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Picpus Cemetery is the only private cemetery of Paris. It was built in a former convent's gardens during the French Revolution in order to bury in communal graves over 1300 people who were decapitated between June 13 and July 27, 1794. Noble people who wanted to be laid to rest near their family members then purchased the second part of the cemetery. Picpus Cemetery is also reserved for victims' family members. There also is a chapel bearing the victims' names, that is said to have cured many people. Every year, the American Embassy organizes a religious ceremony for marquis de Lafayette, on whose grave flies the American flag. The communal graves are closed to the public but it is possible to visit the cemetery.
Located in the Essonne department of France and covering an area of 7413 acres (3000 hectares) is The Forest of Senart. The forest forms an important part of the local area and governmental efforts have kept industries and farmers from encroaching the land. Each year, the French government spends about millions of Euros in the maintenance of this forest. The area has inspired Parisian Castil-Blaze’s La forêt de Sénart in the year 1826 and was a driving force behind the copyright law that you see today.
Paris is lined with avenues and boulevards that further enhance the beauty of the city, and Boulevard de Reuilly is no exception. Boulevard de Reuilly connects the Paris metro stations of Dugommier and Daumesnil. It is famous for the Daumesnil Market that draws shoppers from across the city.
The Saint Germain Church of Vitry-sur-Seine is a remarkable example of ancient architecture, built between the 12th and the 14th Centuries in Roman and Gothic architectural styles. The church, itself classified as a national Historic Monument since 1843, contains a number of works which also fall under this protective classification: the organ, some paintings, and certain piece of furniture. The transept is the oldest portion of the building (mid-12th Century), while the sacristy, dated 1867, is the most recent addition.
The Théâtre du Merveilleux is an extraordinary place in which the visitor is actor and interacts with the environment, vintage attractions and artists. You are welcomed by the elephant hot-air balloon, and then you discover the scenery made of music hall, opera and fun fair elements. Videos are projected on the room s different structures. Several instruments such as the 1920 organ, the automatic piano, and the set of bells, all linked together by computer, create a totally unique musical atmosphere by making the room a gigantic music instrument. Have fun with the game of the unicorn, which is an astrological raffle with Japanese billiards, the spinning tops, the shooting boxes, the sliding games and a lot more!
This Protestant Lutheran church is situated in Paris' 11th Arrondissment. Its parish was founded in 1824, and it offers classical, choral, and instrumental concerts throughout the year.