Monuments & Sights

Monuments & Sights

Paris. Sunday March 31, 1889 at 1:30pm, Engineer Gustave Eiffel climbed the tower and raised a French tricolor on the occasion of the World's Fair. A 1,063-feet tall architectural masterpiece was born. It was...

In another bold step towards the pedestrianization of central Paris, Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced plans last week to transform the Trocadéro area into a “green corridor” linked to the Eiffel Tower. Slated to be...

Soon Parisians might be dining in an abandoned underground metro station, or exercising on a climbing wall under the elevated line 6 metro in the 13th arrondissement. A recent CityLab article by Feargus O'Sullivan looks...

As we celebrate the month of the prestigious Paris Opera's 350th anniversary - and reflect on the glitz and glamour of last week's red carpet gala in its name - here are a few...

Paris has two remarkable and unusual pagodas. Curiously, neither was built as a sanctuary or shrine. On the outside, one is bold and conspicuous while the other is discreet and hidden in a thick...

With deep grief and disbelief, we watched the fire that devastated Notre-Dame cathedral on Monday night. Thankfully Paris's brave firefighters were able to extinguish the flames and save the structure from complete destruction. We...

Even if you’ve never been, I reckon you have a place in your heart for Paris. Paris is an iconic city – one of the world’s best. So, when Paris hurts, the world hurts. And...

Paris has two remarkable and unusual pagodas. Curiously, neither was built as a sanctuary or shrine. On the outside, one is bold and conspicuous while the other is discreet and hidden in a thick...

His feats have included climbing Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and scaling Salesforce Tower in London without a harness. And then there have been publicity stunts, like climbing the Four Seasons Hong Kong to promote the...

There's a reason so many songs and poems have been dedicated to Paris in the springtime. The trees are in blossom, the daylight lingers longer, the café terraces fill up with Parisians heading out of...

You plan your trip to Paris and have all the big things on your list to see. The Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre and-- if you are brave-- maybe even the...

Amongst the great and the good in Père Lachaise cemetery-- the poets and the artists, Molière, Delacroix, Edith Piaf and Morrison’s own great idol, Oscar Wilde-- lies the grave of the legendary singer of...