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La Concorde

By Martin
February 22, 2011
Place de la Concorde - photoserge.com

Extending from the Seine all the way to the Rue de Rivoli is the Place de la Concorde, the largest and the most famous single square in Paris. It probably would be possible to come to Paris and miss this square if (a) your hotel was located somewhere in the Latin Quarter and you never [...]


Champs Elysees

By Martin
February 22, 2011
Champs Elysees (photo: martinsoler.com)

Created in 1667 by André Le Nôtre, Louis XIV’s gardener,in order to improve the view from the Tuileries garden. The avenue was lengthened at the end of the 18th century, running from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Two kilometers long and bordered by trees, les Champs-Elysées has become the center for festivities [...]


Arc de Triomphe

By Martin
January 15, 2011
Arc de Triomphe (photo by martinsoler.com)

This is the Arc de Triomphe, a 16-story war monument conceived by Napoleon, designed by architect Jean-François Chalgrin, and built at the top of the avenue des Champs-Elysees. It was constructed between 1810 and 1836. It is possible to reach the roof of the monument by climbing nearly three hundred steps, and the view is [...]


Paris

By Martin
December 4, 2010
Paris Panorama (photo: martinsoler.com)

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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