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Legion of Honour Museum - Hôtel de Salm riverside facade

Legion of Honour Museum – Hotel de Salm Paris

Emperor Napoleon I founded the Musée de la Légion d’Honneur – Legion of Honour Museum in 1802 and transferred to the 18th century Hôtel de Salm in 1804

Bateau Lavoir today - Listed facade on Place Emile Goudeau

Bateau Lavoir – Artists studios Montmartre

The Bateau Lavoir in Montmartre, the artists studio where the most influential artists of the 19th and first half of the 20th century lived and created

La Madeleine Church in Paris

La Madeleine Church – Greek temple Paris

The Greek style Madeleine Church was built by Napoleon I as a temple dedicated to the glory of his Great Army and converted into a church by Louis XVIII

Luxembourg Palace and gardens

Luxembourg Palace – Seat of French Senate

The Luxembourg Palace, built by Marie de Medicis, lavishly decorated in the 19th century to become the seat of the French Senate and renown for its gardens

Louvre Palace - Flore Pavilion

Louvre Palace – medieval Fortress – history

Louvre Palace, from a medieval fortress to the Renaissance palace of the kings of France, a masterpiece of French architecture embellished over 3 centuries

Louvre Museum - Egyptian mummy

Louvre Museum – world class art collections

The Louvre Museum was founded in 1793 in the former palace of the Kings of France and displays the largest art collections in the world

Rue des Grands Degrés in Latin Quarter

Latin Quarter – Students district in Paris

Latin Quarter, Paris students districts on the Left Bank, is worldwide famous for its prestigious Sorbonne University and many colleges and schools

Ateliers Villette in Parc de la Villette

Parc de La Villette – cultural and recreational park in Paris

Parc de la Villette, a cultural park dedicated to sciences, music, leisure and sport and developed on the site of Paris former slaughterhouse and reservoir

Kiosque des Noctambules

Kiosque des Noctambules Metro entrance

Kiosque des Noctambules Metro entrance, a canopy of colourful glass beads created in 2000 by the artist Jean-Michel Othoniel to celebrate the new Millennium

Hotel des Invalides - Cour d'Honneur

Hotel des Invalides – Napoleon Tomb Paris

Emperor Napoleon’s Tomb was placed in the Crypt of the Dome Church of the Hôtel des Invalides

Institut de France

Institut de France – Academie Francaise

The Institut de France was built with the legacy left by Cardinal Mazarin, and groups various academies including the prestigious Académie Francaise

Ile saint Louis - Quai d'Anjou and Pont-Marie

Ile Saint Louis – Island in Historic Paris

The aristocratic Ile Saint Louis, a perfect illustration of preserved 17th century Classical architecture and one of two islands in the historic Paris

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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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