Montmartre Abbey - Sanctum Martyrium Chapel dedicated to St-Denis

Montmartre Abbey was enlarged with the Sanctum Martyrium Chapel after the discovery of the crypt where St. Denis the patron saint of Paris was buried

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Moulin Rouge today

The Moulin Rouge, a cabaret founded in 1889 and the first to produce French Can-Can and nude dancers, has become one of the iconic landmarks in Montmartre

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Village Montmartre - Le Moulin de la Galette

A stroll in Montmartre along the Place du Tertre, Moulin de la Galette, Lapin Agile Cabaret, La Treille vineyard and the picturesque back streets

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Palais Elysee - Grille du Coq

The Palais Elysee is the former Hôtel d’Evreux, the palace built in 1718 for the Count of Evreux and bought by Madame de Pompadour the favourite of Louis XV

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Elysee Palace - Salle des Fêtes

A tour of the prestigious and lavish Elysee Palace on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the official residence of the president of the French Republic since 1871

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Paris coat of arms

Paris Coat of Arms, the origin and history of the various armourial bearings adopted from the influential and ancient Guild of the Watermen of Paris

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Pere Lachaise Cemetery - Grave of Eloise and Abelard

Pere Lachaise Cemetery, the place of burial of Eloise and Abélard, but also of so many famous people such as Rossini, Chopin, Modigliani and Jim Morrison

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Place de la Bastille

The Place de la Bastille and Colonne de Juillet are located on the site of the Bastille Fortess to pay tribute to the French Revolutions of 1789, 1830 and 1848

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Opera Bastille in Paris

The Opera Bastille was built on Place de la Bastille and inaugurated in 1989 to commemorate the bicentennial of the French Revolution

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Place de la Concorde - Obelisk of Luxor with Champs-Elysees in the background

Place de la Concorde, Paris’ largest square, boasts a wealth of architectural features including the obelisk of Luxor, the oldest monument in the city

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Place de la Nation - Triomphe de la Republique sculpture

Place de la Nation, a former gate on the fiscal wall of Paris and a square dedicated to the Triumph of the French Republic and inaugurated on 14 July 1880

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Place de la Republique - Lion with ballot box of the Universal Suffrage

PlacePlace de la Republique, a square dedicated to the glory of the Third Republic and laid out around a Statue de la Republique unveiled on Bastille Day 1885

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Place des Vosges - Southwest corner with fountain

Place des Vosges, an elegant square encompassed within original 17th century Classical buildings, is considered one of the landmarks of the historic Marais

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Place du Chatelet - Fontaine du Chatelet

The Place du Chatelet replaces the medieval fortress that defended the east of Paris and boasts a triumphal fountain that commemorates Napoleon’s victories

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