The Role of French Architecture in French Culture

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The Arena of Nîmes is a Gallo-Roman style architecture located in the city of Nîmes. It was built around 70 AD and remodeled in 1863 to serve as a bullring. Nowadays, bullfights are banned due to its cruelness. Notre Dame de Paris is a Gothic style Catholic cathedral in Paris. It is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world. The Palace of Versailles is a baroque style royal Château. Versailles is famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. The Louvre Palace is a former royal palace located in Paris. The present-day Louvre Palace is a vast complex of wings and pavilions on four main levels which is the result of many phases of building, modification, destruction and restoration. As a result, it has a mixed style of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classicism and modernism. French architectures is the witness of its long history. French paintings is often closely related to history. Liberty Leading the People is a painting by Eugène Delacroix. Delacroix shows a smoking battlefield scene. A woman personifying Liberty leads the people forward over the dead bodies, holding the flag of the tricolor flag in one hand and a musket with the other. This painting commemorates the July Revolution of 1830, which toppled King Charles X of…
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