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Places to travel in Paris

 

Feel the beauty of Paris and admire...

Paris, located north of its country and home to just over 2.1 million residents, is the capital of France and as such is a center for fashion, art, commerce, diplomacy, and science. With the second busiest airport and railway in the whole of Europe, the latter among the world best, Paris is a hub for transport in the European region, both past and at present. Further boasts many architectural, cultural, and recreational centers and landmarks to pay a visit to. As such it is an ideal location to visit. In fact, the Louvre was the most visited museum in the world in 2019 with just under 10 million visitors with a total of 38 million tourists in that same year. On that note, it is the second most visited place in the world behind Bangkok and just ahead of London.

 

The Eiffel tower


Opened as the entrance for the 1889 World Fair, oddly enough it was held subject to criticism by leading architects and similar influential individuals. On the contrary, it is now the symbol of Paris, if not France, and is one of the most recognizable structures in the World. It hosts almost 7 million visitors [in 2015] with three levels, with the first and second including restaurants. At 276m the top level’s upper platform is the highest publicly accessible observation deck in the European Union. The tower is open all throughout the year, but the times may change according to the season.

 


The ark of Triumph/Champs Elysées


Erected over a century and a half ago, inspired by Roman architecture The Ark of Triumph was built as a monument to the French revolution, among several other wars, and also as servers as a remembrance towards unknown fallen soldiers during the great war[world war 1]. It forms a juncture courtesy of its 12 radiating avenues. It is steeped in history undergoing multiple changes through its construction due to political influence and bears many symbols relating to war and peace. The concept of the eternal flame, which has burned from 11-11-1993, is to pay tribute to the unidentified soldiers that died for France during the war. There is, for a small fee, a museum inside and one can view the Paris skyline from atop it, however, this is only accessible through a staircase.

 

Louvre

This is arguably one of the most famous museums in the world, with 9.6 million visitors making it the most visited museum in 2019. Housing approximately 38,000 artifacts from prehistory it is located on the right bank of the Seine river. It is also known for being the largest art museum and is a historic monument in the city, with the Louvre Palace, originally the Louvre Castle, being built during the late 12th and13th century. Originally a fortress then a castle and finally to its current state a museum, which was opened on the 10th August 1973 the Louvre has undergone many changes. The most recent changes being the addition of a vast underground complex consisting of shops, offices, exhibition spaces parking and storage areas, an auditorium a cafeteria and includes a tourist bus depot. Along with many paintings from all periods of Europe, it has an unmatched collection of French paintings from the 15th to the 19th century. It is home to many works of art by Italian renaissance painters as well including the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.

 

Notre-Dame de Paris

Meaning “Our Lady of Paris” this medieval Catholic cathedral located in 4th arrondissement of Paris is considered to be one of the finest works of French Gothic Architecture. Completed in 1345 it was the coronation site of Napoleon I and hosted the funerals of many French presidents. Since 1805 the Noter-Dame has had the honorary status of a minor basilica. Of all the monuments in Paris, the Notre-Dame is the most visited with approximately 12 million annual visitors. Certain important relics of Christendom are in the cathedral’s care including the Crown of Thorns, a sliver, and a nail of the true cross which are preserved.

 

Palais Garnier


Inaugurated in 1875 at the bidding of Napoleon III this opera house was designed by Charles Garnier and is as unique as it is beautifully designed. It is known for its mesmerizing architecture and was considered as the first of its style and is still considered one of the most beautiful buildings even in the heart of Paris which is known for its beautiful and architectural structures. The building is featured in two stamps that were issued by the French Post Office in 1988 and 2006. It has many sculptures on its exterior and more artwork inside as well. Among the many architectural features those of note are; the main façade, grand staircase, auditorium, chandelier, and the grand foyer.

 

Palace of Versailles


Once the center of government and residence of French royalty, it was initially a hunting lodge before 1682 when Louis XIV moved there along with the government after previous expansion. It is a UNESCO heritage site with great historical importance. The Treaty of Versailles was signed here ending World War I. The most known room in the place is the Hall of Mirrors which is a gallery, featuring 17 wide arcaded mirrors opposite 17 windows overlooking the gardens below and extends for over 70m. On that note, the gardens of the castle grounds were planned by the very influential André Le Nôtre. The terraces are adorned with statues and ornamental basins. North of the terrace a manicured ornamental garden is present and to the south a raised flower bed leading to staircases that flanks a grove of more than 1,000 trees known as the Orangerie.

 One time of your Life, Come, have a visit to Paris, France with huge the excitement of visiting these beautiful destinations. 

 


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