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I therefore invoke thee; I believe in thee. Deliver me from my enemies, and I will be baptized in thy name. Clovis granted them their lives and liberty upon condition that the country of the Suevi in Germany should pay him an annual tribute. He seems to have also subdued and imposed the same yoke upon the Boioarians or Bavarians; for his successors gave that people their first princes or dukes, as F.

Daniel shows at large. This miraculous victory was gained in the fifteenth year of his reign, of Christ Clovis, from that memorable day, thought of nothing but of preparing himself for the holy laver of regeneration. In his return from this expedition he passed by Toul, and there took with him St. Vedast, a holy priest who led a retired life in that city, that he might be instructed by him in the faith during his journey; so impatient was he to fulfil his vow of becoming a Christian, that the least wilful delay appeared to him criminal.

The queen, upon this news, sent privately to St. Remigius to come to her, and went with him herself to meet the king in Champagne. The business you have so much at heart is done; my baptism can be no longer delayed. Remigius as the most holy bishop in his dominions. This great prelate continued his instruction, and prepared him for baptism by the usual practices of fasting, penance, and prayer. Clovis suggested to him that he apprehended the people who obeyed him would not be willing to forsake their gods, but said he would speak to them according to his instructions.

Remigius and St. Vedast therefore instructed and prepared them for baptism. Many bishops repaired to Rheims for this solemnity, which they judged proper to perform on Christmas-day, rather than to defer it till Easter. The king set the rest an example of compunction and devotion, laying aside his purple and crown, and, covered with ashes, imploring night and day the divine mercy.

To give an external pomp to this sacred action, in order to strike the senses of a barbarous people, and impress a sensible awe and respect upon their minds, the good queen took care that the streets from the palace to the great church should be adorned with rich hangings, and that the church and baptistery should be lighted up with a great number of perfumed wax tapers, and scented with exquisite odours. The catechumens marched in procession, carrying crosses, and singing the Litany. Remigius conducted the king by the hand, followed by the queen and the people.

The king was baptized by St. Remigius on Christmas-day, as St. Avitus assures us. Albofleda died soon after, and the king being extremely afflicted at her loss, St. Remigius wrote him a letter of consolation, representing to him the happiness of such a death in the grace of baptism, by which we ought to believe she had received the crown of virgins.

The king, after his baptism, bestowed many lands on St. Remigius, who distributed them to several churches, as he did the donations of several others among the Franks, lest they should imagine he had attempted their conversion out of interest.

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He gave a considerable part to St. He had married a niece of St. Remigius, but was separated from her to devote himself to the practices of piety. Such was the original of the bishopric of Laon, which before was part of the diocess of Rheims. Remigius also constituted Theodore bishop of Tournay in Vedast, bishop of Arras in , and of Cambray in He sent Antimund to preach the faith to the Morini, and to found the church of Terouenne.

Clovis built churches in many places, conferred upon them great riches, and by an edict invited all his subjects to embrace the Christian faith. Avitus, bishop of Vienne, wrote to him a letter of congratulation, upon his baptism, and exhorts him to send ambassadors to the remotest German nations beyond the Rhine, to solicit them to open their hearts to the faith. When Clovis was preparing to march against Alaric, in , St. Remigius sent him a letter of advice how he ought to govern his people so as to draw down upon himself the divine blessings. Respect the clergy.

Be the father and protector of your people; let it be your study to lighten as much as possible all the burdens which the necessities of the state may oblige them to bear: comfort and relieve the poor; feed the orphans; protect widows; suffer no extortion. This great conqueror invaded Burgundy to compel King Gondebald to allow a dower to his queen, and to revenge the murder of her father and uncle; but was satisfied with the yearly tribute which the tyrant promised to pay him.

The perfidious Arian afterwards murdered his third brother; whereupon Clovis again attacked and vanquished him; but at the entreaty of Clotildis, suffered him to reign tributary to him, and allowed his son Sigismund to ascend the throne after his death. Under the protection of this great monarch St. Remigius wonderfully propagated the gospel of Christ by the conversion of a great part of the French nation; in which work God endowed him with an extraordinary gift of miracles, as we are assured not only by Hincmar, Flodoard, and all other historians who have mentioned him, but also by other incontestable monuments and authorities.

