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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.
The Ermitage Pavilion, located in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, is the unique vestige of the Bagnolet Estate, which was the former property of Duchess of Orleans. It was composed of a park, a castle and three pavilions and was purchased in 1719. The Estate was bought in the 19th Century by welfare services. In the 20th Century, it was part of Debrousse Hospice until 1972, and then became the property of Paris social services, which is the current owner. The Ermitage Pavilion was restored in 1987 and has been open to the public since 2005. Three mural paintings representing three hermits (Saint Venert and Saint Azelle among them) remain from the original decoration. The north drawing room decoration is neoclassical and has not changed since 1761. Temporary exhibitions are organized in this area.
This 20th-arrondissement Parisian church occasionally hosts classical and choral concerts.
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.
Situated in the 20th Arrondissement of the city, the rue des Pyrénées is one of the many small streets that hold the flavor and charm of the city. Named as 'Rue des Pyrénées' since 1877, the street's name is inspired by the beautiful mountains by the same name that line the boundary between Spain and France. This street is also home to attractions like the Eglise Saint-Gabriel. It sees the weekly unfolding of the farmer's market as well, where one can find a range of fresh vegetables and fruits. Contact +33 8 3668 3112 for further information.
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.
The favored street, Rue Belgrand, in the 20th Arrondissment of Paris houses a movie theater called MK2 Gambetta along with many other attractions that you would get to discover when you head here. The street was named after Marie François Belgrand Eugène . This area today is the venue for the popular Belgrand Market. Contact +33 8 3668 3112 for more information.
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 Irenée-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.
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.
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.
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.
Chapito Parc Jean Moulin is a 26 hectare park. It is used for recreational activities such as walking and also for holding events. Over the past, the park has played host to local gathering and other public meets.