Archive for April, 2011

Catacombs

By annesophie
April 20, 2011
Catacombs

The Paris Catacombs originate from the 18th century - It should’ve been named “municipal ossuary”. The name of “Catacombs” has been given to this ossuary after the Catacombs of Rome, the name given to the antique cemetery located next to the Appian way. The Innocents’ cemetery (next to Saint-Eustache, in the district of ‘les Halles’) [...]


La Sorbonne

By annesophie
April 14, 2011
Monument in Paris, la Sorbonne

One of the world’s most prestigious academic libraries, the Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne chose Millennium as a replacement for its aging library automation system. “The adaptable and flexible structure of Millennium, provided by APIs and Java clients, means that we will be able to continue to follow our traditional and well-developed working practices, ensuring that [...]


Parc Montsouris

By annesophie
April 13, 2011
Parc Montsouris

At the initiative of Napoleon III, working with Baron Haussmann, the Parc Montsouris, the second largest park in Paris after the Buttes Chaumont, was built on Moc Souris hill, once covered with undergrowth that the market gardeners used for fuel (mineral coal) for their hothouses, which were built in the surrounding area. The quarter in [...]


Opera Bastille

By annesophie
April 12, 2011
Opera Bastille

Opéra Bastille is a modern opera house in Paris, France. The architect was Carlos Ott. The building was inaugurated on July 13, 1989, on the 200th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. However, it did not see its first performance until March 17,1990, with Berlioz’s “Les Troyens”. The building is located at Place de la Bastille, in the 12th arrondissement. It seats 2,716 and [...]


Place de l’Etoile

By annesophie
April 7, 2011
Place de l'étoile

The Place de l’Étoile is a large Place in Paris, France, the meeting point of twelve straight avenues (hence the name “Star Square”) including the Champs-Élysées which continues to the east. It was renamed Place Charles de Gaulle in 1970 in honor of President de Gaulle, but is still largely referred to by its original name. The square lies in [...]


Place Vendôme

By annesophie
April 4, 2011
Place Vendome

Place Vendôme is a square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris located to the north of the Tuileries Gardens and east of the Église de la Madeleine. It is the starting point of the Rue de la Paix. Its regular architecture by Jules Hardouin-Mansart and pedimented screens canted across the corners give the rectangular Place [...]


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