A trip to Paris and Luxembourg

We visited Paris for some days in December, 2005.

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is the most famous symbol of Paris. It is 320 meters tall, and was the highest construction in the world when it was built for the 1889 Universal Exhibition.


One of the largest and most famous museums in the world is housed in the former royal palace, Louvre, in the center of Paris.


The necropolisPère-Lachaise is one of the largest and most impressive cemeteries in the world.


Other notable sites in Paris include the Arch of Triumph, Notre Dame, the Opera and the Sacre-Coeur basilica.


Luis XIV built a massive palace in Versailles, just outside Paris. It was safer there than in the big city with all those protesting peasants.


We also made a trip to Luxembourg to see what that city had to offer.