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Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges

The hotel of Tournelles, royal property, occupied the place of Vosges for the XIVth century. When Henri II hurt in a tournament died, his…

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Hotel de Clisson

Olivier V de Clisson was a powerful Breton lord, and he was a military companion of Bertrand Du Guesclin, who he succeeded as ‘Constable…

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Palais Brongniart

During the Middle Ages, Parisian financial transactions used to take place on the Pont au Change. The expansion of commercial activities, in particular the…

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Sainte Chapelle

In 1239, Louis IX (also known as St. Louis) had allegedly purchased Christ’s crown of thorns from the Venetians. Two years later, from Baudouin…

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Pont Royal

At this location, people used to cross the Seine River on a ferry – the Rue du Bac on the Rive Gauche took its…

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Pont Neuf

In spite of its name, it is actually the oldest bridge in Paris. It is certain that the Capital used to have others that…

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Place Vendôme

If the Place Vendôme remains as one of the leading tourist sites in Paris, it owes this achievement to its enticing and appealing window…

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Comédie Française

At the time of its construction by the Cardinal of Richelieu in 1628, the Palais-Royal included a theatre. Molière and his performers were on…

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Palais Royal

The original palace was called the Cardinal Palace. The crafty Richelieu oversaw its construction in 1628 right next to The Louvre, under the eyes…

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Les Halles

The arrival and the exchange of merchandise had already been taking place on the Ile de la Cité for 1000 years when Louis VIII…

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Les Tuileries

After the death of her spouse Henry II, Catherine de Medici decided to have a new palace built. She chose untouched ground that had…

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The Louvre

The fortress that was built by Phillip Auguste in 1190 only occupied a quarter of the courtyard to the west of the original palace…

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Paris by night pictures

Paris by night is just beautiful. Some photograph know how to make it magic Check this out ! Image source : http://www.maxisciences.com/paris/wallpaper