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  • Jardin des Plantes
    on Jul 29, 2009 in Gardens
    The following is excerpted from "Paris: With Pen and Pencil, Its People and Literature, Its Life and Business", by David W. BartlettThe Jardin des Plantes in the summer is one of the favorite resorts of Parisians, and although I frequented the spot,...
  • Sainte Chapelle
    on Aug 6, 2008 in Churches
    The Sainte Chapelle is one of the finest specimens of florid Gothic architecture in the world. It was erected by St. Louis in 1248, and set apart for the reception of relics bought of the emperor of Constantinople. The Chapelle consists of an upper a...
  • Paris by Metro
    on Aug 6, 2008 in Paris Metro Maps
    Paris has an excellent underground train system, known as the Métro (short for Chemin de Fer Métropolitain i.e. Metropolitan Railways). Although you will probably take the RER subway train from the airport to Paris, don't be confused: RER isn'
  • The Madeleine Church (l'Eglise de la Madeleine)
    on Jul 31, 2008 in Churches
    The following is adapted from "Paris, with Pen and Pencil", by David W. Bartlett (available at Project Gutenberg):The Madeleine looks little like a church to the stranger, but more like a magnificent Grecian temple. An edifice was erected on the
  • Paris Living: The Madeleine Church (l'Eglise de la Madeleine)
    on Jul 31, 2008 in Churches
    The following is adapted from "Paris, with Pen and Pencil", by David W. Bartlett:The Madeleine looks little like a church to the stranger, but more like a magnificent Grecian temple. An edifice was erected on the spot where the Madeleine stands, in 1...
  • Finding an English-Speaking Bank in Paris
    on Jul 26, 2008 in English
    All of the firms listed below have at least one employee or agent who can speak and correspond in English (courtesy U.S. Embassy in Paris).BANQUE NATIONALE DE PARIS Tel: 01 40 76 24 00 136, avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008 ParisCHASE MANHATTAN/MORGA...
  • Paris At Visible Earth
    on Jul 7, 2008 in View From Above
    The colors of the agricultural fields surrounding Paris are striking in the springtime, even when viewed from a 400 km orbital altitude. Astronauts on board the International Space Station photographed Paris using a digital camera and downlinked the...
  • Paris Living: Free Paris e-Books at Project Gutenberg
    on Jun 7, 2008 in Books on Paris
    Project Gutenberg is a wonderful web resource for free books. It has some titles that are directly related to Paris, in both English and French. Here' s a list. All are free and public domain. Paris: With Pen and Pencil; Its People and Literature,...
  • Free Paris e-Books at Project Gutenberg
    on Jun 7, 2008 in Books on Paris
    Project Gutenberg is a wonderful web resource for free books. It has some titles that are directly related to Paris, in both English and French. Here' s a list. All are free and public domain. Paris: With Pen and Pencil; Its People and Literature,.
  • Greek Mythology in the Tuileries Gardens
    on Feb 24, 2008 in Art
    The Tuileries Gardens was laid out by the celebrated LE NOTRE in the reign of Louis XIV. The garden is famous for its collection of statues representing Greek mythology. Here's a brief list of the main one. On the terrace towards the river, are: 1.
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