Opera Garnier

By annesophie
February 25, 2011
Opéra Garnier (photo:

Built between 1862-1875, its architect was Charles Garnier. He had been picked from among 171 contestants, and was relatively unknown although he had won the Rome prize in 1848. He was only 35 when awarded with the design of the new opera house. The origins of the idea for a new opera house can be [...]

Place Saint Michel

By annesophie
February 25, 2011
Place saint Michel

Place Saint-Michel is located on the Left Bank of Paris, France in the Latin Quarter of the sixth arrondissement. The cross-roads square exists at the intersection of several streets including: Quai Saint-Michel, Boulevard Saint-Michel, Quai des Grandes-Augustus, and Pont Saint-Michel, which connects with Boulevard du Palais on l’Ile de la Cite. A connection by a [...]

Jardin des Tuileries

By annesophie
February 25, 2011

The Jardin des Tuileries is one of Paris’s most visited gardens thanks to its central location between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde. As such the Tuileries are part of a grand central axis leading from the Louvre all the way to La Défense, the city’s business district. In the early 16th century the area was a [...]

Le Trocadero

By annesophie
February 25, 2011

The Trocadero area, made up of the Place du Trocadero and terraced gardens, is dominated by the Palais de Chaillot. Built in 1937 for the Exposition Universelle, it’s a rather ugly building, in sober Neoclassical style. The central terrace between its two wings has been kept clear, forming a perfect frame for the Eiffel Tower [...]

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