They all went to wait upon Gondebald, the Arian king of the Burgundians, who was at Savigny, and entreated him to command his Arian bishops to hold a public conference with them. When he showed much unwillingness they all prostrated themselves before him, and wept bitterly. The king was sensibly affected at the sight, and kindly raising them up, promised to give them an answer soon after.

They went back to Lyons, and the king returning thither the next day, told them their desire was granted. It was the eve of St. Justus, and the Catholic bishops passed the whole night in the church of that saint in devout prayer; the next day, at the hour appointed by the king, they repaired to his palace, and, before him and many of his senators, entered upon the disputation, St. Avitus speaking for the Catholics, and one Boniface for the Arians.

The latter answered only by clamours and injurious language, treating the Catholics as worshippers of three Gods. The issue of a second meeting, some days after, was the same with that of the first: and many Arians were converted. Gondebald himself, sometime after, acknowledged to St. Avitus, that he believed the Son and the Holy Ghost to be equal to the Father, and desired him to give him privately the unction of the holy chrism. You are a king, and have no persecution to fear, as the apostles had. You fear a sedition among the people, but ought not to cherish such a weakness.

God does not love him, who, for an earthly kingdom, dares not confess him before the world. Remigius by his zealous endeavours promoted the Catholic interest in Burgundy, and entirely crushed both idolatry and the Arian heresy in the French dominions. In a synod he converted, in his old age, an Arian bishop who came thither to dispute against him. Remigius survived him many years, and died in the joint reign of his four sons, on the 13th of January in the year , according to Rivet, and in the ninety-fourth year of his age, having been bishop above seventy years.

The age before the irruption of the Franks had been of all others the most fruitful in great and learned men in Gaul; but studies were there at the lowest ebb from the time of St. Pope Leo IX. It is now above twelve hundred years since his death. Care, watchings, and labours were sweet to this good pastor, for the sake of souls redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Knowing what pains our Redeemer took, and how much he suffered for sinners, during the whole course of his mortal life, and how tenderly his divine heart is ever open to them, this faithful minister was never weary in preaching, exhorting, mourning, and praying for those that were committed to his charge.

In imitation of the good shepherd and prince of pastors, he was always ready to lay down his life for their safety: he bore them all in his heart, and watched over them, always trembling lest any among them should perish, especially through his neglect: for he considered with what indefatigable rage the wolf watched continually to devour them.

As all human endeavours are too weak to discover the wiles, and repulse the assaults of the enemy, without the divine light and strength, this succour he studied to obtain by humble supplications; and when he was not taken up in external service for his flock, he secretly poured forth his soul in devout prayer before God for himself and them.

Note 1. The saint says, in a letter which he wrote in , that he had then been bishop fifty-three years, and St. Gregory of Tours says, that he held that dignity above seventy years. Consequently, he died in , in the ninety-fourth year of his age; was born in , and in was seventy-five years old. Note 2. Note 3. The origin of the episcopal see of Rheims is obscure. On Sixtus and Sinicius, the apostles of that province, see Marlot.

Marthe, Gallia Christiana Nov. Sixtus and Sinicius were fellow-labourers in first planting this church; Sinicius survived and succeeded his colleague in this see. Among their disciples many received the crown of martyrdom under Rictius Varus, about the year , namely Timotheus, Apollinaris, Maurus, a priest, Macra, a virgin, and many others whose bodies were found in the city itself, in and , near the church of St.

Nicasius: their heads and arms were pierced with huge nails, as was St. Quintin under the same tyrant: also St. Nicasius is counted the eleventh, and St. Remigius, the fifteenth archbishop of this see. Note 4. Note 5. Note 6. See D. Freret, t. A whole volume would, however, be required to give a complete guide and description to the environs of Paris At the end of this guide isa detailed description of some of the principal Parisian holiday resorts.

For tourists desirous of doing Paris on foot, I have arranged a series af skeleton promenades, to cover a period of twenly days. It would be well to start by driving to the Parc de Montsouris, descend here, discharge your carriage, and visit the park on foot. Close to the Pare de Montsouris is one of the entrances to the catacombs.

Leaving the catacombs and continuing along the exterior boulevards, we shortly after r. After visiting the cemetery, continue along the boulevard until you reach the Abattoir des Fourneaux. This market covers an area of acres. At the junction of the rue Saint-Victor and the rue Cuvier is a very elaborately ornamented fountain, known as the Fontaine du Jardin des Plantes. Pelagie, the leather market, the great central bakery for the hospitals and asylums of Paris, and lasdy the amphitheatre of anatomy.

