Jardin du Luxembourg
The Fontaine de Médicis was built in the Baroque
1624 for Marie de
Médicis by an
unknown architect. The mythological figures were added much later by Auguste
Cimetière du Montparnasse
The Montparnasse Cemetery was planned by Napoleon outside the
city walls to replace the numerous
congested small cemeteries within the old
city, viewed as a health hazard at the turn of the 19th century. It
in 1824, and houses many illustrious Parisians such as Jean-Paul Sartre and
Simone de Beauvoir.
The Belle-Epoque-style Charles Pigeon Family Tomb depicts the
French industrialist and inventor in bed with his wife.
history of Lyon,
originally known as Lugdunum (meaning "the hill of light" or "the
hill of crows")
began under the Romans, in the first
century B.C. when the city was proclaimed "Capital of the
Three Gauls". Today the
city is France's second largest conurbation, and is home to 1.2 million
Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière
Built between 1872 and 1896 by the architect Pierre Bossan, the
Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Fourvière mixes Greek,
Neoclassic and many other influences. It is sometimes known as the
"upside-down elephant" because of its four octagonal towers.
The Saint Joseph Crypt contains many beautiful mosaics.
Cimetière de Loyasse
Loyasse Cemetery was established in 1812 as the first modern
cemetery in Lyon.