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Montmartre

Montmartre
Montmartre Location of Montmartre in Paris Name origin[edit] The toponym Mons Martis ("Mount of Mars" in Latin) survived into Merovingian times, Christianised as Montmartre,[1] signifying 'mountain of the martyr'; it owes this name to the martyrdom of Saint Denis,[2] who was decapitated on the hill around 250 AD. Saint Denis was the Bishop of Paris and is a patron saint of France. History[edit] Prehistory[edit] The hill's religious symbolism is thought to have originated in prehistory, as it has been suggested as a likely druidic holy place because it is the highest point in the area. 16th century[edit] 18th century[edit] In the 18th and 19th centuries, there were a number of gypsum mines in Montmartre. 19th century[edit] There is a memorial sign on one of the restaurants on Montmartre that says "On 30 March 1814 - here the Cossacks first launched their famous "Bistro" and thus on this summit occurred the worthy Ancestor of our Bistros".[6] Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, Montmartre, Paris.

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[1] 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.[2] The Sacré-Cœur Basilica was designed by Paul Abadie. Construction began in 1875 and was finished in 1914. Basilique of the Sacré Cœur[edit] View of the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur at night Interior view of the Sacré-Cœur Construction[edit]

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[edit] The western facade illuminated at night The spire and east side of the cathedral Contemporary critical reception[edit] 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[edit] 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[edit] Crypt[edit] Bells[edit]

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[edit] 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,[1] 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[edit] Events[edit] Public transport[edit]

Liste des ponts de Paris Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La ville de Paris comprend de nombreux ponts, essentiellement au-dessus de la Seine, mais également au-dessus de ses canaux par exemple. Statistiques[modifier | modifier le code] En 2009, Paris comptait[1] : 37 ponts au-dessus de la Seine ;58 ponts utilisés par des voies parisiennes en dehors de ceux au-dessus de la Seine ;10 ponts utilisés par la RATP ;33 ponts utilisés par la SNCF ;148 ponts au-dessus du boulevard périphérique ;49 passerelles piétonnes. Seine[modifier | modifier le code] Paris comporte 37 ponts au-dessus de la Seine. Vue vers l'aval depuis la Tour Eiffel, montrant, de bas en haut, le pont de Bir-Hakeim, le pont Rouelle, le pont de Grenelle et le pont Mirabeau Jusqu'en 1878, existait également le pont Saint-Charles[2] (entre la rive gauche et l'Île de la Cité, démoli en 1878 en même temps que l'Hôtel-Dieu dont il faisait partie). Canaux parisiens[modifier | modifier le code] Pont de la rue de l'Ourcq

Musée du Louvre The Louvre or Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre, pronounced: [myze dy luvʁ]) is one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). With more than 9.7 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world's most visited museum.[6] The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. The museum opened on 10 August 1793 with an exhibition of 537 paintings, the majority of the works being royal and confiscated church property. History[edit] 12th-20th centuries[edit] Medieval, Renaissance, and Bourbon palace[edit] The only portion of the medieval Louvre still visible[9] French Revolution[edit] Opening[edit]

Le 18ème élu meilleur arrondissement “À chacun sa banlieue, la mienne, je l’aime et elle s’appelle le 18ème!” Et oui petits bonbons vous avez élu (par FB) le 18ème meilleur arrondissement de Paris. Et vous avez bien raison ! Pour ceux qui ne seraient pas encore conquis par cette contrée bien famée, mais aussi pour ceux qui l’aiment déjà, on vous a fait un récap. Voici quelques TOPS adresses qui font la réputation de notre “tiéquar” préféré. Se Nourrir - LE meilleur bo-bun de Paris - Le restaurant vietnamien “La Colline d’Asie” fait un Bo-bun que tous les pros de Paris essayent d’égaler. La Colline d’Asie © @gracefromparis Respirer - Les vignes de Montmartre - A quelques pas du Sacré Coeur, en vous perdant dans les rues avoisinantes, vous tomberez sur les vignes. Sortir - Place Paul ALbert - Avec vue sur le square et la basilique du sacré coeur, les 3 bars-restaurants de la place sont les endroits rêvés pour faire la fête (semaine et week-end). - L’Escale - Pintes de bière et mojitos à 5€. Brasserie de La Goutte d’Or

Eiffel Tower The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second. The third level observatory's upper platform is 276 m (906 ft) above the ground,[2] the highest accessible to the public in the European Union. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift (elevator) to the first and second levels. History Origin "not only the art of the modern engineer, but also the century of Industry and Science in which we are living, and for which the way was prepared by the great scientific movement of the eighteenth century and by the Revolution of 1789, to which this monument will be built as an expression of France's gratitude." Little happened until the beginning of 1886, when Jules Grévy was re-elected as President and Édouard Lockroy was appointed as Minister for Trade. The "Artists Protest" Caricature of Gustave Eiffel comparing the Eiffel tower to the Pyramids. Construction The start of the erection of the metalwork Lifts Inauguration and the 1889 Exposition 19 October 1901

Paris Paris (UK: /ˈpærɪs/; US: i/ˈpɛərɪs/; French: [paʁi]) is the capital and most populous city of France. Situated on the Seine River, in the north of the country, it is in the centre of the Île-de-France region, also known as the région parisienne, "Paris region". The City of Paris has an area of 105.4 km2, and as of January 2013, a population of 2,273,305 people.[2] With an estimated 10,843,285 inhabitants as of 2015, Paris's urban area is the most populous in the European Union, and third most populous in Europe, behind Moscow and Istanbul.[6] The Paris Region has a GDP of €612 billion (US$760 billion) in 2012, ranking it as one of the wealthiest five regions in Europe; it is the banking and financial centre of France, and contains the headquarters of 30 companies in the Fortune Global 500. Paris is known for its fashion designers and the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants. §History[edit] §Etymology[edit] §Origins[edit]

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