Activity Summary for Sightseeing and Attractions in Paris
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- Paris, France -
Paris, the capital of France, is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities. Known as "The City of Light" as well as "The City of Love", it welcomes millions of visitors every year, in reverence of its cityscape, culture and lifestyle.
River Seine separates Paris into two, the Right Bank (Rive Droite) to the north and the Left Bank (Rive Gauche) to the south. There are two natural islands in the Seine - the larger Azle-de-la-Cite where the city was founded, and adjacent to it the smaller Azle-Saint-Louis. There is also an artificial island Azle-des-Cygnes to the west of the city, where a small replica of the Statue of Liberty stands, facing towards New York City.
Sights and Attractions
It is one of the most recognisable landmarks of Europe, if not the world. It is an iron structure built in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition of that year in Paris. It is named after its designer, the famous engineer Gustave Eiffel.
Musee du Louvre:
Musee du Louvre is one of the biggest and famous museums in the world. Amongst the collection you find the most famous portrait ever created: Mona Lisa (La Joconde). But the Louvre is much more than just the Mona Lisa.
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris:
The Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris is a beautiful and imposing Gothic cathedral that stands on Azle-de-la-Cite. Although the hunchback did not actually live here, it was this tale by Victor Hugo that saved the cathedral from destruction and immortalising it in words.
The Musee d'Orsay is best known for its amazing collection of masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (the largest in the world), the two arts movements that began and came to prominence in Paris.
Famous for its nightlife (the Moulin Rouge is right here!) and for being a gathering point of writers and artists, the quarter of Montmartre is nowadays very lively. Its uphill streets, its staircases and its unmistakable and welcoming cafes make this quarter a destination you can’t miss.
The Pantheon, inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, is the final resting place of France's notables and great heroes, including Voltaire, Rousseau and Zola. The interior of the building is simply breathtaking, and in the summer months visitors are also allowed to walk around the dome and take in the beautiful view before them that is Paris.
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