From the Jardin des Plantes a hackney carriage should be taken along by the terminus of the Orleans Railway, cross the Pont d'Austerlitz. Then taking the rue Mouffetard, we see the church of St. Medard, and in the boulevard du Port Royal the Hopital du Midi. Then visit in rotation : the Hopital Cochin, in the Faubourg St. Jacques; the convent of the Dame de St. Near here is the Ball Bullier, a Ball something after the style of the Moulin Rouge, frequented largely by students and their gviv lady friends, facing which is the statue erected to Marchal Ney on the spot where he was executed, and a beautiful fountain, adorned with 8 horses and a group of goddesses.

In the rue de l'Observatoire you pass the Ecole de Pharmacie School of Chemistry and further on, in the rue d'Assas, is a free hospital for accouchements, containing beds. From here proceed to the church St. From the rue des Irlandais we make our way to the boulevard St. Michel, descending which we cross the two bridges of the Sei ne, finding our way into the rue de Rivoli. Turning to the left by the Tour St. Jacques, and passing the Halles, a few minutes walk will bring us to the avenue de l'Opera. Then following the rue de Pontoise, we enter by the rue St. Victor the church of St.

After which follow the rue des Carmes, in which is a Gothic chapel and several old colleges. You are now in the centre of the Latin quarter, one of the oldest parts of Paris. Next visit the church of St. Jacques to the College de France, in front of which is a statue of Claude Bernard. In the rue St. Jacques, to the left, is the Lycee Louis the Grand, the largest and most important college in France.

After visiting the Pantheon, see the Bibliotheque St. Genevieve, on one of the sides of the square, and, behind the Pantheon, the church of St. Returning by the rue Clovis, we finish our day's promenade by a visit to the Ecole Polytechnique, rue Descartes, a building with a fine monumental front, overlooking the square Monge. This school is in the ancient college de Navarre, founded by Joan of Navarre in We now make our way home by the boulevard St. A mail-coach leaves the Daily Messenger Office, 4, rue de l'Echelle, every day, at 10 a m.

Seals should be booked in advance, if possible. Prices : 15 francs each person, box-seat 20 francs. Sulpice Visit this. Fronting the church is the Fontaine de St. Sulpice, a fine work. Leaving the fountain behind us, we make our way to the Luxembourg Museum, which is worthy of a visit, and should not be missed. This walk will have taken a good day, and the visitor will no doubt be glad to avail himself of the omnibus, which will take him back to the grand Boulevard. Taking the rue de Gronclle, we soon come to the fountaine de Grenelle, one of the finest in Paris.

Then taking successively the rue de Sevres. This church contains some fine mural paintings and monuments. Continuing the rue Bonaparte to thi banks of the Seine, and turning to the right, you see before you the stalue to Voltaire and the Institut de France, and farther on the Mint Hotel des Monnaies. Along these successive quays, on the walls of the Seine embankment are the stands of the celebrated dealers in prints and second-hand books..

Cross the Pont-Royal, the next bridge, then take the rue des Tuileries, and rue des Pyramides, home. The library may be visited by permission from M. Crossing this and turning to the right we pass the Caisse des Depots et Consignations, the ruins of the Cour des Comptes, burnt during the Commune, and the Palais de la Legion d'honneur. A little further on is the Chambre des Deputes, formerly known as the Bourbon Palace, now the seat of the Legislative assembly.

Here are remaining some of the buildings of the great Exhibition of Take the rue de Sevres. No , the Hopital Necker, and adjoining, the Hopital des Enfants malades. From here the best way to return home is by taking the rue da Sevres, to the rue de SaintPeres, Pont du Carrousel, and crossing the Louvre. Jacques, to the Hotel de Ville. Taking this passage we come to the rue St. Paul and St. Library open from 10 to 3 excepting Sundays and holidays.

Continuing the boulevard Voltaire we pass successively the church of St. Ambroise, the mairie of the 11th arrondissement and the place Voltaire bronze statue of Ledru Rollin, the famous tribune. Then the passage Richard-Lenoir, rue de Charonne, and rue St. In the latter street is the church of Ste Marguerite. At is the St. Antoine Hospital, and farther on, the place de la Nation two lofty Doric columns. Descending the boulevard Diderot, we see the Mazas Prison, and. We now see in rotation the pont de Bercy, the pont Tolbiac and the pont National, and retur- ning to the pont d'Austerlitz we visit the Panorama close by.

