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June 24, 2022

Curiosities of Paris, !!! Part III

Looking at my vault, found some older pictures on paper and took my electronic camera to take picture of the pictures and use them in my blog. This allows me to show in my blog places not shown or pics with new angles of places shown in the blog. Nostalgia sets in and here I go on the curiosities of Paris, part III

These are pictures before my blogging effort and even before coming to live in France! Hope you enjoy these marvels of my eternal Paris!!!

Anvers is a station of line 2 of the Paris metro, located on the border of the 9éme and 18éme arrondissements, The station is located under the boulevard Marguerite-de-Rochechouart, at the level of the place d’Anvers, The station carries as a sub- title Sacré-Coeur, in order to recall its relative proximity to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre, The Anvers station has a single access called “boulevard de Rochechouart – Sacré-Coeur”, leading to the central reservation of this boulevard, on the place d’Anvers opposite the square of the same name. Consisting of a fixed staircase, it is decorated with a Guimard aedicula, It owes its name to its proximity to the Place d’Anvers , which bear the name of the Belgian city of Antwerp (which is Anvers in Fr) where French troops won a victory over the Dutch during of the siege of the citadel of Antwerp in 1832. I have come by car here too good underground parking at the Saemes Anvers car park, 41 boulevard de Rochechouart, The picture is actually coming out from this parking walking to Sacré Cœur !

Paris anvers metro station to sacre coeur

The RATP of Paris on the Anvers metro stationhttps://www.ratp.fr/en/discover/sorties-et-visites/culture/one-station-a-day-anvers-station-foot-montmartre

The Saemes parking Anvershttps://www.saemes.fr/en/parking/parking-anvers-sacre-coeur-en

The Saint-Pierre Church of Montmartre is located in the 18éme arrondissement of Paris, at the top of the Montmartre hill, at No. 2 rue du Mont-Cenis, west of the Sacré-Coeur basilica. Since the French revolution it has been the oldest parish church in Paris after that of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. It succeeded a Merovingian basilica dedicated to Saint Denis, of which five capitals and four marble columns were reused in the current church, the columns coming in turn from an ancient temple, Very dilapidated at the beginning of the 12C, the old basilica was acquired by King Louis le Gros in 1133, who replaced it with a new Romanesque church consecrated in 1147 by Pope Eugene III. Queen Adelaide of Savoy at the same time founded an abbey of Benedictine nuns south of the church, known as the Royal Abbey of Montmartre. The church is therefore parish and abbey at the same time , The restoration was undertaken between 1900 and 1905, and the Church of Saint-Pierre then obtains its current face. Today, is a center of Christian spirituality in the north of Paris.

Paris ch st pierre side montmartre

The official St Pierre Church of Montmartrehttps://www.saintpierredemontmartre.net/page-1/

The Sainte-Chapelle, also known as Sainte-Chapelle du Palais, is a palatine chapel built on the Ile de la Cité, in Paris, at the request of Saint Louis to house the Holy Crown of Thorns, a piece of the True Cross, as well as various other relics of the Passion which he had acquired from 1239. Although , the Sainte-Chapelle has been officially decommissioned since the French revolution, it is periodically returned to its original purpose. Thus, the Catholic Group of the Palace, which brings together magistrates, lawyers, clerks, and members of the staff of the Paris courthouse, has ensured since the interwar period, the Catholic spiritual presence in the Sainte-Chapelle. The group’s chaplain celebrates a remembrance mass every year on All Saints’ Day, as well as a mass for Saint-Yves in May, one of the patron saints of Jurists. On March 21, 2014, on the occasion of the opening of the year of Saint-Louis, Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, led in procession the Holy Crown of Thorns from Notre-Dame Cathedral to the Sainte-Chapelle for the first time since the Ancien Régime (monarchy). A solemn mass was celebrated there, and broadcast live on a giant screen installed on Place Louis-Lépine. The Palais de Justice of Paris courthouse with a footprint of approximately four hectares ,surrounds the Sainte-Chapelle, adjacent to 36, quai des Orfèvres.

