History of Paris France - Page 6
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Founded in 1946, the Musee de la Poste houses the national collection of stamps and depicts the history of the postal service from the Middle Ages.
After over 100 years of history The Ritz Hotel in Paris has undergone a four year total restoration and renovation, only reopening in 2016 enhancing its prestige.
The history of Palais du Luxembourg dates back to 1612 when Marie de Medici was regent for her son, King Louis XIII, wanted her own palace constructed in Paris.
Designed by the architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux this historical wall around Paris was built in the 1700s in order to collect taxes on goods entering the city.
The history of the Luxembourg gardens starts back in 1611 when Marie de Medici decided to purchase the land and a small palace that was already located here.
Originally named Place du Trone, this historical square now called Place de la Nation has history dating back to 1600s when a throne was placed in the centre.
Le Petit Luxembourg Palace history starts in the 1500s, with true records being kept when it was purchased by Francois de Luxembourg, Duc de Piney in 1570.
The history behind the Bibliotheque National de France (BNF) dates back to the 1300s when King Charles V had a special room to house a collection of 900 books.
The history of the Richelieu-Louvois library with its collection of historical documents and manuscripts can be traced all the way back to the 17th century.
This was the first French museum to open its doors to the public in the 1700s, which was then housed within Palais du Luxembourg showcasing priceless art works.
The Centquatre building is now a cultural art centre, but, the building was originally a funeral parlour in Paris and has a rich history dating back to 1872.
The building of Musee du Quai Branly started in 2001 with its design being very unique and when finished in 2006 it also had the largest roof terrace in Paris.
The history of the Arsenal building in Paris dates from the 1600s but during the French Revolution this building was turned into a library with two different wings.
The Angelina tea room in Paris has been running for over 110 years providing gourmet treats and have now expanded to provide tea salons in different countries.
The History of Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont starts in 1492 and today is still home to a chapel with shrine and relics of Saint Genevieve the patron saint of Paris.
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