History of Paris

liberation of paris

LIBERATION OF PARIS : such a French injustice, the NUEVE

LIBERATION of PARIS: such a French injustice, The Nueve. Indeed, if I tell you: ……. "La Nueve" if I name you Amado Grannel, Firmin Pujol, Martin Bernal, Rafael Gomez…. who will be able to tell me who they are or what "la nueve" is. In France, after our conflicts, we are used to remembering our fighters who were born in the metropolis. And to forget a little our Spahis, Zouaves, Senegalese, Indochinese or Malagasy riflemen, and so many others. Yet they shed their blood on all our fronts, to save "the mother country". La Nueve is a little bit the ...
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EIFFEL TOWER ALL AROUND THE WORLD

Is our Eiffel tower unique ? This is a good question. Are there any other EIFFEL TOWER all around the world. You've already seen it under many lines. As a key holder,or as a decorativ lightas a candle …. But is our Eiffel Tower UNIQUE or some other EIFFEL TOWER all around the world? The answer will not surprise you: NO. But the number of Eiffel Towers and the number of countries that have one in various forms will surely surprise you. Nearly 100 Eiffel Towers have been listed, with nearly 30 countries represented. Let's go and discover them. I've ...
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The ghosts of Pere Lachaise

Welcome to this 3rd article on Père Lachaise, if you want to find the other articles on Père Lachaise click on these links: "the history of Père Lachaise", "incredible tombs". Today we are going to talk about ghosts and supernatural or even satanic events. If you question the guards they will of course tell you about Edith Piaf's ghost or Sarah Bernard's ghost. How many masses or satanic rituals were performed after closing time? Would you like to spend the night in the middle of 70000 graves? and when you come across a crow or a cat? is it an ...
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Incredible graves in Pere Lachaise

For this second article on Père Lachaise: I have selected 6 out of thousands, as well as the columbarium and crematorium. You can also read the one on the history of the cemetery, and the one on the ghosts of Père Lachaise by clicking on the links), Columbarium and crématorium The crematorium-columbarium complex consists of a neo-Byzantine style chapel and four wings. The roof consists of a large brick and sandstone dome, three small half-domes and two chimneys. In the 1920s, the main dome was decorated with stained glass windows by Carl Mauméjean. The final columbarium consists of four levels: ...
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The cemetery of Père Lachaise

When we talk about places to visit in Paris, of course we think: Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Champs Elysées …etc. In the first 10 answers we always find: Father Lachaise. Incredible, isn't it ? that in the City of Lights one of the top 10 visits is a cemetery. This article is part of a series, you can find the one on "incredible graves" or the one on "the ghosts of Père Lachaise" by clicking on the links. Who are you Père Lachaise ? Let's start by introducing Pere Lachaise. In the XVIIth century there was a ...
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GLOVES AND PERFUMES

Perfume, and perfumers, a love story with Paris. How can we not associate fashion and haute couture with perfume. Chanel yes, but Chanel n°5, Hermès yes, but Terre d’Hermès. Long before Paris, perfume, for more than four millennia, has been present in the most unexpected places. Its history belongs to that ofcultures from all over the world, the art of blending scents, originating in theNear East, penetrates further west, into Greece and Rome, before reaching Asia through the Arab herb merchants. In Europe, the first centre of perfumery was Renaissance Italy, before France took precedence in the 18th century. The ...
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