Where to see the remnants of long-gone places and monuments in Paris?

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by Laurent P. · Published on 13 April 2021 at 13h13 · Updated on 13 April 2021 at 17h39
Paris was not made in one day. Even though the French capital now displays an exceptional heritage, its rich and eventful History led to the destruction of some places and monuments that yet marked their times. But today, there are some remnants we can still enjoy while roaming around town. The Bastille jail, the Tuileries Palace, the Wall of Philip II Augustus, or even Lutèce, discover the places where you can enjoy remnants of long-gone places in Paris.

This is a fact, Paris is a genuine museum-city. From its most touristic places to spots coveted by locals, the French capital enjoys an exceptional heritage making passionate happy. This time, we offer you to rediscover Paris, Paris as seen from another angle, through the visit of ghost monuments.

The capital’s rich and eventful history transformed its face over time. Furthermore, even though Paris now does not lack beautiful buildings, some places that marked its past are now gone… but not entirely. Today still, the city keeps traces from these destroyed monuments. Here is how to find them.

The Bastille jail

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Paris Place de la Bastille reminds a strong highlight in the History of France. Once, a big fortress, the Bastille prison used to stand there. Destroyed during the French Revolution in 1789, the remnants of the place are now rare. Here is where you can find them.

Antique vestiges

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The remnants of the Tuileries Palace

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Did you know? There was a time when the famous Tuileries garden housed a palace. This was the Tuileries Palace. Remnants of this royal residence – now gone – are now scattered across the world. But here is how to find them in Paris.

The Wall of Philip II Augustus

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The medieval Wall of Philip II Augustus used to surround Paris in the late 12th century. Now gone, you can yet find remnants of the wall reminding of the history of the French capital. Where can you find what is left of this former city wall?

Remnants of the Holy Innocents' Cemetery

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