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Sacre Coeur History

Sacre Coeur History: Over 100 Years Overlooking Paris

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 Paris

The Mysterious Women of Père Lachaise Cemetery

Halloween may now be gone, but 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 sometimes left unmarked, their stories unwritten. Still, …

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Paris catacombs tour

Why Were The Paris Catacombs Built? Spooky Paris Series

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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European Heritage Days 2019

European Heritage Days 2019 in Paris: Where to go and what to expect

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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