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Small Group Paris City Tour and Louvre with Interactive Audio guide
"Discover Paris' main sights while being comfortably seated in a luxury 8-seat minivan. You will be introduced to the city of lights’ most spectacular and renowned monuments and historical sites of Paris discovering different parts of the city and diving into History. Simple and easy to use the audio pen and interactive map is your own personal guide in your language. Packed with information about each place you will pass by and see you will learn of history architecture famous French characters and so on while staying succinct and thrilling. Starting at La Concorde you will drive by L’Orangerie to reach Opera Garnier and go through the Place Vendôme the Palais Royal and the Louvre where you will admire the Great Glass Pyramid designed by Chinese architect Ieoh Ming Pei in 1989. Next your visit will take you along the Tuileries garden and the Seine river. You will admire the Pont des Arts
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Paris City Tour and Seine River Cruise
"Following the Paris city tour you will be taken for one-hour's cruise with a commentary down the Seine to discover 2000 years of Paris history and all the monuments along the river and the famous Paris bridges.Your Paris city tour gives you the unique opportunity to discover Paris its history and its major landmarks including: Place de l'Opera Place de la Concorde Champs-Elysées Arc de Triomphe
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Paris Express City Tour
"Places you can see include: Place de l'Opera Place de la Concorde Champs-Elysees Arc de Triumph Place du Trocadero Eiffel Tower (photo stop) Invalides
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Standing room at the Opéra Bastille

In September 2011 I paid all of five Euros and got the next-to-last standing room ticket for the premiere of the opera Salomé by Richard Strauss (1864-1949). This was the first performance of the...
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Nemorino
Jul 11, 2013

L'Opéra Bastille (12th)

This magnificent new opera house was built in the 1980s and inaugurated in 1989 on the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution. It is one of two large venues run by the Opéra National de Paris, the...
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Nemorino
Jul 11, 2013

Guided tour of the Opéra Bastille

The only way to have a look at the backstage areas of the Opéra Bastille (unless you have business there) is to take a guided tour. These begin at 5.00 pm on some afternoons. The dates are not listed...
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Nemorino
Jul 11, 2013

Operas at the Bastille

The first opera performance I saw here was La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). There is some controversy about whether this is really an opera -- the composer called it a "dramatic...
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Nemorino
Jul 11, 2013

The Square of Gavroche's Elephant

There is a persistent urban legend about American tourists going to the Place de la Bastille and feeling cheated when they discover that the Bastille Fortress isn’t even there any more.Perhaps this...
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Nemorino
Jul 11, 2013

Place de la Bastille

La Bastille refers to Chastel Saint-Antoine, a 14th century castle that occupied the location of place de la Bastille, at the eastern edge of the Paris city wall. The castle, which later became known...
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MM212
Apr 29, 2012

Place de la Bastille

On our July 2011 trip to Paris we stayed in the 11th arrondissement, one of the squares that we would pass on our way here or there was the Place de la Bastille. The prison known as the Bastille no...
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Dabs
Nov 02, 2011

Place de la Bastille

The Place the La Bastille is one of the bigger Paris squares (actually a round-about). Until the French revolution the Bastille Saint-Antoine was located here. That building was demolished in 1789. In...
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pieter_jan_v
Nov 01, 2011

Place de la Bastille - July Column

The July Column, known in French as Colonne de Juillet, which commemorates the events of the July Revolution of 1830 stands at the centre of the Place the la Bastille.The column is composed of...
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pieter_jan_v
Oct 16, 2011

Place de la Bastille

Bastille square was familiar to me many years before our visit to Paris due the protests that took place here in the 60s and I still remember a greek song with lyrics that say something like “from...
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mindcrime
Jan 24, 2011

Bastille

There is nothing now left of the Bastille Fortress that once stood here - originally built during the Hundred Years War as a fortress extension to the St Antoine gate to defend the east end of Paris,...
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illumina
Apr 23, 2010

Around Place de la Bastille

This square famous for its memories of the Revolution. Here stood the massive fortress built under Charles V between 1370 and 1382. It later became a state prison. In the center of the square is the...
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Jul 27, 2009
 
 
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"My Paris: not only operas and bicycles . . ."
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"Perambulations in Paris!"
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"London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation."
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Things to Do Near Place de la Bastille

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Opéra Bastille - Opéra National de Paris

The Opéra Bastille was build as a replacement for the Opéra Garnier. In 1982 the French president François Mitterrand decided that a second opera house had to be build. Architect Carlos Ott was...
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Maison de Victor Hugo

All you loyal readers of my Bacharach page (thanks again to both of you) will recall that in 1840 the great French novelist Victor Hugo, author of Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, spent...
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Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges in the Marias area is quite a pleasant square to enjoy. Arched, covered walkways line the inside of the buildings (allowing one to stroll even in inclement weather). The green park...
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Canal Saint Martin

La Grisette is a charming sculpture in Jardin Jules Ferry, which is one of the string of parks which overlie the tunnel linking Canal St Martin with Place de la Bastille. If the poodle hairdo and...
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Musée Carnavalet

Carnavalet Museum is focusing on Paris History from antiquity to modern times. There are many sculptures and furnitures, paintings of course and interesting scale models of the city. It was really...
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Le Marais District

After several visits to Paris always skipping this quarter, I spent there a full week. It gave me a new image of this trendy area, where many recent investments didn't compromise its history and...
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Getting to Place de la Bastille

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Place de la Bastille, 75011 Paris

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