City of Light

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Noun1.City of Light - the capital and largest city of FranceCity of Light - the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce
Bastille - a fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution
Eiffel Tower - a wrought iron tower 300 meters high that was constructed in Paris in 1889; for many years it was the tallest man-made structure
Louvre, Louvre Museum - an art museum that is a famous tourist attraction in Paris
Paris University, Sorbonne, University of Paris - a university in Paris; intellectual center of France
Tuileries Gardens, Tuileries - formal gardens next to the Louvre in Paris
Tuileries, Tuileries Palace - palace and royal residence built for Catherine de Medicis in 1564 and burned down in 1871; all that remains today are the formal gardens
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Latin Quarter, Left Bank - the region of Paris on the southern bank of the Seine; a center of artistic and student life
Montmartre - the highest point in Paris; famous for its associations with many artists
Clichy, Clichy-la-Garenne - a northwestern suburb of Paris; the residence of the Merovingian royalty in the 7th century
Orly - a southeastern suburb of Paris; site of an international airport serving Paris
Right Bank - the region of Paris on the north bank of the Seine
Ile-St-Louis - island in Paris on the Seine
Champs Elysees - a major avenue in Paris famous for elegant shops and cafes
Parisian - a native or resident of Paris
Parisienne - a female native or resident of Paris
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EVENING A late dinner in Paris with my family before heading to watch singer-songwriter KOF perform at a headline set at Casino De Paris followed by the afterparty at the City of Light.
Today the City of Light also houses the National Hospital for Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy.
On the other side is the Kingdom of Zaphyr and the City of Light, the site of the yearly Festival.
Deserving of ongoing recommendation for any elementary-level library strong in art book holdings is Toulouse-Lautrec: The Moulin Rouge And The City Of Light, a survey of artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who fell in love with art at an early age and was inspired to recreate Paris' atmosphere in his works.
City of Light is taking place for the first time since 2003 when it won a silver award for Public Event of the Year and is being run by the Liverpool Culture Company.
5m City of Light project, which is illuminating key city buildings, has scooped the 2005 Local Government News street design award in the lighting category.
Framed by the cantilevered soffit and the stone bench that shelters the external terrace, this delightful new volume that is flooded with eastern light, holds the distant horizon and creates a dramatic new vantage point from where to view the City of Light.
The regional government of Valencia, Spain, is putting this advice from 1980s Hollywood smash Field of Dreams to the test with La Ciudad de la Luz, or the City of Light, a 250 million euro film studio project.
The way that the day turns to night, is the way the city of light, in which she is found, turns into the city of night, where she does not find love at all but is beaten and wounded by these sentinels who guard the spaces, the streets and the squares, those ordinary places that confine her search for love.
It is Paris that has captured the title of the capital of the nineteenth century, the city of light, the ultimate source of consumer pleasure, of artistic and romantic fulfillment.
There is endless opportunity for a vegan (vegetalien) to delight in appropriate food in "the city of light.

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