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Paris, France

 

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Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike Paris - Credit: Benh Lieu Song

Paris is the capital of France, and sits on the banks of the River Seine. Occupying an area of approximately 34 square miles, it is home to around 11 million people, making it one of the most densely populated areas in Europe. It is also a very popular tourist destination and a leading cultural city, associated with the arts and fashion. It has retained this reputation for centuries, and today Parisians are known for their sense of style.

 

Eiffel tower
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeEiffel tower - Credit: Benh Lieu Song

The city was the centre stage for the French Revolution, which is referred to fleetingly during Interview with the Vampire. It saw the overthrow of the French Monarchy, the rule of Napoleon, and the Storming of the Bastille.

 

Today, Paris is famous for the Eiffel Tower, built in 1889, and the city's beautiful wide streets and stunning neo-classical facades. These boulevards and avenues are the result of the extensive remodelling that took place in the mid-19th century, replacing the former narrow, winding streets.

 

The map below shows some of the key landmarks in Paris that appear within Interview with the Vampire.

 

 

A shows the Boulevard des Capucines, where Louis and Claudia live in the Hotel St Gabriel.

 

 

B shows Notre Dame Cathedral, which Louis mentions on page 223 as a place he visits whilst Claudia is out hunting.

 

Notre Dame
Creative Commons AttributionNotre Dame - Credit: Jerome Dumontei

 

C shows Montmartre, where Louis allows the drunk man to paint his portrait on page 278.

 

 

 

 

Louvre
Creative Commons AttributionLouvre - Credit: Freedom Wizard

 

 

D shows the Louvre, a famous museum and art gallery, where Armand finds Louis following the burning of the Théatre des Vampires.