Paris - Ile De France Section

Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars seen from the Ecole Militaire

Champ de Mars near Eiffel Tower Paris

The Parc du Champ de Mars in Paris is the former parade ground of the Ecole Militaire and stretches from the military academy to the Eiffel Tower

Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou – Beaubourg – Historic Paris

The National Art and Culture Centre Pompidou, a controversial multicolored glass, steel and pvc building erected in the heart of the historical Paris

Paris Catacombes

Catacombes – Paris Underground Necropolis

The Catacombes were created in underground quarries in order to store the 6 million skeletons recovered from the old Parisian cemeteries

Canal Saint Martin - A gentrified district

Canal Saint Martin flows through Paris

Canal Saint Martin, once built for the transport of goods and supply of drinking water to Paris, is now used for river cruises

Temple de Vesta and lake in Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Buttes Chaumont – Park in Belleville – Paris

The luxuriant Parc des Buttes Chaumont, the 3rd largest park in Paris, was landscaped in the 1860s on a barren hill located in the village of Belleville

Bouquinistes and Notre-Dame Cathedral

Bouquinistes – street booksellers of Paris

The Bouquinistes – street booksellers of Paris have a license granted by the city but are the only traders allowed to sell in the street without paying tax

Jardin des Plantes in Paris

Jardin des Plantes – Botanical Garden Paris

The Jardin des Plantes of Paris includes the Museum of Natural History and the Botanical Gardens and is considered the Mecca of Natural Sciences

Parc de Bercy - Info booth

Parc de Bercy – Public garden Paris

The Parc de Bercy was landscaped in 1997 on the site of the former official Wine Warehouses of Paris, and is the second largest Parisian public park

The Arenes de Lutece also serve as school sport ground

Arenes de Lutece – the Roman amphitheatre

The restored Arenes de Lutece is the amphitheatre-arena built around 200AD in antic Paris and the oldest Roman monument still standing in the city

Archaeological Crypt Notre Dame

Archaeological Crypt Notre Dame – Ile de la Cite

The Archaeological Crypt Notre Dame, a museum in situ located under the cathedral square, exhibits the vestiges of the Roman rampart and antic Paris

Arc de Triomphe in Paris

Arc de Triomphe – Place Charles De Gaulle

The Arc de Triomphe faces the Avenue des Champs Elysées and was built in the early 18th century to commemorate the victories of Emperor Napoleon I

Zouave statue and Pont de l'Alma

Zouave statue on Pont de l’Alma in Paris

The Alma Bridge is famous for the Zouave statue traditionally used by the Parisians as an unofficial standard to monitor the rise in the river water level

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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