Imagine entering a place where you can travel back in time from the sixth millennium B.C. to the modern day. A place where you can travel from Europe to Africa and then take in the Americas and the Middle East, all in one day. Okay, you would probably need more than one day, because this place is called the Louvre. It is one of the biggest museums in the world. And it is the home to the most comprehensive collection of art assembled under one roof anywhere in the world.
This collection includes the story of 6 of Paris' most famous and beautiful destinations - The Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, The Latin Quarter, Notre Dame, The Champs Elysees and The Louvre. iMinds will tell you the story behind the place with its innovative travel series, transporting the armchair traveller or getting you in the mood for discover on route to your destination.
Learn about the history of Notre Dame in Paris with iMinds Travel's insightful audio knowledge series. The French term Notre Dame literally means 'Our Lady'. It refers specifically to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus in the Christian faith. 'Notre-Dame de Paris' is known as the mother church of all Parisians. Beyond Paris, it is also one of the most famous cathedrals in the world.
Learn about the history of the amazing Eiffel Tower in Paris with iMinds Travel's insightful audio-knowledge series. It was once the tallest building in the world. Each year it attracts millions of visitors making it the worlds most visited paid monument. It is both a global icon and the symbol of an entire nation. Yet, it was actually intended to be taken down and sold as scrap metal just a few decades after its erection. We are talking about the Eiffel Tower; the postcard image of France and a modern engineering masterpiece.
Learn about the history of the Latin Quarter in Paris with iMinds Travel's insightful audio-knowledge series. Spanning the fifth and part of the sixth arrondissemonts in Paris, the Latin Quarter is located on the Left Bank of the Seine where it borders Saint Germain-de-Pres and Montparnasse. The Latin Quarter derives its name from the plethora of universities in this part of Paris. Latin was widely spoken along with French in this Parisienne district until 1789.
Learn about the history of the Louvre in Paris with iMinds Travel's insightful audio-knowledge series. The Louvre is situated in the centre of France's capital city, Paris, on the northern banks of the river Seine. Although it is based in France, it contains masterpieces from most time periods and cultures throughout the world. In fact, the building that houses this incredible collection of art has an interesting history all of its own.
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The Champs Elysées is the main boulevard of Paris in France. Over the years, it has been a popular rallying point in times of national crisis and celebration. In 1998, for example, the people of Paris assembled here to party all night in celebration of France's soccer win in the World Cup. And every year in July people flock to the Champs Elysées to witness the end of the famous Tour de France bicycle race.