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Paris Travel Guide

Paris is not only very beautiful but one of the most romantic cities in the world. Every building in Paris is a work of art and the wide boulevards, parks and the buildings are carefully planned. Paris has some of the best Art Museums in the world and all are worth visiting. The Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and Centre Pompidou are one of most visited museums in Paris and a must see for every art lover. The Paris History Museum traces the history of the city from the Gallo-Roman times to the 20th century. The Picasso Museum displays a large collection of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and engravings. The exhibition includes works of art by Picasso, Cezanne, Matisse, and Degas.

The Eiffel Tower, the most famous Parisian symbol, commemorates the French Revolution and is visited by about 6 million tourists each year. The Arc de Triumph commemorates the triumph of Napoleon in 1805 and reliefs dedicated to the French army adorn the Arch. One of the most visited landmarks of Paris is the Notre Dame Cathedral. Located on Île de la Cité the cathedral is a perfect example of Gothic architecture. Paris is also known as the fashion capital of the world and indeed it is. Shopping in Paris is another experience not to be missed.

Paris is divided into several numbered districts called arrondissements. The subway (metro) system is well organized and has access to almost every tourist attraction on the way. If sightseeing has been in ample supply, stroll along the famous Champs-Elysees, book a boat trip along the Seine or just enjoy the piece and quiet in one of Paris's many parks. Your trip to Paris will change you and the way you look at the world forever.

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Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe is one of Paris’ main tourist attractions.
Champs-Élysées is the most famous avenue in Paris.
Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower is the symbol of Paris.
Hôtel de Ville
Hotel de Ville is Paris's City Hall.
Hôtel des Invalides
Hôtel des Invalides was built by King Louis XIV.
Jardin des Tuileries
The Jardin des Tuileries used to be a royal garden.
Jardin du Luxembourg
Jardin du Luxembourg is the most popular park in Paris.
La Defense
La Defense is the skyscraper district in Paris.
La Madeleine
La Madeleine is a temple dedicated to Mary Magdalene.
Latin Quarter
The Latin Quarter has always been dominated by students.
Louvre is one of the largest and best known museums in the world.
Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge is located in Montmartre.
Musée d’Orsay
Musée d’Orsay is one of the finest art museums in Paris.
Notre-Dame Cathedral
Notre-Dame Cathedral located on the Île de la Cité.
Opera Garnier
Opéra Garnier is a magnificent building in the center of Paris.
Palais Bourbon
Assemblee Nationale Palais Bourbon
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde is the largest and most historic square in Paris
Pompidou Centre
Pompidou Centre has unique architecture.
Pont Alexander III
Pont Alexander III is the most ornate and beautiful bridge over the river Seine.
Pont Neuf
Pont Neuf is the oldest bridge in Paris.
Sacré Coeur
Sacré Coeur is located on top of the Montmartre hill in Paris.
Sainte-Chapelle was erected by King Louis IX.

User Comments about Paris

jerome says:
One must go to Paris. It is the center of the European culture and there is so much to see and do it is overwhelming. Sometimes I envy the people who live there. It is so beautiful. We can not comprehend that in America. The way of life is so different it is almost like they are in a different planet.