Paris, ville des lumières
Romantic, exciting and historical. Paris is vibrant and elegant!
It is a city that you can discover and rediscover....For centuries the magic of Paris charms every visitor, every artists, every writers and singer that pass the by. It's the city of lights! The city of progress, where many fought for a free speech, for a free mind. During its years Paris hold stage for massive social and cultural revolutions.
The city is divided into different districts, in spite of having a large metropolitan area, Paris is a city that it can feels like home in every café, every street. Even for those visiting for a weekend will feel they know the city for all their lives while living a romantic Paris life.
The Seine River slowly flows thought the city. Its has three island, the Ilê St-Louis and the Ilê de la Cite were rests big names sights of Paris like Sainte-Chapelle and the monumental Gothic Notre-dame Cathedral.
Not far away is the Great Louvre, the world's most visited museum. It's a live piece of art, the Palace of Louvre that hosts the museum, but inside you will find the best works in the world from the best artists mankind as ever known. With continuous expositions, the Louvre is alive. Also it holds on it's magical rooms masterpieces as the Venus de Milo (the ancient Greek sculpture) and the Mona Lisa.(one of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces).
The city itself holds one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, the Eiffel Tower. The iron structure built in 1889 is still nowadays an iconic symbol of France. Nearby, the magnifycient Avenue des Champ-Élysées, one of the most famous streets in the world, with its cafés, cinemas and luxury stores going thought the west up to the massive Arc de Triunphe honoring those who fought for France.
To the north of Paris, in the city's highest point its located the astonishing basilica of Sacré Coeur. With its Roman-Byzantine style, you can see Paris extended skyline from it. Its a magnificent place, that marks in history the importance of the Roman Catholic religon for the city, as this wonder is dedicated to the Sacred heart of Jesus. The neighborhood that holds this monumental basilica, is Montmartre famous for its bohemian atmosphere and nightclubs. This reference in Paris was home to many European artists as Van Gogh or Picasso. The famous Parisian cabarets are also in this area nowadays filed with tourists! To the southwest is the red-light district of Pigalle, known for its sex shops, and the world famous cabaret Moulin Rouge.
The Latin Quarter of Paris, situated of the left side of the Seine River is surrounded by universities. Its alive atmosphere and bistros (on-the-budget local restaurants with modest furniture) makes it ideally place for travelers to get a glimpse of the student life in Paris.
There are many quarters, streets, museums, cafés, monuments and squares to know in Paris, beside always feeling at home you will also feel there's something new to be discovered. The game of lights, the melody of the French, the Seine River passing by, the rush of motorcycle or the smell of a morning croissant will be memories that you will never forget for the rest of your life!
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