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Paris has one of the largest Armenians communities in France.

The Louvre has an ancient Armenian khachkar in it's collection, and there is another 13th century khachkar in front of the Armenian Church on Rue Jean Goujon (between Champs Elysee and the Seine River).

King Levon VI (1342-1393), the last king of Cilicia (Lesser Armenia) is buried at St. Dennis Cathedral, along with the French royalty.

There is a statue of Komitas (Gomidas) in a square in Paris.

There is a small Armenian Museum

There is a Rue du Groupe-Manouchian.

There is a Zabel Yesayan Alley (Allée Zabel Essayan).

There is a William Saroyan house plaque.

I never wanted to live in Paris. Fresno, San Francisco and New York were fine for me. But since I came to Paris I have been crazy about it. Why shouldn't I be? I don't know the language. I never know where I am and I can't read a map. Thus, half the time I might still be in Fresno, San Francisco or New York. -William Saroyan ( Sept 30, 1961 Saturday Evening Post)


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Paris City Council Passes Resolution On Armenian Genocide

01:35, 03.10.2014

The Paris City Council unanimously passed a resolution concerning the hundredth anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Nouvelles d'Armenie reports.

The resolution was submitted to the Board by the Deputy Mayor for memory and veterans Catherine Vieu-Charier and Deputy Mayor for international relations and Francophonie Patrick Klyugman.

The resolution calls on the City of Paris, in cooperation with the Republic of Armenia, the Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations in France and Armenian organizations of Paris to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide through projects aimed at raising awareness about the Armenian Genocide and at preventing its denial.

The resolution also calls on the Mayor of Paris to visit Yerevan in the framework of the activities that will be organized by the Republic of Armenia in 2015 on the commemoration of Armenian Genocide.

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Armenians from Paris

These are Armenians who were born or who have lived in Paris:

Alenush Terian, Anouch Toraninan, Areg Maghakian, Astrid Panosyan, Charles Aznavour, Gabriel Vahanian, Patrick Devedjian

See also