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From Paris with Love

Paris is the capital city of France and is located in northern France. Paris is a very popular vacation spot, with over 30 million visitors per year. A few of the attractions the people go to see in Paris include a twelfth century cathedral called Notre Dame de Paris, The Napoleonic Arc de Triomphe and of course the nineteenth century Eiffel Tower. Any of these attractions would be a beautiful site to see for anybody.

The cathedral Notre Dame de Paris is found on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité and is easily considered one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture. Notre Dame is translated into “Our Lady” from French. The Notre Dame was one of the first buildings in the whole world to use arc-boutant. The cathedral started being built in 1163 and was completely finished in 1250-1345.

The Arc de Triomphe stands at the western end of the Champs-Élysées and honours the soldiers who fought for france, particularly in the Napoleonic Wars. The arch is over 165 ft (51 meters) in height and is 145 ft (45 meters) wide. It is the second largest triumphal arch in all of the world. The Eiffel Tower, built in the 19th century is the tallest structure in paris and one of the most notable attractions of the world.

The iron tower was visited by 6,428,441 people and more than 200,000,000 in its entire lifetime. The entire structure towers over the city with the height of 1,063 ft (324 meters). In 1887 the tower was named the tallest structure in the world and held its title until 1930. Any of these monuments would be absolutely wonderful to see and you should definitely experience them.

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Top Attractions In Paris

Paris, France is the home of European refinement and love.  Fashion, historical culture, and overindulgence seem to be around every turn. While there are lots of things to do in Paris, there are five attractions everyone must see at least once when they visit Paris.

Built in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is the icon of Paris. It was erected as tribute to the end of the French Revolution, but today it is one of the most well-known and most recognizable buildings in the world. The magic of the Eiffel Tower can truly be felt when you venture to the top to get a spectacular view of Paris. Going to the top of the Tower right before sunset provides the best views. Please don’t try to take the stairs. You can reach the first two levels of the observation decks by foot, but why settle for that when you can ride the elevator to the very top.  Somehow the sweat and gasps for breath as you hike up the flights of stairs steals from the romantic mood of the Eiffel Tower but there are the odd fitness gurus who attempt the walk or even run up. After it gets dark, you can see the lights on the Tower twinkle in the twilight. Lights go off at 2 am, so be sure to catch a glimpse before then.

The Louvre is a top attraction in Paris and one of the most famous art museums in the world. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can see it in a day.  It will likely take you three days to peruse the famous art work, and take in the majesty of the Louvre. The Louvre is home to famous art like the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa. Be sure not to miss a trip to the Louvre on your next visit to Paris.

The Champs Elysees is a famous stretch of road that goes through the center of Paris.  It starts at the Arc de Triomphe and goes outward to the Place de la Concorde and is lined with shops, cafes, and 5 star hotels. Bring comfortable shoes since you’ll want to walk down this avenue to get the full experience. Christmas and New Years are favorite times to visit the Champs Elysees for the lights and hustle and bustle of the holidays.

The Seine river winds through the center of Paris. Taking one of the available river cruises is a popular way to see the many sights of Paris. Take a cruise at night to see the lights of Paris – it’s a whole different cruise to see the city at night.

It’s also fun to walk along the banks of the Seine river.  Among all the popular buildings, art, and monuments, you’ll find small stands where people sell tourist items and Paris memorabilia.

Take a short train ride to Versailles to visit the Chateau of Versailles, one of the largest castles in the world and home to the King. The Chateau de Versailles has more than 700 rooms, 1250 fireplaces, 2000 windows, 67 staircases, and over 1,800 acres of gardens. It is a magnificent home which has now been transformed into a museum. You can take a tour of the castle or walk the grounds yourself. There are also restaurants and outdoor restrooms available for tourists.

When vacationing in Paris, stay at Le Meridien Etoile set on the Seine River, a stones throw from the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Louvre. This hotel features elegant rooms, fantastic room service, and the best location in Paris. These five attractions are only a small sampling of the variety of fun, interesting, and culturally educating things to do while in Paris.

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Let’s Visit Paris

Sitting on the river Seine in the heart of Northern France, this capital city of 2+ million has captured the heart of the world. For its art, its culture, its fashion, and more – the reasons are too many to count for why each year hordes of travelers make their way here.

The history of Paris is a dynamic one, from its humble starts as a Celtic settlement through the French Revolution and two World Wars up to its golden age as a global hub that it still enjoys today.

This rich past infuses modern-day Paris, with a blending of old and new that makes it feel timeless. The Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysées, Notre Dame cathedral, the Basilica of the Sacré Cśur, the Panthéon, the Opéra Garnier, the Louvre, the Invalides, the Grande Arche, the Musée d'Orsay, and the Musée National d'Art Moderne, are just a few of monuments and sites that can lend any curious seeker an insight and understanding into the spirit of the city that will invariably make it come alive.

Paris is the place for experiencing the appreciation of fine food in a way you’ve surely never tasted before. Discover all the decadence of gourmet Parisian cuisine, Paris is always at the height of fashion, where the most up-and-coming styles make their premier appearances for today’s trend setters to buy. Paris boasts an invigorating nightlife, where the young and old alike can find the fun and relaxation most suited to their desires.

Paris is always a splendor to see, any time of the year, ever-changing, ever-evolving, refreshing and new each time. It’s a city of churches and cemeteries, shops and museums, parks and gardens, street performers and sidewalk cafes, singles and lovers, young and old.

Whether you’re planning a trip to Paris or just want to learn more about the famous French capital, one fantastic resource for your further study and enjoyment is the educational video program, Let’s Visit Paris, available at It’s a captivating in-depth tour that brings all the magic of Paris to you, right in the comfort of your own home or classroom.

In this video you’ll finally get to see why so many tourists flood the city year in and out. And you’ll learn to get around yourself, easily and affordably, including how to navigate Paris’ public transportation system, should you ever find yourself there.

Recently 18 famous film directors from around the world were inspired to offer their own imaginative views of the city for the film Paris, Je T'aime. Je T'aime means, ‘I love you’, and when you start to explore it, you too will fall in love with the City of Love.

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