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The elevated “Troca” has a privileged viewpoint of the Eiffel Tower on the opposite bank of the Seine. Between the curved wings of the vast Palais de Chaillot – emblem of the 1930s – are gently sloping terraces and gardens, bordered by century-old Caucasian wingnut and hazel trees, and dotted with gilded bronze statues. Skaters and rollerbladers weave alongside the fountains beneath the gaze of Apollo and Hercules, sculpted on the pediment of the pavilions.
Palais de Tokyo - Site de Création Contemporaine
In 1934, while it occupied part of the ancient Savonnerie carpet factory, the state set about creating a national museum of modern art. On 24 May 1937, the Palais des Musées d’Art Moderne was opened. It has been modified numerous times, notably with the attribution of cultural sites within the Palais de Tokyo. In 1999 Catherine Trautmann, minister of culture and communication, decided to open the West Wing of the building to inaugurate the centre for contemporary art. Today, it is a cultural centre that takes an interest in the up-and-coming interdisciplinary and contemporary scene in various forms.
Musée du Louvre
The Louvre Museum is the world’s largest museum and historic monument in Paris. Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square metres. The museum opened on 10 August 1793 with an exhibition of 537 paintings..
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It is the most visited monument in the world. The tower is 324 metres tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris. The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second levels. The design of the Eiffel Tower was the product of Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier, two senior engineers working for the Compagnie des Etablissements Eiffel, after discussion about a suitable centerpiece for the proposed 1889 Exposition Universelle, a world’s fair to celebrate the centennial of the French Revolution. Eiffel openly acknowledged that inspiration for a tower cam from the Latting Observatory built in New York City in 1853.