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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 [...]

Arc du Carrousel

By Martin
February 22, 2011
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

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 [...]

Louvre Museum

By Martin
February 15, 2011
Louvre Museum (photo by

This enormous building, constructed around 1200 as a fortress and rebuilt in the mid-16th century for use as a royal palace, began its career as a public museum in 1793. As part of Mitterand’s grands projets, the Louvre was revamped in the 1980s with the addition of a 21-metre glass pyramid entrance. Initially deemed a [...]


By Martin
December 4, 2010
Paris Panorama (photo:

Paris is divided in 20 sections called arrondissement, each arrondissement has it’s own peculiarities and differences. Below we’ve plotted some of the monuments that are related to each of these arrondissement. Now Paris also has districts, such as Saint Germain, Latin Quarter, Montparnasse and more these districts are again different, for example Latin Quarter is straddled on [...]

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