History of Paris France - Page 5
The history of Paris dates back to the fourth millennium BC, and today you can find many different places to visit like historical monuments, mansions, along with the world famous royal palaces and chateaux, which can be found in and around Paris.
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Original plans for the Pont Neuf were drawn up in 1556 with the first stone being laid in 1578 and eventually the bridge was completed on 20th June 1603.
The history behind this is the historical library of Paris that is dedicated to the history of Paris and the Ile de France region, dates back to the 1700s.
The Rotonde de la Villette was constructed in a record time of only two years and was completed in 1788 by the architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux.
The Thermes de Cluny are the ruins of the Gallo-Roman thermal baths constructed in approximately the 3rd century and are the best preserved in the city.
It all started when Ferdinand Hediard first saw exotic fruits like bananas and lychees at the port in Le Havre and had a vision of supplying these to people.
The Hotel Carnavalet is one of the oldest houses in the Marais area of Paris, and is the home of Musee Carnavalet, which is the Museum of the history of Paris.
The first store was opened by Auguste Fauchon in 1886 and over the years became an international name for gourmet foods, yet with innovation and new ideas.
The history of the Pont d'Iena or Jena bridge all started in the 1800s when Napoleon Bonaparte I first decided that he wanted a bridge over the River Seine.
Wallace fountains are drinking water fountains in Paris that can be found all over the city which were designed and constructed by Richard Wallace in the 1800s.
A beautiful mansion house constructed in 1688 within the Marais area and is now part of the Musee Carnavalet which is the museum of the history of Paris
The industrialist Emile Guimet devoted his time to Asia and accumulated a large collection of different artefacts that eventually became the Musee Guimet.
The Au Pied de Cochon is a famous restaurant in Paris that has never closed its doors since 1947, but the history of this restaurant starts before World War II.
The history of the Pont des Arts footbridge over the River Seine was first thought of by Napoleon Bonaparte I way back in 1804 but was actually built later.
The IMA or Institut du Monde Arabe building had to use innovative technology within its design, which was based upon an effect often used in Islamic architecture.
The history of Paris dates back to the fourth millennium BC, and today you can find many different historical monuments to visit in and around Paris.
The history of the Pont de Bir-Hakeim dates back to 1878 when it was decided that a metal footbridge over the River Seine in Paris would be needed.
The history of the Institut de France starts with Cardinal Jules Mazarin who bequeathed a large sum of money to construct a new college building in Paris.
Constructed in the 1800s the Palais Galliera was purposely built to be a museum in a Renaissance style then passed to the City of Paris.
The Pont du Carrousel history dates back to 1830 when the first bridge was built at this location, which was designed by architect Antoine-Remy Polonceau.
The history of behind this church and priory in Paris called Saint-Martin-des-Champs dates way back before the 1100s and King Henry I.
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