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Sainte-Genevieve patron saint of Paris - Ste. Genevieve shrine in St. Etienne du Mont Church

Sainte-Genevieve – Paris patron saint

Sainte-Genevieve became the patron saint of Paris after encouraging the Parisians to resist and stopped Attila and his Huns from invading Paris in 451AD

Square du Temple

Square du Temple – Quartier du Temple

Square du Temple, a public garden landscaped in 1865 on the site of the palace and outbuildings of the fortified monastery built by the Knights Templar

Carreau du Temple after renovation

Carreau du Temple – Quartier du Temple

Carreau du Temple, a covered market built in the Marais in 1811, today fully restored and converted into a multipurpose cultural and exhibition venue

Saint-Denis, patron saint of Paris

Saint-Denis, the patron saint of Paris

The legend of Saint-Denis, the first bishop of Paris who was martyred during the 3rd century and became one of the three patrons saints of the city

Fontaines de Pol Bury in the Palais-Royal

Fontaines de Pol Bury – Palais-Royal – Paris

The Fontaines de Pol Bury, or Spherades, two contemporary fountains consisting of stainless steel spheres, on permanent exhibition in the Palais Royal

Colonnes de Buren in Palais-Royal

Colonnes de Buren – Palais-Royal – Paris

The Colonnes de Buren, officially known as Deux Plateaux, a highly controversial art work on permanent exhibition in the Cour d’Honneur of the Palais-Royal

Bassin de la Villette and Quai de Seine

Bassin de la Villette and Canal de l’Ourcq

Bassin de la Villette and Canal de l’Ourcq, built in the early 1800s to supply water to Paris, but today redeveloped to provide recreational space

Folies in Parc de la Villette - Folie Antenne Secours N7

Folies – Red metal structures – Parc de la Villette

Folies are the contemporary bright red metal structures found in the Parc de la Villette, a popular cultural park designed by the architect B. Tschumi

Grande Halle de la Villette, multi purpose venue in Paris

Grande Halle de la Villette – Parc de la Villette

Grande Halle de la Villette, a superb metal structure in the Parc de la Villette that once housed Paris cattle market and is today a multi-purpose venue

Philharmonie de Paris in Parc de la Villette - Paris

Philharmonie de Paris – Music centre – Parc de la Villette

Philharmonie de Paris is an establishment dedicated to all styles of music that replaces the Cité de la Musique and is located in the Parc de la Villette

Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie with Grande Halle in the background - Parc de la Villette - Paris

Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie – Parc de la Villette

The Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie was transferred from Place de la Republique to Paris cattle market, a site today redeveloped with the Parc de la Villette

Rotonde de la Villette

Rotonde de la Villette – Place Stalingrad

The Rotonde de la Villette is one of 4 remaining edifices built on the 18th century fiscal wall, and was the headquarters of the customs’ officials

10 things to do in Paris on a rainy day

Top 10 things to do in Paris on a rainy day

We've compiled a list of the top 10 things to do in Paris on a rainy day, from traditional to off the beaten track visits
Cultural Metro stations in Paris

Cultural Metro stations in Paris

Paris Metro has 303 stations, many of which have been redecorated and refurbished to promote the monuments or districts they serve
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche seen from the Square Boucicaut

Le Bon Marché, Paris’ oldest department store

Le Bon Marché, the oldest department store in Paris and the only one on the Left Bank, is a Parisian luxury icon that belongs to the LVMH group
Printemps Haussmann - Paul Sedille's facade on Boulevard Haussmann

Printemps Haussmann, luxury department store

History of Printemps Haussmann, an iconic Parisian luxury department store that spreads on 3 interconnected Art Nouveau buildings on Boulevard Haussmann

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