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Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Second only to the Eiffel Tower as the recognized symbol of France, the Cathédrale Notre Dame is both a tourist destination and a working church. Built between 1163AD and 1345AD the Gothic masterpiece remains today one of the world’s great structures. The enormous interior can seat 6,000 at the base. But, for many, the major […]

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Sacre Coeur in Paris
Sacré Coeur in Paris

The site of Sacré Coeur has long been an attraction for religious figures and groups. Though dedicated to peace and brotherhood, the building owes its birth on the site to the misfortunes of war and violence. In the 3rd century, the first bishop of Paris, St Denys, was beheaded here. A Benedictine Abbey occupied the […]

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Eiffel Tower in Paris
The Eiffel Tower in Paris

Originally intended as a structure to commemorate the French Revolution, who could’ve guessed that 100 years later The Eiffel Tower would become the symbol of Paris itself? But, judging by the six million annual visitors and the millions of photographs, that’s what it has become. To date the tower has received over 200 million visitors […]

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Palace of Versailles
Versailles in Paris, France

As you approach the gates of Versailles you inescapably have the feeling of entering not a palace but an entire city. The impression is justified given the massive scale of the building and the even larger grounds. Beginning as a modest château of stone and slate to serve as a hunting lodge for Louis XIII […]

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Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris

Affectionately known as DLP by Mouseketeers the world over, Disneyland Paris is a cornucopia of rides, restaurants, exhibits and all out fun for everyone. And in the last few years the fun has been doubled as Disney added the Walt Disney Studios park to an already jam packed adventure. Many of the traditional rides from […]

By : Our World Cities Date : December 27, 2020 Category : Our World Cities Paris Comments :
Paris Arc de Triomphe
Paris Arc de Triomphe

Though less artistic than its older cousin of Porte Saint-Denis, the Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile is the more famous and far larger. Set atop the hill of Chaillot it forms the center from which radiates a dozen busy Parisian avenues. There are in fact several “Arc de Triomphe’s” in Paris. A large arch with […]

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Beaubourg Georges Pompidou
Beaubourg – Georges Pompidou Paris

Known to Parisians simply as Beaubourg (after the neighborhood), The Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges-Pompidou is a museum of modern art rivaling the best in New York or London. By design, so to speak, the architecture of the 1977 building is in sharp contrast to the traditional surrounding houses of Paris’ oldest district. […]

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Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe at Night
Champs-Elysées in Paris

Not merely a boulevard, the Champs-Elysées has justly earned its name. In Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields was the resting place of heroes who dwelt in perfect happiness. Fortunately, visitors don’t have to die to reach it. Though you may think so after making your way through the French airports and into Paris. This tree-lined […]

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City of Lights Paris
La Ville Lumière, Paris

Translated from the French, the title means ‘City of Lights’. By now a commonplace description, there’s nothing commonplace about the place. Paris, for those who love… well, anything, is stellar. With over 2 million inhabitants, 11 million in the Ile-de-France region overall, Paris is a metropolis second to none. A center of world culture for […]

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La Place Victor Hugo
Maison de Victor Hugo

‘Maison’ is French for ‘house’. In this case the word is slightly misleading. While no palace, though sited in the Place des Vosges – originally known as Place Royale – the site is no simple domicile. These sprawling apartments were the home of the famed writer between 1832 and 1848. Hugo fled from the revolution […]

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