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Paris - Love and Travel

Paris, France, Les Hommes  de la Cite

Paris is what has always been: the capital city "par Excellence". On its streets meet around 130 nationalities - there is Russian neighborhood, Chinatown, North African neighborhood.

Paris is not only the center of world fashion. Architectural monuments and the general atmosphere of "City Love" also transform the French capital, in the most visited metropolis in the world, chosen destination for many tourists.
Town patron Saint Genevieve is the shepherd of Nanterre. Her prayers, since 451, have changed the king's intentions Huns, Attila, protecting the city against damages.
The most popular area of Paris is Arrondisement XV, with over 200,000 inhabitants.

The largest districts of Paris are, 'les Halles Chateles', Marais, Champs-Elysees, La Defense, Saint-Germain, Quartier Latin, Maine-Montparnasse, Grands-Boulevards.
The square in front of Notre-Dame is zero point from which to measure the length of national roads of France.

The famous super fast subway line in Paris has a length of 197 km and 360 stations. The longest street in Paris is the Rue de Vaugirard, measuring 4460 meters. The most famous street of Paris is the Champs-Elysees, which has witnessed many historical events. Today, the Champs-Elysées is crossed daily by over 75 000 cars and is a main tourist attraction center, combining hotels, restaurants and luxury shops.

Eiffel Tower, built in 1889 is the symbol of Paris and of France. Tower is the tallest building in Paris, millions of people visiting it every year. Measuring 320 meters till 1931 was the tallest building in the world. To reach the first level, you have to climb 360 steps. On nice days, the gallery tower at a height of 274 meters, can be seen the surroundings on a radius of 70 kilometers.

And it all started from the tiny island in the Seine waves: in the third century BC there were installed 'first Parisians ". Celts are those who built the city, which was supposed by the Romans later called "Lutetia". Until today, on this island - Ile de la Cite - there are two masterpieces of medieval architecture: the Cathedral Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle. The city has grown and developed around the primary axis after a focused plan until 1930.

The most famous architect of Paris was Baron GE Haussmann, who designed many markets and very narrow alleys of the city. By the middle of Paris, Seine flows. On its right bank, "Live droit" is concentrated trade and services directed to serve tourist movement. District extends from the Faubourg Saint-Antoine to Passy residential neighborhood, including city hall of Paris and Garnier Palace. Tourist route leads near the Opera Bastille district to Marias, from Beaubourg to the Place des Vosges.

On this side of the Seine is the "triumphal way" starts from the Champs Elysees and the Louvre through the Tuileries to the Arc de Triomphe. Not long ago, in the new neighborhood of Paris "American Quarter", they built a triumphal arch similar object called "Arc of Defense", representing a gateway to the New World.

History of the Left Bank of the Siene, was created by artists and intellectuals from ancient times. In Saint Germain des Pres art galleries are concentrated, and publishers. Boulevard Saint Michel and the Quartier Latin, is headquarters of students and intellectuals.

Places worth visiting:
- Louvre;
- Centre Pompidou;
- Champs Elysees;
- Museum d'Orsay;
- Sainte Chapelle;
- Eiffel Tower;
- Notre Dame;
- Belu Fontaine;
- Versailles;
- Disneyland.