Petit Cimetiere du Calvaire in Montmartre - Sacre-Coeur in the background

The Petit Cimetiere du Calvaire flanks the northern side of St-Pierre-de-Montmartre Church and opens once a year on November 1st since its closure in 1831

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Saint-Marcel Church in Paris

Saint-Marcel, one of the three patron saints and 9th Bishop of Paris, is known for his miracles which include defeating a dragon that terrorized the city

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Sainte-Genevieve patron saint of Paris - Ste. Genevieve shrine in St. Etienne du Mont Church

Sainte-Genevieve became the patron saint of Paris after encouraging the Parisians to resist and stopped Attila and his Huns from invading Paris in 451AD

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Square du Temple with music stand

Square du Temple, a public garden landscaped in 1865 on the site of the palace and outbuildings of the fortified monastery built by the Knights Templar

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Carreau du Temple after renovation

Carreau du Temple, a covered market built in the Marais in 1811, today fully restored and converted into a multipurpose cultural and exhibition venue

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Giroussens Contemporary Ceramics Market

Giroussens Contemporary Ceramics Market is held every 1st weekend of June, and showcases an industry the Romans introduced in the Tarn some 2000 years ago

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Saint-Denis, patron saint of Paris

The legend of Saint-Denis, the first bishop of Paris who was martyred during the 3rd century and became one of the three patrons saints of the city

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One of the Fontaines de Pol Bury in Palais-Royal

The Fontaines de Pol Bury, or Spherades, two contemporary fountains consisting of stainless steel spheres, on permanent exhibition in the Palais Royal

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Colonnes de Buren in Palais-Royal

The Colonnes de Buren, officially known as Deux Plateaux, a highly controversial art work on permanent exhibition in the Cour d’Honneur of the Palais-Royal

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Bassin de la Villette and Quai de Seine

Bassin de la Villette and Canal de l’Ourcq, built in the early 1800s to supply water to Paris, but today redeveloped to provide recreational space

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