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Arc du Carrousel

By Martin
February 22, 2011
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel martinsoler.com

Correct name for this little arch is Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel which is located on la Place du Carrousel (named Carrousel from the horse dressage displays done on the square). This arch was built in 1806 to commemorate Napoleon’s victories of previous years. The arch is the second monument in the line that goes [...]


Basilique du Sacre Coeur on Montmartre

By Martin
February 21, 2011
Sacre Coeur (photo: martinsoler.com)

Located on the top of the hill of Montmartre, at what is the highest natural point in Paris, the Basilique du Sacre Coeur stands proud as one of Paris’ most visited destinations. The Sacre Coeur is one of the later churches built in Paris. It was completed in 1914 and opened in 1919 after the [...]


Le Canal St Martin

By Martin
February 15, 2011
Canal St Martin (photography by photoserge.com)

Canal Saint Martin, built in the days of Napoleon 1 (way back in the early 19th century) was not just a solution to fresh water to Paris but also opened transport lines within France and connected the rivers. In fact France has a very intricate system of canals throughout the country that have historically been [...]


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