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Marais Walking Tour - Walking Tour of the Marais in Paris - Paris Walking Tours - Place des Vosges - Historic Jewish Quarter in Paris - Medieval Paris The Marais is one of Paris’ oldest and most visually stunning quarters. First developed in the 12th century, the neighborhood, whose name means "swamp" in French and once was one, went from being a royal favorite under Henri IV and Louis XIII, to falling into ruin after the French Revolution of 1789. Since its revival in the 1960s, it has shone as a center of Parisian artistic and cultural life. It has also significantly gentrified, evolving from a mostly working-class and immigrant neighborhood to one of the most affluent and prestigious areas in the city. The Marais is one of the only areas that preserves the narrow streets and architectural styles of Medieval and Renaissance-era Paris. The wide, sweeping boulevards and grey, classical-inspired apartments that characterize places like the Champs-Elysées and Montparnasse are the work of Haussmann, who also modernized Paris by installing sewer and water systems. Tour Tips:

SONIA DELAUNAY Le parcours chronologique, largement documenté, illustre la richesse et la singularité de l’œuvre de Sonia Delaunay marquée par un dialogue soutenu entre les arts. L’ensemble des œuvres choisies révèle une approche personnelle de la couleur, réminiscence de son enfance russe et de son apprentissage de la peinture en Allemagne. SONIA DELAUNAY Tandis que Robert Delaunay conceptualise l’abstraction comme un langage universel, Sonia Delaunay l’expérimente sur les supports les plus variés (tableaux, projets d’affiches, vêtements, reliures, objets domestiques) et crée à quatre mains avec le poète Blaise Cendrars La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France. Durant la Grande Guerre, son passage en Espagne et au Portugal coïncide avec un premier développement de ses activités dans les domaines du théâtre et de la mode qu’elle commercialise à Madrid dès 1918, puis à son retour à Paris dans les années 1920. Avec le soutien de :

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Jeu de Paume Mystery of the locks Lovers leave locks inscribed with their names on Pont des Arts. The Sacre Coeur Basilica offers sweeping views of Paris. The Montmartre district, a haven for artists, used to be dotted with windmills. This is one of two that remain. Rue Cler is a pedestrian market street dotted with bistros and shops. Tempting cakes for sale at the bakery on Rue Cler. A fromagerie on Rue Cler offers hundreds of varieties of cheeses for sale. Onion soup served at a bistro on Rue Cler. It's fascinating to watch traffic negotiate the circle around the Arc de Triomphe. The Eiffel Tower peeks through the Wall of Peace monument on the Champ de Mars. No limo needed: Newlyweds negotiate a Paris intersection after posing for photos on the Pont Alexandre III. Pont des Arts Sacre Coeur Montmartre Rue Cler Arc de Triomphe Eiffel Tower Street life Paris (CNN) -- When you're in love in Paris, you show it with a lock. "Without you, my life doesn't make sense," one of the locks reads in French. "Sleepless Night" A poster quest

Notre-Dame de Paris Hours Reception, information, treasury, audioguides, visits organised by the cathedral... Mass and Service times First Friday of the month and every Friday during Lent at 3 pm, on Good Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. 850 years All informations about the 850 years... The Organs contribute to the beauty of the services and to Notre-Dame de Paris’s spiritual and artistic influence. Next concerts... The mini site to allow the children to discover the cathedral and to send their drawing to publish it on-line ! Hymns, prayers and the other specific meditations to Notre-Dame de Paris accompanied with audios extracts. Eiffel Tower, Paris Once the tallest structure in the world, the Eiffel Tower is probably Europe's best known landmark and Paris's most famous symbol. You couldn't possibly visit Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. Even if you do not want to visit this world famous structure, you will see its top from all over Paris. The tower rises 300 meters tall (984 ft); when it was completed at the end of the nineteenth century it was twice as high as the Washington Monument, at the time the tallest structure in the world. The Eiffel Tower was built for the World Exhibition in 1889, held in celebration of the French Revolution in 1789. The construction was only meant to last for the duration of the Exposition, but it still stands today, despite all protests from contemporary artists who feared the construction would be the advent of structures without 'individuality' and despite the many people who feared that this huge 'object' would not fit into the architecture of Paris.

Laduree Maccarons Ladurée (French pronunciation: ​[la.dy.ʁe]) is a French luxury bakery and sweets maker house created in 1862. It is one of the top premier sellers of the double-decker macaron, fifteen thousand of which are sold every day. They are still one of the best known makers of macarons in the world. History[edit] Desfontaines also opened a tearoom at the pastry shop. Present[edit] In 1993, the Groupe Holder took over the firm Ladurée.[3] The Holder family also owns the PAUL bakery chain in France. In 2012, Ladurée will also release a collection of makeup inspired by the colors of their macarons.[5] It will be available in Japan in February 2012, and in Europe from November 2012. Culture[edit] Ladurée regularly collaborate with fashion designers: in 2009 with Christian Louboutin, then the same year with Marni. In 2011, Ladurée was chosen to conceive macarons for Albert II, Prince of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock's wedding. Locations[edit] Europe Rest of the world References[edit] External links[edit]