Saturday, October 07, 2006



"LA CONCIERGERIE, a palace whose name derives from «concierge» (the royal governor who was in charge of the building), was built on the site of the former Palais des Capetiens. La Conciergerie was the oldest prison in France and was where Robespierre, Charlotte Corday and Marie Antoinette were imprisoned during the Revolution"

"PALAIS DE JUSTICE - Located on the Île de la Cité, the Law Courts occupy more than 4 hectares of land and the building contains around 24 km of hallways, 7,000 doors and more than 3,150 windows"

"NOTRE DAME was one of the first Gothic cathedrals, and is widely considered one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Europe. For many many years there were works around ..."

"SEINE RIVER - The Banks of the Seine in Paris were added to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1991. After locks were installed to artificially raise the level in the 1800s, the average depth of the Seine today at Paris is about eight metres"

"BRIDGES - Paris has 36 bridges, which can be seen at the LPCP site!"

"PLACE VENDOME is the work of Jules Hardouin-Mansart, and was begun in 1698. It is an example of city-planning with residences for the wealthy along the sides and two openings, which form the main axis"

"THE TUILERIES GARDEN - designed in 1664 by Le Notre, the gardener of the king of France Louis the 14th and the Versailles park designer - is the most central park in Paris, along the Seine river from the Louvre museum to the Concorde square"


"STRAVINSKI FOUNTAIN (also called La Fontaine des Automates), features works by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint-Phalle"

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