Paris Landmarks Photo Gallery and related media
Also known as the Paris Opera, the Palais Garnier was built in the second half of the 18th century to house the city's opera and ballet companies. Famous for its ornate facade, central staircase and opulent decor, it is considered an extraordinary example of the Beaux-Arts architectural style.
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Nicknamed the City of Lights, Paris is known for its architecture, culture, rich history and many fascinating landmarks.
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