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☆ Architecture and Heritage ☆

10/03/2009

The splendour of Paris’s monuments and the diversity of its architecture are a source of constant fascination..

Centuries of magnificent works have left masterpieces like the Louvre palace, the cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the basilica of Sacré-Coeur.. But in addition to these legendary sites, the capital offers an incomparable historical treasure trove for visitors, who only have to look around them…or peep through gates into the former carriage courtyards of hôtel particuliers..

The city unveils its treasures in palaces, splendid town houses, churches and chapels, the metro, covered arcades, train stations, warehouses and industrial wasteland..

Even certain street numbers or plaques merit a look..

From the remains of Lutèce (the city’s first name in Roman times) to the great contemporary projects of today, each era has left its special mark..

To discover this wonderful heritage, a good pair of shoes is recommended together with a map of Paris, insatiable curiosity and, why not the insight of a guide..

Did you know, for example, that at night, one can stroll through “phantom”, that is disused, metro stations??

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