History opf Paris France - Page 3
Looking back through the history of Paris you will be able to discover historical buildings, mansion houses and castles like the Louvre that was originally a fortress then royal palace, through to the Roman arena, the crypt under Notre Dame Cathedral and the catacombs, which is the famous mass burial place within the old quarries deep beneath the city of Paris, not forgetting the military and naval history and so many unusual artefacts on display at various places around Paris.
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The Grand Palais was constructed for the 1900 World fair, with the facade requiring 17,000 metres cubed of stone, 10,000 metres of rubble and 2 million bricks.
The Musee Nissim de Camondo museum in Paris is probably one of the most sumptuous private homes from the early 20th century that has been fully preserved as a museum and is located in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris.
The Cite des Sciences is located within the cultural centre and park in Paris called the Parc de la Villette and it first opened in 1986.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris was originally meant to be destroyed after 20 years, however, Gustave Eiffel knew that by utilising the tower for scientific experiments and communications, it would prolong its existence.
It was the Paris-Lyon-Mediterranean Company that had the Train Bleu restaurant constructed, with the guide that it was to be an exquisite and opulent restaurant giving the feelings of richness from its waxed parquet flooring, the wood panelling through to its leather upholstered seats.
The Parc de la Villette started life in 1865 as a cattle market with slaughterhouses, but today this park in Paris has the largest science museum in Europe.
The History of the Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione Circus all started when Louis Dejean wanted to build a place to house a circus in Paris that would be mainly for equestrian shows and a permit for this was granted in the December of 1851.
The Hotel Guenegaud houses the Musee de la Chasse de la Nature or the Museum of Hunting and of Nature, and is the only Hotel still standing in its entirety that was constructed by the architect Francois Mansart.
This waxworks museum in paris, the Musee Grevin, has a rich history that all started with an idea that Arthur Meyer had, who then enlisted the help and advise of Alfred Grevin who then became so involved with the museum was named after him.
The Hotel Biron is a mansion house in Paris that was built in the early 1700s, and has been owned by a few different people before the French state and Leonce Benedite used this mansion to house the Musee Rodin museum.
Even when the Eiffel Tower was first opened to the public back in 1889, there were elevators in the tower, which was a major technical achievement through the genius, forward thinking and expertise of the engineer Gustave Eiffel.
Salvador Dali born on 11th May 1904 in Figueras, Catalonia, Spain, had much trauma in his early years but went on to become the legendary surrealist artist.
Located on the Ile de la Cite island on the River Seine, the Sainte Chapelle has become one of the renowned historical monuments in Paris with some very unique features that makes it an ideal place to visit when on holiday in Paris.
Inaugurated in 1927 the Salle Pleyel concert hall is named after the Pleyel piano manufacturer, and is now home to the Paris orchestra.
This science museum, Palais de la Decouverte, has been running since 1937 within part of the Grand Palais that is located by the Avenue des Champs Elysees.
Musee de la Musique in Parc de la Villette only opened in 1997 but today it has become famous throughout the world for its collections of musical instruments.
The first universal exhibition, or world fair in Paris was held in 1855, and one of the a new buildings built for this was called Palais de l'Industrie.
The Bateaux Mouches have become synonymous with cruises along the River Seine, and have been running for over 60 years.
Antoine Bourdelle was a French sculptor that settled in Paris and once the assistant of Auguste Rodin, and produced such sculptures like Hercules the Archer.
The Roland Garros stadium hosts one of the four major world tennis championships and has become famous for the greatest clay court championships.
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