Continuing our walk we soon arrive at the place de la Bastille, where rises the pedestal of the July column on the site of the ancient Bastille Prison. Entering the rue de Charenton the memory of the visitor will recall the terrible massacre of several hundred Protestants here in , as they were leaving their church at Charenton. In this street are the Trousseau Hospital for children.

Omnibuses leave the place He la Bastile every two minutes for the Madeleine, passing the commencement of the avenue de l'Opera. Descend here. Adjoining this is the place du Chatelet, in the centre of which is a fountain 58 feet in height, surmounted by a gilt statue of Victory. On one side of this square is the Chatelet Theatre, and on the other the Opera-Comique. Following the rue de Rivoli and taking the rue des-Archives to the left we arrive at the Palais des Archives Nanonales.

Visit this palace in detail. Behind the Hotel de Soubise, in the rue Chariot, is the church of St. Jean St. Francois, and in the rue Vieille-du-Temple we see the Imprimerie Nationale. At the corner of the rue St. Claude is the church of St. Denis du St.. Sacrement, containing some excellent paintings. On the boulevard des Filles-du Calvaire, stands the Winter Circus, for equestrian performances. Martin, about one minute from the Porte St. Denis which we saw. Martin, then retracing our footsteps we take the boulevard de Strasbourg to the right, passing the Eldorado.

La rent. At the top of the Eastern boulevard is the Railway Terminus. By the rue de Strasbourg we enter the Faubourg St. Crossing the canal in the rue des Recollets, we find the Hopital St. Louis, rue Bichat. From the rue Bichat we enter the Faubourg du Temple. Again crossing the canal, we find the Entrepot of the Compagnie des Douanes. We now proceed to the boulevard St. Martin by the rue de Lancry.

To the right is the Ambigu Theatre. Now visit in rotation : the caserne du ChAteau-d'Eati. Further down is the church of St. Nicolas des-Champs. Cierm,-tiii-I'Auxerro Is from whose belfry the fatal signal was given for ihe commencement of the massacre of St. Bartholomew, the bell being, kept tolling throughout the whole of that dreadful night. Next the church is the Mairie of the 1st arrondisscmcnt, which has been built on the site of the house where the Duchess of Beaufort, Henry lV's mistress, died in Following the rue du Louvre, we pa"'s the Bourse de Commerce and continuing our walk by the rue Sauval and along the rue St.

Houore, we pass the square and fountain des Innocents. Close to this are ihe new central markets Halles , and opposite these, at the corner of the rue Montinartre, is the church of St. Turning off the rue Turbigo we take the rue St. Leu and St. This was at one time the chief street of Paris. Still following the rue St. After the Faub iurg Poissonniere we gain the rue Lafayette, following which to the right we pass the church of St-Vineent-de- Paul.

Then turn into the Faubourg St-Denis, in which at the junction of the boulevard Magenta we find the St-Lazare prison, and at the end the triumphal arch of the Porte St-Denis raises itself. We now turn westwards seeing the Gymnase Theatre on our right and a little farther on the Theatre des Varietes on the left, from whence we return by the boulevards and the rue de Riche- lieu to the Palais Royal our starting point.

The large arched gate still visible in the rue St-Hyacinthe was the actual entrance to the famed Jacobin club. We pass the Theatre du Vaudeville. Returning to the boulevard by the rue Drount we pass the public auction rooms, and crossing the boulevard des Itariens we make onr way to the Bourse Stock Exchange via the rue Vivienne. Leaving the Bourse we continue our promenade to the rue Richelieu where is the Bibliotheque National.

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From this point twelve spacious avenues branch out in different directions, the principal of which are: the avenues des Champs-Elysees, avenue du Bois-de-Boulogne, avenue Hoche, avenue VictorHugo and avenue de la Grande-Armee. M's Embassy. Further on in the boulevard Malesherbes is the church of St-Augustin. In these gardens are the celebrated open air Cafe-Concerts, the Palais de Glace real ice skating rink and the pretty little theatre of the Folies Marigny.

Turning to the left along the quai de Billy, we meet the Pont de l'Alma. Four statues, a zouave and soldier of the line by Dieboldt, and an artilleryman and a chasseur by Arnaud. Four splendid equestrian statues. Finding our way to the boulevard de Courcelles and continuing along the exterior boulevards, we soon see to our left Montmartre, surmounted by the church du Sacre-Cceur. We now continue the boulevard, strike the rues de Marseille, de Meaux, and de Puebla, shortly after arriving at the beautiful pare des Buttes-Chaumont. Near here is the celebrated prison de la Roqnette, in front of which the guillotine is erected for public executions.

