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    Versailles Palace

    The Palace of Versailles was the principal royal residence of France from 1682 under Louis XIV until the start of the French Revolution in 1789 under Louis XVI. It is located in the department of Yvelines in the region of le-de-France about 20 kilometres southwest of the centre of Paris. A simple hunting lodging and later a small chteau with a moat occupied the site until 1661 when the first work expanding the chteau into a palace was carried out for Louis XIV. In 1682 when the palace had become large enough the king moved the entire royal court and the French government to Versailles. Some of the palace furniture at this time was constructed of solid silver but in 1689 much of it was melted down to pay for the cost of war. Subsequent rulers mostly carried out interior remodeling to meet the demands of changing taste although Louis XV did install an opera house at the north end of the north wing for the wedding of the Dauphin and Marie Antoinette in 1770. The palace has also been a site of historical importance.

    Palace of Versailles

    The Palace of Versailles was the principal royal residence of France from 1682 under Louis XIV until the start of the French Revolution in 1789 under Louis XVI. It is located in the department of Yvelines in the region of le-de-France about 20 kilometres southwest of the centre of Paris.

    Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

    The Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Paris France is the chapel where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Catherine Labour in 1830 and requested the creation of the medal which came to be known as the Miraculous Medal. The Chapel was part of the mother house of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. Catherine Labour was a seminary sister there when

    Church of Saint-Sulpice

    The Church of Saint-Sulpice is a Roman Catholic church in Paris France on the east side of Place Saint-Sulpice in the Latin Quarter of the 6th arrondissement. It is only slightly smaller than Notre-Dame and thus the second largest church in the city. It is dedicated to Sulpitius the Pious. Construction of the present building the second church on the site began in 1646. During the 18th cent

    Musee DOrsay

    The Muse dOrsay is a museum in Paris France on the Left Bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare dOrsay a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914 including paintings sculptures furniture and photography. It houses the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world by painters including Monet Manet Degas Renoir Czanne Seurat Sisley Gauguin and Van Gogh. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museums opening in 1986. It is one of the largest art museums in Europe. Muse dOrsay had more than 3.6 million visitors in 2019.

    Place Vendme

    Place Vendme earlier known as Place Louis-le-Grand is a square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris France located to the north of the Tuileries Gardens and east of the glise de la Madeleine. It is the starting point of the rue de la Paix. Its regular architecture by Jules Hardouin-Mansart and pedimented screens canted across the corners give the rectangular place Vendme th

    Palais Garnier

    The Palais Garnier or Opra Garnier is a 1979-seat opera house at the Place de lOpra in the 9th arrondissement of Paris France. It was built for the Paris Opera from 1861 to 1875 at the behest of Emperor Napoleon III. Initially referred to as le nouvel Opra de Paris it soon became known as the Palais Garnier in acknowledgment of its extraordinary opulence and the architect Charles G

    The Arc de Triomphe

    The Arc de Triomphe de ltoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris France standing at the western end of the Champs-lyses at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle formerly named Place de ltoilethe toile or star of the juncture formed by its twelve radiating avenues. The location of the arc and the plaza is shared between three arrondissements 16th 17th and 8th. The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. As the central cohesive element of the Axe historique the Arc de Triomphe was designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806 its iconographic programme pits heroically nude French youths against bearded Germanic warriors in chain mail. It set the tone for public monuments with triumphant patriotic messages. Inspired by the Arch of Titus in Rome Italy the Arc de Triomphe has an overall height of 50 metres width of 45 m and depth of 22 m while its large vault is 29.19 m high and 14.62 m wide.

    Muse dOrsay

    The Muse dOrsay is a museum in Paris France on the Left Bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare dOrsay a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914 including paintings sculptures furniture and photography. It houses the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpiece

    Eiffel Tower

    The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel whose company designed and built the tower.

    Place de la Concorde

    The Place de la Concorde is one of the major public squares in Paris France. Measuring 7.6 ha in area it is the largest square in the French capital. It is located in the citys eighth arrondissement at the eastern end of the Champs-lyses. It was the site of many notable public executions including the execution of King Louis XVI during the French Revolution.

    Louvre Museum

    The Louvre (English LOOV(-r)) or the Louvre Museum is the worlds largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris France. A central landmark of the city it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the citys 1st arrondissement. Approximately 38000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72735 square meters. In 2019 the Louvre received 9.6 milli

    Montmartre

    Montmartre is a large hill in Pariss 18th arrondissement. It is 130 m high and gives its name to the surrounding district part of the Right Bank in the northern section of the city. The historic district established by the City of Paris in 1995 is bordered by rue Caulaincourt and rue Custine on the north rue de Clignancourt on the east and boulevard de Clichy and boulevard de Rochechouart to the

    Parc de lOrval

    Champs-lyses

    The Avenue des Champs-lyses is an avenue in the 8th arrondissement of Paris France 1.9 kilometres long and 70 metres wide running between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle where the Arc de Triomphe is located. It is known for its theatres cafs and luxury shops for the annual Bastille Day military parade and as the finish of the Tour de France

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    Musee de la Medaille Miraculeuse

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