Paris: Art & Architecture of the Métro

The sculpted green cast iron arches with overhanging amber lamps showcasing the iconic yellow and green “METROPOLITAIN” sign that marks the entrances to Paris’ Métro system have become iconic symbols of the city. Designed by architect Hector Guimard for the opening of the Métro on July 19, 1900, the Art Nouveau entrances were created in […]

Paris: La Grande Mosquée

Built in 1922 to honor the North African countries that aided the French during World War I, today, the Paris Mosque is largest mosque in France. Located in the Quartier Latin, the Mosque’s architecture is reflective of both North African and Spanish styles. The intricately constructed building with detailed carvings, elaborate mosaics and an open […]

Paris: A Selection of Art Museums

Musée Marmottan Monet. When many people think of Monet, they are likely to think of Giverny, whose gardens and lily ponds he made famous through his paintings after his move there in 1883. However, the largest collection of Monet’s work is located in the former residence of Jules Marmottan, a private residence bequeathed to the […]

Paris: Les Catacombes 14th Arr.

Created at the end of the 18th century when the Cemetery of the Innocents was ordered to be relocated due to the belief that the centuries old cemetery was the source of infection disturbing the area’s inhabitants, today, the Catacombs hold the skeletal remains of approximately six million Parisians in the city’s underground quarries. The […]

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