Pompidou is named after the 1969 French President Georges Pompidou. He launched the idea of creating a new cultural institution in Paris dedicated to modern art. This new cultural center fascinated 650 admissions on its 1971 competition. Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano and Gianfranco Franchini submitted their architectural winning project. It was fascinating for it made practical elements such as escalators, air conditioning and water pipes to the outside of the building which resulted to a more spacious inner space for the exhibition of art works. Continue reading “The Centre Pompidou in Paris”
The “Nuit Blanche” event created in October 2002 attracted 1.3 million spectators of Paris artists in 2005. The concept wedged in Brussels and Rome as of its second year. Madrid and Riga followed suit and decided in 2006 to offer the public one night chance to meet and share in originality and modern creativity. Continue reading “Paris Artists Abroad”
Located on the west side of the Île de la Cité, the Conciergerie Royal palace (the Palais de la Cité) at first and later a prison, the Conciergerie played a dark role in the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. The remarkable site was chosen by Phillippe le Bel (Philip the Fair) in the early 14th century so that he could build a palace that would be a sign of his wealth and stature. Continue reading “The Dark Conciergerie Royal Palace”
Getting ticket in Paris for trips and tours will be a waste of time when you do it yourself. Especially when you are not that acquainted of the styles and techniques of doing so. You will have an easy but expensive way to get tickets in Paris. When you’re staying in a class hotel, might as well give the task to your custodian to get your ticket so that you will not waste valuable exploration hours. With this manner of buying tickets in Paris, you will save a lot of valuable time.
Disneyland in Paris has succeeded over premature Euro-snobbery and is considered the top tourist charm in France. They accommodate about 50 million annual guests and are suitable for those tourists who accompanied with them their kids. After a long exhausting walk from the museums and churches, they could reward their kids to on the rides until they drop. There are some differences though, between the Florida and California amusement parks. Disneyland in Paris is divided into two main parts: The Disneyland Park with its five divisions and Walt Disney Studio Park divided into lots.
At the opposite end of the spiritual spectrum from decadent Versailles, Chartres cathedral represented the highest architectural and theological aspirations of the Middle Ages in France. The Chartres cathedral was much the same in medieval times as it is now, which should give you a sense of how impressive it must have been in 1260, when it was completed. Rodin described it as the French Acropolis, and once you’ve seen it you’ll be hard pressed to disagree with him. Continue reading “Chartres Cathedral, a Theological Aspiration”
There are a lot of styles you will see in Paris architecture. However, it’s significant to point out that very few structures were built in one particular method. These enormous structures of Paris architecture may look centuries to complete, where plans were modified and a lot were changed, but these were still put into completion at present. Continue reading “Different Era of Paris Architecture”
Paris Rivers plays a vital role for the romance of the city. Just think of the numerous movies filmed with romantic scenes on the bridges over the Seine River. At the heart of the city, you will find the lovely Seine River, where it is famous of its River cruise and beautiful river banks. Dinner and cruises are just one of the popular options, since they depict to the tourists the beautiful architectures of Paris. Cruising rivers in Paris has been a tradition and is a much-loved activity in the city. Continue reading “Activity on Paris Rivers”
All seasons in Paris offer romance, attraction, history and great impression that the city has been famous for. Whether you’re just wandering across Pont Neuf with a winter coat or observing the flowers begin to bloom in the early spring, these are the just few things to be done when going to Paris. Some travellers say that the best time going to Paris is summer, while others prefer the peace of other seasons because they say summer in Paris is too hot and crowded in July and August. Continue reading “Going to Paris at the Right time”
Smoking in Paris is commonly accepted by the public but limited to definite areas within the city. In Hotels, there are specific portions where you are allowed to smoke but they must obey to the mandatory ventilation standards. Usually, public zones such as breakfast room, reception and corridors are smoke-free zones. As a universal rule, all youth boarding houses and apartments are strictly non-smoking areas.