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American Historical Sights to See in Paris: Arrondissement 7

Great for family field trips and school reports.

The Junction of Quai Anatole France and rue de Solferino: Thomas Jefferson Finds Inspiration for Monticello

While living in Paris as a representative of the United States, Thomas Jefferson often walked past the Hôtel de Salm which inspired the design of his home in Virginia, Monticello.

Thomas Jefferson in Paris: An Article Courtesy of the Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia

• Photographs and Description of the Jefferson Monument by EU Touring

• Jefferson, Monticello from Khan Academy

• Hôtel de Salm, Palace of the Legion of Honor: Legion of Honor Official Website with History and Photos

• Musée National de la Legion d’Honneur Museum in Paris by EU Touring

Jefferson studying the Hôtel de Salm.     

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Hôtel de Salm, Palace of the Legion of Honor

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