Commissioned by Henri IV in 1607 as part of the city's redevelopment, Place Dauphine was dedicated to his son and heir ... More
Commissioned by Henri IV in 1607 as part of the city's redevelopment, Place Dauphine was dedicated to his son and heir apparent, the future Louis XIII. In common with Place des Vosges (also one of Henri IV's creations), it is symmetrical in design and surrounded by stone-built, red-brick buildings. Tucked away to the east of the Pont-Neuf bridge , it's a delightful and very peaceful spot. In good weather, you can watch people playing petanque here or sit down on a bench and bury yourself in a good book.
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 ...
Situated right in the heart of Paris, the Jardin des Tuileries stretches from the Louvre to Place de la Concorde.
Commissioned by Queen Catherine de Medicis and created in 1564 at the same time as the Palace of the ...
Built between 1764 and 1790, this impressive building was commissioned by King Louis XV in honor of Saint Genevieve, the
patron saint of Paris, who had cured him from a mysterious illness. The Pantheon was completed just before the ...