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Notre-Dame Cathedral (Paris), West Façade
Image by Hillary Smith

Notre-Dame Cathedral (Paris), West Façade

Like most Gothic cathedrals, the west façade of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris is tri-portaled, meaning it has three entranceways. Above each door is an elaborately carved tympanum depicting a story through sculpture, an accessible...
Adolf Hitler in Paris
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Adolf Hitler in Paris

A photograph showing Adolf Hitler in Paris after the Fall of France in 1940. On the left is Albert Speer (Hitler's favourite architect and future Armaments Minister) and on the right is Arno Breker (architect and sculptor). Taken on 23 June...
Arrival of Napoleon at the Notre-Dame de Paris for his Coronation
Image by Charles Percier & Pierre François Léonard Fontaine

Arrival of Napoleon at the Notre-Dame de Paris for his Coronation

Napoleon I (1769-1821) arrives at the Notre-Dame de Paris for his coronation ceremony, 2 December 1804. By Charles Percier and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine, 19th century.
Isabella of France Arrives in Paris
Image by Jean Froissart

Isabella of France Arrives in Paris

Meeting between Isabella of France, Queen of England, and her brother, Charles IV of France, in 1325, illustration from Froissart's Chronicles, c. 1475. National Library of France, Paris.
Two Couples - Paris & Helen, Tristan & Iseult
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Two Couples - Paris & Helen, Tristan & Iseult

Two couples - Paris & Helen, Tristan & Iseult by Giovanni dal Ponte (1385–1438 CE) Czartoryski Museum
A Lit de Justice at the Parlement of Paris, 1715
Image by Louis-Michel Dumesnil

A Lit de Justice at the Parlement of Paris, 1715

A lit de justice on 12 September 1715 in the presence of King Louis XV of France, against the Parlement of Paris. Power struggles between royal and parlement authority would continue up until the French Revolution abolished both monarchy...
View of Paris from the Trocadéro by Morisot
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View of Paris from the Trocadéro by Morisot

An 1872 oil on canvas painting, View of Paris from the Trocadéro, by Berthe Morisot (1841-95), the French impressionist painter. (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California)
Head of a Statue of Paris
Image by Liana Miate

Head of a Statue of Paris

Paris, son of Troy's King Priam and Hecuba, is wearing a Phrygian cap, the characteristic headgear of shepherds. According to the myth, an interpreter of dreams foretold that the child of Hecuba would bring the destruction of Troy and must...
Place du Carrousel, Paris by Pissarro
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Place du Carrousel, Paris by Pissarro

A 1900 oil on canvas landscape, Place du Carrousel, Paris, by Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), the Danish-French impressionist painter. Part of the 22-canvas series Pissarro created of various views of the Tuileries Gardens painted from his...
Jacques-Pierre Brissot
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Jacques-Pierre Brissot

Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville (1754-1793) was a French journalist, abolitionist, and politician who played a prominent role in the French Revolution (1789-1799). A leader of the Girondins, a moderate political faction, Brissot was instrumental...
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