In Napoleon 1st ordered the restoration of the Palace, but time did not allow him to complete this enormous undertaking. Charles X. It is said that the ancient castle above referred to was used as a hunting seat by Dagobert, as at that time the woods extended down to the water's edge and over the present site of Northern Paris. In Philip Augustus used it as a state prison.

Charles IX. It also served for some time as the residence of Queen Henrietta of England, widow of the unfortunate Charles I. The magnificently worked bronze gates were made by order of Napoleon 1st. A small garden on the south-western side is called the Garden of the Infanta, from the Spanish Princess who came into France, in , to marry Louis XV. Similar gardens run all round the palace. Interior — Almost all the interior of this palace is devoted to the museums collectively known under the name of Musses du Louvre, for which it is so celebrated. Palace itself is now occupied by the Connsel of state and the interior is no longer opened to the public.

The elegant facade of columns has been restored and serves as an entree d'honneur The Palace, which. On the side of the rue Saint-Honore the facade is monumental and in harmony with the new Louvre, facing it. The best view is to be had from the square in front of the Louvre.

Louis XIV. In , it was ceded by Louis XIV. In ,. This palace was begun by Marie de Medicis, from the designs of Desbrosses in Since the revolution, it has successively been used by the Peers and Senate. In the distance, is the Avenue des Chanps - Elysees, surmounted by the Arc de Triomphe, which was the highest point in Paris from which a view of the city might be had before the erection of the Eiffel Tower. The debts of the duke having become so enormous that he once meditated a declaration of insolvency, it was determined, by the advice of the brother of Mine de Genlis, to erect; buildings with shop s and places of amusement, in the garden of the palace, as a means of augmenting his revenue.

These were begun in , upon the designs of the architect Louis: the houses and arcades, as they now stand were finished in The s plan succe led. The Palace was taken and devastated by the mob on Feb. In , , and , it was used for exhibitions ; but immediately after the revival of the Empire, it was assigned to Prince Jerome for a residence. The commune set fire to it on the 23d of May, One should make up a party of 5 or 6 gentlemen before intruding into the stock-brokers' sanctuary.

The Bourse contains two admirable imitations of bas-reliefs representing the opening of the Bourse by Charles X. The building erected by the architects Brongniart and Labarre, has the form of a Greek Temple, and is surrounded by 66 Corinthian pillars. It was opened in Open daily from 11 to 2, Sundays excepted. The military mass is celebrated here every Sunday at 12 o'clock, in the Saint- Louis church.

Napoleon's Tomb. A gloomy gallery, running under the high altar, now leads to the crypt, dimly lighted by funereal lamps of bronze, and adorned with bas-reliefs, designed by Simart, and executed by Lanno, Petit, and Oltin, representing : 1. The pavement of the crypt is decorated with a crown of laurels in mosaic, within which, on a black circle, are inscribed the names of the following victories : — Rivoli,.

Twelve colossal statues, by Pradier, representing as many victories, stand against the pilasters, facing the tomb, which consists of an immense monolith of porphyry, weighing , lbs. It covers the sarcophagus, also a single block, 12 feet long and. In the gallery which encircles the crypt is a recess, called the Chapelle Ardente, containing the sword the Emperorwore at Austerlitz, the insignia he wore on State occasions, the crown of gold voted by the town of Cherbourg, and the colours taken in different battles.

At the farthest end of the recess stands the statue of the Emperor in his imperial robes, due to the chisel of Simart. This reliquary is closed with gilt doors. Special permission must, however, be obtained from the Minister of War in order to visit this part of the monument. The crypt is only visible from the circular parapet above. The marble cost 2,, fr. In a vault beneath the pavement of the dome arc deposited the bodies of Marshal Mortier and the other fourteen victims of Fieschi's attempt.

Hotel des Invalides. But the establishment was not really organized untd ttic time of Napoleou I. Originaly intended to lodge 5, pensioners, this immense structure, occupying a superficial area of Lodged, led, warmed and clothed by the State, the invalid soldiers are taken the greatest care of. The food is good, wholesome and sufficiently abundant, their sleeping apartments are light and airy, and the most irreproachable cleanliness everywhere.

