|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
~1.09 miles from Palaiseau city center
Hotels Close to Ecole Polytechnique
The École Polytechnique is a state-supported institution of higher education and research, founded in 1794. It is the most prestigious of the engineering Grandes Écoles in France, and trains the scientific, industrial and economic elite of the nation.Exceptional scientists, many of whose names are now attached to fundamental laws and concepts, have walked its halls as students or professors over the last two centuries.
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City Centre Versailles
~8.04 miles from Palaiseau city center
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|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
Palace of Versailles
~8.29 miles from Palaiseau city center
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The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is a royal château in Versailles, the Île-de-France region of France. In French, it is known as the Château de Versailles.When the château was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a suburb of Paris, some twenty kilometers southwest of the French capital. The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.
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Paris Heliport (JDP)
~8.89 miles from Palaiseau city center
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|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
Paris Versailles Expo (15th)
~8.97 miles from Palaiseau city center
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Parc des Princes
~9.21 miles from Palaiseau city center
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The Parc des Princes is a stadium located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, France, currently the home of football team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), with a seating capacity of 48,712. Originally a velodrome, it was the finish of the Tour de France from the first event in 1903 until the track's demolition in the late 1960s. It was also previously the national stadium until the Stade de France was built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The Parc des Princes stadium and grounds are owned by the City of Paris. The name Parc des Princes ("Princes' Park") was given to the surrounding area during the 18th century, when it was a forest used by the royal family for hunting.The stadium is served by two stations on the Paris Métro: Porte de Saint-Cloud and Porte d'Auteuil.Officially opened on 4 June ...
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
~9.27 miles from Palaiseau city center
Hotels Close to Parc Montsouris
Parc Montsouris is a public city park of Paris, in the 14th arrondissement, in Rive Gauche (the southern portion of the city proper). The park is 15 hectares in area and is designed in the style of an English garden, which was popular at the end of the 19th century. The park was created by Napoleon III and Baron Haussmann as part of a plan to add green areas to Paris.The park is bounded to the south by the "Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris" (CIUP), to the north and east by relatively affluent residential flats, and to the west by the residential corridor surrounding the avenue Générale Leclerc.The water reservoir in the northeast portion of the park now covers a historical entrance to the Paris catacombs, which were primarily excavated as a quarry for building stones,
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Montparnasse (Denfert Rochereau) (14)
~9.33 miles from Palaiseau city center
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Montparnasse is an area of Paris, France, on the left bank of the river Seine, centred on the intersection of the Boulevard du Montparnasse and the Rue de Rennes.[between the Rue de Rennes and boulevard Raspail] Montparnasse was absorbed into the capital's [6th and] [[14th arrondissement[s] of Paris|14th arrondissement]] in 1860.The area also gives its name to:Gare Montparnasse – trains to Brittany, TGV to Rennes, Tours, Bordeaux, Le Mans; rebuilt as a modern TGV station;The large Montparnasse – Bienvenüe métro station;Cimetière du Montparnasse – the Montparnasse Cemetery, where Charles Baudelaire, Constantin Brâncusi, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Samuel Beckett, and Susan Sontag are buriedTour Montparnasse, a lone skyscraper.The Pasteur Institute is located in the a...
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
Montparnasse (train) (15)
~9.64 miles from Palaiseau city center
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The Gare Montparnasse is one of the six large terminus train stations of Paris, located in the Montparnasse area, in the XIVe arrondissement. The station was opened in 1840, and rebuilt completely in 1969. A steam train crashed through the station in 1895; there is a well-known photograph of the event, and full scale reproductions outside a museum chain in South America.The station is used for the intercity TGV trains to destinations in the west and south-west of France including Tours, Bordeaux, Rennes and Nantes. Additionally, it is served by several suburban and regional services on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse routes. There is also a metro station, and a high-speed moving walkway.
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
Roland Garros Stadium (Stade de Roland Garros)
~9.71 miles from Palaiseau city center
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The Stade de Roland Garros (French "Roland Garros Stadium") is a tennis venue located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, France, and home to the French Open tennis tournament, a Grand Slam event played every year in May and June. The place is named after Roland Garros, a French fighter aircraft pilot during World War I, who, on 23 September 1913, became the first man to fly an airplane over the Mediterranean Sea.The grounds are home to twenty courts, including Court Philippe Chatrier and Court Suzanne Lenglen, and the Tenniseum, a museum of tennis.
