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Alma Bridge

Alma Bridge

Pont de l'Alma (Alma Bridge in English) is an arch bridge in Paris, crossing the Seine. It was named to commemorate the Battle of Alma during the Crimean War, in which the Franco-British alliance achieved victory over the Russian army on September 20, 1854. History The bridge underwent complete reconstruction between 1970 and 1974, as it had [...]

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Napoléon the 1st wished to edify a triumphal arch to pay homage to its armies, particularly to the Great Army (Grande Armée), to revive economy and to enable architects and sculptors to show their talents. In 1798, 13 projects were submitted but none of them was adopted. In 1802, Charles Louis Balzac supported one project, but he [...]

Cernuschi Museum

Cernuschi Museum

The Cernuschi Museum is the second museum of asian arts in France, after the Guimet Museum. This museum is the former house of Henri Cernuschi, banker, traveler and collector of art works. The collections of the Cernuschi Museum are full of works coming from China, Japan and Korea. Many periods of China are presented: Antique China, Classical [...]

Dapper Museum

Dapper Museum

The Musée Dapper was inaugurated in May 1986 in a hôtel particulier at 35, rue Paul Valéry in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Museum of African art, the Musée Dapper presents arts of Africa, Caribbean Islands and also arts from African Diasporas: Afro-American, Afro-European and Latin America. In addition to exhibitions, the museum is [...]

Gallery Museum Baccarat

Gallery Museum Baccarat

The Gallery Museum Baccarat exhibits creations of Baccarat, famous company that produces objects in crystal since 1764: special commissions (for kings, emperors), sets of glasses, vases, Art Deco objects... The Gallery Museum includes 3 spaces: "Delusions of Grandeur" (in French, Folie des Grandeurs), "Alchemy by Gerard Garouste" (in French, [...]

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