Paris is a city of eternal inspiration, grand architecture, and spectacular art and history. The French capital has so much to offer, and centuries of behind have left some of the most significant structures in the world of architecture.
So, whether you are looking for a hidden spot to enjoy this beautiful city, or you need an idea for your next project, then this is the place you should visit. So, here is the list of architectural creations you might find interesting. Keep reading to discover Paris architecture.
Louis Vuitton building
Founded in 1854, this luxury French fashion house began opening their stores worldwide, and they represent some of the most stunning structures of modern architecture. However, the museum located in Paris is even more exciting due to its cultural aspect and not just because of a formal approach.
It was built on the edge of a water garden, which was created especially for this occasion. The design of the building consists of white blocks, also known as the icebergs. The blocks are clad in panels of reinforced concrete and surrounded by twelve spectacular glass sails. This is one in a kind structure, which represent a beacon of contemporary architecture.
In the past, Palais-Royal was the home of Cardinal Richelieu and later ended up in King’s possession after his death. Henry VIII also used Palais-Royal as his home, as well as Cardinal Wolseley in 1530. Since then, this palace was residence to kings and queens until the 18th century.
Today, the Ministry of Culture is located in Palais-Royal, and unfortunately, it is closed to the public. The southern end of the complex features white and black striped columns, which have become the garden’s highlight, ever since it was created in 1986.
Notre Dame Cathedral
This year Notre Dame suffered significant damage when the roof collapsed due to a fire. However, for centuries, this cathedral has represented a symbol of Paris and millions of people each year come to this city just to visit Notre Dame.
Over its lengthy construction period, various architectures have worked on the site. Therefore, you can witness different designs and heights of the west front and towers. If you decide to visit Notre Dame, then don’t miss a chance to see the Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportatio, it’s just around the corner.
Another classic of French architecture, Eiffel Tower, is the most prominent representative of Paris. Even though it might seem like a cliché, this is the favorite spot of millions of people around the world. For 41 years it held the record as the tallest man-made structure.
Eiffel Tower as built in 1889, and it was designed as an entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair, which was located in the nearby Trocadero area. Throughout the years, Eiffel Tower continued to attract visitors and represents the aspiration of the country, as well as spectacular technical skills of its creators, at that time.
Many people find this place inspiring, while the atmosphere surrounding this monument is just magical.