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Melissa Bossler

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Transcript of Paris

Eiffel Tower
Hotel Pullman Paris Bercy
Ashley Kohnen
Brenda Wabomnor
Kelsey Zobrist
Melissa Bossler
Brief History
One of the world's most famous museums
Originally built in the 12th century
as a fortress under Philippe Auguste's reign
Altered into a royal palace and museum
Houses the Mona Lisa and the Venus of Milo
Take the Metro from Bercy to Chatelet
Change to #7 line in direction of d'Aubervillers
Get off at Palais Rayal Musee du Louvre
Interesting Facts
The museum is the size of 35 American football fields
Has a McDonalds restaurant
And a Apple Store
Only shows 35,000 pieces, but holds 445,000
Napoleon Bonaparte temporarily renamed the museum after himself
Takes 2,000 employees to operate
Became a clearinghouse for artwork stolen by the Nazis during World War II
Brief History
Located on Champ de Mars in Paris, France
Designed by Maurice Koechlin for World Fair
Named after Gustave Eiffel
Began building 1887; Completed 1889
Originally built as arch
Initial local image was negative
We would take metro lines 6 or 9
Stop at Bir Hakeim or Trocadero or RER line C to station Champ de Mars
Elevators to the top of tower

Fun Facts
Gustave Eiffel also created the internal frame for the Statue of Liberty.
Construction of the Eiffel Tower cost 7,799,401.31 French gold francs in 1889.
The Eiffel Tower is 1,063 feet (324 meters) tall, including the antenna at the top. Without the antenna, it is 984 feet (300 m).
It was the tallest man made structure until the Chrysler Building was built in New York in 1930.
What to Check Out
Visit all three levels of tower
Check out view on top deck
Experience the rustic architecture
Other Fun Ideas
Shop on Commerce street
Visit Aux Merveilleux Bakery
View from Palace of Tracadero across the river
Walk around the park
Visit one of the many musuems nearby
Champs Élysées

"Elysian Fields"
The mythical resting place of Greek gods and other blessed figures
-Started as fields with gardens of merchants
selling their goods in local markets
-1616: King Henry IV's wife, Marie de' Medici
created a tree-lined avenue to an extension
from the Palais des Tuileries
-1724: Avenue was extended.
*open land
*Louvre Palace
*Tuileries Garden
*Place de la Concorde

-18th century: "fashionable
Parisian spot" due to large
buildings and houses were
creating beautiful gardens
and landscaping
*Elysée Palace
*Hôtel de Crillon
-1828: declared municipal
property of Paris
*fountains, footpaths,
and gas lamps were
added by city
-1836: Arc de Triomphe was constructed at west end of avenue
Common Transportation:
-metro: vast, easy, and efficient
-bus: scenic, but slow with traffic
-walking: point A to B, historical, and beautiful
-other considerations: bicycling, taxi, boat, and train

Best Transportation for us:
-The Paris Métro Line 1
-3 stations are located along the avenue

-1.25 miles long
-located in 8th arrondissement (districts)
-North Side: St. Lazare train station and Madeleine business district
-East Side: Place de la Concorde
-South Side: Seine River
-West Side: Place de Gaulle (Arc de Triomphe)
-Celebrations and Parades (New Year's Eve and Military parades every 14th of July)
Interesting Facts
Known for its cinemas, cafés, luxury specialty shops and clipped horse-chestnut trees
-Grand Palais: science museum
-Petit Palais: fine arts museum
-Theatre des Champs Elysées: famous theater built in 1913
-Lido Cabaret: city's famed cabaret
Other Fun Activities/Places
-Arc de Triomphe: popular monument constructed in memory of France's bravery in the French Revolution
*tour with a great view of the avenue
-Jardins des Champs-Elysées: gardens filled with fountains that borders the street near Place de la Concorde
Important Places to Visit
What to Check Out
Mona Lisa
Venus of Milo
Winged Victory
Napoleons apartments
Medieval Louvre to moat walls from the fort
Egyptian section
Crown jewels and other treasures
Transportation & Tips
What else to see
Van Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society
~30 paintings, along with drawings and letters
The Orsay Masterpiece Tour
1.5 hour overview of the
permanent collections
(spanning 4 floors)

Building itself was seen as the first "work of art" in the Musee d'Orsay
Collections of art from the period 1848-1914
17th century: Began as a royal garden
1788: Hôtel de Salm
19th century: Calvary barracks and the Palais d'Orsay
1871: entire neighborhood burnt down, ruins left for 30 years
1900 World Fair
Orleans railroad company: more central station
Must perfectly integrate into elegant suroundings (Louvre and the Palais de la Légion d'honneur)
2 years to build the station and hotel
Inaugurated for the World Fair on July 14th, 1900
Mask modern metallic structures with the limestone facade of the hotel
Incorporated modern techniques:
ramps and lifts for luggage
passenger elevators
16 underground railtracks
reception services
1st station designed for
electrically powered trains
Head of the southwestern French railroad network
1939: only serve the suburbs
Platforms too short for modern, longer trains that came with the progressive electrification of the railroads
Hotel closed its doors on January 1st, 1973, building was classified a Historical Monument in 1978, and reopened as the Musee d'Orsay on December 9th, 1986
Objects d'art (Decorative arts)
Graphic Arts
1st time an industrial building had been restored to accommodate a major museum
major restoration
devices to reduce sound reverberation
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday-Sunday)
Open Thursday 10 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Come early
Go to back elevators up to the top floor
Impressionists rooms can get very crowded and popular paintings blocked
Work your way back downstairs
Side rooms and statue gallery will be less crowded

Tickets valid for re-entry on the day of purchase
Musee d'Orsay
Metro: Bercy stop on line 14
Transfer to line 12 at Madeleine
What to see
Manet's Le Déjeuner sur L'Herbe
Klimt's Roses under the Trees
Degas's Blue Dancers
Van Gogh's La Sieste
Monet's The Magpie
Clesinger's Woman Bitten by a Snake
The Eiffel Tower weighs 10,000 tons.
There are 5 billion lights on the Eiffel Tower.
The first platform is 190 feet above the ground; the second platform is 376 feet, and the third platform is almost 900 feet up.
The Eiffel Tower has 108 stories, with 1,710 steps. However, visitors can only climb stairs to the first platform. There are two elevators.
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