Tag: history


Sure, everyone knows what the Eiffel Tower is and where it is located.  It has been said that it is the most visited monument in the world, with some 7 plus million visitors a year.  And while this landmark may be the most emblematic image of Paris and France, there are tons of hidden gems about it’s history that are less common knowledge.  Because I’m lucky enough to see this architectural feat from my window, I thought I’d look into the historic depth that doesn’t immediately meet the eye.  Here’s the list......

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Bridges have played a major role in revolutionizing  modern society.  In Paris, perhaps the best way to  discover the history and the charm of the city is to explore the banks of the Seine and connecting canals. Among the 37 bridges of the Seine, Pont Neuf holds the most diverse history of memories.  The construction of Paris’ oldest bridge began in 1577 under the Reign of Henry III.  Pont Neuf was completed under the Reign of Henry IV in 1606.  It was the first stone bridge in Paris that did support houses,......

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