Galignani's New Paris Guide (Google eBook)

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A. and W. Galignani, 1830 - Paris (France) - 763 pages
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Page 427 - Courts of appeal ; and at the same time did away with the council and grand master of the University, but kept up the academies. The council was afterwards re-established under the title of Conseil Royal de I...
Page 699 - ... and pottery of France, and the earths of which they are composed ; with a collection of models of all the ornamental vases, services, figures, statues, &c., that have been made in the manufactory since its first establishment.
Page 485 - The portraits, to the number of 90,000, are divided in each country according to the rank or profession of the individuals, and are classed in chronological or alphabetical order. The series of the costumes of various countries and different ages cannot be viewed without interest.
Page 376 - Domum in nomine suo. The high altar is surmounted by a magnificent canopy, supported by six fluted spiral columns of grey marble, with bases, capitals, and foliage of bronze gilt. Four...
Page 685 - Above rises a grand arch enriched with arabesques and bas-reliefs by Germain Pilon. Sixteen fluted Ionic columns support the entablature, above which are placed five statues of white marble in a kneeling posture, namely, Francis I.; Claude, his queen; the Dauphin and the Duke of Orleans, sons of Francis and Claude ; and the Princess Charlotte, their daughter. The subordinate ornaments of this splendid monument were executed by Ambroise Perret and Jacques Chantrel.
Page 362 - I' Enfant Jesus, which was purchased, in 1732, by Languet de Gergy, rector of SI. Sulpicc, and opened for the reception of poor girls and sick women of his parish. It was afterwards converted into a school for the daughters of poor noblemen, and in 1802 was formed into an hospital for sick children.
Page 36 - An olographic will should be written throughout, dated, and signed by the testator. A single word in the hand of another person would render it null and void. The will by public act is received by two notaries in the presence of two witnesses, or by one notary in the presence of four witnesses...
Page 599 - ... provided for the convenience and accommodation of kindred and friends. A subterranean canal, which conveyed water to the Maison de Mont Louis, still exists, and partly furnishes a supply to keep the plants and herbage in verdure. The...
Page 353 - The Seine and the Bievre in the southern part of Paris, and the Seine and the rivulet of Menilmontant in the northern part, were formerly the only receptacles for rain-water, &c.
Page 7 - Louis XIV. completed the projects of Henry IV. and Louis XIII. More than eighty new streets were opened, and most of the old ones improved and embellished. The Place Vendome and Place des Victoires were formed.

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