French tourist attractions By Kimberly Thompson
Mont Saint Michel Attractions From here we pass through the outer walls at the Porte du Roi and continue up the Grande Rue, the island's only street, running parallel to the Chemin des Remparts (the wall-walk). The street is lined by closely packed houses of the 15th and 16th centuries, now occupied by souvenir shops, snack bars, cafes, restaurants and hotels.The parish church (15th-16th century) contains 17th century tomb slabs. The history of Mont St- Michel is related in the MuséeGrevin (a wax museum) and the Archéoscope (a multi-media show). The street ends at the Grand Degré, a flight of steps leading to the entrance to the abbey. • Mont St Michel - Autumn Pilgrimage • The annual autumn pilgrimage to Mont St Michel is in September and October. • Musical Hours of Mont Saint Michel • Musical Hours of Mont Saint Michel is an annual festival with a series of eight concerts which take place between late July and late August. Only two of the concerts take place on the island, while the other six are staged on the mainland. The performances include choral and chamber concerts and piano recitals, although the music itself varies from classical to more contemporary. Show Details • Address: Avranches Tourist Office, 2 rue Géneral-de-Gaulle, F-50300 Avranches, France http://www.ville-avranches.fr • Tips: All concerts begin at 9:00 p.m.
Walls of the Arc de Triomphe • IT stands to about 162 ft. at the heart of the Place Charles De Gaulle
Arc de Triomphe • The Arc de Triomphe Paris, the most monumental of all triumphal arches, was built between 1806 and 1836. Even though there were many modifications from the original plans, reflecting political changes and power struggles, the Arch still retains the essence of the original concept which was a powerful, unified ensemble. The Arc de Triomphe stands at the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, also known as the "Place de l'Étoile". It’s located at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The arches whole decorative style is entirely of the tradition of sculpture from the first half of the nineteenth century.The triumphal arch is in honor of those who fought for France, in particular, those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. Engraved on the inside and at the top of the arch are all of the names of the generals and wars fought. There are inscriptions in the ground underneath the vault of the arch which include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I where the Memorial Flame burns and have made the Arc de Triomphe Paris a revered patriotic site. The monument is considered the linchpin of the historic axis (L'Axehistorique) — a sequence of monuments and grand thoroughfares on a route which stretches from the courtyard of the Louvre Palace to the outskirts of Paris. Groups, friezes, figures and bas-reliefs are the signature works of James Pradier, Antoine Etex and Jean-Pierre Cortot. But there is no question that the most celebrated sculpture is the work of Francois Rude: La Marseillaise.The Arc de Triomphe stands 49.5 m (162 ft) tall, 45 m (150 ft) wide and 22 m (72 ft) deep. The vault is 29.19 m (95.8 ft) high and 14.62 m (48.0 ft) wide. The smaller vault is 18.68 m (61.3 ft) high and 8.44 m (27.7 ft) wide.
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