By annesophie
March 3, 2011
Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Belleville is a neighbourhood of Paris, parts of which lie in four different arrondissements. The major portion of Belleville straddles the borderline between the 20th arrondissement and the 19th along its main street, the Rue de Belleville. The remainder lies in the 10th and 11tharrondissements. It was once the independent commune (municipality) of Belleville which was annexed by the City of Paris in 1860 [...]

Quartier Latin

By annesophie
March 3, 2011
Notre Dame (photo : stefanopinci.com)

The Quartier Latin (Latin Quarter) is an area in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France, around the Sorbonne University. The name derives from the Latin language, which was widely spoken in the Middle Ages in and around the University. It currently still houses various higher education establishments, such as the École Normale Supérieure, the École [...]


By annesophie
March 3, 2011
Tour Montparnasse (photo : stefanopinci.com)

One of the main reasons why Paris is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world is the continuity in its urban planning and architecture. From the early developments during the reign of Henry IV in the 16th century up to the 19th century with the large developments under Haussmann, the Prefect of [...]

Le Marais

By annesophie
March 3, 2011
Place des Vosges (photo : stefanopinci.com)

The Marais is one of the oldest parts of Paris, following the Ile de la Cite, which is now completely different. Much of the streets here remain as they were centuries ago with their elegant mansions, small shops and boutiques, and narrow alleys. This is a great place to live and is significantly quieter than [...]

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