louvre in Paris is quite simply a mammoth. The word “museum” may even be unfitting when it comes to the Louvre: the collections are so vast, diverse, and breathtaking that visitors may have the impression of navigating a maze of distinct artistic and cultural worlds. Housed in the Palais du Louvre (Louvre Palace), France, the former seat of French royalty, the Louvre... 

The Arc de Triomphe

Jul 7th, 2010 // Destination: Paris
Arc de Triomphe The Arc de Triomphe is perhaps the most iconic of all French monuments. It is at once instantly recognisable and deeply evocative of the military glories and follies of France. Napoleon ordered its construction in 1809 to celebrate the triumph of the Republican armies. However, it was soon after that his empire began to collapse, and the Arc was not completed until 1836. The Arc de...