History of Paris France - Page 4
You will find that the history of Paris includes historical buildings, mansion houses, castles and royal palaces, as well as having some Roman history in side the city, but the history of Paris goes as far back as the fourth millennium BC.
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The Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation is a monument in Paris that remembers those who were deported to concentration camps during World War II.
There are many different chapels and churches like the Chapelle Notre de la Medaille Miraculeuse, which is run by the Sisters of Charity and dates back to 1813.
The Eglise Saint-Pierre de Montmartre is one of the oldest churches in Paris constructed back in the 1100s, and is just behind the Sacre Coeur Basilica.
The Tour Jean Sans Peur is a Medieval Tower that is now classified as a museum and a historical monument in Paris that dates back to the early 1400s.
This memorial is dedicated to the soldiers and fighters who lost their lives fighting for France during the war of Algeria and battles of Morocco and Tunisia.
Bercy area in Paris became the largest wine market worldwide plus was home to fairgrounds and other entertainment, and today has been completely revamped.
The history behind this private museum, Musee des Arts Forains, starts with Jean Paul Favand, who began collecting objects from fairgrounds and fun fairs.
The Aeroport de Paris-Le Bourget is the oldest airport in Paris that is now one of the most active airports in Europe, and is home to the Paris Air Show.
The Musee de l'Air et de l'espace is the oldest aviation museum in the world and this air and space museum in Paris is located at Le Bourget airport.
The Saint-Jacques Tower is classified as a historical monument in Paris, yet is all that remains of the a Gothic church that was constructed in the 1500s.
The Musee Dapper is named after Olfert Dapper who was a Dutch humanist that wrote about Africa back in the 1600s, which lead to this museum in Paris.
You can find different monuments in Paris that are dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, who was an American minister to France and lived in Paris for over 4 years.
The history of the Maxim's restaurant goes all the way back to 1893 when a little bistro in Paris was opened by Maxime Gaillard.
The Place du Chatelet is a square in Paris has a fountain and statue that commemorates some of the victories Napoleon Bonaparte I had.
Constructed for the 1900 World Fair in Paris, the Petit Palais is a blend of traditional and modern architecture, that took over 20 years to complete.
This square is on the Ile de la Cite Island by the oldest bridge in Paris called the Pont Neuf and covers an area of approximately 1,600 metres squared.
The Gaite Lyrique was originally designed as a theatre in Paris yet has had a turbulent and eventful history, and today is a cultural centre and museum in Paris.
First inaugurated on 2nd May 1869 its original name was Folies Trevise, however this changed to the name of Folies Bergere after a nearby street.
The Palais de l'Elysee is the official residence of the President of the French Republic where foreign dignitaries meet, which is close to the Champs Elysees.
The Place dauphine is a historical square in Paris named after the son of King Henri IV, and this triangular square is located on the Ile de la Cite island.
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