Paris A walk in Paris - Promenades à travers Paris3

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Le Jardin du  Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Garden, was created in 1612 by Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France, mother of Louis XIII

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Jardin and Palais du Luxembourg Yann Arthus Bertrand

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Jardin du Luxembourg was inspired by the Boboli Gardens in Florence

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Jardin du Luxembourg

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Jardin du Luxembourg , which cover 25 hectares of land, are split into French gardens and English gardens. Between the two, lies a geometric forest and a large pond

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Monument à Scheurer-Kestner (1908) Jules Dalou (1838-1902)

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Monument à Scheurer-Kestner (1908) Jules Dalou (1838-1902) Details Monument to Scheurer-Kestne: Justice and the Truth (1908)

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Diane (1866) Louis Auguste Lévêque (1814-1875)

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Le palais du Luxembourg est le siège du Sénat français, qui fut installé en 1799 dans le palais construit au début du XVII e siècle, à la suite de la régence de la reine Marie de Medicis

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Marguerite d'Angoulême (1848) Le prophète by Louis Derbré (6.50 m, 12 tone)

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The garden has 106 statues spread throughout the park, the monumental Medici fountain, the Orangerie and the Pavillon Davioud. 

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A partir de 1843, une série d'une vingtaine de statues de reines de France et femmes illustres, choisies pour leur rôle marquant dans l'histoire de France, leur vertu ou leur renommée, a été commandée à des artistes pour venir orner le jardin, de part et d’autre du bassin

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The central axis of the garden is extended, beyond its wrought iron grill and gates opening to rue Auguste Comte, by the central esplanade of the rue de l'Observatoire, officially the Jardin Marco Polo, where sculptures of the four Times of Day alternate with columns and culminate at the southern end with the 1874 "Fountain of the Observatory”

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1874 "Fountain of the Observatory”

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"Fountain of the Observatory", also known as the "Fontaine des Quatre-Parties-du-Monde" or the "Carpeaux Fountain"

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"Fountain of the Observatory", also known as the "Fontaine des Quatre-Parties-du-Monde" or the "Carpeaux Fountain"

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The bronze fountain represents the work of four sculptors

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Louis Vuillemot carved the garlands and festoons around the pedestal, Pierre Legrain carved the armillary with interior globe and zodiac band; Emmanuel Fremiet designed the eight horses, marine turtles and spouting fish. Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux sculpted the four nude women supporting the globe, representing the Four Continents of classical iconography

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Emmanuel Fremiet (French 1824-1910)

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In the basin we find four couples of sea horses, surrounded by dolphins and turtles, done by the sculptor Emmanuel Frémiet

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Emmanuel Fremiet (French 1824-1910)

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Emmanuel Fremiet  (French 1824-1910)

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Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés

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Cafe de Flore one of the oldest coffeehouses in Paris

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Rue Danton La Rive Gauche ( The Left Bank) is the southern bank of the river Seine

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La Rive Gauche ( The Left Bank) is the southern bank of the river Seine

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Cafe de Flore one of the oldest coffeehouses in Paris

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"Rive Gauche" or "Left Bank" generally refers to the Paris of an earlier era: the Paris of artists, writers, and philosophers

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Boulevard Saint-Michel

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Fontaine du Bassin Soufflot statue at Place Edmond Rostand

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Bassin Soufflot Place Edmond Rostand

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Bassin Soufflot Place Edmond Rostand by Gabriel Davioud

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Fontaine Saint-Michel by Gabriel Davioud

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Fontaine Saint-Michel, monumental  fountain located in Place Saint-Michel  by Gabriel Davioud

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Wallace fountains are public drinking fountains designed by Charles-Auguste Lebourg that appear in the form of small cast-iron sculptu-res scattered throughout the city of Paris mainly along the most frequented sidewalks. They are named after the Englishman Richard Wallace, who financed their construction

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A great aesthetic success, they are recognized worldwide as one of the symbols of Paris. A Wallace Fountain can be seen outside the Wallace Collection in London, the gallery that houses the works of art collected by Sir Richard Wallace

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Sound : Joe Dassin - Le Jardin du Luxembourg (avec Joelle ); La Rue Marie Laurence Text: Internet Pictures: Adrian Moac ă & Internet All  copyrights  belong to their  respective owners Presentation : Sanda Foi ş oreanu https://plus.google.com/+SandaMichaela 201 8

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