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Jardin des Tuileries
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001

Paris 1er, Jardin des Tuileries
The great Louis XIV resided at the Tuileries Palace while his chateau, Versailles, was under construction. When he left, the building was abandoned, used only as a theater, until the return of the ill-fated royal family ...   more

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Palais-Royal
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Place du Palais-Royal, Paris, 75001

Have a seat...
During breakfast one morning, we became engaged in a conversation about the differences between how things were in France when Mitterrand was in power and how they are now with Chirac. The conversation then led to the hi...   more

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Rock en Seine
Category: Activities + Arts
Paris

The Noisettes at Rock en Seine
Last time I saw Faithless was at V2006. Of their many assets, the ability to get a crowd worked into a frenzy is their most powerful. Maxie Jazz performs like a whirling dervish. All the more remarkable when you consider...   more

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Canal St-Martin
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Rue Lafayette, (rue du Faubourg du Temple), Paris, 75010

Paris
Long a working-class neighborhood with an edge, the Canal St-Martin is the latest quartier to be reinvented by artists and young bohemians. Built in the early 1800s for industrial transport, the canal is spanned by hump-...   more

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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
6 Place du Parvis-de-Notre-Dame, (Quai aux Fleurs), Paris, 75004

View From Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris
Notre-Dame is now viewed as one of the key defining examples of the style which was to become known as Ile-de-France Gothic, by the early nineteenth century few Parisians valued their medieval past very highly. Interest ...   more

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Opera Garnier
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
8 Rue Scribe, Paris, 75009

Opera Garnier [Paris / France]
All you loyal readers of my Nürnberg page (thanks again to both of you!) will recall that there I talked about the composer Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) and his opera Iphigenie in Aulis, composed in 1774. Here i...   more

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Place des Vosges
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Quai du Marche Neuf, (Quai de L'horloge), Paris, 75004

friday afternoon
Situated in the heart of the Marais, the Place de Vosges is both Paris' oldest square and arguably its most beautiful. Begun in 1605 as residences for courtiers in the service of Henri IV and completed in 1612, with arca...   more

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Institut du Monde Arabe
Category: Monument + Museum
1 Rue des Fosses-Saint-Bernard, Place Mohammed V, Paris, 75005

Institut du Monde Arabe
Many factors have contributed to France's preoccupation with the Arab world, but three of the most important include trade links that developed during the Crusades, a large Arab population living today in France, and the...   more

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Cimetiere du Montparnasse
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet, Paris, 75014

Cimetiere du Montparnasse, Paris
In May the trees were all in blossom, and you could hear the wind rustling gently through them. The graves are easy to reach. Relatives, friends, and admirers have added personal touches to the gravestones, including flo...   more

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Bibliotheque Nationale de France
Category: Activities
Quai Francois-Mauriac, Cedex 13, Paris, 75013

Blue sky, BNF Paris
This is one of the largest buildings in Paris - and one of the largest libraries in all of Europe. Most of its contents were moved to the new site (the Bibliothèque François Mitterand or Très Grande Bibliothèque [Ver...   more

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