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Paris - Shifting Sands
WITH its fundamental setting practically intact Paris is enormously changed. Of this there can be no shadow of doubt, no possible, probable shadow of doubt, no possible doubt whatever. What will newcomers make of it?
The Birth Of Paris
Now the oldest bridge in Paris, the Pont-Neuf, finished in 1608, was then the newest—all Paris adopted it as the fashionable promenade and made it the scene of their rendezvous.
Paris - The Romans In Lutetia
OF all the legends concerning the origin of Paris the most charming is that intrepid fabrication of the Moyen Age which names Francus, son of Hector, father of France and founder of its principal city, called for his beautiful uncle, Paris.
Paris - Vistas Under The Cathedral
NOTRE-DAME, from whatever angle one may take it, reveals itself with a certain magnificent surprise to which one never grows stale. Its Gothic grandeur, rising from the smooth surface of the Parvis.
Paris - The Ancient Cite
All about Notre-Dame was grouped a conventual population—monks, priests, abbots, friars, canons, capuchins, choristers, beadles, nuns—belonging not only to the cathedral but attached to the numerous dependances and chapels.
Paris - Notre Dame
In those days the construction of such vast edifices as Notre-Dame was sometimes under-taken at the two extremities, so that the facade was often contemporary with the apse. The cathedral at Saint-Denis was thus undertaken.
Inside The Cathedral Of Notre Dame
IN its interior the cathedral is very imposing. We are to picture it, however, as much more so in the old days when the magnificent glass of the original construction glowed in.
The Basilica Of Clovis - Sainte Genevieve
The great Clovis built the basilica of Saint-Pierre, or of the Saints-Apotres, as Gregoire de Tours usually names it, as a monument to his victory over the army of the Visigoths ; Childebert, son of Clovis, second king of Paris.
The Basilica Of Childebert - Saint Germain Des Press
THE quaint old church of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, still dominant over an interesting quarter of Paris, on the rive gauche, was the nucleus of a large and powerful abbey.
Saint Germain - L'Auxerrois
A visit to Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, the most accessible, as it is the most perfect example of its type, might well be preceded by a tour of some of the smaller, fragmentary churches.
Transition Churches In Paris
AT this point Paris presents a choice bouquet of quaint and ancient churches of the transition and Gothic periods.
Paris - Saint Severin
The origin of Saint-Severin is obscure. The supposition is that it existed first as an oratory built in honour of a pious solitaire, who lived in Paris in the time of Childebert I.
Paris - Saint Pierre De Montmartre
Leaving the Ile de la Cite by the Grand Pont, from earliest times ran a road irregularly towards the north, leading to the Butte Montmartre and the Chapel of the Martyrs, called the Chemin de Montmartre.
Paris - Saint Germain De Charonne
This old church, the worthy companion of Saint-Pierre-de-Montmartre, stands in a remote quarter of Paris, behind the cemetery Pere La-chaise.
Paris - Saint Martin Des Champs
Of all the ancient religious establishments of Paris, this old priory retains hest its monastic aspect. Instead of the general destruction which was the fate of most of these old monasteries at the time of the Revolution.
Paris - Dagobert's Basilica - Saint Denis
Though celebrated for several reasons, Saint-Denis owes its chief renown to the royal tombs of which it has become the repository, a truly glorious collection of mediaeval and renaissance sculptures.
Paris - The Sainte Chapelle
IN the Sainte-Chapelle, now irrelevantly attached to the Palais de Justice, but built, eight hundred years ago, to form part of the ancient palace of the kings of France, we reach the very acme of Gothic supremacy.
Paris - Saint Denis - The Tombs
THE beauties of Saint-Denis are not to be grasped in a single visit. A preliminary trip, to take the keen edge off curiosity, will develop the amazing interest of the tombs.
Renaissance France
GOTHIC art had scarcely reached its zenith when, exhausted, as it were, by its great flowering, it began to cast an eye upon Italy, where the Renaissance had been in progress for a century.
Paris - The Louvre Of Lescot And Goujon
IT was a desire to make an effect before his old rival, Charles-Quint, that caused Francois I to rebuild the Louvre. The emperor was about to make a ceremonial visit to Paris, and the king resolved not to receive him in the old Tournelles.
The Louvre - Development And Achievement
Meanwhile Catherine had provided for herself the magnificent palace of the Tuileries, built at some distance from the then existing parts of the Louvre, and without the walls of the city.
The Louvre - Foundations Of The Museum
THE Louvre as a museum dates from the Revolution. Its chief splendours are due to the three kings we have already mentioned—Francois I, Louis XIV, and Napoleon Bonaparte.
Paris - The Marais
IN the days when the Bastille Saint-Antoine was a fort-bastide—built on the line of the city walls just to the south of the Porte Saint-Antoine, and surrounded by its own moat, the Marais was the favoured residence of the nobility.
Paris - Carnavalet
DIRECTLY before the Church of Saint Paul and Saint Louis the Rue de Sevigne leads through to the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois where at the angle of the two streets stands the chief treasure of the Marais, the famous house of Madame de Sevigne, the Hotel Carnavalet.
Paris - The Luxembourg
THE Palace of the Luxembourg, whose majestic facade forms the imposing vista of the broad Rue de Tournon, is the ancient residence of Marie de Medicis, the powerful widow of Henri IV, the first monarch of the House of Bourbon.
Paris - Scattered Treasures
THERE are amongst the monuments of Paris those which astound by their grandeur, like Notre-Dame and the Louvre; those which satisfy by the perfection of their setting, like the Luxembourg, the Concorde, and the Place des Vosges.
Paris - Et Puis Apres?
WITH Louis XIV came the zenith of the monarchy, and the great, spectacular Paris of today, the Paris of the boulevards and of the Champs Elysees, was born of his pride, his ambition, and his power.
A Schedule For Two Weeks In Paris
The Arenes de Lutece, an amphitheatre built in the time of the Caesars. The site of the Palais des Thermes, built in the IVth century and marked by the remains of the great Frigidarium of the ancient palace.
A Schedule For One Week In Paris
A.M. Notre-Dame—Sainte-Chapelle — Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre — Saint-Severin — Pont-Neuf.
Washington DC - The Capitol
THE commissioners appointed to lay out the capital city were directed to procure suitable buildings for the accommodation of Congress, and of the President, and for the public offices of the government of the United States.
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