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Palais Garnier Historical Building Of Opera House Paris

Palais Garnier was constructed in 1861 and is an Opera House of Paris. Its first name was Salle des Capucines and the name was changed when the architectural skill of Mr. Charles Garnier was recognized and given importance. It was also called with the names of Opera Garnier or Opera de Paris, It was the most primary opera home in Paris where many musical festivities were held. It has a 2700 seat house. Now Palais Garnier is primarily used as a stage and platform for ballet.

It also symbolizes Paris as the most popular opera house in the world. It was also used in the novel The Phantom of The Opera and later on in the movie. It was the most expensive project of its time and also the masterpiece of the first rank. There is also one museum called Bibliothequq-Musee de L’Opera de Paris.

A seven-ton crystal and bronze chandelier was also designed by Garnier which has a total cost of 30,000 gold francs. In 2011 L’OperaResturant was also opened offering world-class cuisine offerings to tourists. Foyer de la Danse redecorated it into a new rehearsal space for Ballet dancing. The extremely magnificent building of Palais Garnier has its own style and is considered as Beaux-Arts. As many as 450 performers can be accommodated on its huge stage. There are multihued marble columns, murals, statues, decorations portraying ancient Greek Mythology and culture. Gold-plated bronze busts named after the most popular composers can be found in front of theatre which includes Rossini’s, Beethoven, Spontini, Halevy, Auber, Mozart, and Meyerbeer.

Palais Garnier interior hall.

Palais Garnier interior hall.

The interior consists of intertwining corridors, alcoves, and stairwells with the intention of providing ample space for the movement of large crowds. Palais Garnier was a source of inspiration to many great architectural works that came up with similar designs which includes the theaters in Krakow, Lviv, and Warsaw. National Opera House was also influenced from Palais Garnier in Ukraine. Similarly, the Library of Congress in Washington was exhibited after Garnier Palais.

Palais Garnier front view.

Palais Garnier front view.

 

Arc De Triomphe An Impressive Monument In Paris, Frnce

Arc de Triomphe is one of the monuments in Paris which is in the center of the Place Charles located in the Louvre on the west. It is made for those people who were dying in the Napoleonic wars in France, for giving honor to them. arc de Triomphe was designed By Jean Chagrin. If we talk about its structure in height it is 50 meters, 22 meters deep, 45 meters wide. It is set for the public in which they get knowledge and it’s also for the patriotic messages.

The construction of arc de Triomphe was started in 1806 by the French Emperor Napoleon. He wanted to give the honor of the grand army at that time. This Grandee army had conquered most of Europe for that time, but this construction was stopped between 1814 to 1826 but after the death of Napoleon’s this monument construction was started in 1836. The whole cost of this monument building is 9.3 million which is the big amount for that time.

Arc de triomphe is considered as the Linchpin which id the historic axis. Thoroughfares it comes with a route which is stretched from the courtyard of the Louvre Palace. It contains the signature work of Antoine Entex, Jean Pierre Cartel and James Raider. It is also called the” Place de Toile”. This whole monument is totally decorated with the tradition of sculptural style which starts from the nineteenth century.
If we talk about the monument, it contains four sculptures in the monuments. Le Depart in 1792 which was built by Francois Rude, Le Triumphed in 1810 which was built by Jean-Pierre Corot, Le Resistance in 1814 which was built by Antoine Entex and La Paik in 1815 by him too. They are so many attractive that people can’t stop to look them only.

Arc De Triomphe Paris at night view

Arc De Triomphe Paris at night view

For visitors Arc De Triomphe is one of the attractive places. This monument also contains a lift which will take you on the top, it is the small museum but it contains large models which tell the story about the construction of their times and it contains a beautiful terrace where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Paris.