Church, Landmarks

A Temple to the Glory of Napoleon’s Army in Paris ?

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In 1806,  Napoleon made his decision to erect a memorial, a Temple de la Gloire de la Grande Armée. It is built in the Neo-Classical style and was inspired by the Maison Carrée at Nîmes, a well-preserved Roman temple. After the fall of Napoleon, King Louis XVIII determined that the structure would be used as […]


Expo, Museums

Rubens, Poussin in The Jacquemart-André Museum ?

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This exhibition assembles around sixty paintings from some of the best private and public collections in Europe. It offers a unique view of two great artistic movements of the 17th century: Flemish Baroque painting, of which Rubens is the chief protagonist, and the French Classical school led by Poussin and the influence they had on […]


Expo

Expo Yves St Laurent in Paris ?

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The exhibition presents the whole work of Yves Saint Laurent, one of the greatest French designers. 307 models created since the designer started at Dior’s in 1958, but also sketches, photographs and films. The exhibition is open until August 29. Le Petit Palais- Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 […]


Museums

Spanish painting in The Musée Jacquemart-André ?

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The Musée Jacquemart-André hosts the exhibition “From El Greco to Dalí: the great Spanish masters from the Pérez Simón collection”. Fifty masterpieces and more than twenty-five great masters present a remarkable overview of creative art in Spain from the 16th to the 20th century, including: Greco, de Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Sorolla, Picasso, Miro, Dali. To […]


District

Budget hotels Paris 08, 8th arrondissement, 8th district ?

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One of Paris’s main business districts, it is also the location of many places of interest, among them the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde, as well as the Élysée Palace, official residence of the President of France.


Avenue

The most famous avenue in the world ?

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The Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris runs for two kilometres from the Place de la Concorde to the Place Charles de Gaulle (Place de l’Étoile), location of the Arc de Triomphe. The lower part of the Champs-Élysées is bordered by the Théâtre Marigny and the Grand Palais (containing the Palais de la Découverte). The Élysée […]


Landmarks, Place

A major historic square in Paris ?

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The Place de la Concorde is one of the major public squares in Paris, the center of the Place is occupied by a giant Egyptian obelisk, the Egyptian government gave it to the French in the nineteenth century. The area was named Place Louis XV, during the French Revolution renamed Place de la Révolution, the […]





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