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Transcript of Paris Arrondisments
Popincourt is located on the right bank of the Seine River between the Place de la Nation, Place de la République and Place de la Bastille, east of Paris.
It holds the 11th rank of Paris' largest districts. This is also the most densely populated arrondissement of the French capital (152,436 inhabitants in 2006) and Europe's densest urban district.
Place de la Bastille is an historical square during the French Revolution, this is the landmark of the 11th arrondissement and is dedicated to the defense of Saint Antoine gate, the eponymous Bastille was originally both a fortified castle and an arsenal.
It became then a jail for important people; Voltaire, the Maquis de Sade and the ‘man in the iron mask’ were imprisonned in the fortress along with only 42 other prisoners.
The petite roquette , which is located in Popincourt, held young prisoners from 6 to 20 years old, and in 1932, it became a jail for women. It was destroyed in 1974.
There are no fewer than six gardens located all over the 11th arrondissments.
Its neighbors are the 4th, 11th, 20th and the 13th on the opposite side of the Seine.
Its name Reuilly comes from a market town which had developed around a royal residence of King Dagobert.
It is one of the largest districts and benefits from diverse geographical and logistical assets.
Reuilly contributes to the national Opera of Paris.
It also includes the Bois de Vincennes which is the biggest green area of the capital.
Gobelins is located in the south eastern part of the central Paris, on the left bank of the Seine River.
It is the third largest districts in term of area (625 hectares).
It shares borders with the 5th arrondissement in the north, the 12th in the east, the the 14th in the west and the Val de Marne department in the south.
Although, it is not a very touristic area, it does displays some interesting places of interest, such as the National Library, the largest Chinatown of Paris and the Butte aux Cailles, a charming and authentic quarter.
The 13th arrondissement displays many educational centres such as 63 kindergarten and primary schools , 35 high schools (private and public), 5 University centres, and 8 tertiary colleges.
Gobelins has 50 sport centres.
It is located on the left side of the Seine River.
The Tour Montparnasse is located in Vaugirard and it is the tallest skyscraper in Paris.
It ermains the most popular arrondissement.
the population started at 250,551, but is decreasing by one-tenth and is now at 225,362.
It is located on the right bank of the Seine River.
It includes many of famous sites such as the Eiffel Tower.
Benjamin Franklin lived in Paris during the American Revolution.
Passy is one of the most wealthiest arrondissments in Paris.
It also includes "The Museum of Man" which is is one of the world's most important museums devoted to anthropology, ethnology, and prehistory and include the Inca mummy which inspired Edvard Munch's painting The Scream.
The park is located in the 19th arrondissement at the Rue Botzaris.
The park's geographical relief with distinct elevations have great panoramic views over Paris, including views of the Sacre Coeur. This makes Buttes Chaumont one of the Parisians' favorite parks.
Before the 19th century the area was less attractive as it once featured gallows where criminals were executed.
Napoleon III decided to create a park in the working-class neighborhood which had just been annexed to Paris.
After four years of construction, the park was officially opened as part of the festivities during the Universal Exhibition in 1867.
It is located on the right back of the Seine River.
This is one of the few places in Paris where four arrondissements meet at a single point.(the 8th, 9th, 17th, and 18th)
The Square des Batignolles covers approximately four acres and is the largest green space in Batignolles - Monceau.
It is a place of wealth.
This district is divided into 3 areas and also has the beautiful
Revered both for its elegance and as the famous resting place of international icons, the Père Lachaise cemetery is located in Menilmontant.
Art is expressed through Graffiti and is not illegal in this neighborhood.
Ménilmontant is a northeast Paris neighborhood.
The name is said to derive from Mesnil Mautemps, meaning "bad weather house".
Before its 1860 absorption into Paris, Ménilmontant lay beyond the capital's tax border (octroi), so that wine was cheaper there, leading to the development of numerous drinking establishments, known as guinguettes, in the 18th century.
The Avenue de l'Observatoire connects the Jardin du Luxembourg - one of Paris's most popular parks - with the Observatory of Paris.
The castle was given to the monks of Chartre in the 13th century but it was destroyed in 1790 during the French Revolution.
In 1867, the park was established from designs by architect Jean Chalgrin. The gardens consist of expansive lawns and each are planted with four rows of chestnut trees that are typical of classic French gardens.
The centerpiece in the Jardins de l'Observatoire is a monumental fountain situated at the south end of the Marco Polo garden.
The Fontaine de l'Observatoire was designed in 1873 and the bronze masterpiece represents Asia, Africa, Europe, and America. Asia is depicted by the figure of a Chinese woman; Europe is represented by the figure of a white woman; Africa is represented by the figure of a black woman and America is depicted by the female figure of an American Indian.
It is located in the north of Paris in the 18th arrondissement.
The word Montmartre is translated to mean "mountain of the martyr" and was derived from the martyrdom of Saint Denis - the bishop of Paris - who was decapitated atop the hill in 250 AD.
Pissarro and Jongkind were two of the first to live there, followed by such great artist such as Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Pablo Picasso.
Moulin Rouge is also located i the 18th arrondissement.
It is located on the right bank of Paris.
The Pompidou is one of the best-known sites in Paris.
The then-unknown Italo-British architectural duo of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers won the competition with their 'inside-out' boilerhouse approach, which put air-conditioning, pipes, lifts and the escalators on the outside, leaving an adaptable space within.
The Pompidou opened in 1997.
The centre reopened in 2000 with an enlarged museum, renewed performance spaces, vista-rich Georges restaurant and a mission to get back to the stimulating interdisciplinary mix of old. Entrance to the forum is free (as is the library, which has a separate entrance), but you now have to pay to go up the escalators.
The Centre Pompidou (or 'Beaubourg') holds the largest collection of modern art in Europe.
There are about 600 workers who can be seen in person during the museums opening hours.
The Centre Pompidou has had over 150 million visitors since 1977.