Paris

Paris is the capital of France and the second largest city of Western Europe. Is one of Europe's most historic city, a vibrant cosmopolitan capital city, also known as the "city of light". Is an important financial, cultural and focal point of France and home to many international organizations and UNESCO. Paris is a city full of historical cathedrals, gardens, museums, art galleries and exceptional unique monuments. Paris are images from the novel, with picturesque neighborhoods, crowded cobblestone alleys, café, ethnic restaurants, imposing monuments, expensive jewelleries, squares full of musicians and luxurious shops. In short the Paris, was and will be one of the must destinations, without ever letting anyone and denies everyone fascinated, with the best impressions.

Attractions

Hunchback of Notre Dame (Notre Dame) is the most famous cathedral, which dominates one of the most religious places in the city, on the small island of la cite. The Notre Dame is a Gothic masterpiece, that it took about 170 years to construct and reflect the status of Paris. The impressive result is a huge building, which reaches a length of 128 metres and has 2 tall towers 70 metres. Later was added and a famous Bell Tower 90 metres. The Interior of the Church is crafted with unparalleled beauty and canopies feature characteristic richness. The temple features lavish interior design, with stunning stained glass Windows, while the most typical, is the famous gutters.

Sacre Coeur Basilica: The Basilica of the sacred heart, stands at the highest point of the city, on top of a hill and is dedicated to the sacred heart of Christ. The construction of the temple began in 1876 and was completed in 1912 and for the construction of only white stone was used. The Church is a tribute to the 58,000 soldiers who perished in the Franco-Prussian War. The imposing Temple has one of the world's heavy bells and weighs 18.5 tonnes.   Grand Palais The impressive palace has an imposing stone facade and a combination of n-Nouveau metal structures. The top is crafted from a style with glass, while in the 4 corners of adorn the gigantic statues of Resipon. The Palace is even more impressive at night, when illuminated, the figures of the statues create a reflection in the sky.

The luxurious Palace of Versailles is located a few kilometers from the center of Paris and is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Versailles in 1660 was a small Palace, which functioned as a refuge for hunting by the Kings, when grappled with their favorite hobby. Later King Louis 14th wanted to extend the Palace and turn it into the most glorious Palace of all-time. In the late 18th century, the Palace acquired its present form, U-shaped and vast gardens, with fountains and statues. Inside the Palace, as well as the gardens and statues, you see depicted on Greek mythology. The Interior of the Palace, also adorned with expensive crystals, elaborate mirrors, candles, wall murals and artworks of top artists. The show steals the Hall of Mirrors, which reaches 70 meters. For sure is that the premises of the Palace tour, will leave you speechless.

Eiffel Tower: The Eiffel Tower is one of the world's tallest buildings and created in 1889 on the occasion of the international exhibition. Although marked monstrosity in his days, is now an integral part of the city and one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. The Tower has a height of 300,51 meters and it took 2 years and 1,000,000 studs to complete its construction. It has 3 open levels with spectacular views to the city, and is even more impressive at night, illuminated.

Museums

The Louvre Museum is the most popular and oldest art museum in the world, located on the banks of the Seine. The first building was built in 1190 by King Philip Augustus, as a fortress to protect the city and later worked as a prison. With the passage of time, the Royal Palace was public museum and added a glass pyramid in the center of the space. The Museum has a vast and priceless collection of works, such as the "Mona Lisa" painting of Leonardo da Vinci, French and Italian sculpture, clocks, porcelains, Greek, Egyptian and Oriental Antiquities, Dutch paintings and tapestries.

Grevin waxworks: Grevin Museum created in 1882 and represents the figures of many famous people, from the fields of politics, sports and show business, as well as entire historical scenes. Characteristic piece of the Museum is the deformational mirrors.

Orsai Museum: The Museum is housed in a former train station and is home to the arts of the period 1848-1914. These spaces include 2,300 paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, 1,500 1,000 other objects, as well as architecture and urban planning projects. The most important exhibits, is "Hell's Gate" of Rodin's, "Tiger hunting" of Delacroix and many others.

Opera's Museum-Library: On the premises of the Museum presented throughout the history of Opera, the last 3 centuries and presents collections, jewelry, photographs, books, costumes, stamps, decorative items, fabrics and much more.

Maxim's Museum: The Museum represents and presents, decorating the rooms of that era, with several impressive furniture available in the collection. The Belle Époque era pops up through glassware, lighting, silverware and many other objects.

Move

Paris has a well-organized network with bus, suburban railway and metro lines, associated with suburban and regional networks.

Hotels

In Paris you'll find fabulous hotels, accommodation, hostels and apartments, at relatively good prices. Select the area you would like to stay, within or outside the Centre and the facilities you require for a comfortable and pleasant stay.

Entertainment

The river Seine is a tourist attraction, and a very important shopping street with many small boats to carry out various cruises.Be sure to spend a few hours relaxing, in the Luxembourg Garden and fantastic course in unique Disneyland, you will go crazy. The Disneyland stretch at 4,479 acres, with all the Super Heroes, all the characters from the children's tales and an incredible number of games and activities. Montmartre is the most picturesque district of Paris, from the time he gathered all artists. The area quickly became known because of the "infamous" bar and copious alcohol consumption. The Pigal district is located at the foot of the Hill, with intense nightlife and many interesting Parisian haunts. Intense nightlife you will find in the Bastille area, with tiny bar and plenty of alcohol. In Paris you can visit a classic drama in theater or enjoy a unique dance of shapely girls in some of the city's famous cabarets like the Moulin Rouge or the Crazy Horse. 

Flavours

French cuisine is one of the most famous cuisines in the world. In the city of Paris you will find many amazing restaurants, with local specialties, but most are quite expensive. French cuisine uses as a basis, many vegetables, poultry, meat, fruit and fish. Excellent traditional dishes, are the mpoyrginon, the kasoyle snails and foie gras. You will not miss to try a bouillabaisse and a traditional ratatouille. From your table, you should not miss the delicious varieties of cheese and especially local wines. They definitely need to try though, is all the flavors from the city's furnaces, the croissants, toasted sandwiches, croquet does monsieur and apple pies. Special is all the baguettes, French toast, pancakes and fresh pastries.

Shopping Guide

On the famous Champs Elysees, you will find everything, such as cinema, cafes, theaters and most luxurious shops. Many exact brands you'll find in Central Avenue Montaigne, as in rue du Faubourg. The most amazing city jewelers, gathered in the streets of rue Royale and on Place Vendome. In the Marais area you will find shops and unique boutiques instead. Very nice stuff you can find in the covered market of Saint Germain des Pres.

 

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