I will always be a parisian, so when we can take the time to have a nice day in paris, we took the chance and we jump on the train as i live at 120km of Paris. I though today as my first blogpost in the travel category it was a great idea to talk about the capital of my country. I will probably do more blogpost about Paris, it will maybe became a series on the blog, because i want to give you the possibility to discover Paris with me. As you know i love photography since i'm a young girl because of my grand-pa so when i can shoot with my camera, i jump on the occasion. Also i want this category of travelling blogpost to be historically informed, to share with you the history behind the photo and the monuments. 

    The Tuileries Garden, is probably my favourite touristic place in Paris, this place has a high history resonance. In 1564 Catherine de medici' created the Tuileries palace. In 1559 the King Henri II died due to an accidental death, her Son François II was already married to Mary the queen of Scots so Catherine de Medici' moved to the Louvre Palace and it's in 1564 that she decided to create the Tuileries Palace in the Tuileries Garden. 


    During the French Revolution, on october 6 of 1789 the french revolution began and the king louis XVI was brought against his will to the tuileries Palace (since Louis XIV the royal residency was Versailles and Louis XVI was born in Versailles Castle). in the 19th century Napoleon Bonaparte was about to became an emperor and moved into the Tuileries Palace on February 19, 1800 and making an improvement to suit an imperial residence.

In 1871 Jules Bergeret set the fire on the palace with petroleum, liquid tar and turpentine. The fire lasted 24hrs and thoroughly gutted the palace. The ruins of the Tuileries palace stood on the site for 11 years because in 1882 the French National Embassy voted the demolition of the palace. The Tuileries garden and the Louvre area resonate a lot historically. during the 19th century the garden was the place where ordinary parisians wants to relax, meet, stroll and enjoy the fresh air and the greenery. 

    The Louvre pyramid is a contemporary monument commissioned by the French President François Mitterand in 1984. It was design by the Chinese-American Architect I.M Pei (who is 101 years now!). The structure which was constructed entirely with glass segments and metal poles, reaches the height of 71 feet (21,6 meters).  The inverted pyramid that you can on this picture is at the Carrousel du Louvre it's a mall who refers to two places nearby. the Louvre Musuem but also the Place du Carrousel. The mall contains the beautiful inverted pyramid. this pyramid was created also by the architect I.M Pei in 1993. 

View on the Eiffel Tower from the Alexander-III bridge.

Alexander-III bridge 

    Here is a view from the Alexander-III Bridge, this bridge connects the Champs-Elysées quarter with those of the Invalids and the Eiffel Tower. The bridge where this photo is from was built between 1895 and 1900 and it's named after the Tsar Alexander III who had concluded the French-Russian alliance in 1892.  here is one of the popular fames of the bridge. 

Sacré-Coeur Basilica. 

The Basilica of the sacred heart of paris commonly know as the sacré-coeur basilica is probably one of the most beautiful monument of paris. It's a Roman catholic church and minor basilica dedicated to the sacred heart of jesus. The monument is located on the famous area of the Butte de Montmartre. The view from there is probably the most magical landscape that you can capture in photo. We can't describe this view with words. 

    The sacré-coeur is the exact definition of a double-monument, it's political and cultural. The Basilica was designed by Paul Abadie the construction began in 1875 and was completed in 1914. The overall style of the structure shows a free interpretation of the Romano-Bysantine features and unusual architectural vocabulary at this time, which was a conscious reaction against the neo-Baroque excesses of the Garnier Palace cited in the competition. Many design elements symbolise nationalist theme.

View from the highest point of the Butter Montmartre. 

I hope you have enjoy this blogpost and you've learned a little bit more about Paris, see you soon for a new city or for a different quarter of Paris in the A day in Paris series.