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History of the University

Paris has been around for more than 2000 years, and it has preserved many of its historical neighbourhoods. Most notably the Latin Quarter. The latin quarter is actually the cradle of the university of Paris, which is where it bears its name. « Latin » because the language of study was not French in the Middle Ages...
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5 Incredible Facts About Napoleon

Napoleon was many things, but short wasn’t one of them… You can see that for yourselves by visiting his tomb in the center of Paris, at the Invalides War Museum. 1. He was an army general at 26 Born in 1769 on the island of Corsica, he graduated from the military school of Paris in...
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Why you should visit Fontainebleau castle

Fontaine-what? Fontainebleau – literally the beautiful fountain. Or the fountain found by a dog, called Bliau. Or maybe it was its master’s name. We’re not sure – which is not surprising, since the castle’s dates back to 1137 ; older than the Louvre in Paris. But don’t let that date fool you : what makes...
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Top 5 de tu día en Versalles

Versalles es mucho más que un palacio. Cuando Louis XIV, decidió convertir el palacete de caza de su padre en la residencia principal de la corte, del gobierno y suya, Versalles se convirtió en el reflejo del universo. No por nada se denominó a sí mismo como el rey sol. Él, en su palacio, es...
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5 Facts that make Chantilly a do-not-miss castle

1. The incredibly well-preserved appartments of a prince Chantilly was at some point owned by the Condé family, direct cousins of king Louis XIV, and therefore with the rank of princes. Some of the rooms still bear the trace of their formal wealth and rank, with a decoration unique in France – see below. The...
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The cursed castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte

An hour away from Paris by car, discover the wonderful castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte. And the tragic story that changed the course of French architectural history. The inspiration for Versailles Vaux-le-Vicomte is a project 20 years in the making. Built between 1641 and 1661 by Nicolas Fouquet, in charge of the finances of France under Louis...
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Video: DDAY in Normandy

MY PRIVATE PARIS VIDEO DDAY in Normandy 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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Video: Eiffel Tower

MY PRIVATE PARIS VIDEO If you want to go to the Eiffel Tower, book here : Eiffel Tower Private Tour – My Private Paris 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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Video: Women of pere lachaise cemetery

MY PRIVATE PARIS VIDEO If you want to do this amazing tour, book here: https://myprivateparis.com/tour/pere-lachaise-cemetery/ 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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Video: Spring in Paris Bastille area

MY PRIVATE PARIS VIDEO Spring in Paris Bastille area 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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