Catacombs of Paris
1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
About Catacombs of Paris
The Catacombs of Paris is the underground ossuaries in Paris, which gives you a remarkable experience. It was a part of tunnel network built to consolidate Paris' ancient stone quarries that holds the remains of more than six million people. From around when the French Revolution began in 1789 until 1860, the city’s dead were buried there.
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Montparnasse Tower is the Paris' only skyscraper and at 689 ft high which was named after Mont Parnassus. It offers one of the undoubtedly panoramic views of the city. You can lookout for the main sights including the Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and Sacre Coeur and so more. it is the 14th tallest building in the European Union.
The Luxembourg Gardens, inspired by the Boboli Gardens in Florence, were created upon the initiative of Queen Marie de Medici in 1612 was located on the border between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. This park an ideal place to rest after a long day exploring the city. The park houses several metal benches surrounded by numerous statues and sculptures, a perfect place to relax and enjoy a bit of fresh air.
This is one of the oldest streets in Paris, which probably dates from the late Empire in iii th century. Very picturesque, it is one of the busiest axes of the Latin Quarter because of its many restaurants. 650 meters long, it slopes gently from the Montagne Sainte-Genevieve to the church of Saint-Médard and the old bridge over the Bièvre covered the xix th century. It is the main street of the Faubourg Saint-Médard.
Luxembourg Palace was originally built to be the royal residence of the mother of Louis XIII of France, Marie de’Medici. It currently serves as a popular tourist attraction as well as the seat of the Senate of the Fifth Republic. Construction began in 1715 for this architectural gem built for Marie de' Medici. Its magnificent heritage is visible throughout its hallways.
The Eglise Saint-Sulpice is one of the biggest churches in Paris which was built in the 17th century. The building was constructed from the mid-seventeenth century on the site of an earlier Catholic church. Major restoration works have recently been completed to the exterior of the north tower and to the interior of the c. 1730 sacristy. Its neoclassical facade, the forecourt fountain, the Great Organ are some of the main attractions here.
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche was the first department store in the world. It opened in 1852 in Paris at the instigation of Aristide Boucicaut and his wife Marguerite. Now the property of LVMH, it sells a wide range of high-end goods, including food in an adjacent building at 38, rue de Sèvres, called La Grande Épicerie de Paris.
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The most populous of the 18 regions of France. It is located in the north-central part of the country and often called the Paris Region because it includes the city of Paris. Île-de-France is densely populated and economically important: it covers only about 2% of France's territory, but has an official estimated population of 12,213,364 (18.2% of the population of France) and accounts for nearly 30% of the French GDP.