Paris!! ok so see my Paris!

So on a nice rainy cloudy day in Summer with the heatwave or canicule past us  let me bring you back to my eternal Paris; where it was more sunny than in my neck of the woods for a change! . Enough to write a book on my blog but I like to take you to some emblematic places , and some off the beaten path of my Paris.  All written before in my blog. A bit long but I love the history of what I see. Bear with me please!

Let me tell you about the Faculté des Droit or Faculty of Law of Paris. Before the creation of civil law chairs in the 19C, the Faculty of Law of Paris was called “Faculty of Decree”  in former French “Faculté Décret”. The decree was the part of the law which did not belong to the ecclesiastical courts, that is to say, the civil law and the criminal law of the king. Specializing in this interesting area of ​​Parliament, the University gained a reputation for authority on these issues throughout the West.


In 1771 it received a brand new building on the Pantheon, the one she still occupies today (see photo). It was closed, like the other French faculties, by the French revolution, on September 15, 1793. The “School of Law of Paris” was created in 1802, and became by the decree of March 17, 1808 organizing the Imperial University of Paris. The “New Faculty of Law of Paris”. In 1896, it was grouped with the other four faculties in Paris to form the new University of Paris.

You can take a very nice walk as such: Facing the Pantheon, turn left on the left of the Pantheon, stay on the right sidewalk along the Pantheon, which is on your right. At the end of the square cross rue Clotilde and continue straight, you are in rue Clovis  on the right sidewalk and you pass in front of Lycée Henry IV (see post) which is on your right.  Continue to the next intersection and turn right on rue Descartes, go straight on. At the next crossroads, cross and continue straight ahead, you are in the rue Mouffetard, continue until the place de la Contrescarpe! Awesome Paris , unique the only one!!!

Official Pantheon Sorbonne University of Paris on the law faculty

The train station of Saint-Lazare,  or Gare St Lazare is one of the six main stations terminus of the network of the SNCF in Paris. Located in the quartier of Europe neighborhoodt of the 8éme district or arrondissement, it is one of the former heads of the West-State network. First station built in Île-de-France region  since 1837 and mainly used since for suburban traffic, it is the second station of Paris and France by its traffic and the second of Europe.


The work of the Passage and Cour of Amsterdam sector,a side seldom seen or photograph by visitors was  completed in 2008, just while I was still using it to come in from River Droite in Versailles! , consisted in widening the existing passage to the Impasse d’Amsterdam  leading to the street of rue d’Amsterdam (see photo) , with the creation of a real secondary entrance on this axis. They have metamorphosed this space to make it more modern in its architecture, more accessible to travelers and more secure. A new mainline sales area with sixteen counters has been set up opposite the platform  27, replacing those removed in the sale des pas perdus as part of the third phase of the renovations.

Official Transilien regional transports on the St Lazare train station

One of the dandies of awesome Paris ok.  Located in the 6éme arrondissement of Paris between the Latin Quarter, Saint-Germain des Prés and Montparnasse, the Jardin du Luxembourg (see posts) is one of the favorite green spaces for Parisians and tourists. It covers twenty-three hectares, twenty-one of which are open to the public. The fun part which my boys did enjoyed when came to live here was the rental of remotely operated boats that they maneuver on the basin!! (see photo) The majestic piece of water, octagonal in shape, was installed under the First Empire by Jean-François-Thérèse Chalgrin , Architect of king Louis XVI, ordering public holidays under the Consulate and designer-among other wonders of the Arc de Triomphe at Place de l’Etoile!

It hosts in its center a fountain composed of three cherubim’s, half-naked, semi-draped, emerging from a small landscape of stylized support  to the basin. From the basin shoots a central stream of medium size and the water is poured out by two flanges, spewed by chimerical heads its origin;  the hamlet of Chantilly.  All around, on shimmering water, the famous little sailboats, dreams of childhood and others !!!.. In winter, the cherubs are dressed in ice and the birds are skating on it! The Great Basin is also an exhibition place for majestic Phoenix canariensis or Canary Island Date Palms giving an open-air sculpture gallery.  These date palms have long belonged to the botanical heritage of Luxembourg. During the winter, they are kept in the Orangery, building decorated with busts of great artists of the 19C. The sculptures that adorn the surroundings of the Great Basin are not the best known of “Luco” as the gardens are known to Parisians.  You see  Calliope, muse of epic poetry and eloquence;  its presence  is mentioned in the Jardin du Luxembourg in 1902. Also, a Venus au Dauphin  whose author is not identified. Some steps away  lead you  to a Flora holding a crown , the author of the work is not identified. Along the water, you will see Marius standing on the ruins of Carthage. A little further, it is the Vulcan god who presents the weapons from his forge! Gorgeous indeed!

One other monument that I like amonts the many found in the Jardin du Luxembourg is the one dedicated to Eugéne Delacroix, the painter (see photo). A complex monument comprising a fountain, a bust and decorative characters. This monument was inaugurated on October 5, 1890.  Eugène Delacroix is a French painter born in 1798 in Charenton-Saint-Maurice and died in 1863 in Paris. Le Temps raises Glory to the left, so that she lays a crown and a palm in front of the bust, on the right, Apollo, genius of the Arts, applauds this late recognition. The total height of the monument is 4.50 meters. Dalou used a photograph of the painter by Nadar to carved his features. On the pedestal you can read  ” A /Eugéne Delacroix / 1798 – 1863 / Ses Admirateurs”  or To / Eugéne Delacroix / 1798 – 1863 / His Admirers.

Tourist office of Paris on the Jardin du Luxembourg

There you go folks , hope you enjoy the walks and history bits of my eternal Paris! The world comes over and nobody does it better!!! Paris , what other title do you need! Again, hope you enjoy the post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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2 Comments to “Paris!! ok so see my Paris!”

  1. Can’t wait to go back in Paris. Beautiful as always 👏 👏

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