Latin Quarter | Paris
Firstly we wanted to write a detailed article about one the most beautiful Paris areas - Latin Quarter. However, even in a such material it is very difficult to cover everything that one or another place offers. More by token, we mentioned many iconic local sights (for example, such as the Pantheon and Sorbonne) in our blog.
Rue des Rosiers - the Jewish quarter of Paris
Not even the most knowledgeable in the history person knows that the Jewish people was persecuted during many centuries, and there is nothing surprising that representatives of this nation were scattered around the world. Jewish quarters can be found in many cities of many countries, there is such area and in Paris.
If records of Wikipedia are to be trusted, since the 13th century Le Marais is the Jewish quarter of Paris. Though, it should be said that this statement is too exaggerated, because historically it mainly refers to the only one Rue des Rosiers and bordering alleys. And the street itself is not the biggest in Paris and in the Marais.
Jardins Albert Kahn
Forgetting for a while about the architectural masterpieces and many museums of Paris, in this article we would like to mention a beautiful place of the city – ideal for a pleasant spiritual relaxation. This is a private Paris garden of Albert Kahn (Les Jardins Albert Kahn) which is located in the south-west of the French capital and includes a unique set of themed gardens of different time periods and styles.
The founder of the park – a successful banker Albert Kahn – visited often the country of the rising sun, taking a great interest in its nature and culture, what left its mark on his outlook. And it is not surprising that the most beautiful garden here is the Japanese garden with an original house. This is a wonderful creation by nature and human hands where every element is filled with its own meaning and philosophy. Everything at this place disposes to a good rest, contemplation and concentration.
The second Japanese garden, designed by the famous Japanese master Fumiaki Takano, is located next to the traditional one. This garden is very unique, here together with beautiful greenery and mountain streams there is even its own Mount Fuji – neither more nor less than a symbol of Japan.
At the heart of the park you will find a large greenhouse Palmarium where hundreds of tropical plants brought here from Oceania and other equally exotic edge are represented.
Vegetation of America and Africa is at “blue forest” whose basis is the Atlas cedars and gray-blue spruces.
Rural landscapes of childhood memories of Mr. Kahn – “Vosges forest” with wild ivy and huge boulders. Also there are English and “Gold” forests in the park.
In 1999 a great storm caused enormous damage to the park of Albert Kahn, but now it is fully restored and you can enjoy its splendor while staying in Paris.
The wall of love? Of course, in Paris!
Paris has many notable sights, but as it is called the City of Love, so be sure to visit the Wall of Love, appeared in the French capital at the beginning of this millennium. And for this short term it became very popular tourist object which attracts thousands of Parisians and visitors of the city.
So, no wonder that Paris is called the City of Love. Right here on Montmartre at the Wall of Love (Le mur des je t’aime) you can wish an object of your passion to return affection.
Corsica… Mediterranean paradise
Corsica. What do you know about this amazing place? From school days we know that Corsica - a birthplace of the great French Emperor Napoleon, but it’s not the only dignity of the island. This is a place with a delightful nature and rich history. And if you were not here, be sure to visit Corsica which the ancient Greeks called “most beautiful”, and they were the true connoisseurs of beauty. The centuries have passed and the island is still satisfying its proud description.
So, what’s the surprise of Corsica? First, mountains… Corsican mountains surprisingly combine unique vineyards, forests, swift rivers, magnificent beaches with azure waters and golden sands. The mountains are the home of beautiful villages and hunting grounds whose history has more than one century. Foots of the mountains are surrounded with numerous modern hotels, getting travellers from around the world.