Top 3 modern buildings in Paris

The Louvre Pyramid Bordas/Flickr

The Louvre Pyramid ©Bordas/Flickr

Paris is home to so many landmarks and astonishing building that tourists need to spend a couple of days in this amazing capital city to visit all of them. From historical buildings to museums, from cultural centers to art galleries, from cathedrals to unique landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Paris has it all! Besides historical buildings, Paris is home to modern structures, too. Some of the best such sites are the following: the Louvre Pyramid, the Georges Pompidou Center, the Sacre-Coeur Basilica, La Grande Arche de la Defense and so on. Below I will present you the top 3 modern buildings in Paris. If you are curious which are these, read on.

The Louvre Pyramid

A world famous attraction of Paris, the Louvre Museum is a top visitor attraction of the French capital city and even of the entire country. It is considered one of the most astonishing art museums in the world. The Louvre is also the world’s most visited art museum. It is an old museum, being opened in the 18th century. Its distinctive and unique feature, the immense pyramid was built only in 1989.

The large pyramid is built of glass and metal and is located in the museum’s main courtyard. The pyramid today serves as the main entrance to the amazing museum. The pyramid is considered an important landmark and symbol of Paris. Everyone knows how it looks like. The Louvre Pyramid is with no doubt one of the top modern building in the French capital city.

The Louvre Pyramid Bordas/Flickr

The Louvre Pyramid ©Bordas/Flickr

The Georges Pompidou Center

Another famous and extremely popular modern building of Paris is the astonishing Georges Pompidou Center. It can be found in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, in the Beaubourg area.

The complex was built using the characteristics of high-tech architectural style. It is easily recognizable due to its features, including wires, ducts and pipes. Besides being one of the top modern buildings of Paris, the Georges Pompidou Center houses the largest modern art museum of the continent, not to mention the fantastic large public library.  

Centre Georges Pompidou asw909/Flickr

Centre Georges Pompidou ©asw909/Flickr

The Sacre-Coeur Basilica

One of the numerous religious buildings of Paris, the fascinating Sacre-Coeur Basilica is a modern building, one of the best of its kind. The basilica was constructed between 1914 and 1919 (which is also the year of its consecration).

The Roman Catholic basilica is extremely popular among visitors. It is very famous all around the world, being one of the major landmarks of Paris. It is also one of the top 3 modern buildings of the French capital city.

Sacre-Coeur Basilica Terrazzo/Flickr

Sacre-Coeur Basilica ©Terrazzo/Flickr

 

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