Saint-Cyr-the-School

Saint-Cyr-l’École (meaning “Saint-Cyr-the-School”) is a town just west of Versailles. In fact it borders directly on the southwest corner of the Versailles Palace Gardens. The town is called Saint-Cyr-l’École to avoid confusion with other French towns that were also named after the same saint, such as: Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d’Or Saint-Cyr-en-Val Saint-Cyr-sur-Morin Read More …

Faubourg Saint-Antoine

The Faubourg Saint-Antoine is a Paris neighborhood that begins at Place de la Bastille (first photo) and stretches about 2 km eastward to Place de la Nation. The word Faubourg means “outside the walls”, now usually translated as “suburb”. In the Middle Ages this neighborhood was in fact outside the Read More …