Landmarks, Place

Looking at Paris from the Square du Vert-Galant ?

An absolute must-see, in the center of Paris: the Square du Vert-Galant is a park named in honour of Henry IV, nicknamed the “Green Gallant”, located Ile de la Cité, 1st arrondissement.


Landmarks, Theatre

A state theater in Paris ?

The Comédie-Française, a state theater  located in the Ier arrondissement of Paris, has its own troupe of actors. It was founded by a decree of Louis XIV. The repertoire at that time consisted of the collection of theatrical works by Molière and Jean Racine. The Comédie-Française today has a repertoire of 3,000 works and three […]


Theatre

Theatres on the Place du Châtelet ?

The Théâtre du Châtelet and the Théâtre de la Ville, ttwo identical theatres, with a fountain and an open plaza, the Place du Châtelet, between them, were constructed along the quays of the Seine. Built on the site of a châtelet, a small castle or fortress, it was designed by Gabriel Davioud at the request […]


Place

One of the best squares in Paris ?

Place Vendôme is one of the best squares in Paris, located in the 1st arrondissement. It was designed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Known as Place des Conquêtes, to the glory of the armies of Louis XIV. The Column was erected by Napoleon to celebrate the victory of Austerlitz. Location of the Ritz Hotel, Cartier, Chaumet and […]


Commercial centre

Forum des Halles in Paris ?

Les Halles is located in the 1er arrondissement, it was the traditional central market of Paris which was demolished in 1971 (the wholesale market was relocated to the suburb of Rungis) to be replaced with an underground modern shopping precinct, the Forum des Halles.Beneath this is the underground station Châtelet-Les-Halles, a central hub of Paris’s […]


Landmarks

Buren’s Columns, Paris ?

Daniel Buren, a French conceptual artist, created in 1986 a 3,000 m² sculpture in the great courtyard of the Palais Royal, in Paris, the Buren’s Columns.


Bridge

The oldest bridge across the river Seine in Paris ?

The Pont Neuf (New Bridge) is the oldest bridge across the river Seine in Paris, France. Its name, which was given to distinguish it from older bridges that were lined on both sides with houses, has remained. In 1577, the decision to build the bridge was made by King Henry III. Budget hotel best price […]


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