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The Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche, narrowest street in Paris?

Posted on September 13, 2018 by Hailey (No Comment)

With its picturesque name that could as well have come from a Baudelaire novel, the Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche (Street of the Fishing Cat) appeals to our imagination, and it is linked to an odd legend that we’re about to tell you. But there is more to this street, as it is one of Paris narrowest streets, never exceeding 1,80 meters in width. Credits: LPLT – Wikipedia An old street on the Rive Gauche of Paris The Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche is very old as it was opened in 1540. It then linked the rue de la Huchette with the course of […]

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In the Footsteps of Parisian History with Lorànt Deutsch

Posted on June 20, 2018 by Hailey (No Comment)

Paris’s position among the most attractive cities in the world is due as much to its architectural treasures and atmospheres as to its prestigious past. So much has happened since a tribe of Gauls, the Parisii, first settled on the banks of the Seine so long ago! Conquered and embellished by the Romans, the town even became an imperial residence under Julian’s reign. Spared by the Huns, Paris became a leading cultural and trading town, and gained its status as a capital under the Merovingian, and later Capetian, dynasties. From Etienne Marcel to Robespierre, from Louise Michel to Rol-Tanguy, this […]

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Remembrance Tourism: from the Great War to World War II

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Hailey (No Comment)

The First and the Second World Wars witnessed landmark battles in the History of France.  These deadly conflicts are an integral part of France’s cultural heritage and it is therefore important to pass on this legacy of our past to future generations.  Remembrance tourism makes it possible to perpetuate the importance of Remembrance so that we never forget the atrocities committed on French soil and everywhere else throughout the world. Remembrance tourism and the 1st World War It was supposed to be “The War to End All Wars”.  This Great War of the most advanced nations of the time, that […]

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Historic centre of Bruges

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)

If you are planning a trip to Bruges in Belgium, you absolutely must visit the old centre, which is classed as a UNESCO world heritage site. And with good reason too, as the city’s cultural heritage is extremely impressive. Medieval architecture has been preserved alongside urban additions and developments to make Bruges one of Belgium’s most prized cultural treasures. This medieval city in the heart of the Flemish region is in fact the most visited place in the entire country. It is thought to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and has been nicknamed ‘The Venice of […]

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Zoom on Montmartre’s Sacre Coeur Basilica

Posted on October 7, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)
Sacre Coeur

Sacré Cœur is in Paris’ 18th arrondissement. With nearly 10 million visitors a year, Sacré Cœur is the second most visited monument in Paris after Notre-Dame, which receives 14 million visitors, according to a 2013 ranking released by the Paris Tourist Office. Sacre Coeur: History If we head back in time, Montmartre hill was a sacred place for Gaul druids and Romans, who built temples dedicated to Mercury and Mars. It later became a site of Christian worship, as evidenced by the rebuilding in the 12th century of the oldest church in Paris, the St. Pierre Church, built by King […]

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Paris seen by artists who have taken the city to their hearts

Posted on May 9, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)

Paris has inspired many an artist. Singers, filmmakers, writers … And if we walked in the footsteps of the most famous Parisians? Those who discovered here an atmosphere they have never left. Those who have loved the city more than anyone, who in exchange for their love experienced fame in their lifetime, but above all eternal recognition. George Brassens, Edith Piaf, Albert Camus, Gustave Eiffel, Jacques Prévert … The list is long. Paris.fr has had the bright idea of collecting, for our pleasure, the stories of all these great people here: http://quefaire.paris.fr/articles/72 So, by accessing the list on Paris.fr you […]

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The lovers’ bridges in Paris

Posted on April 28, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)
Most famous lover bridge in Paris

Paris is known as a romantic city. Visitors and Parisians maintain this reputation through different places dedicated to love, such as the “I love you wall”, a work of Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito located in Montmartre in the Square des Abesses, or the various “lovers’ bridges” shaped by all those who have decided to seal their love there… Where are these famous bridges? The most famous of these bridges is the Pont des Arts, located in the 1st and 6th districts of Paris, overlooking the Seine, connecting the Institut de France (French Academy, Academy of Sciences, Academy of Fine […]

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Globally renowned brands created in Paris

Posted on April 22, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)

Paris, creator of major brands! Paris is a global city where an impressive number of major brands have originated. From haute couture to cosmetics to communication, there have been many successes! L’Oréal: international leader World leader in the cosmetics industry, L’Oréal is part of the Paris heritage. The “Because I’m Worth It” brand was created in 1909, in Rue d’Alger, under the French Company of harmless hair dyes under the impetus of Eugène Schueller. It was the first product, L’Auréale, for the halo shape, developed by the chemical engineer, which several years later gave the brand its current name. The […]

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