Tuesday, June 14, 2011


The third place we've visited during our stay in Paris France was the Louvre Museum-Cour Napoleon. It is very nice and a must see place if you happen to be in Paris.

I took some pictures of the Museum, check it out.!!!!!

Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum - Cour Napoleon

Entrance  view of the Louvre Museum - Cour Napoleon

A nice park on fronting the the Museum

In front of ´Museum

Louvre Museum-Cour Napoleon on side view

 A historic monument in Paris and the national museum of France. It is a central landmark of the city, located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (neighbourhood). It's the most visited museum in the world and arguably the most famous one. Nearly 35,000 objects from the 6th millennium BC to the 19th century AD are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet).
The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) which began as a fortress built in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are still visible. The building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace. In 1672, Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household, leaving the Louvre primarily as a place to display the royal collection, including, from 1692, a collection of antique sculpture. In 1692, the building was occupied by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres and the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, which in 1699 held the first of a series of salons. The Académie remained at the Louvre for 100 years. During the French Revolution, the National Assembly decreed that the Louvre should be used as a museum, to display the nation's masterpieces.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sacré Cœur

The second place that we've visited in Paris is the Basilica of  Sacré Cœur which is located on top of the mountain. Once we've reached the top we were so amazed by the views that we've seen. Felt like we've seen the whole of Paris in just a second. Well anyway, just check the photos below...have a nice tour in my blog guys ^^__^^

Basilica of the Sacré Cœur was built on Montmartre from 1876 to 1912 by public subscription as a gesture of expiation after the defeat of 1871 in the Franco-Prussian War. Its white dome is a highly visible landmark in the city, where just below it artists still set up their easels each day amidst the tables and colorful umbrellas of Place du Tertre.
At the beginning of his political career, the future French statesman Georges Clemenceau (1841–1929) was mayor of Montmartre.

Sacré-Cœur is built of travertine stone quarried in Château-Landon (Seine-et-Marne), France. This stone constantly exudes calcite, which ensures that the basilica remains white even with weathering and pollution.
A mosaic in the apse, entitled Christ in Majesty, is among the largest in the world.
The basilica complex includes a garden for meditation, with a fountain. The top of the dome is open to tourists and affords a spectacular panoramic view of the city of Paris, which is mostly to the south of the basilica.

Additional Information

Architect: Paul Abadie 
Location: Montmartre, Paris.
Date: 1876 to 1912
Style: Romanesque Revival 
Construction: white marble

Friday, June 10, 2011


Moulin Rouge ... the first place we visited during my and my schatje's  trip in Paris France.

Little Facts about it: romantic  musical film directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. Following the Red Curtain Cenima principles, the film is based on the Orphean myth, La Traviata and La Boheme.  It tells the story of a young, English poet/writer, Christian, who falls in love with the terminally-ill star of the Moulin Rouge cabaret actress and courtesan. Satine. It uses the musical setting of the Montmartre Quarter of Paris France. 


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