23 mars 2008

Jardin d'Acclimatation, Paris.

Easter Egg Hunting in "Jardin d'Acclimatation" Leonidas conducted Easter egg hunting for kids in a Parisienne garden - Jardin d'Acclimatation.This garden is situated in the XVI eme arrondisement of Paris. To celebrate this event, Leonidas made a 1.80m  chocolate sculpture.Above all they distributed 20,000 chocolate eggs for kids.
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09 mars 2008

Opéra de Paris

Palais GarnierPalais Garnier -  the world's largest theatre & opera house was inaugurated on Jan 5th 1875.This architectural masterpiece was designed by Charles Garnier on the request of  Napoléon III.This is situated in the IX th arrondisement of Paris. Theatre's front façade is richly decorated & symmetrical.Opéra is 11000 m² & seats 2200. 
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01 décembre 2007

Champs Elysée

Champs Elysée The Champs-Élysées were originally fields. In 1616 Marie de Médicis( second wife of  Henri IV) decided to put a long tree lined pathway .In 1667, Le Notre extended it upto the Tuileries.  In 1724, the avenue was extended up to Chaillot hill ( site of Arc de Triomph). Later Champs-Elysees became a very fashionable place where  Queen Marie Antoinette ( Wife of Louis XVI ) used to stroll with her friends.Today Champs-Élysées( one mile by 235 feet wide stretch )  is   one of the famous... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2007

Breizh Parade Paris 2007

Breizh Parade Paris 2007 - Cerclesenvoyé par benporkofer Today it's "Breizh Parade" in Paris. The people in the Brittany region of France rocked Champs Elysées with their celtic music.There were 3000 musiciens & dancers.
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31 août 2007

Princess Diana's memorial Flame of Liberty.

Princess Diana - Queen of Hearts Princess Diana's memorial Flame of Liberty is situated near Pont d'Alma, Paris.
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23 juillet 2007

Cathedrale -Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris Construction of this gothic masterpiece begins in 1163 by Maurice de Sully, bishop of Paris. This is the cathedrale that played a key role in Victor Hugo’s "Hunchback of Notre-Dame". Road distances in France are calculated on the basis of the "0 km" marked on the square in front of this cathedral. 
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14 juillet 2007

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe July 14th is the Bastille Day in France. It's a national holiday b'coz it's a birth of French Republic. Storming of Bastille (a prison) marked the begining of the French Revolution . It marked the end of Monarchy & the birth of a sovereign Nation(1792). Tricolor flag ( Blue-White-Red)  represents Republic's three ideals - Liberty, Equality & Fraternity. Napoleon Bonaparte decided to build a monument to glorify his Grand Army, just after his victory at Austerlitz. The construction... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2007

14 Juillet 2007 - Bastille Day

14 Juillet 2007 Chorale : L'hymne à la JoieVidéo envoyée par kilianvivien L'hymne à la joie chanté devant Nicolas Sarkozy le 14 Juillet 2007, célébration de l'engagement européen. Hymne à la joie (Hymne Européen) was written by  Schiller, Fr: J.Folliet & Musique by Ludwig Van Beethoven
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01 juin 2007

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower Eiffel Tower -  the symbol of Paris is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. It  was built for an Universal Exhibition in 1889 commemorating the centenary of the French Revolution.This 320 meters high tower is the masterpiece of Gustave Eiffel. It's construction began in 1887 and was inaugurated on March 31st 1889. Of the 700 proposals submitted in a design competition, Gustave Eiffel's tower was unanimously chosen. At  that time many French artists and intellectuals criticised... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2007

"Salon du livre"- Paris Book Fair

Paris Book Fair India was the guest of honour at the Paris Book Fair 2007. In this occasion, French invited Indian authors &  publishers. Some of them were Vikram Seth, Shashi Tharoor, M. T Vasudevan Nair, Gita Hariharan, Shashi Deshpande, Kalpana Swaminathan, Pavan K. Varma, Ravi Shankar Etteth, Sudhir Kakar, Sarnath Banergee, Vaiju Naravane- Journalist & Publisher of "The Hindu". Some Indian books were translated into French language.
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