Landmarks, Place

Looking at Paris from the Square du Vert-Galant ?

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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.


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 […]


Landmarks, Monument, Museums

Famous prisoners in la Conciergerie ?

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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.


Cathedrale, Landmarks

Necropolis of the Kings of France ?

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The Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis, a large medieval abbey church in the city of Saint-Denis, now a northern suburb of Paris. Commemorated to Saint Denis, the first bishop of Paris. Gothic architecture. Dagobert 1 (639 AD) was buried there, the monastery quickly became one of the main burial sites for the Merovingian dynasty. From the […]


Landmarks, Theatre

Grand Rex, Paris ?

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Situated at 1 Boulevard Poissonnière, 2nd arrondissement of Paris, Le Grand Rex is the largest cinema, theater and music venue in Paris, with 2,800 seats and the largest screen in Europe. Le Grand Rex is served by the métro station of Bonne Nouvelle. Art Deco style architecture.


Landmarks, Theatre

A state theater in Paris ?

Comédie-Française

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 […]


Landmarks

The Living Wall, Quai Branly Museum ?

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The Musée du quai Branly (the Quai Branly Museum) features indigenous art, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. French President Jacques Chirac was a very influential proponent of the project. The building was designed by architect Jean Nouvel. A building four stores tall whose walls are entirely cloaked in living vegetation […]





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