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Activities in Paris

Paris

The charming and romantic Paris is a destination for couples in love, art lovers and the curious of all ages.

headerThe Eiffel Tower, one of the postcards of the city, was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 and was scheduled to be removed after the event. Keeping the Tower in place sparked much debate at the time. Today it is very difficult to imagine the Parisian beauty without the 324 meter tall building.

The tower has two platforms. The first is 115 meters high and where the renowned Jules Verne Restaurant is established. The second platform is at the top (324 meters) where you can have a view of 360 degrees and where there is also a bar serving champagne.

The Famous Champs Elysées Avenue is a very sophisticated locale where you find departments stores and famous brand shops. Another important landmark of the avenue is the Arc de Triumph, which is 50 meters high and 45 meters wide. The building was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to honor his own victories and where you can have one of the most beautiful views of Paris.

 

parisAt the Louvre Museum, founded in 1793, we can find famous and priceless works. Just off the main entrance is the famous glass pyramid giving welcome. It is the home of works such as Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci , the Greek sculpture Venus de Milo and Victory of Samothacia and even an Egyptian sphinx found in 1825 among the ruins of the Temple of Amun at Tanis and is considered one of the largest exposed sphinxes out from Egypt is part of the exhibition. There are more than 60,000 square meters of art and history.

Located on the Ile de la Cité Island bordered by the River Sene, Notre Dame Cathedral is another mandatory tourist stop. With its Gothic architecture, the cathedral is composed of stained glass, sculptures and gargoyles, and contains alleged fragments of the crown of thorns of Jesus. Important events in history occurred there, like the coronation of Napoleon in 1804, and the beatification of Joan of Arc in 1909.

 

Plan to see the Garnier Opera with guided tours or attend concerts and dance performances. The architecture is some of the most beautiful in Paris. Marc Chagall paintings adorn the ceiling and it has a capacity of nearly two thousand people. 

Hôtel des Invalides with its golden dome of a church is a building of the XVII century and served as accommodation for thousands of wounded soldiers. Currently it is home to the tomb of Napoleon and the French Army Museum.

One of the most traditional tours is to the Palace of Versailles. It is located some 25 km from the town and its imposing architecture, gardens, the royal apartments and the mirrors gallery are the main attractions of this tour. 

Cabarets in Paris are a significant cultural element of the city. Visiting one of the traditional cabarets is to integrate into Parisian society. The Moulin Rouge, which was the inspiration for a musical, has a family environment. The Lido includes dinner and champagne on presentations nights. The Crazy Horse usually has more sexy performances. Choose your favorite and enjoy yourself.

The recognized worldwide gastronomy in Paris combines talent, experience and high quality products. There are a variety of restaurants for you to experience the French cuisine and its different styles.

 

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