Landmarks, Monument, Museums

Famous prisoners in la Conciergerie ?

Former royal palace and prison, la Conciergerie is located on the Île de la Cité, in the 4th arrondissement. Antechamber to the guillotine during the French Revolution. Famous prisoners: Queen Marie Antoinette, the poet André Chénier, Charlotte Corday, Madame Élisabeth, Madame du Barry… Today, national historical monument, with Marie Antoinette’s cell top attraction.

District, Museums

What to see in Le Marais area, Paris ?

Place des Vosges Musée Picasso Hôtel de Sens Musée Cognacq-Jay Musée Carnavalet National Archives Rue des Francs-Bourgeois Rue des Rosiers, a major centre of the Paris Jewish community  


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 […]

Landmarks, Place

Why “To be en grève”, in France ?

The place de l’Hôtel de Ville, formerly  the Place de Grève (Square of the Strand), was a place where Parisians often gathered, particularly for public executions but  it was used also as a public meeting-place for unemployed people gathered to seek work. This circumstance accounts for the current French expressions, être en grève (to be […]

Cathedrale, Landmarks, Monument

Where is located Notre-Dame de Paris ?

One of the first Gothic cathedrals and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the world, Notre-Dame de Paris is  located on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité, in the fourth arrondissement of Paris.


Pompidou Centre, Beaubourg, Paris ?

Centre Georges Pompidou is  in  the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles. It houses  the Musée National d’Art Moderne which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe. It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who decided its creation. Budget hotel best price guaranteed Centre Pompidou, […]

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