24 mars 2008
Hippodrome d'AuteuilFor Easter, Hippodrome d'Auteuil was opened to public.They offered several activities for kids - Pony Riding, Egg hunt & Merry- Go-Ground. Wow! I saw horse racing for the first time in my life. At the final lap, crazy public were shouting "Allez -- Allez".Funny indeed to see a man with an oxygen cylinder queuing up to bet.Hippodrome d'Auteuil is the sole steeple-chase racecourse in Paris. This 33 hectare racecourse is located in the XVI eme arrondisement of Paris, close to Bois de... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2008
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.
09 mars 2008
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.
01 décembre 2007
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]
23 septembre 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.
31 août 2007
Princess Diana - Queen of Hearts Princess Diana's memorial Flame of Liberty is situated near Pont d'Alma, Paris.
23 juillet 2007
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.
14 juillet 2007
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]
14 juillet 2007
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
01 juin 2007
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]