Jardin du Luxembourg This was the first French garden to be influenced by the Italian Baroque. The gardens, and the palace, were begun in 1612. The Luxembourg has long been seen as a quintessential Parisian space and remains very popular. It was designed for anoter Medici princess, Marie de Medici (1573-1642) , who became Queen of France. Like the Boboli garden where Marie had spent her youth, the Luxembourg plan has two axes at right angles. Jacques Boyceau superintended the layout.
Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Paris The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur (French: Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, pronounced [sakʁe kœʁ]), is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Sacré-Cœur is a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the excesses of the Second Empire and socialist Paris Commune of 1871 crowning its most rebellious neighborhood, and an embodiment of conservative moral order, publicly dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was an increasingly popular vision of a loving and sympathetic Christ. The Sacré-Cœur Basilica was designed by Paul Abadie. Construction began in 1875 and was finished in 1914. Basilique of the Sacré Cœur View of the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur at night Interior view of the Sacré-Cœur Construction
19th arrondissement of Paris The 19th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of the capital city of France. Situated on the Right Bank of the River Seine, it is crossed by two canals, the Canal Saint-Denis and the Canal de l'Ourcq, which meet near the Parc de la Villette. The 19th arrondissement includes two public parks: the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, located on a hill, and the Parc de la Villette, which is home to both the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, a museum and exhibition centre, and the Conservatoire de Paris, one of the most renowned music schools in Europe and part of the Cité de la Musique. Geography The land area of the arrondissement is 6.786 km2 (2.62 sq. miles). Demographics The population of the 19th arrondissement is still increasing. 19th Arrondisement Network The leader of the group, Farid Benyettou, was arrested in January 2005, ending the group's operations. Places of interest References External links Coordinates:
Terrasse du Printemps | 64 boulevard Haussmann 9e L’avis de Time Out Voilà une terrasse incroyable, avec une vue panoramique à 360°, vraiment accessible à tous les budgets. Sur le toit du splendide édifice du Printemps maison (ne vous trompez pas, il y a trois bâtiment), au 9e étage, cette terrasse est sans doute le meilleur plan pour ne pas se ruiner pour embrasser Paris d'un seul coup d'œil. Ici pas de grand champagne millésimé ou de cocktails chiadés, ni même une carte gastronomique. Auteur : Camille Griffoulières I Prefer Paris: Le Marche des Enfants Rouges Le Marche des Enfants Rouges is the oldest food market in Paris, built in 1615 under the rule of King Louis XIII. The name literally means “ Market of the Red Children” and in my research all I found was the name comes from a nearby 17th century orphanage where the children wore red uniforms. What that has to do with the price of cabbage, I don’t know, but the name has a mysterious, romantic air to it. Located in the chic northern part of the Marais, Le Marche des Enfants Rouges is a compact indoor market with a small iron-gate entrance that’s easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it. I arrived in the late afternoon and was starving for lunch. The nice thing about the market is that many of the stands sell fresh prepared food that you can eat on tables with cheerful plastic tablecloths spread out through the market. I was just about to start filling my basket so I could whip up a delicious dinner but darn!
Notre Dame de Paris In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration in the radical phase of the French Revolution when much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. An extensive restoration supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc began in 1845. A project of further restoration and maintenance began in 1991. Architecture The western facade illuminated at night The spire and east side of the cathedral Contemporary critical reception John of Jandun recognized the cathedral as one of Paris's three most important buildings [prominent structures] in his 1323 "Treatise on the Praises of Paris": Construction history In 1160, because the church in Paris had become the "Parish church of the kings of Europe", Bishop Maurice de Sully deemed the previous Paris cathedral, Saint-Étienne (St Stephen's), which had been founded in the 4th century, unworthy of its lofty role, and had it demolished shortly after he assumed the title of Bishop of Paris. Timeline of construction Crypt Bells
Grenada Grenada i/ɡrɨˈneɪdə/ is an island country consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Grenada is also known as the "Island of Spice" because of the production of nutmeg and mace crops of which Grenada is one of the world's largest exporters. Its size is 344 square kilometres (133 sq mi), with an estimated population of 110,000. History French colony (1649–1763) On March 17, 1649, a French expedition of 203 men from Martinique led by Jacques du Parquet founded a permanent settlement on Grenada. British colony (1763–1974) Nutmeg was introduced to Grenada in 1843 when a merchant ship called in on its way to England from the East Indies. In 1877, Grenada was made a Crown colony. Toward independence (1950–1974) Independence and revolution (1974–1983) Invasion by the United States
Albert-Kahn, musée et jardin départementaux: Accueil Paris Grand Siècle Hotel de la marquise de Rambouillet : rue st thomas du Louvre Le salon "précieux" de Catherine de Vivonne, « l’incomparable Arthénice », anagramme (coutume très en vogue à cette époque dans le monde littéraire) de « Catherine »), une des personnalités féminine... Le salon "précieux" de Catherine de Vivonne, « l’incomparable Arthénice », anagramme (coutume très en vogue à cette époque dans le monde littéraire) de « Catherine »), une des personnalités féminines les plus marquantes de son temps, fut l’un des plus brillants de son époque: Elle recevait (allongée sur son lit) pour des joutes grammaticales ou rire de la réforme du langage : Chapelain, Tallement des Réaux, Cavelier Marin, Richelieu, Voiture, Benserade,Vaugelas, Racan, Mme de la fayette, Bussy-Rabutin, Mme de Sévigné, Corneille, Bassompierre, la duchesse de Longueville, la duchesse de Chatillon ...... Le salon ferme en 1650 avec la Fronde.
Champs-Élysées The Avenue des Champs-Élysées (French pronunciation: [av(ə).ny de ʃɑ̃.ze.li.ze]) is a boulevard in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, 1.9 kilometres long and 70 metres wide, which runs between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located. It is famous for its theatres, cafés and luxury shops, and for the military parade that takes place each year on the avenue on 14 July to celebrate Bastille Day. The name is French for Elysian Fields, the paradise for dead heroes in Greek mythology. Description The avenue runs for 1.91 km (1.18 mi) through the 8th arrondissement in northwestern Paris, from the Place de la Concorde in the east, with the Obelisk of Luxor, to the Place Charles de Gaulle (formerly the Place de l'Étoile) in the west, location of the Arc de Triomphe. The Champs-Elysées seen from the Arc de Triomphe. View at pedestrian level as seen from the middle of the avenue looking west. History Events Public transport
Beira, Mozambique Beira is the second largest city in Mozambique. It lies in the central region of the country in Sofala Province, where the Pungue River meets the Indian Ocean. Beira had a population of 412,588 in 1997, which grew to an estimated 546,000 in 2006. It holds the regionally-significant Port of Beira which acts as a gateway for both the central interior portion of the country as well as the land-locked nations of Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. Beira was originally developed by the Portuguese Mozambique Company in the 19th century, and directly developed by the Portuguese colonial government from 1947 until Mozambique gained its independence from Portugal in 1975. History Portuguese rule View of Rua Conselheiro Ennes, Beira, c. 1905. The city was established in 1890 by the Portuguese and soon supplanted Sofala as the main port in the Portuguese-administered territory. After independence from Portugal Climate Beira features a tropical savanna climate (Köppen Aw). Tourism