Paris sainte chapelle et palais de justice

The official Sainte Chapelle of Parishttp://www.sainte-chapelle.fr/en/

The port of Suffren is a thoroughfare in the 7éme and 15éme arrondissements of Paris, located on the left bank of the Seine. It bears this name because of the vicinity of the avenue de Suffren which takes its name from the French vice-admiral Pierre André de Suffren.  This port bears its present name since 1905. It starts at the Pont d’Iéna and ends at the Pont de Bir-Hakeïm , measuring 600 meters long. Enter by the Quai Branly.  I came here for several gastronomic events in the Pierre Cardin boat, Maxim’s (see post) and brings always nice memories, The pic looks out to the Palais Chaillot! It is also, the base for the Seine boat ride of Vedettes de Paris, webpage: https://www.vedettesdeparis.fr/en/

Paris port suffren to palais chaillot

The Grand Palais is located on the edge of the Champs-Élysées, separated by Avenue Winston-Churchill, in the 8éme arrondissement. The “Grand Palais des Beaux-Arts” was built in Paris from 1897, for the Universal Exhibition scheduled from April 15 to November 12, 1900 , The main vessel, nearly 240 meters long, consists of a imposing space surmounted by a large glass roof. The slightly lowered barrel vault of the north and south naves and the cross nave (paddock), the pendentive cupola and the dome weigh approximately 8,500 tons of steel, iron and glass. The total weight of metal used reached 9,057 tons The summit of this set culminates at an altitude of 45 meters. The Grand Palais, is closed until the spring of 2023, in order to carry out a larger renovation before 2024, the date on which the fencing events of the Paris Olympic Games are to take place there. The initial project for the Grand Palais, deemed too expensive and poorly suited to current ecological and health requirements, has been abandoned in favor of a more modest and more classic renovation. The Grand Palais now is planned for the Paris Olympic Games for the nave and the galleries and for spring 2025 for the rest of the works, During the construction period, a temporary structure was built on the Champ-de-Mars to host major events, this structure also being used for the Olympic Games. This “ephemeral Grand Palais”, was inaugurated in early 2021.

Paris Grand Palais from C E

The official Grand Palaishttps://www.grandpalais.fr/en

The Hôtel de Ville de Paris or City Hall, is the building that has housed the municipal institutions of Paris since 1357. It is located Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville, in the 4éme arrondissement part now of Paris Centre. The main facade, 143 meters long and 18.80 meters high (26.80 meters for that of the corner pavilions and 50 meters for the campanile), includes a central avant-corps corresponding to the old monument built under the Renaissance.  The Hôtel de Ville can be visited free of charge after prior registration with the public relations department of the City of Paris. The spaces offered for viewing are all the reception rooms (Arcades rooms, Jean-Paul Laurens room, Bertrand room and party room), the main staircase and the Paris Council room. The Pic from the Quai aux Fleurs , notice the bronze equestrian statue of Etienne Marcel provost of merchants from 1354 to 1358, The statue was inaugurated in 1888.

Paris hotel de ville across seine

The city of Paris what to dohttps://www.paris.fr/quefaire

The Quai André-Citroën is located along the Seine, left bank, in the 15éme arrondissement, The quay is extended, by the Quai de Grenelle, from the Pont de Grenelle and, to the Quai d’Issy-les-Moulineaux, from the Pont du Garigliano. Between the two, the Pont Mirabeau bridge also overlooks the quay. The entire quay, on the Seine side, is occupied by the port of Javel. It takes over from the Pont de Mirabeau to the Quai André Citroën to the Eiffel Tower! As my pic ! Some nice things to see driving or walking are between the bridges of Grenelle and Mirabeau, the port of Javel Haut is home to the Yachts of Paris-Ouest which is composed of the La Barge Liberty, at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, with a view of the Eiffel Tower, The Front-de-Seine is an area of ​​Paris, located just downstream from the Eiffel Tower. It includes one of the largest concentrations of high-rise buildings in the city. And the Beaugrenelle shopping center with an area of ​​45,000 m2 of shops and leisure, 110 brands, a department store, restaurants and a multiplex. Located in Front-de-Seine Javel train station on the Invalides line, The nice parc André-Citroën park , a public garden ,located on the grounds of the former Citroën factory, in the Javel quartier or neighborhood. It is an SNCF station served by trains on RER C line.

Paris driving quai andre citroen to eiffel tower

The Paris tourist office on the parc André Citroënhttps://en.parisinfo.com/paris-museum-monument/71445/Parc-Andre-Citroen

The Eiffel Tower is a 330 meter high wrought iron tower (with antennas) located at the northwest end of the Parc du Champ-de-Mars along the Seine in the 7éme arrondissement. Its official address is 5, avenue Anatole-France, Paris. Plenty in my blog on it, and the pictures are from my visit in 1990 from it to the city of Paris. Enjoy it as I did finding them!!  On March 15, 2022, a new antenna compatible with the DAB+ network is installed by helicopter at the top of the tower, thus increasing it from 324  to 330 meters high!

