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Passage du Bourg l'Abbé covered gallery in Paris

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

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

Saint-Marcel Church in Paris

Saint-Marcel – Paris patron saint

Saint-Marcel, one of the three patron saints and 9th Bishop of Paris, is known for his miracles which include defeating a dragon that terrorized the city

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 with music stand

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

One of the Fontaines de Pol Bury in 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

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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