It’s Springtime in Paris! Let’s visit the Eiffel Tower, Saint-Chappelle, and the Louvre with lecturer, Toni McKeen. Toni is a frequent speaker on many topics including travel, genealogy, art, and notable people.
The Eiffel Tower, one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, was designed as the centerpiece of the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris. It was meant to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution and show off France’s modern mechanical prowess on a world stage.
The Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel) is a royal chapel in the Gothic style. It is located within the medieval Palais de la Cite, the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century, on the Île de la Cité in the River Seine. Construction began sometime after 1238 and the chapel was consecrated on April 26, 1248.
The Louvre Museum was initially a fortress. In the 16th century, it was reconstructed to serve as a palace for the French Monarchy. Today it’s the largest, most-visited museum in the world.
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