 

The official Tour Eiffel : https://www.toureiffel.paris/en

Pigalle is the name of a quartier or neighborhood of Paris, located around Place Pigalle, it includes the streets located on both sides of boulevards de Clichy and Marguerite-de-Rochechouart, and spans the 9éme and 18éme arrondissements. It grew with a few more sex shops and specialty bars, nightclubs, the famous cabarets, the multicolored and neon signs that give the image of a red-light district. The history of Pigalle, as a red-light district, began in 1881 with the opening, in premises previously occupied by a post office, of the cabaret Le Chat noir de Salis located at the current 84, boulevard Marguerite-de- Rochechouart where Aristide Bruant worked. Pigalle’s golden age was between the 1930s and 1960s , From the beginning of the 1970s, with the liberation of morals, the first pornographic cinemas were set up, sex shops multiplied as well as sex salons. massages, and the first live-shows appear, in which couples make love in public.

Paris pigalle sexodrome

Paris pigalle sex shops

The Paris tourist office on the quartier or neighborhood of Pigalle : https://en.parisinfo.com/transport/73267/Quartier-Pigalle

There you go folks, a walk of nostalgia from my very earlier trips to my eternal Paris. The wonders of Paris, the most beautiful city in the world, I say, that still rings a bell to my ears on each stretch of meter I take on this world. Hope you enjoy the post curiosities of Paris, part III, as I reviving these old pictures into the life of my blog.

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

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June 24, 2022

Curiosities of Paris !!! Part II

Looking at my vault, found some older pictures on paper and took my electronic camera to take picture of the pictures and use them in my blog. This allows me to show in my blog places not shown or pics with new angles of places shown in the blog. Nostalgia sets in and here I go on curiosities of Paris !!! Part II

The Rue de la Bonne is located in the 18éme arrondissement of Paris. It begins at 30, rue du Chevalier-de-La-Barre and ends at 7, rue Becquerel and 23, rue Lamarck. In its upper part, it is bordered on one side by the place Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet (see photo) , and, on the other side, by a long and high blind wall behind which is the Carmel of Montmartre. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, known as the National Vow, located at the top of the Montmartre hill, in the Clignancourt neighborhood or quartier of the 18éme arrondissement or district, is a major Parisian religious building, known as the sanctuary of Eucharistic adoration and divine mercy and property of the Archdiocese of Paris.

Paris basilica sacre coeur from jardin carmel rue de la bonne

The Rue Norvins is located on the Montmartre hill, in the Clignancourt and the Grandes-Carrières neighborhoods or quartiers of the 18éme or district of Paris. The street connects Place du Tertre to Avenue Junot. It runs along Place Marcel-Aymé. It intersects the top of rue Lepic and rue des Saules, rue Girardon and rue de l’Abreuvoir. It bears the name of Jacques Marquet, Baron de Montbreton de Norvins, author of a History of Napoleon I. This road in the former village of Montmartre was called “rue Traînée”, or “rue Trenette”, between the streets of Mont- Cenis et des Saules and “rue des Moulins”, between rue des Saules and rue Girardon. it is the street that has best preserved the image of the old village of Montmartre. Today, this historic street has become a very lively tourist spot. At number 9 is the rest of the impasse Trainée which is the remnant of a 14C lane. Bar-crêperie, Le Tire-Bouchon, refuge of Jacques Brel in his early days,

Paris rue Norvins 18eme

The Abbesses metro station on line 12 ,and located in the 18éme arrondissement of Paris. Due to the uneven surface, the station’s platforms are located 36 meters below the surface, making it the deepest station in the Paris network, The station was opened on January 30, 1913 , and the name comes from Place des Abbesses , which refers to the leaders of the Abbey of the Ladies of Montmartre, figures of the district at the time, and many of whom had streets named after them in the 9éme and 18éme arrondissements. In the 1950s, the station received a metal camber with decorative plaques fixed to the vertical walls, blue horizontal uprights, illuminated gold advertising frames complemented by “sit-stand” bars and blue “Motte” seats. This bodywork was urgently removed in 2006 due to major water infiltrations and the decoration of the platforms was completely redone in the original style in 2007. The station has a single access located on Place des Abbesses, opposite 2, rue La Vieuville, which has retained its original decorations on the chess walls. It is adorned with a Guimard aedicula originally present at the Hôtel de Ville metro station. It was moved to Abbesses metro station in 1974.

