• What to see in Paris
  • Père-Lachaise Cemetery

    History of Père-Lachaise cemetery Père-Lachaise cemetery (Cimetière du Père-Lachaise) is the largest and most visited cemetery in the city of Paris. The cemetery with its 110 acres is situated on the grounds of a former Jesuit retreat. It is named after King Louis XIV’s confessor, Father François de la Chaise d’Aix (called le Père la Chaise), […]

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  • Sacré-Cœur Basilica

    History of Sacré-Cœur Basilica Standing on the top of the Montmarte hill, Sacré-Cœur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris) is one of the most beautiful churches in Paris. Its construction began in 1875. Although it finished in 1914, the church is consecrated in 1919 after the end of the World War I. Sacré-Cœur Basilica is dedicated […]

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  • Saint-Chapelle: A little Gothic gem in the heart of Paris

    History of Saint-Chapelle Saint-Chapelle (The Holy Chapel) in Paris is one of the masterpieces of the Rayonnant period of the Gothic architecture. It is located on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris. Saint-Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his collection of relics of Christ, which were purchased […]

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