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This church was constructed in 1871 in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. At the time the quarter was going through a period of tremendous change due to the Haussmann reforms, which created broad rectilinear avenues through the district. Église Saint Augustin's architecture was composed by Baltard, who looked to Roman and Byzantine structures for inspiration. Today the church has a thriving congregation and occasionally hosts classical and choral concerts.
After the executions of the French monarchs Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, their remains were buried at the Madeleine Cemetery. The Chapelle Expiatoire, constructed in the early 19th Century, is built upon the grounds of that former cemetery. Now it is a grand monument to the king and queen and victims of the French Revolution. The site includes a Greco-Roman necropolis, as well as a hall done in the Neo-Classic style. It's a soothing respite from the bustle of Boulevard Haussman, and a must-see for history buffs.
Situated between Rue Trielhard and Rue de Lisbonne , Rue Corvetto is popular for holding Europe Covered Market. Easily accessible by Miromesnil Metro Station, the street is overcrowded by shoppers during the ongoing event every week. This street is situated near some famous city attractions like Musee Nissim de Camondo and Saint Augustine.
In the summer of 1743, the king of France placed the first stone of what would become the Cathédrale Saint-Louis, which holds guests under the warmly lit arches of the nave to this day. The elegant architecture is symmetrical around the traditional form of a Latin cross, and a lovely perspective of the ensemble is visible from the Jardin du Roi at Versailles. The artwork filling the Cathédrale includes paintings, sculptures, and stained glass windows; the sculpted wood throne dates from the 18th Century. The marvelous organs, created by Clicquot a few years after construction was completed, were restored in the 19th Century.
The Palais de l'Élysée (Élysée Palace) is the official home of the President of France. It was built in 1722, between the Grande Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré: a small road leading to the village of Roule, and the Champs-Élysées, by architect Armand-Claude Mollet. The structures are a prime example of the classical style. There's an entrance vestibule running along the ceremonial courtyard and gardens, a long central building, a State, apartment divided down the middle by a large salon that opens out onto the garden. In the early 1880s, the National Assembly issued a decree designating the Élysée as the Residence of the French President, and it is a potent symbol of the French Republic.
Many remarkable art galleries and boutiques are found on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré, an avenue of upscale commerce in Paris. For art enthusiasts, a walk down this avenue becomes a truly memorable experience. The galleries, which are mostly concentrated between Place St-Phillipe-du-Roule and Avenue de Marigny, offer some of the most exceptional work by contemporary artists and beautiful French furniture. This avenue also supports Paris' reputation as a world center for fashion as many famous designers such as Givenchy and Chanel maintain boutiques here. A walk along the avenue of Faubourg Saint-Honoré, filled with impressionist art and pulsating fashion, is guaranteed to leave an impression. Call +33 8 3668 3112 (Tourist Information)
This impressive 18th-century church is situated in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It features an extraordinarily airy interior composed of a grand vaulted ceiling flanked by two rows of columns. The church occasionally hosts classical and choral concerts.
For connoisseurs of architecture in Paris, La Madeleine is a must visit. Pierre Constant d'Ivry began the construction of this monument in 1764, and it was completed by one of his colleagues. It was looted during the French Revolution and Napoléon I later decided to transform it into a temple in the memory of his glorious army. Eventually, this structure was instead dedicated to St. Mary Madeleine. One of Paris' most famous churches, its impressive façade is made up of 52 20-meter (65-foot) Corinthian columns, while inside its nave is magnificently crowned by three cupolas. Sculptor Charles Marochetti's marble statue the Ravissement de Sainte-Madeleine overlooks the high altar, giving it a unique splendour. Classical concerts are occasionally organized at this church.
Boulevard des Batignolles is situated in the area of Batignolles in the Paris city. There is an array of interesting shops along the Boulevard. There are markets held here regularly, so the shopping just gets better in Paris. Apart from the colorful stores, there are various eateries and also a church to be visited. This place is very well connected to the nearby transport facilities like the stations of Villers, Rome, Place de Clichy and Blanche. For further details please contact the tourist information center at +33 8 3668 3112.
The story of this park with flowerbeds, protective trees and white statues of artists started in 1769, the year the Duke of Chartres acquired two acres (one hectare) of the Monceau plain (where the famous patriot Joan of Arc camped in 1429). Twnty-nine acres (a dozen hectares) were added between 1773 and 1778; this ground was transformed into an English style garden and became the setting for many revolutionary festivals. In 1860 it was bequeathed to the city of Paris and was converted into a public park by the préfet Hausmann. It was opened a year later by the emperor Napoléon III. To the original pyramid he added a bridge, a cave and a waterfall. The statues date from the turn of the 20th Century. Contact +33 8 3668 3112 for further information.
This church in Paris' 17th Arrondissement occasionally hosts choral and classical concerts, in addition to participating in a yearly series of events for Paris' Nuits Blanches. It features an impressive organ dating from 1898.
The beautiful church of Église de la Sainte-Trinité stands as one of the city's many landmarks. Designed by Théodore Ballu, the church was built during the 1861 and 1867 and includes detailed architecture that mesmerizes all who come here. The church's bell tower stands tall at a staggering 63 meters (207 feet) and is topped by a dome. The opulence of the structure continues to its interiors which houses a Cavaillé-Coll chancel organ and grand organ. Apart from regular services conducted here for the community, the church is also the venue for many classical music and organ concerts. For art, architecture as well as music buffs, the Église de la Sainte-Trinité is a must stop while in the beautiful city.