At the side of these batteries are various pieces of different calibre, and to the right and left, small gardens, favourite walks of the old warriors. It is ft in length and is composed of three floors. A portico, surmounted by an equestrian statue cf Louis XIV. Other days it may he visited from 10 to 4.

Saturday from 10 to 3 under the conduct of a guardian, to whom a small gratuity 25 c. Apply for a conductor to the concierge, le the right on en ering the courtyard. In this school 14 professors teach the history of art and aesthetics, anatomy, perspective, mathe- mathics, the natural sciences, practical architecture, and archaeology. There are three class-rooms for painting, three for scul pture, three for architecture, one for plate-engraving, and one for engra- ving medals and precious stones, all superintended by eleven professors.

Pupils are admitted between the ages of 15 and An annual competition takes place for the Grand prix de Rome : the successful candidates, who need not be pupils of the school, but must be French subjects, and not older than 25, are sent to Rome and maintained there at the expense of the Government for four years engravers for three. An exhibition cf the works of the students here, as well as of those sent by the students at Rome, takes place every year in September. The exhibition rooms are specially set apart for the works sent by the students at Rome, or the prize works executed by the pupils in Paris.

The ceiling of the great hall is decorated with copies from the Vatican, by Sigalon and Boucoti an. Jonah, Johel, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah. In the rue Bonaparte we find the principal entrance to the Palais des Beaux-Arts, which we will now describe. There are two courts in front of the palace. The first is entered through a gateway adorned with busts of Poussin and Pujet. On the same wall there is a copy in mosaic of Raphael's picture of God blessing the World, executed by MM. There is also a monument to the memory of Henri Regnault, the distinguished artist bled at Buzenval during the siege of Adjoining the porter's lodge is the Sixtine Chapel.

It is adorned with bas-reliefs and statues, the finest of which is a Cupid in the act of stringing his bow. RIS: , Boulevard. It has always mode a special point of supplying all kinds of servants to the best classes. French and foreign correspondents, cashiers, salesmen and saleswomen, lady cashiers, porters, etc. A good choice, of clerks continually on hand.

I Marble, Bronzes, Terra cJtta pewter, etc. The Editor specially recommends this Society on account of the good taste and large choice of articles displayed, and as being one of the rare houses where the prices of all goods are plainly marked in known figures. The interior consists of a single nave with an arched roof. The wainscoting at the entrance is the same that adorned the chateau d'Anet.

At the end is a copy of Michael Angelo's Last Judgment, by Sigalon, on canvas, occupying the whole wall. In a chapel to the left, are casts of the Moses of Michael Augelo, two tombs, by the same, one of which is that of the Medici; and also a fine cast of the bronze gates, by Ghiberti, of the Baptistery at Florence. Returning to the court, the visitor will observe in the centre a Corinthian column of red marble, on the lop of which is the figure of an angel in bronze one of several savedfrom a group, abstracted by the mob from the tomb of Carninal Mazarin.

Its western surface is studded with brackets supporting antique statues, and medallions. The second court is flanked by two arched screens, the one to the left florid Saxon, with three arches; the oppo- site one with four; the two central ones supported by a colossal pendant keystone, the whole in the syle of the time of Francis I. Beyond this, in a garden, a fountam, surmounted by four figures, was sculptured by Paolo Poncio.

On thee walls of the court, forming the curves, we perceive interesting specimens of old architectural and sculptural fragments. There is a curious monolith basin of the 13th century, brought from the Abbey of St. Denis, 12 feet in diameter, and ornamented with quaint heads of Ceres, Bacchus, Pan, Neptune, Avarice, and various of animals. Next is a rectangular court, where the visitor will see medallions with the portraits of Leo X.

Round the walls are engraved the names of famous artists of all countries. On the wal's to the right and left are fragments of antique tombs, etc. On the opposite side is the entrance to what is properly the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. The galleries on the ground-floor contain casts and copies of architecture from the antique, Grecian, Roman, and of the Middle Ages. The amphileatre for the distribution of prizes, etc. It contains seventy-five figures, of which seventy are those of artists. One of the female figures, arreyed in a green mantle, is the portrait of the gisted painter's wife.

