Next to the Jardins du Trocadero , in a wing of the architecturally striking Palais de Chaillot , the Cite de ... More
Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine
Next to the Jardins du Trocadero , in a wing of the architecturally striking Palais de Chaillot , the Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine is devoted to the appreciation of architecture throughout the nation. It is divided into three galleries, each showing an important aspect of this art form: the permanent collection shows a large number of casts and reproductions of churches and cathedrals all over France from the 12th Century on, as well as models of important buildings from the 19th and 20th Centuries. The third part of the museum is the mural paintings gallery. Experts in the field hail this museum as a testimony to the centuries of architecture in France. The permanent collection is often joined by temporary exhibits, contests, workshops and nighttime events. A cafe on the pavilion offers virtual visits on computer screens to continue experiencing the architecture while enjoying a meal or a snack.
The ground on which the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Palais du Luxembourg stand was originally the site of a
Roman camp. In 1257 the "Chartreux" religious order bought the land and built a monastery here and later princess ...
Paris' most famous cemetery gets the name from Louis XIV's religious advisor, who previously owned the property. In 1804, the
city decided to turn the land into a cemetery. Famous people buried here include authors Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde ...
This Museum is charged with the substantial task of conserving and presenting a national collection relating to the history, art,
and culture of immigration in France. Recognizing the work of immigrants as molding the reality of French society, the ...