Paris A walk in Paris - Promenades à travers Paris4

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Place de la Concorde

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Place de la Concorde, la Fontaine des Fleuves

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The Place de la Concorde is one of the major public squares in Paris. Measuring 8.64 hectares in area, it is the largest square in the French capital. It is located at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées. It was the site of many notable public executions of royalty during the French Revolution.

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On both corners, marking the beginning of Avenue des Champs Elysees, vaulted on high pedestals designed by David, are sculptures called the "Marly Horses" The Luxor Obelisk standing at the centre of the Place

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The Luxor Obelisk is over 3,000 years old and was originally situated outside of Luxor Temple, where its twin remains to this day. It first arrived in Paris on 21 December 1833 and three years later, on 25 October 1836, was moved to the centre of Place de la Concorde by King Louis-Phillipe. It was given to France by Muhammad Ali Pasha, Ruler of Ottoman Egypt

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Place de la Concorde, la Fontaine des Mers

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Regroupées par groupe de deux statues, les huit statues de ville de la Concorde sont placées dans la direction géographique correspondante aux villes qu’elles représentent

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The Hôtel de Crillon in Paris is a historic luxury hotel that opened in 1909 — in a building dating to 1758

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The Crillon along with the Hotel de la Marine is one of two identical stone palaces on the Place de la Concorde

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The Palais Bourbon

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Pont de la Concorde, bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison

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The Palais Bourbon is a government building loca-ted on the left bank of the Seine, across from the Place de la Concorde

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The Palais Bourbon is the seat of the French National Assembly, the lower legislative chamber of the French government

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Place de la concorde from La Madeleine

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Place de la Concorde, la Fontaine des Fleuves

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Place de la Concorde, la Fontaine des Mers

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L'avenue des Champs-Élysées, reliant la place de la Concorde, où se dresse l'Obélisque, et la place Charles-de-Gaulle, située au sommet de la colline de Chaillot (ce qui explique le dénivelé entre les deux extrémités), au centre de laquelle se trouve l’arc de triomphe de l'Étoile Avenue des Champs-Élysées, connecting Place de la Concorde, where stands the Obélisque , and Place Charles-de-Gaulle, located at the top of the hill of Chaillot (which explains the difference in level between the two ends), in the center of which is the Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile

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Les lampadaires de la place de la Concorde

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Place de la Concorde with La Madeleine church in background

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The site of this edifice, centred at the end of rue Royale, a line-of-sight between Gabriel's twin hôtels in the Place de la Concorde, required a suitably monumental end from the time that square was established in 1755, as Place Louis XV

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The Madeleine Church was designed in its present form as a temple to the glory of Napoleon's army

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The funeral of Chopin at the Church of the Madeleine in Paris was delayed almost two weeks, until October 30, 1849

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Chopin had requested that Mozart's Requiem be sung. The Requiem had major parts for female voices, but the Church of the Madeleine had never permitted female singers in its choir

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The Church finally relented, on condition that the female singers remain behind a black velvet curtain

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Jesus's baptism by Francois Rude  (1784-1855)

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Statue de St Augustin par Antoine Etex (1808-1888) Statue de La Sainte Vierge C-E-M. Seurre (1798-1868)

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« Le ravissement de Marie-Madeleine », chef-d'œuvre de Carlo Marochetti (1806-1868)

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The altar in La Madeleine church with a large statue depicting the ascension of Mary Magdalene

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In the basement of the Church (entrance on the Flower Market side) is The Foyer de la Madeleine. Typical of various foyers run by religious and civic groups throughout France, the Madeleine is the home of a restaurant 

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Place du Palais Royal

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Palais Royal

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The Colonnes de Buren, is a highly controversial art installation created by the French artist Daniel Buren in 1985–1986

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The Colonnes de Buren, located in the inner courtyard (Cour d'Honneur) of the Palais Royal

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Paris a mille visages et autant de manières de la découvrir. Sites incontournables, lieux insolites, surprenants, des foules étonnantes et mille recoins paisibles…

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Le Monument à Jeanne d'Arc est une statue équestre du sculpteur français Emmanuel Fremiet. Inauguré en 1874, il est situé place des Pyramides

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The Élysée Palace (Palais de l'Élysée) official residence of the President of France since 1848.

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Dating to the early 18th century, the Élysée Palace contains the office of the President and the meeting place of the Council of Ministers

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In 1753 it was bought by King Louis XV as a residence for the Marquise de Pompadour, his mistress. Opponents showed their distaste for the regime by hanging signs on the gates that read: "Home of the King's whore“. After her death, it reverted to the crown

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Ministry of Interior in Place Beauvau

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Avenue de Marigny starts at the Champs-Élysées and ends at place Beauvau and rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré

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Sound : Mireille Mathieu - L'amour de Paris; Toute une vie 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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