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
~9.80 miles from Palaiseau city center
Hotels Close to Pont Mirabeau
The pont Mirabeau was built between 1895 and 1897. It was listed a historical monument in 1975.The bridge spans the Seine from the 15th arrondissement (left bank), to the 16th arrondissement. It links rue de la Convention and place Mirabeau, on the left bank, to rue de Rémusat. On the left side, upstream, is the gare de Javel of the RER, line C. The bridge is served by the Paris Metro stations Mirabeau and Javel - André Citroën.The decision to create a new bridge to the right of the junction created by avenue de Versailles and rue Mirabeau, was taken by the French President Sadi Carnot on 12 January 1893. The bridge was designed by the engineer Paul Rabel, responsible for the bridges of Paris, assisted by the engineers Jean Résal and Amédée d'Alby, and built by Daydé & Pillé.
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
~9.81 miles from Palaiseau city center
Hotels Close to Paris Catacombs
The Catacombs of Paris or Catacombes de Paris are a famous underground ossuary in Paris, France. Located south of the city's former "Barrière d'Enfer" city gate (at today's Denfert-Rochereau), the ossuary fills a renovated section of caverns and tunnels that are the remains of Paris' stone mines. Opened in the late 18th century, the underground cemetery became a tourist attraction on a small scale from the early 19th century, and has been open to the public on a regular basis from 1867. Following an incident of vandalism, they were closed to the public in September of 2009 and reopened 19 December of the same year.The official name for the catacombs is l'Ossuaire Municipal. Although this cemetery covers only a small section of underground tunnels comprising "les carrières de Paris" ("the...
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
~9.94 miles from Palaiseau city center
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Montparnasse Cemetery (French: Cimetière du Montparnasse) is a famous cemetery in the Montparnasse quarter of Paris, part of the city's 14th arrondissement.Created from three farms in 1824, the cemetery at Montparnasse was originally known as Le Cimetière du Sud. Cemeteries had been banned from Paris since the closure, owing to health concerns, of the Cimetière des Innocents in 1786. Several new cemeteries outside the precincts of the capital replaced all the internal Parisian ones in the early 19th century: Montmartre Cemetery in the north, Père Lachaise Cemetery in the east, and Montparnasse Cemetery in the south. At the heart of the city, and today sitting in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, is Passy Cemetery.Montparnasse Cemetery is the eternal home of many of France's intellectual ...
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
~9.97 miles from Palaiseau city center
Hotels Close to Bobino
Bobino at 20 Rue de la Gaîté, in the Montparnasse area of Paris (14th arrondissement), France, is a music hall theatre that has seen most of the biggest names of 20th century French music perform there.Bobino began as a dance hall in 1800, became a theatre in 1873, and was converted back to a music hall in 1926. After 183 years, Bobino closed its doors in 1983, but reopened in 1991.Bobino was one of the most popular entertainment spots in France during the 1920s and 1930s. On April 8, 1975 Josephine Baker, the African American superstar of France who had appeared at Bobino beginning in the 1920s, gave her last performance there at the age of 68.In 2007, Gerard Louvin and Stéphane Cherki turned Bobino into a cabaret named called Bobin'o.
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
~10.00 miles from Palaiseau city center
Hotels Close to Gare Montparnasse
The Gare Montparnasse is one of the six large terminus train stations of Paris, located in the Montparnasse area, in the XIVe arrondissement. The station was opened in 1840, and rebuilt completely in 1969. A steam train crashed through the station in 1895; there is a well-known photograph of the event, and full scale reproductions outside a museum chain in South America.The station is used for the intercity TGV trains to destinations in the west and south-west of France including Tours, Bordeaux, Rennes and Nantes. Additionally, it is served by several suburban and regional services on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse routes. There is also a metro station, and a high-speed moving walkway
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
~10.10 miles from Palaiseau city center
Hotels Close to Tour Montparnasse
Tour Maine-Montparnasse (Maine-Montparnasse Tower), also commonly named Tour Montparnasse, is a 210-metre (689 ft) tall office skyscraper located in Paris, France, in the area of Montparnasse. Constructed from 1969 to 1972, it is the tallest skyscraper in France and the ninth tallest building in the European Union. In the future, it may be surpassed in height by the Tour AXA (231 metres / 758 feet), and later by Tour Phare, Tour Signal and Tour Generali (approximately 300 metres / 980 feet).
