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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Paris, France


Paris

One of the most beautiful cities in the world…. There are so many things to see in Paris. Probably you can stay there a whole month and still have not seen everything.
The Eiffel Tower is the symble of Paris. Named after Gustave Eiffel whose company designed and built the tower. You have to see it at night. Price: 8- 13 euro. 

The Arc de Triomphe is in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle. It’s 50 metres tall and honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars. It stands at the the western end of the Champs-Élysées.
Champs-Élysées is a very popular  street in Paris. There are a lot of shops, cinemas and cafes.
L'Hôtel national des Invalides or Les Invalides is a complex of museums and monuments about the military French history. Price: 8,50 euro.
Notre-Dame de Paris is a catholic cathedral. Built in French gothic architecture.
The Louvre is a big museum that contains a huge collection of  paintings, sculptures and antiquities. At first the Louvre was king’s palace and since 1793 it’s a museum. Price: 9- 14 euro.
The Place de la Concorde is a public square. It’s located at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées.   
Jardin du Luxembourg or the Luxembourg Gardens is a large park in Paris. Very beautiful and relaxing place.
Seine- the river is 776 km long. You can take a riverboat and see the most famous places in Paris. There are stops at the Eiffel tower, Notre-Dame de Paris, Louvre and other. The ticket costs 12 euro for one day and 16 euro for two days.
Sacré-Cœur Basilica is a  Catholic church. That’s the highest point in Paris. There is one of the largest bells in the world that weighs over 19 tons.
Versailles- about 20 km away from Paris. The palace is related with the life and rulership of
Louis XIV (the Sun King). Versailles can impress with its golden and expensive furniture, the Hall of mirrors, king’s and queen’s chambers and others. Also very beautiful are the gardens- about 800 hectares of land, with many fountains and comfortable places for picnic. Price: 20 euro.

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