Jean-Paul Belmondo – The important figure of European cinema studied acting in Paris

A French actor, initially associated with the New Wave of the 1960s and a major French film star for several decades. His best known credits include Breathless

UEFA European Championship – The site of the first final in Paris

The 1960 European Nations’ Cup was the first edition of the European Championship, and organized by UEFA. The first tournament was held in France. The four teams

Hugo · Zola · Dumas – The famous novelists together at the Panthéon in Paris

  Interment in the crypt of the monument is severely restricted and is allowed only by a parliamentary act for “National Heroes”. Among those buried in its

Daft Punk – The unmasked men meet for the first time in Paris

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter met in 1987 while attending the Lycée Carnot secondary school. The two became friends and recorded demos. In 1992, they formed

Eiffel Tower – One of the world’s most recognisable structures in Paris

A wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. The design of

Charlie Hebdo – Terrorism hurts satire in Paris

A French satirical weekly magazine, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes. The publication has been described as anti-racist, skeptical, secular, and radical. Charlie Hebdo first appeared in

Croissant – The birth of the French Crescent-shaped bread in Paris

Its adaptation from the plainer form of kipferl (traditional bread from Austria-Hungary, that is rolled and formed into a crescent), before the invention of viennoiseries can be

Montparnasse derailment – The Site of the famous train accident in Paris

On 22 October 1895 the Granville–Paris Express overran the buffer stop at its Gare Montparnasse terminus. With the train several minutes late and the driver trying to

Cabaret du Ciel and de l’Enfer – The Cabaret of Heaven and Hell in Paris

A famous cabaret in Montmartre, founded in November 1892 by Antonin Alexander. The Cabaret de L’Enfer was the counterpart to The Cabaret du Ciel, another cabaret which

Simone Segouin – The site of the iconic photograph with the woman of resistance in Paris

Also known as Nicole Minet, was young French Résistance fighter during the war. She had come from Chartres to help liberate the capital on August 19, 1944.

Statue of Liberty – The construction site of the famous statue in Paris

The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its

Hélica – The airplane without wings is being exhibit in Paris

Marcel Leyat was a French automobile manufacturer, born in Die, established by Marcel Leyat in 1919 in Paris. The automobiles were built on the Quai de Grenelle.

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