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
~10.35 miles from Palaiseau city center
Hotels Close to UNESCO Headquarters
www.unesco.org7 Place de Fontenoy75007 Paris, France01 45 68 10 00
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
~10.35 miles from Palaiseau city center
Hotels Close to Trocadero (16)
The Trocadéro, site of the Palais de Chaillot, is an area of Paris, France, in the 16th arrondissement, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. The hill of the Trocadéro is the hill of Chaillot, a former village.Trocadero is an island inside the Bay of Cadiz, in the South of Spain, bordering the Spanish mainland. Nowadays, it is connected to Cadiz by the bridge that goes across the bay. Originally, the name trocadero refers to an emporium or place of trade.In the Battle of Trocadero, the fortified position was captured by French forces led by the Duc d'Angoulême, son of the future king, Charles X, on August 31, 1823. France had intervened on behalf of King Ferdinand VII of Spain, whose rule was contested by a liberal rebellion.Today the square is officially named Place du Trocadéro...
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Place d'Italie (13)
~10.37 miles from Palaiseau city center
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Italie 13 (or Italie XIII) is the name of a large urbanism project in Paris which started in the 1960s and was interrupted in the 1970s. Its purpose was to profoundly modify the structure of some areas of the 13th arrondissement, mainly around the Avenue d'Italie which inspired its name. The partially completed project led to the creation of numerous towers in the south of the arrondissement, notably Les Olympiades.
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Pont de Bir Hakeim
~10.44 miles from Palaiseau city center
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The pont de Bir-Hakeim, formerly the pont de Passy, is a bridge that crosses the Seine River in Paris, France. It connects the city's 15th and 16th arrondissements, and passes through the île des Cygnes.The bridge, made of steel, is the second to have stood at the site. It was constructed between 1903 and 1905, replacing an earlier bridge that had been erected in 1878. An arch bridge, it is 237 meters (777 ft) long and 24.7 meters (81 ft) wide.The bridge has two levels: one for motor vehicles and pedestrians, and a viaduct above, through which passes Line 6 of the Paris Métro. The railway viaduct is supported by metal colonnades, except where it passes over the île des Cygnes, where it rests on a masonry arch. Many commemorative plates decorate the viaduct bridge, including several ded...
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Ecole Normale Superieure
~10.53 miles from Palaiseau city center
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The École Normale Supérieure (also known as Normale Sup’, Normale, ENS) is a French grande école (higher education establishment outside the mainstream framework of the public universities system). The ENS was initially conceived during the Revolution, and intended to provide the Republic with a new body of teachers, trained in the critical spirit and secular values of the Enlightenment. It has since developed into an elite institution which does not offer degrees as such, but become the platform for France's brightest young people to pursue high-level careers in government and academia.Its alumni have provided France with scores of philosophers, writers, scientists, statesmen and even churchmen. Among them are 12 laureates of the Nobel Prize and 9 recipients of the Fields medal.For a ...
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City Centre Evry
~10.54 miles from Palaiseau city center
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|#23 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
~10.57 miles from Palaiseau city center
Hotels Close to Musee Marmottan
Musee Marmottan Claude Monet is nestled in on the east side of the Bois de Boulogne, by Ranelagh Park. Housed in a 19th century townhouse, you will find approximately 65 paintings by the great Impressionist. The piece of work which gave the art movement its name, Impression, Soleil Levant, is here, as well as paintings of Rouen Cathedral, Gare St. Lazare, scenes from Giverny, the London Houses of Parliament &, of course, water lilies. Not covered by the Museum Pass, closed Monday. Website: www.marmottan.com. A magnificent gem!
