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MY PRIVATE PARIS VIDEO Eiffel Tower If you want to know more about activities in Paris, don’t forget to drop us a line at contact@myprivateparis.com !
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MY PRIVATE PARIS VIDEO Visit Three castles of the Loire Valley This virtual tour was filmed in October 2020, in the Loire Valley. You can follow Flora Blanco, our guide, expert of French History, and Marie Segura, co-founder of My Private Paris. They will explore three French royal castles : Chinon, Amboise, Blois. They are...
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Notre Dame Paris nef
After the terrible fire of Notre-Dame cathedral on April 19th 2019, the restoration is still underway. With hopes of reopening the building to the public for the inauguration of the Olympic Games of 2024, which will be hosted by the city of Paris. In the meantime, a new attraction has just opened on January 15th....
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Tomorrow, the 15th April marks the first anniversary of the terrible fire in Notre Dame Cathedral last year. The medieval church on Île de la Cité is France’s most iconic landmark. Like the ‘Point Zero’ in front of the cathedral, Notre Dame is the symbolic heart of France. Following the article we wrote last year...
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It is one of the icons of Paris, perched up on the hilltop of Montmartre, overlooking the city. What’s behind Sacre Coeur history? Its unique architecture and location makes it stand out above the City of Light. Sacre Coeur has now become the most visited religious monument in Paris due to the closure of Notre...
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pere lachaise cemetery paris
I get it, we’re nowhere close to Halloween yet, but in my opinion it’s never a bad time for spooky Parisian stories! I would like to pass onto you obscure tales and folklore which take place in the Père Lachaise cemetery. Those are tales about once famous women that are now almost forgotten, their tombs...
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Paris catacombs tour
I personally could never set foot in the catacombs of Paris without one of My Private Paris guide holding my hand through it. Our guides have been down there countless times and have all (I think) come back to tell the tale of the famous underground ossuary. Here is a bit of history about the...
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journees patrimoine paris elysee palace
Les Journées du Patrimoine, or European Heritage Days, are events happening in all across Europe which aim to promote visits of monuments or buildings normally closed to the public. This event finds its roots in France with La Journée Portes Ouvertes (Open Doors Day) which was held in 1984. Every year, nearly 12 million visitors...
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Beguines nuns
When thinking of a place and a story to tell about the Marais, I thought of Victor Hugo’s house and museum at first, not too far from the famous Place des Vosges. But then I decided for a lesser-known endroit and chose to tell story of the Beguines’ Convent in Marais. This religious community used...
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Paris
Paris, the City of Light… and water? The use of water in French gardens has been an important design element since the Renaissance, following the Italian style. French gardens and public space designers have since incorporated fountains into the landscape to serve as monuments while also allowing for impressive displays of jetting water and the...
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