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Paris - Ile De France

Maison d'Ourcamps

Maison d’Ourcamps – A vestige of medieval Paris

La Maison d’Ourcamps, one of Paris oldest houses, is home to the Commission du Vieux Paris, a committee in charge of the protection of the city’s heritage

Theatre du Gymnase Marie-Bell in Paris

Theatre du Gymnase Marie-Bell – Grands Boulevards

Theatre du Gymnase Marie-Bell, a theater inaugurated in 1820 on the Grands Boulevards and renowned for its superb original architecture

Porte Saint-Martin in Paris

Porte Saint-Martin, a triumphal arch for Louis XIV

Louis XIV commissioned the triumphal arch Porte Saint-Martin in 1674 in order to commemorate his military victories on the Rhine and in Franche-Comté

Porte Saint-Denis

Porte Saint-Denis, a triumphal arch for Louis XIV

Porte Saint-Denis, a triumphal arch that Louis XIV commissioned in 1672 to commemorate his military victories on the Rhine and in Franche-Comté

Sous le Chapeau - sculpture in front Hungarian Institute

Sous le Chapeau – Sculpture – Hungarian Institute Balassi

Sous le Chapeau, a sculpture of a young woman with a large hat, a summer dress and barefoot, sat in front of the entrance to the Hungarian Institute Balassi

Atlantes Engaines - sculptures

Atlantes Engainés, sculpted façade – 45 Rue Saint-Roch

Atlantes Engainés is the name of the lavish sculptures that adorn the porch of 45 rue Saint-Roch, the head office of the French cooks’ benefit society

Le Grand Assistant

Le Grand Assistant – Pompidou Centre

Le Grand Assistant by the German artist Max Ernst is a sculpture representing a humanoid with his arms outstretched and located by the Centre Pompidou

Le Marais in Paris

Marais – Paris Historic Rive Droite

The Marais is an historic enclave of the Right Bank which has been listed as a protected area since the promulgation of the Malraux Act in 1962

Esplanade des Olympiades

Esplanade des Olympiades – Chinatown

The Olympiades district was developed in Paris Chinatown in the 13th district and is centered on the Esplanade des Olympiades and La Pagode shopping mall

La Defense - Paris

La Défense – Paris Business District

Paris La Défense, the largest purposely built business district in Europe was named after a statue commemorating the heroic defence of Paris in 1870-71

La Danse sculpture by Carpeaux - Opera de Paris

La Danse sculpture – Facade Opera Garnier

La Danse by Carpeaux, one of the sculptures adorning the Opéra Garnier facade, was considered indecent in the 19th century as it represents naked dancers

Pont des Arts and Louvre

Pont des Arts – metal footbridge – Paris

The current Pont des Arts was open in 1984 and is a faithful replica of the original early 19th century footbridge which was the 1st metal bridge in Paris

Paris covered passages

Covered passages, gateways to the Paris of yesteryear

Discover Paris covered passages, pedestrian shopping arcades nestled under elegant glass roofs and charming witnesses of 19th century architecture
Passage Puteaux in Paris

Passage Puteaux, Paris shortest covered passage

Passage Puteaux, Paris' shortest covered passage and former shopping arcade, is today a short-cut between 2 streets in the Madeleine District
Passage des Deux Pavillons in Paris

Passage des Deux Pavillons, a short cut to Palais-Royal

Passage des Deux Pavillons, a tiny passage named after the pavilions that frame it, serves as short-cut between the Palais-Royal and Rue Vivienne
Passage des Princes - Cupola and entrance on Boulevard des Italiens

Passage des Princes, the haunt of video games and models

Passage des Princes, the last covered shopping arcade built in the 19th century, was fully renovated and is today the haunt of video games and models stores

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