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We all love an excuse to raise a glass, so here’s a last toast to celebrate carbonates in Paris!  Champagne products are some of the most famous in the world and are enjoyed frequently in Paris, but did you know that it’s all thanks to carbonates? The Champagne region sits right on top of an ancient carbonate limestone deposit, and millions of years of earthquakes have pushed those limestone deposits to the surface. This unique formation allows the soil to absorb sunlight and to effectively drain water, and that’s how they are able to extract the famous champagne quality from the grapes. Santé! #carbonateseverywhere #historyrocks #paris #champagne #limestone #toast #sante #champsdemars #eiffeltower #toureiffel #france #minerals #mineralmagic #didyouknow #bubbles #reflections
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Want another reason to order a glass of wine at your favorite café? Carbonates! The carbonates are used to change the acidity of soil, influencing the grapes and ultimately the flavor of your favorite French wine. One of the littlest-known but best spots in Paris to enjoy your carbonates influenced wine is at Place Saint-Georges. Built in 1824, this place was part of a plan designed by Louis XVIII. And it comes with a view too - sitting at the café, if you look in to the center of the square you will see a fountain designed by Denys Purch in 1911 that is the only monument in Paris to represent the old Carnival festivals. Pretty cool!
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Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Costing over 1,400,000 francs to build, the Arc de Triomphe of the Carrousel de Louvre is one of the finest carbonate inclusive monuments in the French capital. Made with eight Languedoc red marble columns, each column holds a marble figure of a soldier from Napoleon's army. In addition, over each of the smaller archways is a marble bas-relief representing memorable events in Napoleon’s campaign of 1805. A triumphant display of carbonates!
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Les Misérables’ carbonate connection
Marking the former location of the famous Bastille Prison that was stormed during the French Revolution, the Colonne de Juillet was inaugurated on the 28th of July, 1840 and soars over 154ft. What you might not know is that it rests on a massive round basin of white marble that was originally used for Napoleon’s Elephant monument which existed in the same place between 1813 and 1846! This Elephant structure was used as a shelter by Gavroche in Victor Hugo’s famous novel Les Misérables (1862) —————————————-
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