Back in 2015 the current Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, took initiatives aimed at redevelopment of 7 outstanding squares of Paris. The main aim is to provide people with more space and comfort.
According to the information presented with http://www.Paris.fr, such squares as Bastille, Madeleine, Nation,Panthéon, d’Italie, Gambetta and Place des Fêtes will all become even more beautiful and people-friendly by 2019-2020. A huge amount of various public meetings, inquiries, forums and workshops eventually resulted in the ideas to make squares more peaceful and multi-functional.
Thus, they are going to become more green, the new design will showcase the existing architectural and historical beauty while pedestrians and cyclists will benefit from more space.
The best places in Paris for fascinating leafy autumn pictures.
One of the loveliest and most charming sites in Paris where you could take unforgettable pictures all year round is the Place Dalida. Here starts ascending scenic street Rue De L’abreuvoir that will take you to the Basilique du Sacré-Cɶur in about 7-10 minutes.
Dalida, an extraordinary singer and actress, whose talent and performance won the hearts of the whole generation not only in France but all over the world. She is a cult figure in France and the French always respect and honor those whom they love and admire. Thus in April 1997, 10 years after the death of the diva, the corner of the streets L’Abreuvoir and Girardon was named after the legendary artist.
Once here, you will also come across the bust of Dalida. The chosen place was not random. Dalida loved the quarter of Montmartre and used to live just a few steps away from this corner, at the Rue d’Orchampt.
This little square is very loved by locals and tourists eager to capture their fairy moment of the Montmartre walks. Painters also like to flock here in order to create their next masterpiece. Welcome to the Place Dalida!
There are three major temporary fun fairs in Paris held annually in the capital of France at different times of the year. Today fairs are amusement parks for children and adults but would you believe their origin goes back to the Medieval ages when fairs were of an exclusively commercial nature? 7 fascinating facts trace the story of how fairs turned into a popularfamily and tourist attraction.
First fun fairs appeared in Middle Ages and sale was their original objective. Fun fairs never stayed in one place and constantly moved so that local residents from all over the country could purchase the given products.
Apart from the merchants, only two more professions could place their stalls at the fun fairs: money changers (modern bankers) and stray acrobats.
Little by little, theater groups, jugglers, musicians, travelers, explorers, scientists and even doctors began to join this business company.
By the 19th century, fairs became rather an exhibition of achievements and discoveries than a place for trade. Nomadic zoos and physicians who sold their ointments and elixirs and offered on-the-spot treatment became an integral part of every fun fair.
Dioramas and panoramas appeared due to the growing interest in travel. Thus, one could observe the lifestyle of residents of remote areas and “wild” tribes.
Marketing methods of the MiddleAges fun fairs:in order to attract more people from whereabouts to visit the venue our predecessors resorted to…irresistible smells and music! Their loud music could be heard within a3 km radius.
Omnipresent fair sweets like Dutch donuts, Belgian waffles, and gingerbread were all invented in the Middle Ages. It is incredible that they are still ranked among our favorite confectioneries.
Parisian Fun Fairs:
TRÔNE. Location: Reuilly. Dates: 31st March – 28th May 2017
FÊTE FORAINE DES TUILERIES. Location: the Tuileries Garden. Dates: 07th July- 24th August 2017
FÊTE À NEUNEU. Location: the Bois de Boulogne. Dates: 1st September – 8thOctobre 2017
At the edge of skyscrapers one can find himself in a marvelous park conceived by one of the most distinguished landscape painters of the 20th century, Alain Provost. Here everything is called to enable reconciliation with nature in the midst of a busy working day, just two steps away from the kingdom of Technologies and Progress.
More than 30 plant species including the alpine rose and azalea, water cascade, sports facilities and picnic zones. It is an ideal place to find your “cup of tea” in the vicinity of a vibrant business district of La Défense in Paris.
The French National Day is annually held on 14th July since 1880. It is an eagerly anticipated public holiday always marked with some extraordinary events, activities and numbers. Here are some of them:
1. The reported total cost of the Eiffel Tower fireworks show is about €750.000 this year. And while the fireworks itself cost €350.000, all the rest was spent on covering staging, staff and security expenses (data produced by the Mairie de Paris).
2.The traditional Fireman’s Balls (Bals des Pompiers) were set up at about 40 fire stations of Paris and its neighborhoods. The balls are usually held within two days on 13th and 14th July.
3. For the 5th consecutive year a big classical music concert, given by the Orchestre national de France et le Chœur and the la Maîtrise de Radio France, is held on the Champ-de-Mars.
4.4.000 soldiers marched along the Champs-Élysées during the military parade.
5. Delegations from 76 countries took part in the military parade.
6. About 11.000 policemen were deputed to ensure public security during the festive events in the capital.