Paris - Ile De France Section

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

Passage Verdeau in Paris

Passage Verdeau, the haunt of antic books dealers

Passage Verdeau, a picturesque 19th century covered shopping arcade located on the Grands Boulevards, the haunt of philatelic and antic books dealers shops

Passage de la Madeleine entrance

Galerie de la Madeleine, dedicated to the luxury trade

Galerie de la Madeleine, a covered shopping arcade dedicated to the luxury trade and located in the affluent district that developed by the Madeleine Church

Passage Jouffroy in Paris

Passage Jouffroy – Paris’ largest covered passage

Passage Jouffroy, Paris’ largest 19th century covered passage, has retained 3 original establishments: Musée Grévin, Hôtel Chopin and Librairie du Passage

Le Village Royal in Paris

Le Village Royal, the haunt of luxury shops

Le Village Royal near La Madeleine, an open-air passage and former market place that has become the haunt of luxury shops, was once known as Cité Berryer

Passage Brady - Little India in Paris

Passage Brady, Paris Little India

Passage Brady or Little India, one of the few remaining covered passages of Paris, is today home to Indian, Pakistani and Bengali shops and restaurants

Pont Mirabeau in Paris

Pont Mirabeau and Apollinaire’s poem

Pont Mirabeau, a Paris bridge made famous when Guillaume Apollinaire published a poem after his break up with the painter Marie Laurencin

Contemporary metal facade at no1 Rue de Turenne in Paris

Contemporary metal facade – Rue de Turenne – Marais

The contemporary metal facade that marks the corner of Rue de Turenne and Rue St-Antoine flanks a 17th century building located in a protected enclave of the Marais

One of the 25 Paris churches you'll enjoy visiting

25 Paris churches you will enjoy visiting

A compilation of 25 Paris churches you will enjoy visiting, churches that might be less known but boasts a wealth of architectural and ornamental features

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

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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