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Town-hall of Auvers-sur-Oise by Van Gogh

Auvers-sur-Oise, Van Gogh’s last place of residence

The small town of Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris, was once a quiet village where Van Gogh spent the last 70 days of his life and painted 78 canvases

Chateau de Raray, a superb illustration of French Classical

Chateau de Raray, the setting for Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast movie

The elegant Classical Chateau de Raray, north of Paris, served as setting for the filming of Cocteau’s movie Beauty and the Beast

Saint-Blaise-des-Simples Chapel in Milly la Foret

Saint-Blaise-des-Simples Chapel, Jean Cocteau’s burial-place

The poet Jean Cocteau is buried in Saint-Blaise-des-Simples Chapel in Milly-la-Forêt, a chapel he decorated during the restoration work of 1959

Richelieu mausoleum in front of high altar in Sorbonne Chapel

Sorbonne Chapel and Cardinal de Richelieu tomb

Sorbonne chapel, the college’s private chapel, is a masterpiece of French classical architecture that houses Cardinal Richelieu’s mausoleum

Villa Seurat - Maison Quillet at No.8 by Lurçat

Villa Seurat, a showcase of Modernist architecture

Villa Seurat, a showcase of the Roaring Twenties’ Modernist architecture and a Cité d’Artistes where Arthur Miller wrote Tropic of Cancer

Rue de la Gaite in Montparnasse

Rue de la Gaite in Montparnasse

Rue de la Gaite in Montparnasse district, a street nicknamed Theater St. as it’s been essentially lined with entertainment halls since the 1780s

Pont de la Concorde seen from Rive Gauche

Pont de la Concorde in Paris

The Pont de la Concorde links Place de la Concorde to the National Assembly and was built at the French Revolution with stones from the Bastille Fortress

Garde Republicaine parading in front of the Invalides (from a photo)

Garde Republicaine, Paris’ emblematic Gendarmerie force

Garde Republicaine, Paris’ emblematic Gendarmerie force renowned for its Calvary regiment, is in charge of the security of the city and the public

Bust of the composer Lully and ex-voto in Notre Dame des Victoires Basilica

Notre Dame des Victoires Basilica

Notre Dame des Victoires , a church Louis XIII dedicated to his victories over the Huguenots, but mostly to the Virgin in thanks for the birth of Louis XIV

Hotel Sale - Picasso Museum - Café à Royan - 1940 Cubism

Hôtel Salé, home to the Picasso Museum

Hôtel Salé, one of the finest mansions in the Marais built with money collected from the salt tax, hence its name, is today home to the Picasso Museum

Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor with the Tuileries in the background

Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor named after a Senegalese stateman

Passerelle Solférino was renamed Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Senegalese politician’s birth

A three-masted schooner moored downstream from Pont des Invalides

Pont des Invalides, the lowest of the Parisian bridges

Pont des Invalides, the lowest of the Parisian bridges, spans the Seine upstream from the Hôtel des Invalides after which it was named

Town-hall of Auvers-sur-Oise by Van Gogh

August 8 2020

Auvers-sur-Oise, Van Gogh’s last place of residence

The small town of Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris, was once a quiet village where Van Gogh spent the last 70 days of his life and painted 78 canvases
Chateau de Raray, a superb illustration of French Classical

August 1 2020

Chateau de Raray, the setting for Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast movie

The elegant Classical Chateau de Raray, north of Paris, served as setting for the filming of Cocteau's movie Beauty and the Beast
Saint-Blaise-des-Simples Chapel in Milly la Foret

July 23 2020

Saint-Blaise-des-Simples Chapel, Jean Cocteau’s burial-place

The poet Jean Cocteau is buried in Saint-Blaise-des-Simples Chapel in Milly-la-Forêt, a chapel he decorated during the restoration work of 1959
Richelieu mausoleum in front of high altar in Sorbonne Chapel

June 5 2020

Sorbonne Chapel and Cardinal de Richelieu tomb

Sorbonne chapel, the college’s private chapel, is a masterpiece of French classical architecture that houses Cardinal Richelieu’s mausoleum
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