Walks in Paris and in the Loire valley

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Antoine Desgodets architecte du Roi (1653-1728)

November 26 2014, 20:33pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Born in 1653 in Paris from a carpenter father, Antoine Desgodets opted for architecture and became sworn architect, expert in buildings, architect of the king's furniture store. Early in his career, he performed at the request of Colbert in 1674 a thorough...

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Emile Bernard exhibition at the Orangerie

November 9 2014, 21:07pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Painter, engraver, but also an art critic, writer and poet, Emile Bernard has played a major role in the development of modern art. The exhibition at the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris from September 17 to January 15 traces exhaustively the extremely varied...

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La Défense a tourist attraction

October 1 2014, 13:59pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

La Défense bustling with life: thousands of Parisians go there daily for work or passing through. The largest concentration of offices in Europe (3.5millions m2) and the first transport hub in Ile de France with RER, train, metro, tram and buses. On the...

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The Butte Aux Cailles and “Place de l’Abbé Hénocque”

September 24 2014, 09:02am

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Surprising for who only remembers the 13th arrondissement for the giant towers of the “quartier Italie”, invested by refugees from Southeast Asia in the late 70s or the futuristic district of the Gare d'Austerlitz and the “Trés Grande Bibliothèque” library,...

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New Athens

May 2 2014, 21:30pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Established around 1820 the district of “Nouvelle Athènes” (New Athens) is a new building area on former orchards recently included in Paris on the slope of Montmartre hill. It meets a need for modern housing following the rapid growth and westward movement...

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Le Marais, near Saint Paul metro station

May 2 2014, 21:04pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

A walk in southern Marais area starting from Metro Saint Paul will make you discover " the place to be " if you wanted to live in Paris from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. You will get this impression by visiting two of the finest hotels, the...

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