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They took Robespierre with shattered jaw to be executed. He was held in the same containment chamber where Marie Antoinette, the wife of King Louis XVI, had been held, before her execution.
On 28 July 1794, Robespierre was guillotined without trial in the Place de la Révolution.
The Tour Saint-Jacques, a Gothic tower, is all that remains of the former church of Saint-Jacques-la-Boucherie.
A statue of Blaise Pascal is located at the base of the tower, commemorating the experiments on atmospheric pressure, though it is debated whether they were performed here or at the church of Saint-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas.
The tower inspired Alexandre Dumas to write the play La tour Saint-Jacques-la-boucherie in 1856.
During the French revolutionary period, the gardens of the Palais-Royal were opened to all Parisians. Therefore, the palace was called Palais de l'Égalité.
The Palais-Royal was originally called the Palais-Cardinal, because it was the residence of Cardinal Richelieu. He asked architect Jacques Lemercier who also created the chapel at the Sorbonne.
-Denis Diderot, philosopher and creator of the Encyclopédie
-Pierre Louis Maupertuis, Mathematician
-André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect and principal gardener of Palace of Versaille
The pediment sculptures shows the Last Judgment, by Henri Lemaire who also made the sculptures fo rthe Arc de Triomphe.
On 28 July 1794, French Revolutionair Robespierre was guillotined here without trial together with his brother Augustin, Couthon, Saint-Just, Hanriot and twelve other followers, among them the cobbler Simon.
Only Robespierre was guillotined face-up.
The Musée Rodin contains most of Rodin's significant creations, including The Thinker, The Kiss and The Gates of Hell.
The museum shows also works of Camille Claudel, Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh which were in Rodin's personal collections.
It is considered one of the first major Art Deco buildings in Paris.
When the war began in 1939, numerous refugees fled to Paris from conflict areas and places occupied by German forces. The Lutetia attempted to accommodate as many as possible. Later on, the hotel itself was requisitioned by the occupation forces, and used to house, feed, and entertain the officers in command of the occupation. After the end of the war, it was used as a repatriation center for prisoners of war, displaced persons, and returnees from the German concentration camps.
Famous guests over the years have included Pablo Picasso, Charles de Gaulle, André Gide, and Josephine Baker.
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 young children and their parents and a vintage carousel.
This is the great mausoleum where French luminaries are interred. Among those buried in its necropolis are Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Émile Zola, Jean Moulin, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Louis Braille, Jean Jaurès and Soufflot, its architect.