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  • Basilique Du Sacre Coeur
    The Basilique du Sacre Coeur is built upon the bones of the citizens of Paris, who died in the bloody uprising known as The Paris Commune of 1871. ....

  • Eglise St- Roch / Churches Of Paris
    Louis XIV laid the first stone for the new church to be built upon this site, which was the location of a chapel dating from the 1500s. ....

  • St- Pierre De Montmartre / Churches Of Paris
    The hill of Montmartre, as passed down through historians, is the place where the first Bishop of Paris, Saint Denis, and two of his companions, were put to death by the Roman Emperor. According to l....

  • St- Etienne Du Mont / Churches Of Paris
    This church is a beautiful mixture of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, as it was begun in 1491, and was not completed until 1626. ....

  • Eglise St- Germain L' Auxerrois / Churches Of Paris
    On August 23, 1572 with the sounding of the bell at this church, thousands of Protestant Huguenots were murdered by Catholics in what is now known as the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. ....

  • Eglise St- Eustache / Churches Of Paris
    St-Eustache is a beautiful church. ....

  • Basilique De St - Denis / Churches Of Paris
    The Kings of France chose this Gothic Church as their burial place. ....

  • Eglise Saint- Sulpice / Churches Of Paris
    The charming neighborhood of the 6th arrondisement harbors many delights and hidden surprises. The first time I meandered into the Eglise Saint-Sulpice, I discovered one of them. ....

  • Eglise St - Germain - Des - Pres / Churches Of Paris
    Have you ever sat on the terrace of the Café Les Deux Magots and wondered about the significance of the church across the cobblestoned plaza? Founded in the 6th century by King Childebert, son of Cl....

  • Sainte- Chapelle / Churches Of Paris
    King Louis IX was a deeply religious man. In 1241 he paid a frightfully large sum of money to the Emperor of Constantinople in order to obtain certain relics. The milk of the Virgin Mary, a part of ....

  • Notre Dame De Paris / Churches Of Paris
    Translated into English, Notre Dame de Paris means Our Lady of Paris. She is a spectacular example of Gothic architecture, situated majestically on the Ile de la Cite. ....

  • Notre- Dame De Lorette: Church Of Kept Women
    A contest was held, and the design of the church was awarded to architect, Hippolyte Lebas, who began construction in 1823, and completed it in 1836. ....

  • Chartres Cathedral: By Train From Paris
    In 1194, after a fire which destroyed the cathedral formerly occupying this site, building of the current structure began, and was completed in 1260. ....

  • Chapelle Expiatoire
    Hardly anyone pays attention to this tidy square, stashed neatly in between the lively Place de la Madeleine and the bustle of the big department stores on Boulevard Haussmann. Hordes of people pass i....