From the ample amphitheatre the visitor is conducted to Salle Louis XIV, containing the lirst part of a series of portraits of the mot eminent members of the Academy, among whom are Vanloo, Servandoni, Lemoine, etc. A gallery filled with busts leads hence to the Salle du Conseil, where the series of portraits is continued. Passing through a corridor, painted with copies of arabesques from the Vatican, we enter the Gallery of Prizes. Here may be seen the prize-works of the most eminent artists, such as Fragonard, David, Ingres, Heim, Hesse, Pujol, etc. The collection begins with a painting by Natoire.

Open to the public on Sundays from 12 to 4, on other days from 12 to 4, but visitors must be accompanied by an attendant. Saturdays, to 2, on application at the porter's lodge. A fee is expected. In the rue Visconti, not far from this palace No. Admission is free, but a small gratuity 25 c. During the session of the Senate, the Council Chamber may be visited with permission from the secretaire de la questure, to whom a written application for a ticket should be addressed.

It was then called by her name. This senate held its sittings there till its dissolution in , when the Chamber of Peers was created. In March and April Louis Blanc held his socialist meetings of workmen there. In the subsequent month of May, the Executive Commission ocuipied it during its ephemeral existence. In it resumedits old de-ttnatton and name of Palais du Senat, and has since bean the hall of sittings of the senate, excepting from to , when the seatof Governement was at Versailles.

The front towards the rue de Vaugirard consists of two large pavilions, connected together by terraces, in the centre of which rises. The clock pavilion is ornamented with allegorical figures, 8 feet high, of Eloquence, Justice, Wisdom, Prudence, War, and Peace, by Pradier. Next follows the Salle d'Attente, where the ceiling, by Jadin, represents Aurora.

The walls of the adjoining Salon are decorated with paintings representing : Charles IX. Bartholomew, by Caminade; St. The ceiling, by Decaisne, represents Union, Force, and Abundance; and, in a small medaillon, a portrait of the Duke de Reichstadt. This splendid saloon is gorgeously gilt and sculptured. A special authorization from the Directeur General des Monnaies is absolutely necessary, and when writing the application, a stamped, addressed envelope should always be enclosed for reply. Entrance quai Conti. The sale rooms are to the left on entering and the Museum on the firstfloor, to the right.

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See Mint and Monetary Museum. Since this palace has become the official residence of the President of the Republic, visitors are no longer admitted. The abdication of Napoleon, after the battle of Waterloo, and the coup d'Etat of 2nd December During the Great Exhibition of it was tenanted by the Sultan, by the Emperors of Austria and Russia, and by other princes. The Cour d'Honneur, leads to the entrance of the palace, adorned with a portico of four Doric columns. A broad flight of steps, overspread by a verandah, gives access to a vestibule opening into the suite of apartments on the ground floor, commencing with a dining-room.

The walls of this apartment are painted by Dunouy with landscapes, some of the figures of which are by Vernet, and were executed for Murat. Murat, the sister of Napoleon. This room gives access to a Ball-room of recent erection, in the new wing of the palace, towards the avenue de Marigny. Returning to the Dining-room, a door to the left leads to the Slateapartments. The Salle de Reception was used by Napoleon I. There is also a beautiful mosaic representing the map of France in Adjoining is the Chambre de Napoleon I. This was his favourite bed-room, where he last slept in Paris after the battle of Waterloo.

It is furnished in Louis XV. Now completely restored it is one of the richest and most graceful monuments of Paris; extending from the rue du Fanbourg Saint-Honore to the avenue Gabrielle, it forms, with the enormous garden and hot-houses, a complete parallelogram isolated on all sides. The cell of Marie Antoinette is to be seen, transformed into an expiatory chapel.

Reconstructed at the side of the place Dauphine, it is composed of four buildings, the whole forming one block. The South wing was set on fire and destroyed by the communists in May , but it has now been completely restored. For fuller description see page Partly burnt during the Commune, the Palais de Justice has since been completely restored, and counts amongst the most beautiful of the Parisian edifices. Remark, at the angle of the guay, facing the Tribunal of Commerce, a tower with clock, blue framed, restored in and It was from this tower tolled the famous silver bell which, in company with that of Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, gave the signal for the perfidious massacre of Saint-Bartholemew's Day Entrance from the quai, to the right of the grand staircase.

The principal facade, facing the quay, is preceded by a largo flight of steps, measuring 34 meters in width. There are 12 Corinthian colums, supporting a front on which France is represented, holding the constitution in her hand, surrounded by Liberty, Peace, War, the Fine Arts, Eloquence, Industry and Commerce. The flight of steps is decorated with colossal statues representing Justice and Prudence and the seated figures of d'Aguesseau, Colbert, l'Hospital and Sully.

