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Paris - Ile De France

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

Les Arcades des Champs-Elysees entrance

Les Arcades des Champs-Elysées – Lido

Les Arcades des Champs-Elysées, a luxury indoor shopping gallery at nos76-78, is also known as Arcades du Lido, as it used to access the cabaret

Orchids nursery near Paris

Orchids nursery 20km south-east of Paris

A visit off the beaten track, 20km east of Paris, to a family of horticulturists who have grown and selected hundreds of orchids varieties for 127 years

Fleur de Lys - yellow iris

Fleur de Lys – French monarchy’s emblem

The Fleur de Lys, the official emblem of the kings of France from 1150 to 1830, is not a lily but a yellow iris represented in a stylized form

Passage du Bourg l'Abbé

Passage du Bourg l’Abbé – Covered gallery

Passage du Bourg l’Abbé, one of the few remaining covered galleries built in Paris during the 19th century, is today listed as a historic monument

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

Petit Cimetiere du Calvaire in Montmartre

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

Hotel-de-Ville Metro station’s decoration

Hotel-de-Ville Metro station’s decor is dedicated to the town-hall of the City of Paris, which has been the seat of the city’s institutions since 1357
Rambuteau Metro station in Paris

Rambuteau Metro station, a colourful station

Rambuteau Metro station has a colourful indirect lighting to mimic the nextdoor Pompidou Center, which is known for its brightly coloured structure
Tuileries Metro station - Years 1930

Tuileries Metro station celebrates the Metro’s centenary

Tuileries Metro station boasts a stunning series of photo collages illustrating the past 11 decades to celebrate the Centenary of the Metropolitain de Paris
Franklin D. Roosevelt Metro station - Yellow and Black colour scheme and touch-screen

Franklin D. Roosevelt Metro station, an international decor

Franklin D. Roosevelt Metro station pays tribute to the WWII Allied troops' Commander and was renovated in an international and contemporary style

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