L'église Saint Augustin - This 19th century
Byzantine styled church dedicated to Saint Augustine was constructed using the same
steel technology from the same factory as the Eiffel
Tower, but you wouldn't
realize it from the beautiful stone and glass interiors
that it is in fact "modern" steel framework inside.
With a facade showing the four evangelists and above
that the twelve apostles it is very classical imagery.
The stained glass windows depicting scenes of the first
century together with the colorful angels on the columns
make this a beautiful stop, and very quiet. The
back of the building faces the boulevard. With outside
it the garden with many statues including one of a horse
riding Joan of Arc and another of a Déroulède.
Galeries Lafayette -
What more can you say about the greatest department
store in the world, go here to see as much as to shop.
Dine here and see the stained glass ceiling.
Don't miss the open public terrace on the 8th floor
which provides panoramic views of the city, including
the Eiffel Tower!
40, boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France
Musée Jacquemart André - A private mansion that
has been assigned to the state for the enjoyment of the
public. As well as the beautiful building find inside
collections of rare paintings and art from around the
world. Being originally a private residence it allows
you to get up close and personal with the art in ways
that is not possible in larger museums. Find it at
158 Boulevard Haussmann. Download the free app from
Statue de Georges Eugène Haussmann, just on
the corner with Rue de Laborde, this statues to Baron
Haussmann wasn't erected until 1991. Today it is a rare
reminder of the importance to the city of this leading
city planner, who in the end resigned his post, but not
before setting in motion the plans which have lead to
modern Paris as we see it today. On the plinth of the
statue it read "Baron G.E. Haussmann, 1809 - 1891 Prefet
de la Seine de 1853 a 1870"
Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris -
Completed in 1875 this grand building was built
specifically for the Opera, it is named after the
architect, Charles Garnier. Take a tour of the historic
building and learn about it's influence past and
present. An entrance fee of 9 Euros applies to those
visit the building not for a performance. There are
guided tours in English at 11:30, why not try dining at
the L'Opera Restaurant after your tour?