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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. Related:  Travel B

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[edit] The land area of the arrondissement is 6.786 km2 (2.62 sq. miles). Demographics[edit] The population of the 19th arrondissement is still increasing. 19th Arrondisement Network[edit] The leader of the group, Farid Benyettou, was arrested in January 2005, ending the group's operations. Places of interest[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] 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 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 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[edit] Portuguese rule[edit] 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[edit] Climate[edit] Beira features a tropical savanna climate (Köppen Aw). Tourism[edit]

Parc de Saint-Cloud Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Cascade par Le Pautre (1660-1665) Le parc de Saint-Cloud officiellement domaine national de Saint-Cloud est un parc situé sur les communes de Saint-Cloud (majoritairement), Marnes-la-Coquette, Sèvres et Garches dans le département des Hauts-de-Seine, près de Paris. Le parc est connu pour abriter le pavillon de Breteuil qui contient le célèbre mètre-étalon. Localisation[modifier | modifier le code] L'entrée du Pré Saint-Jean Le parc de Saint-Cloud est situé au sud de la commune, à l'ouest du bras de la Seine, principalement sur le territoire de la commune de Saint-Cloud et secondairement au sud sur les territoires des communes de Marnes-la-Coquette et de Sèvres. le domaine national de Saint-Cloud, domaine appartenant à l’État,le pré Saint-Jean, vaste stade sportif appartenant au conseil général des Hauts-de-Seine. Administration[modifier | modifier le code] Le domaine est placé sous l'autorité du « Conservateur du domaine du parc de Saint-Cloud ».

Zanzibar Zanzibar (/ˈzænzɨbɑr/; from Persian: زنگبار‎ Zangibār "Coast of Blacks"; zangi [black-skinned] + bār [coast])[3][4] is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar), and Pemba. The capital of Zanzibar, located on the island of Unguja, is Zanzibar City. Its historic centre, known as Stone Town, is a World Heritage Site and is claimed to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.[5] History[edit] Before 1698[edit] The presence of microlithic tools suggests that Zanzibar has been home to intelligent humans for at least 20,000 years,[7] which was the beginning of the Later Stone Age. Persian traders used Zanzibar as a base for voyages between the Middle East, India, and Africa. Sultanate of Zanzibar[edit] The old castle in Zanzibar

Zanzibar Tourism: 95 Things to Do in Zanzibar | TripAdvisor Top-rated hotels in Zanzibar Holiday rentals from 46 €/night Flights to Zanzibar All fares Paris (PAR) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) found by travellers in past 72 hours¤ Today's lowest fares Search Flights Top-rated restaurants and attractions Popular destinations in Zanzibar Get travel answers from our traveller community Are You a Zanzibar Tourism Organisation? Zanzibar travel deals Agoda.com Economisez jusqu'à 75%, À ne pas rater! Sponsored links * ¤ Prices are based on round trip travel with returns between 1-21 days after departure. Grande Hotel Beira The Grande Hotel Beira was a luxury hotel in Beira, Mozambique from 1954 to 1963. The building was used as a military base in the Mozambican Civil War, and it is currently home to 3500 squatters.[1] Development and history[edit] In 1932, the urban plan of Ponta Gêa was designed by the architect brothers Rebelo de Andrade, and the plan included a hotel with an Olympic swimming pool in a spot overlooking the Indian Ocean, the mouth of the Buzi River and the sea harbour of Beira. Architect José Porto of the Gabinete de Urbanização Colonial produced the original concept design for the hotel; and in 1953, the Companhia de Moçambique commissioned architect Fransico de Castro to develop the original design and the final detailing. At the time, the Companhia de Moçambique had the concession to exploit the area now known as the provinces of Manica and Sofala. Architecture[edit] Opening and operation as a hotel[edit] Casino myth[edit] Reasons for closing[edit] After closing[edit] Current status[edit]

Tourism in Mozambique Mozambique has excellent tourism assets. The country's natural beauty, wildlife, and historic heritage provide excellent opportunities for beach, cultural, and eco-tourism.[1] History[edit] Despite its tourism assets and its nearness to South Africa, one of the world's top tourist destinations, Mozambique has the lowest tourist numbers of all its neighbours except Malawi.[2] Tourism was a very profitable industry in the pre-independence period. After independence from Portugal in 1975, the Mozambican Civil War that took place in the newly independent country between 1977 and 1992 decimated the tourism industry and wildlife conservation in Mozambique.[1] Organized tourist travel in the country had ceased by 1978.[3] The confidence of tourist operators has been growing since the end of civil conflict in the country, and the country now has the opportunity to revamp and further develop its tourist industry. Areas of interest[edit] Cabo Delgado[edit] Gaza[edit] Inhambane[edit] Manica[edit]

Mozambique Mozambique (/moʊzæmbiːk/ or /mɔːzæmbiːk/), officially the Republic of Mozambique (Portuguese: Moçambique or República de Moçambique, pronounced: [ʁɛˈpublikɐ di musɐ̃ˈbiki]), is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. It is separated from Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel to the east. The capital and largest city is Maputo (previously called Lourenço Marques before independence). Between the 1st and 5th centuries AD, Bantu-speaking peoples migrated from farther north and west. The only official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, which is spoken mostly as a second language by about half of the population. Etymology[edit] History[edit] Bantu migrations[edit] Swahili, Arabs and Persians[edit] Swahili, Arab[7] and Persian[8] commercial settlements existed along the coast and outlying islands for several centuries.

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