Saturday, April 2, 2011

Welcome to Paris

May and June are the best months to visit Paris, then enjoy the atmosphere, the parks like the Jardin du Luxembourg and the view over the city like the Institut du Monde Arabe best. A perfect hotel in Paris completes your visit.
If you are the first time in the city, you want to see the "Standards" provides: Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre-Dame and Centre Pompidou, Pont Neuf and Les Halles, La Defense and Sainte-Chapelle.

That the Paris Metro is the most popular means of transport, you may already know. But have you ever visited the Statue of Liberty? Or have you ever been in the catacombs, the equally gruesome and unusual underworld of Paris?

If you take occasional bit of rest, for example, the water features of the Palais Royal? Or would you prefer more elegant or convenient to shopping?

Or learn about the sights in Paris, things to do.

Find out about the Paris travel guide and weather information and political information about France.

Sightseeing: Paris monuments

During your stay in Paris, you should not miss the famous Paris monuments. The following route is of course not comprehensive, as the number of the sights of Paris is much too large.

The Louvre

Louvre pyramid Eder, who was originally a royal palace, houses already since 1793 a museum today Louvreeinen international reputation. This is due inter alia to the Louvre Exhibits such as the Mona Lisa or the Venus de Milo. In addition to these "classics" includes the Louvre a rich collection of artifacts from all periods up to 19 Century: for example Oriental, Greek and Roman art, sculptures, etc. The Egyptian collection takes up a large part of the museum, as well as painting with French painters of the 14th to 19 Century, Italian painters and the Flemish school. To visit the Louvre, you should take Louvresich in one to two whole days, otherwise you can visit only a fraction of the museum.

Apart from the Museum of the Louvre is also a beautiful historic building and a piece of French cultural heritage.

Nearby there is the Jardin des Tuileries, which is suitable for nice, relaxing walks. In the 17th Colbert asked century (including superintendent of the Royal. buildings under Louis XIV) the landscape architect Andre Le Nôtre with the embellishment of this park. The former figure has kept the garden today.

After crossing through the park, go to the Place de la Concorde with the original of Ramses II in Luxor obelisk built and, later, to the Place Vendôme, with its many jewelry shops.

The Palais Royal and its gardens

The Palais Royal was built in 1632 by order of Cardinal Richelieu. During the Paris Commune of 1871 Palais was put on fire. 1875 began with the restoration, which is home to the palace since the Conseil d'Etat (supreme administrative court and an advisory body to the legislature).

The arcades of the Palais Royal invite for a stroll around the antique dealers who have around 252 striped pillars by the artist Daniel Buren established. Im also by Cardinal Richelieu created garden, with Louis Philippe d'Orleans built buildings surrounded, you can relax.

The Eiffel Tower

Of as a true highlight of the Paris Exhibition of 1889, built the Eiffel Tower is a long time to Eiffeldem symbol of Paris, if not all of France has become.

From the top of the 307 m high tower one has a magnificent panoramic view of Paris. However you get to walk more than 350 or 700 level only to the first (57 m) and second platform (115 m). Preferable, however, the use of the elevators. From the 2nd Platform is a single elevator up to the 3rd Platform in 247 m height.

At the foot of the Eiffel tower is the former military training in Champ-de-Mars, a historic but now relaxing park, which was one of the main venues of the French Revolution.

Close by is the Hôtel des Invalides (17th century, with army museum) and the church grave of Napoleon, the magnificent, built in the style of classic French Dôme des Invalides (1675-1706) and the Ecole Militaire (1759-82) .


The Champs-Elysees are also a symbol of Paris. The "most beautiful avenue in the world " is not just a shopping and entertainment street, which forms part of a luxury business to the other. The lower part of the Place de la Concorde is out but lined with park-like grounds, where museums, theaters and some restaurants befinden.In the other direction, the Champs-Elysees at the Arc de Triomphe border, Arcwelcher in 1806 by order of Napoleon to the fame of victorious French armies was built. Its completion (1836) saw Napoleon not anymore.

1920 was applied to the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The complex is 50 m high and 45 m wide and carries on its outside, giant sculptures and friezes that reflect the extension, the victories and the glorious return of the armies. On the inside are the names of the generals and other battles.

From the observation platform you can have a beautiful view over the city. By the way, is pedestrians crossing the above-ground of the busy Place de l'Etoile, in the middle stands the triumphal arch prohibited.

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