Paris metro Abbesses

The popular Place du Tertre is located on the Montmartre hill, in the Clignancourt neighborhood or quartier of the 18éme arrondissement or district of Paris, at an altitude of 130 meters. It is the main square of the old village of Montmartre and famous all over the world for its painters and its terraces, many artists set up their easels here every day for tourists, In the late 19C and early 20C, many painters like Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Modigliani and Utrillo lived there, The Church Saint-Pierre de Montmartre ,see facade ,at no 2 rue du Mont-Cenis, west of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart , see belltower. The church is considered the second place of Christian worship on the Montmartre hill. The first would have been the chapel dedicated to the Holy Martyrs, which was located further down the slope of the hill. As therefore, hill of martyrs or mont martre,,,,

Paris place du tertre belltower bas sacre coeur facade ch st pierre

The gorgeous jardin des Tuileries garden,is a Parisian fenced park in the 1éme arrondissement created in the 16C, on the site of the former tiles factory which gave it its name. It is bounded by the Louvre Palace , Rue de Rivoli , Place de la Concorde, and the Seine river. It is the largest and oldest French-style garden in Paris, which was once that of the Tuileries Palace, a former royal and imperial residence, which has now disappeared thanks to the Communards of Paris , Unlike most green spaces in Paris, the Tuileries Garden is not the responsibility of the city, Since 2005, the management of the Tuileries Garden has been entrusted to the Louvre Museum, which ensures its development. It is maintained by the sub-directorate in charge of gardens, the Architectural Heritage and Gardens Department of the Louvre Museum and its team made up of 17 art gardeners, a heritage curator, a landscape engineer and two works managers. of art ! All worth it !!

Paris jardin du louvre

The now call Place Félix-Éboué, previously called Place Daumesnil (as in photo), is located in the Picpus neighborhood or quartier of the 12éme arrondissement of Paris. The Place Félix-Éboué forms a crossroads with Avenue Daumesnil, Boulevard de Reuilly, Rue de Reuilly, Rue Claude-Decaen and Rue Lamblardie. The name of the square is a tribute to the colonial administrator and French politician Félix Éboué who was one of the very first to rally to Free France from General de Gaulle in August 1940. The square is set up on the site of the Barrière de Reuilly on the wall of the Farmers General, was first called place de la Barrière-de-Reuilly, then, in 1864, place Daumesnil. The center of the square is adorned by the water tower fountain (or lion fountain), the work of Gabriel Davioud, on the instructions of Baron Haussmann.

Paris place Daumesnil

The Pont des Arts, or Passerelle des Arts, is a bridge crossing the Seine in the center of Paris. It connects the Quais Malaquais and Conti at the level of the Institut de France, in the 6éme arrondissement, with the Quai François-Mitterrand and the Louvre at the level of the Cour Carrée of the Louvre Palace (which was called “Palais des Arts” under the First Empire-Napoléon I)), in the 1éme arrondissement of Paris. Its name comes from the Louvre Palace, which bore the title of Palace of the Arts between 1801 and 1804, a footbridge of nine cast iron arches reserved for pedestrians was built on the site of the current Pont des Arts: it is the first metal bridge in Paris. The current bridge was rebuilt between 1981 and 1984 “identically” reducing the number of arches to seven instead of nine, which allows them to be aligned with those of the Pont Neuf, while by resuming the appearance of the old footbridge, From 2008, the mesh parapets of the Pont des Arts became the support for many love padlocks hung by couples. the city/town hall of Paris decides to put an end to it in September 2014. Thus, the fences are definitively removed on June 1, 2015, One good thing by the city of Paris, credit where credit is due. The pic below is from the pont du Carrouse towards the Pont des Arts and after the pont neuf !!

Paris pont des Arts from pont du carrousel to pont neuf

There you go folks, a walk of nostalgia from my very earlier trips to Paris. The wonders of my eternal Paris that since 1972 never cease to amaze me for its beauty and ambiance; many memories that still rings a bell to my ears on each stretch of meter I take on this world. Hope you enjoy the post as I reviving these old pictures into the life of my blog.

