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Traveling to Normandy for D-Day and WWII Memorial

Normandy Landings, D-Day: June 6, 1944 The Normandy landings (code name Operation Neptune) occurred on Tuesday June 6, 1944.  It was on this day that the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II took place.  The landings commenced beginning at 6:30 am British Double Summer Time (GMT+2). In planning, as for most Allied operations, the term D-Day was used for the day of the actual […]

Grand Palais

When you visit Paris, the Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées will almost certainly be visible from many of the areas you are visiting.  Built in 1897, the Grand Palais was constructed once the Palais de l’Industrie (Palace of Industry) was demolished.  The Grand Palais was build in preparation for the works that would be presented at the Universal […]

Napoleon’s Tomb (Les Invalides)

Located in the rear of Les Invalides is the site of Napoleon’s Tomb.  This tomb is in the Eglise du Dome Church which is unmistakable with it’s gold Dome rising above the Hotel des Invalides. In February of 1821 Napoleon’s health began to fail rapidly.  He died two days later, after confession, Extreme Unction and Viaticum in the presence of Father […]

Les Invalides

Les Invalides officially known as L’Hôtel national des Invalides (The National Residence of the Invalids) is a must see military museum for anyone interested in finding things to do in Paris related to the major wars throughout history.  Visitors have the ability to see not only Napoleon’s Tomb, located underneath the Dôme des Invalides, but also check […]

Rodin Museum

Visit the Rodin Museum in Paris if you are looking for things to do that are inexpensive and offer plenty of great site seeing.  Opened in 1919, this museum is dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The museum is comprised of two sites, at the Hôtel Biron and surrounding grounds in central Paris, and […]

Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay is housed in the former train station, Gare d’Orsay.  The museum showcases the impressive Beaux-Arts railway station that was built between 1898 and 1900. The Musée d’Orsay exibits mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist pieces and masterpieces, by such renown painters such as Monet, Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, and Van Gogh.  Many of […]

National Museum of Modern Art

The National Museum of Modern Art or Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris offers plenty of things to do and see.  Moved to its current location in Paris in 1977, the works displayed often change in order to show to the public the variety and depth of the collection. The National Museum of Modern Art exhibits the […]