An architectural and town planning gem, this housing complex was built in 1908, consisting of 92 small brick and stone ... More
La Campagne à Paris
An architectural and town planning gem, this housing complex was built in 1908, consisting of 92 small brick and stone houses, each differently designed by a separate architect or builder. A successful example of social housing, the homes were initially financed through a lend-lease agreement for families of middle and lower income workers. Going up the steps from Place Octave-Chanute, you come to the streets Irenee-Blanc and Jules-Siegfried; in spring, each tiny garden is filled with lilac and wisteria, and it's hard to believe that you're still within Paris city limits. Call +33 8 3668 3112 (tourist information) for details.
Musee National de la Marine is devoted to the history of the French navy. Founded in 1827 on the initiative
of one of Charles X's sons, this place houses a unique collection. Located in the west wing of the ...
The storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, signaled the beginning of the French Revolution. It was a highly
symbolic event: the prison only held seven prisoners. Once the building had been demolished, the stones were used to ...
Located in the center of the city within the Palais de Justice complex on the Île de la Cite ,
the Sainte Chapelle (Holy Chapel) is a small Gothic chapel constructed in the Rayonnant style. Built by King Louis ...