|View of the Paris Las Vegas Hotel from the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel|
tower design is based on the Hotel de Ville in Paris.
|The actual Hotel de Ville is Paris's Neo-Renaissance city hall built in|
1873. The building houses the offices of the Mayor and city council
of Paris. (photo: Mairie de Paris/Henri Garat)
|The replica of a Montgolfier balloon heralds the Paris Las Vegas Hotel|
on the Las Vegas Strip.
|A model of a Montgolfier Brothers balloon at the National Air and Space|
Museum in Washington, DC.
(photo: The Engineers of Our Ingenuity)
|Side face of the Paris Opera House at Paris Las Vegas Hotel. On the left|
is an addition built during a 2010 renovation.
|Detail of the Paris Opera House replica in Las Vegas.|
|A 2002 photo shows the original version of the Paris Opera House|
before a renovated that drastically changed this corner of the Paris
Las Vegas Hotel.
|Side face of the actual Paris Opera House.|
|Facade of real Paris Opera House.|
The Palais Garnier, also know as the Opera Garnier, was completed in 1875. One of the most famous opera houses in the world, the elegant building seats 1,979 patrons. The Paris Las Vegas version houses the previously mentioned Sugar Factory and Chateau nightclub.
It's probably ironic that Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical 'The Phantom of the Opera' opened on the strip as 'Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular' not at the Paris Las Vegas but at the Venetian Las Vegas Hotel. The show is set in the famous Paris Opera House.
|Facade of the Paris Las Vegas Hotel includes a corner replicating|
the Louvre Museum.
|The Richelieu Wing of the real Louvre Museum in Paris.|
Originally a fortress built in the 12th century, the building was extended several to form the Louvre Palace. The building officially opened as a museum in 1793. Today it houses nearly 35,000 objects over 652,300 square feet. Among the famous works of art housed in the museum is Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and the ancient greek status Venus de Milo.
The Paris Las Vegas Hotel's most famous features, replicas of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, will be covered in separate upcoming posts.