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~10.63 miles from Palaiseau city center
Hotels Close to Longchamp Racecourse
The Longchamp Racecourse (French: Hippodrome de Longchamp) is a 57 hectare horse-racing facility located on the Route des Tribunes in the Bois de Boulogne at Paris, France. Built on the banks of the Seine River, it is used for flat racing and is noted for its variety of interlaced tracks and a famous hill that provides a real challenge to competing thoroughbreds. It has several racetracks varying from 1,000 to 4,000 meters in length with 46 different starting posts. The course is home to more than half of the group one races held in France. The highlight of the calendar is the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Held on the first weekend in October, the prestigious event attracts the best horses from around the world.The first-ever race run at Longchamp was on Sunday, April 27, 1857 in front of a...
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Eiffel Tower (7th)
~10.69 miles from Palaiseau city center
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The Eiffel Tower (French: Tour Eiffel, [tu? ?f?l]) is a 19th century iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower, which is the tallest building in Paris, is the single most visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch for the 1889 World's Fair.The tower stands at 324 m (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-story building. It was the tallest structure in the world from its completion until 1930, when it was eclipsed by the Chrysler Building in New York City. Not including broadcast antennas, it is the second-tallest structure ...
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Luxembourg Garden (6th) (Jardin du Luxembourg)
~10.72 miles from Palaiseau city center
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The Jardin du Luxembourg is the largest public park (224,500 m² (22.5 hectares) located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. Luxembourg is the garden of the French Senate, which is itself housed in the Luxembourg Palace.The garden is largely devoted to a green parterre of gravel and lawn populated with statues and centred on a large octagonal basin of water, with a central jet of water; in it children sail model boats. The garden is famed for its calm atmosphere. Surrounding the bassin on the raised balustraded terraces are a series of statues of former French queens, saints and copies after the Antique. In the southwest corner, there is an orchard of apple and pear trees and the théâtre des marionnettes (puppet theatre). The gardens include a large fenced-in playground for youn...
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Champs de Mars
~10.73 miles from Palaiseau city center
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The Champ de Mars (French pronunciation: [??~ d? ma?s]) is a large public green-space in Paris, France, located in the 7th arrondissement, between the Eiffel Tower to the northwest and the École Militaire to the southeast. The park is named after the Campus Martius of Rome. Champ de Mars means "Field of Mars", after Mars the god of war. It was named for its original use of military drills. It was the site of Expositions Universelles in 1867, 1878 and 1889.The nearest Métro stations are Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel and École Militaire.
|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
~10.75 miles from Palaiseau city center
Hotels Close to Luxembourg Palace
The Palais du Luxembourg in the VIe arrondissement of Paris, north of the Jardin du Luxembourg, is the seat of French Senate.The formal Luxembourg Garden (French: Jardin du Luxembourg) presents a 25-hectare green parterre of gravel and lawn populated with statues and provided with large basins of water where children sail model boats. In the southwest corner, there is an orchard of apple and pear trees and the théâtre des marionnettes (puppet theatre).
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
~10.75 miles from Palaiseau city center
Hotels Close to Les Invalides
Les Invalides in Paris, France, is a complex of buildings in the city's 7th arrondissement containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, the building's original purpose. The buildings house the Musée de l'Armée, the military museum of the Army of France, the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, and the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine, as well as the burial site for some of France's war heroes, notably Napoleon Bonaparte (lists below).
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Palaiseau|
Musee de l'Armee
~10.77 miles from Palaiseau city center
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The Musée de l'Armée is a museum at Les Invalides in Paris, France. Originally built as a hospital and home for disabled soldiers by Louis XIV, it now houses the Tomb of Napoleon and the museum of the Army of France. The museum's collections cover the time period from antiquity until the 20th century.The museum was established, under the name Musée de l'artillerie (Museum of Artillery - "artillerie" then meant all things related to weapons), in 1871, immediately after the defeat during the Franco-Prussian War and the proclamation of the Third Republic, in the Hôtel des Invalides.In March 1878, the museum hosted an "ethnographic exhibition", as it was called, which represented the main "types" of Oceania, America, Asia and Africa. Dummies representing people from the colonies, along wit...