Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Capitales Européennes - Paris

Many thanks Eric for this awesome cover with minisheet from the series of European Capitals ("Capitales Européennes") - Paris, sent from Paris, with first day cancellation of the famous Eiffel Tower, this is simply great! ;-)))

From the minisheet, can you identify the following places?

1. Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile : honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars

2. Opéra Garnier : a grand landmark designed by Charles Garnier in the Neo-Baroque style, it is regarded as one of the architectural masterpieces of its time.

3. La Tour Eiffel : an 1889 iron lattice tower that has become a global icon of France. Named for its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair.

4. Cathédrale Notre-Dame : is a Gothic, Catholic cathedral and widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in France and in Europe. Notre Dame means "Our Lady" in French.

5. Les toits de Paris (or, the roofs of Paris)

6. Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (or, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) : a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city.

7. Square du Vert-Galant

8. Avenue des Champs-Élysees

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