Famous French Monuments

Arc de Triomphe

In France, tourists flock to these famous French monuments. Each place has an intricate and detailed story to tell of struggle and triumph. Entrenched in the architecture of each monument bears the history of years of tradition and culture. You cannot truly say you've visited or even understand the history of France without visiting some of the most famous French monuments.
Pictured: The Arc de triomphe honors those who fought for France during the Napoleonic Wars.

Colonne de Juillet at the Place de la Bastille

The Colonne de Juillet is a monument to the Revolution of 1830. Whether it be the aesthetic qualities of the actual facade of a building, it's detailed architecture, or the rich history of a monument, tourists come in droves to visit these historical landmarks.

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel tower was finished in 1889 for the World's Fair. Arguably, Paris in particular hosts some of the most well known landmarks in the world.

The Louvre

The Louvre houses some of the world's most famous paintings.

Palais du Luxembourg

Palais du Luxembourg is where the French senate currently meets.

Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame is known for its intricately detailed carvings and its flying buttresses.

La Basilique de Sacré Coeur

Sacré Couer is located at the highest point in Paris, at la butte Montmartre.


The gardens of Versailles is the epitome of the oppoulence of the French monarchy.

Another great place to visit in France is the fabulous French Beaches.

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Famous French Monuments