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Open daily, excepting Sundays, from It to 1. Apply to the concierge. The Palais de l'Institut occupied the site of the ancient Tour de Nesle. It is surmonted by a fine cupola, and ends in two pavillions resting on arcades. The Mazarine Library contains , printed volumes, and about six thousand manuscripts. The library is open daily, excepting Sundays, Irom 11 to 4 or 5. Well worth a visit. The Palais de l'lndusterie was erected for the universal exhibition of by a limited liability company. After the exhibition it was acquired by the State.

It is metres long and metres in width, cowering a superficial area of 32, metres. The building possesses a magnificent stained-glass window at the extremity of the grand nave, representing France inviting all the nations of the earth to the universal exhibition. The annual exhibition of paintings and sculpture, known as the Salon, is held in this palace every year from the 1st of May to the 20th June.

Entrance fee : week days : 2 francs in the morning and 1 franc during the afternoon Fridays afternoons 5 francs ; Sundays : 1 franc in the morning afternoons 50 c. This year is probably the last one which will seethe celebrated Salon held in this building, as the demolition of the Palais de l'lndusterie has been decided upon, to make room for some of the buildings of the great exhibition to be held in Paris in Tickets obtained at the Hotel de Ville, bureau de la Direction des travaux, first floor, cour du Nord.

In the municipality purchased for 2. It was a monument the interior of which vied in splendour with the Tuileries. Princely festivals were given here to Queen Victoria in , and to various other crowned heads at different periods. It was quickly decided, however, that the building should be reconstructed, while utilising as far as was possible those portions of the original edifice that were not destroyed by fire.

Designs were advertised for in July, , and those of MM. Ballu and de Perthes were accepted. Subsequently the architects were requested to introduce certain alterations into their plan, so as to allow of greater internal accomodation than that which existed in the old building. The cost of the work was set down at 25,, francs. It contains rooms. The design has been copied from that of the original. The two winged figures supporting the upper part of the dial are by M. Charles Garnier, architect of the Opera House. The seated figure immediately below, representing the city, is by M.

Gautherin, and the two recumbent figures on either side of the clock are by M. The building is at present used for municipal purposes. The present building was erected by subscription among the members of the Order, and js an exact reproduction of the old Palace. The building is constructed on an eminence, and is a mixture of all styles of architecture. The central part contains the grand a Salle des Fetes JJ, used at present ap a concert hail. It contains a colossal organ, and is decorated with splendid paintings by Lemeire The stage ae:,'ommo,fa.

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Open Tuesdays, Thurdays and Saturdays from 12 till 5, excepting on concert rehearsal days. A lift conveys visitors to the summit of one of the towers, from whence a good view may be had. The garden on the south of the Palace contains many rare shrubs and plants, and, being well protected against cold winds, is a charming place of resort. Lectures are delivered here on physics, astronomy, chemistry, etc.

A large Aquarium has been established under the garden, its entrance being in the main avenue parallel to the Seine. It is a circular grotto of about feet in circumference, adorned with all kinds of ferns. It contains a museum of all the inventions made in this line, and an immense mural map of all the lighthouses of France. We refer you, therefore, for complete details to the official catalogues.

Open to the public every day excepting Monday during the summer from 9 to 5; winter, Sundays and holidays from 10 to 4. First Floor. The Lenoir, Davillier, and Dieulafoy collections. Middle ages and renaissance Museums. Thiers collection, etc. A supplementary room of paintings. The Louvre Museum being a veritable labyrinth, I would advise strangers to follow ont my itinerary to the letter, which will permit them to see the Louvre in a single day. Colonnade du Louvre rue du Louvre. This itinerary being traced from the Pavilion Sully, I advise visitors to start from that point. Visit to the galleries of the 1st floor.

Having arrived under the clock of the Pavillon Sully, enter the Louvre and leaving the Museum of antiquities to the left ascend the staircase Henri II, leading to the 1st floor : Museum of Paintings. Louis La Caze on condition that the collection should not be dispersed. Tragonard, , Village festival. Through the door to the left is the Salle Henri II, where are exhibited the French painters of the 19th century. This Hall communicates with the Salle de sept cheminees; which contains the masterpieces of the Modern French School.

The Salle de Bijoux contains a precious collection of jewels discovered in excavations.