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This Protestant Lutheran church is situated in Paris' 11th Arrondissment. Its parish was founded in 1824, and it offers classical, choral, and instrumental concerts throughout the year.
Rue Alexandre Dumas is one of the many interesting streets in the lovely eastern district of Paris. It is named after the famed French author. Filled with a gamut of colors, curios and clatter; this street appeals to all the senses. Its conjunction with the Rue de Charonne is also the venue for the popular Charonne Market held here. This sure is a street which is difficult to be overlooked at. Contact +33 8 3668 3112 for more information.
Paris' most famous cemetery gets its name from Louis XIV's religious adviser, who previously owned the property. In 1804, the city decided to turn the land into a cemetery, the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise. Famous people buried here include authors Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Honoré de Balzac, and singers Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison (whose grave is one of the most visited). Among the many 19th-century sculptures and monuments is the Mur des Fédérés, which was placed in memory of the 147 rebels shot here on May 28, 1871 during the Paris Commune.
This event hall is situated in Paris' culture-charged 11th arrondissement. Acts range from world music to readings and exhibitions.
This 20th-arrondissement Church was constructed in 1937. It is constructed in art deco style and features an impressive series of stained glass windows and a bell tower of 53 meters (173 feet). The church occasionally hosts classical and choral concerts.
This historic plaza once bore the name Place du Trône (place of the throne), a reference to the royal welcome granted to Louis XIV and Marie-Thérèse d'Autriche upon their entry into Paris in 1660. During the revolution, it was called Place du Trône Renversé and a guillotine was erected in the plaza. It wasn't until 1880 that Place de la Nation was granted its current name and crowned with a magnificent bronze sculpture celebrating the triumph of the republic.
Place de la Réunion is a circular space amidst architectural masterpieces. Apart from being a tourist attraction, this green place also hosts the Reunion Market that takes place on every Thursday and Sunday mornings that sells fresh vegetables and produce. Frequented by locals and tourists, this place is abuzz with activity the year round. Contact +33 8 3668 3112 for further information.
Promenons-nous Dans les Arts is an establishment that aids in evaluation of assets and historic arts. Doubling as a cultural hub the venue also hosts various cultural events and social events. One of the best place for an arts enthusiast and historian, this is a must visit.
Located in the area of Faubourg Saint-Antoine, center of cabinetmakers and other furniture craftsmen at the last century, the Cité de la Roquette is one of those courtyards that flourished at the height of furniture industry. It is accessed by number 60 of Roquette Street, and you will discover in this typical blind-alley a building, at number 5, registered in Historical Monuments Inventory. There is still a woodwork shop at the end of the blind-alley. Paved streets and the smell of wood plunge visitors back into the atmosphere of that craftsmanship which left its mark on this area located very near the Place de la Bastille.
Established in 1990, Viaduc des Arts breathes new life into the former Daumesnil viaduct, originally built as part of a railway route. This unique establishment is home to boutiques and studios showcasing the works of over 50 established and emerging artists and craftsmen. Browse through an exquisite collection of artifacts, antiques, lamps, home decor, furniture and jewelery. The remarkable collection celebrates classical French techniques and is the artistic symbol of the city. The magnificent building, despite having gone through a host of refurbishments over the years, has retained the charming pink facades and glass-stained panels. End your visit atop at the Promenade Plantée, amidst a full bloom of roses and lavenders.
This ancient church in Paris' 12th arrondissement was completed in 1903. It is furnished with two incredible turn-of-the century organs and hosts a series of choral and classical concerts throughout the year.
Le cimetière de Picpus is the only private cemetery of Paris. It was built in a former convent's gardens during the French Revolution in order to bury in communal graves over 1300 persons who were decapitated between June 13 and July 27, 1794. Noble people who wanted to be laid to rest near their family members then purchased the second part of the cemetery. Picpus cemetery is also reserved for victims' family members. There also is a chapel bearing the victims' names, that is said to have cured many people. Every year, the American Embassy organizes a religious ceremony for marquis de Lafayette, on whose grave flies the American flag. The communal graves are closed to the public but it is possible to visit the cemetery.