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Established in the year 1794, the École Polytechnique is a premier engineering institute that imparts quality education to its students. Initially serving as a military school, the institute was later transformed into a full-fledged engineering college. The institute provides a four-year course and a post graduation program for its students. Apart from that, the École Polytechnique also offers research facilities for interested students. Check website for further details.
This small Catholic church, offering Mass each Sunday at 10a and 6p, animates the town of Massy with concerts and celebrations.
The Parc Urbain Georges Brassens has enough space to host the annual International Circus Festival of Massy on its stretch of greenery, woods, ponds, and even a BMX track. It is named for the celebrated French singer, songwriter, and poet of the World War II era.
The Saint Saturnin Church of Antony, built piece by piece beginning in the 12th Century, is central to the religious and cultural life of the city. The chorus, bell tower, and church body were built by the 15th Century, while the stained glass windows and organ of excellent quality were added in the end of the 19th or beginning of the 20th Century. The oldest bell, called Charlotte-Genviève, was created in 1730. Mass is held each day and significant classical concerts are hosted here. See website for details.
This voluminous chapel was built in 1968 by the architects Dengler and Zunz. A beautiful, large inner wall by the master glassblower Henri Martin-Granel is constructed with open brickwork and Jacqueline Bechet-Ferbera created the vast ceramic fresco of 41 square meters (441 square feet). The chapel belongs to l'Institution Sainte-Marie.
Dating back to the 17th Century, the Chateau de Courson is a located in Courson-Monteloup , France and is under the ownership of the Lamoignon family from the 18th Century. The structure has excellent architecture and the park outside the castle is beautifully laid out. Every year, the castle hosts the Journées des Plantes de Courson, which is a plant fair.
This Domaine de Sceaux is a part of the charming Château de Sceaux that has been around for quite some time now. The windows of this castle overlook lush green grounds of this garden. Beautifully landscaped, the plants here are manicured to perfection. Intricately designed sculptures and statues with fountains along the cobbled pathways are all appealing.
This church is situated in scenic Sceaux. Its patron, Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle was a French professor and a pedagogical innovator who dedicated his life to educating poor children. The church is active within the community; celebrations, conferences, and occasional classical and choral concerts are held here.
Jardin de la Ménagerie in Sceaux is a pretty sight for the eyes. Also called as 'Petit Parc de Sceaux', this garden was designed by the Duchess of Maine. Sprinkled with colorful flowers and a carpet of green grass, this garden is a nice place for everybody to spend leisure time. It is also popular for the installations of contemporary art. And music shows and local events also hosted here.
The Château de Meudon is ideally situated atop the highest point of a forested plateau to offer sweeping views of the Seine, of Paris, and of the glittering night sky. Today, the Observatoire de Meudon (astronomical observatory) is settled on the same plot where a castle dating back to the 14th Century was enjoyed by personalities including Louis XIV, his eldest son the Grand Dauphin, and Napolean. Unfortunately the castle was destroyed many times over the years. The surrounding gardens, avenues, cannals, and the Orangerie, all constructed and elaborated upon by successive proprietors, may still be viewed and appreciated.
Get acquainted with the beauty from the 11th Century by visiting the Château de la Madeleine in France. The castle takes its name from it's chapel. Though the entire castle, in its original state does not exist, the visitors can take a good look at the keep. Apart from the keep, one can also visit the round towers, the curtain wall and a well that can be dated back to the 15th Century. Public visitation is free of cost.
Versailles largest cemetery, Cimetiere des Gonards is located on the outskirts of vibrant Paris city. Cimetiere des Gonards was operational in the year 1879. Spread across a land area of 130, 000 square metres ( 32 acres ), it houses over 12,000 graves. Cimetiere des Gonards also contains a separate area of graves of military personnel. Graves of nearly 534 German soldiers who lost their lives in the World Wars are also found here. Some acclaimed people who have been buried here include Helene Dieudonne, a well-known actress, Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, film director Marc Allegret and many others.