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Musée d'Orsay

Musée d'Orsay

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. 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. Artists gather[edit] Contemporary Montmartre[edit] Main sights[edit]

Los Angeles County Museum of Art The National Gallery, London: Western European painting 1250–1900 Museo Nacional del Prado 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.

Museum of Art - Rhode Island School of Design Virtual Gallery Home - Top Artists, Alphabetical Index More than 5,000 artists and 100,000 paintings make us the largest online Web Museum in the world!Featuring the largest collections by artists like Monet, Van Gogh, Rembrandt and more! AMore... BMore... CMore... DMore... EMore... FMore... GMore... HMore... IMore... JMore... KMore... LMore... MMore... NMore... OMore... PMore... QMore... RMore... SMore... TMore... UMore... VMore... WMore... YMore... ZMore... 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. I was just about to start filling my basket so I could whip up a delicious dinner but darn! Le Marche des Enfants Rouges 39 rue de Bretagne Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30-1PM and 4PM-7: 30PM Friday, Saturday- 8h30AM-1PM and 4PM-8PM Sunday: 8:30AM–2PM Metro: Filles- Calvaire or Temple

Eye Level 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 ......