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Each is a reminder of the French capital’s illustrious past. Many squares were formed during Napoleon III’s transformation of the city, creating a pleasant environment for Parisians to live in (see pp34–5). This aim has been preserved right up to the present day. Paris’s parks and gardens have their own character: some are ideal for a stroll, others for romance, while some provide space for pastimes such as a game of boules. Royal built by Cardinal Richelieu in the 17th century. An elegant arcade encloses the garden.
So did Salvador Dalí (1904–89) who frequented the Café Cyrano, center of the Surrealists. The Paris School eventually moved to Montparnasse, home to sculptors Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), Constantin Brancusi (1876–1957) and Ossip Zadkine (1890–1967). Sacré-Coeur by Utrillo (1934) In the early 18th-century, JeanAntoine Watteau (1684–1721) took the inspiration for his paintings from the Paris theater. Half a century later, Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806), popular painter of the Rococo, lived and died here, financially ruined by the Revolution.
The Institut Pasteur is today home to Professor Luc Montagnier, who first isolated the AIDS virus in 1983. Discoverers of radium, Pierre (1859–1906) and Marie Curie (1867–1934), also worked in Paris. The Curies have been the subject of a long-running play in Paris, Les Palmes de M. Schutz. 4 6 I N T R O D U C I N G PA R I S Paris’s Best: Churches The Catholic Church has been the bastion of Parisian society through time. Many of the city’s churches are worth visiting. Architectural styles vary and the interiors are often spectacular.