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

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June 24, 2022

Curiosities of Paris !!!

Looking at my vault, found some older pictures on paper and took my digital camera to take picture of the pictures and use them in my blog. This allows me to show in my blog places not shown or pics with new angles of places shown in the blog. Nostalgia sets in and here I go on the curiosities of Paris !!!

These are pictures before my blogging effort and even before coming to live in France! Hope you enjoy these marvels of my eternal Paris!!!

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, often simply called the Arc de Triomphe, is located at a high point at the junction of the territories of the 8éme, 16éme and 17éme arrondissements or districts, notably at the top of the Avenue des Champs -Élysées and the avenue de la Grande-Armée, which constitute a major east-west Parisian axis starting from the pyramid of the Louvre, passing by the obelisk of La Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe itself and ending at away via the Arche de la Défense. Its construction, decided by Emperor Napoleon I, began in 1806 and was completed in 1836 under the reign of Louis-Philippe I.

From the renovation of Parc Monceau in 1861 by Baron Haussmann , it was decided that the main entrance to Parc Monceau (see pic above) would be on Boulevard de Courcelles, at the level of the rotunda. Two other entrances were also planned for horse-drawn carriages: on rue de Courcelles, then leading to avenue Hoche and place de l’Etoile, and on boulevard Malesherbes. Three secondary entrances were also added on boulevard de Courcelles , opposite rue de Prony, Avenue de Messine and on a new road, rue Rembrandt leading to rue de Courcelles, Five gates pierce the grid of rue de Courcelles: a large one is placed in the center. There are then two more on the sides for cars, then two more for pedestrians.

Paris arc de triomphe from grille parc monceau 1999

The Place de la Concorde, which covers 8.64 hectares, is the largest square in Paris. The name would have been chosen by the Directory to mark the reconciliation of the French after the excesses of the Terror during the French revolution. Located on the right bank in the 8éme arrondissement, at the foot of the Champs-Élysées, it connects these, which goes to the Jardin des Tuileries.  Via rue Royale, it opens to the Church of the Madeleine (on pic too) ,and via the Pont de la Concorde which crosses the Seine towards the 7éme arrondissement, on the Palais Bourbon. Administratively, the square itself is located in the Champs-Élysées neighborhood or quartier. But the two buildings that border it to the north, on either side of rue Royale, are in the Madeleine neighborhood or quartier, still in the 8éme arrondissement or district, while the Tuileries garden which adjoins it is located in the Saint -Germain-l’Auxerrois neighborhood or quartier from the 1éme arrondissement or district of Paris.

Paris pl de la concorde to side ch madeleine 1999

The Pont Alexandre-III bridge allows the crossing of the Seine river between the 7éme and 8éme arrondissements of Paris. It connects the Esplanade des Invalides and the Avenue Winston-Churchill, where the Petit Palais and the Grand Palais are located. This bridge bears the name of the Tsar of Russia Alexander III a,d was inaugurated for the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900, It is a metal bridge 45 meters wide consisting of a single arch of 107 meters long with three points of articulation, allowing to cross the Seine without an intermediate point of support. Two stone tunnels are located at its ends. And you know who is gleaming over the Seine !

Paris pont alexandre III et tour Eiffel 1999

The Pont Marie bridge crosses the Seine river in Paris. It connects Île Saint-Louis to the Quai de l’Hôtel-de-Ville in the 4éme arrondissement. The five arches that compose it are different. The Pont Marie constitutes the kilometer point 0 for the part of the Seine located downstream of the bridge (the part upstream having its kilometer point 0 at Marcilly-sur-Seine, Marne dept 51 Grand Est region), The total length is about 92 meters between abutments, width of the beam of the deck 22.60 meters,: roadway 14.60 meters two sidewalks of 4 meters. The avant-becs are surmounted by niches, always remained empty of statues. The Pont Marie owes its name to the engineer-entrepreneur Christophe Marie. This bridge dates from the 17C, making it one of the oldest bridges in Paris.

Paris pont marie ile st louis 1999

There you go folks, a walk of nostalgia from my very earlier trips to my eternal Paris. The wonders of Paris, the most beautiful city in the world, I say that still rings a bell to my ears on each stretch of meter I take on this world. Hope you enjoy the post as I reviving these old pictures into the life of my blog.

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

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