LU071 Paris by Arrondissement - the 1st

  • 07 Jun 2011
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Meet at 10:15 on the Pont Neuf at the exit of the Métro Pont Neuf.


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Credit: Lee HubertTuesday, June 7

Explore the historic 1st arrondissement from the Pont Neuf, actually the oldest bridge in Paris, to Les Halles.  Learn who built the famous Pont Neuf and when the Place Dauphine was created.  See St Germain l’Auxerrois, the royal church which sounded the knell for the terrible St-Barthomew’s massacre, as well as a statue of the head of the Protestant militia.  After going through one of the favorite shopping arcades of the 19th century, we will take a look at the Chamber of Commerce and Marie de Medici’s astrological tower.  A stop in St-Eustache and a stroll across the gardens where the old market used to be in Les Halles will take us to the beautiful Innocents fountain, built during the Renaissance for the coronation of Henri II.

Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes.  Those who wish may join the instructor after the tour for lunch.

Lee Hubert, B.A. Boston University, French and English, is a long-time resident of Paris.

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