The Opéra Garnier was inaugurated in 1875 and its stage has seen some of the greatest Opera singers and ballet dancers, from Maria Callas to Rudolf Noureev, perform.
Marc Chagall’s Ceiling for the Paris Opéra - 1st series of panels (1963-01-01/1964-09-23)Opéra national de Paris
Its ceilings was decorated by Marc Chagall in 1964.
Move your mouse around to explore this staircase designed by architect Charles Garnier (who gave his name to the building).
Rising at 4,808 m above sea level, Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps, a chain of mountains in the South East of France. Explore the permanent snow of this natural jewel!
LIFE Photo Collection
The Bedroom (October 1888) by Vincent van GoghVan Gogh Museum
Van Gogh in Arles
Did you know Van Gogh lived in Arles, in the south of France, for a year? He even painted the room he stayed in, in what was to become one of his most famous works. Read through 10 Things You Might Not Know About Vincent van Gogh.
In the Orangerie Museum, you can explore the famous Water Lilies cycle by Claude Monet. Move your mouse around for a 360° view.
Now is your time to explore the scenic view of Paris: move your mouse around to take in the sights.
Set in the appartment where scientist Louis Pasteur spent the last 7 years of his life, the Musée Pasteur comemorates the life and research of the man responsible for finding the vaccine for rabbies.
Letter from Albert Einstein to Louis de Broglie - 15 February 1954 (2) (1954-02-15) by Albert EinsteinAcadémie des sciences
Albert Einstein's letters
Glimpse Albert Einstein's fascinating - sometimes funny - exchanges with great French mathematicians. These formative conversations would go on to shape his ground-breaking scientific work. Read the letters.
The Provence Region, in the South of France, is home to beautiful and fragrant lavender fields. The flowering season spans from mid-June to mid-August, but you can have a look online year-round!
Central Piece of the Feline Fresco (Chauvet Cave, Ardèche) (2018-08-02/2018-08-02) by L. Guichard/Perazio/SmergcGrotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Chauvet cave, located in Ardèche, in the South of France, hosts some of the oldest works of art ever created: they are dated at 36, 000 years ago! The cave is not open to the public for preservation reasons, but you can explore it online.
Palace of Versailles
The former hunting lodge of Louis XIII was transformed and extended by his son Louis XIV who installed here the Court and the government of France in 1682. Up until the French Revolution, a line of kings succeeded each other, each taking his turn to embellish the Palace. And now, the Palace is yours...
Click and move around the image to explore Le Nôtre's Garden.
Fossil Crocodile ("Crocodileimus robustus") (Entre 155,6 et 150,8 millions d'années (Kimmeridgien))Musée des Confluences
Arènes de Nîmes
Located in the South of France, the Arène de Nîmes come straight from Roman times.
Gladiators used to roam this exceptionally well preserved amphitheater.
Palais de Tokyo
Palais de Tokyo was created in 2002: Its liveliness, joyfulness, and adventurous approach made Paris sit up and take notice. As an anti-museum par excellence, a rebellious undeveloped plot in the 16th arrondissement, a offbeat yet ambitious “palace”, a place for exchanges and surprises, it was the pioneer of a movement of reconciliation between the City of Light and contemporary art.
In 709, there was just a small church on this hill surrounded by the sea when the tide is high. Monasteries and abbeys were progressively added in the Middle Ages, and the Mont is now a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Situated in the very heart of Paris on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, this iconic building was built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900. It is particularly famous for its glass roof, the largest in Europe.
Ensemble (ca. 1927) by Gabrielle "Coco" ChanelThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
The arts of Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas are at the heart of this Museum inaugurated in 2006. Walk around its unique collections!
Tulle workers in the workshop at the beginning of the 20th centruyCité de la dentelle et de la mode
Console studio 116c du groupe de recherche musicale (GRM) (1967) by AnonymePhilharmonie de Paris
This instrument is Console studio 116c from the "Groupe de recherche musicale (GRM)" (Group of musical research). In 1967, it was top of the technology!