Paris - is not only the city of love, but also one of the world centers of fashion, culture, entertainment, and politics. Come here every year millions and millions of tourists to admire its attractions, enjoy a special, magical atmosphere of this city.
It is considered that Paris appeared at the end of III century BC and originates from the Celtic settlement Lute-tion. But over the past century, the city has changed and grown. Today, with an area of 78 km2 and residence in its territory about 10 million people of different nationalities and religions.
In Paris, a great number of historical and cultural buildings, monuments, beautiful parks. One of the most popular destinations among tourists is the Notre Dame Cathedral, built in the 12th century. This magnificent building - a sample of Gothic art. Cathedral was built more than 180 years. In the entire history of the city that was the longest building. Notre Dame de Paris was repeatedly exposed to the danger of destruction, but fortunately it did not happen, and children can enjoy this historical and cultural monument.
In the 12th century in Paris was built castle, which later evolved into the most famous and largest museum in the world - the Louvre. Museum repeatedly rebuilt and expanded. Each of the rulers to make some changes in his appearance. Today, the exhibition area is about 60 thousand. M2. Every year the museum is visited by more than 5 million tourists. Many of them attracted by the famous "La Gioconda", the mystery of her smile excites many, many minds.
If you want to get away from the noise of the city, sit in silence, then a better place than the Tuileries Gardens, just do not find. It is an oasis of tranquility in the middle of a busy street. Not notice this park is simply impossible, since all the roads anyway, lead to it.
Beyond the garden is Place de la Concorde. Its feature is that it covers an area of 8 hectares and has a perfect symmetrical shape. It is also the Hôtel de Crillon, stay in which will allow you to feel the real VIPs.
Near the Jardin des Tuileries and Place de la Concorde are located Champs Elysees. This is the most famous and extensive line of Paris. There is a huge number of shops, restaurants, hotels. But if you had it housed the elite institutions, today there are more and more shops and cafes, the prices of which are available for the middle class. A boutiques and expensive restaurants gradually moved onto the surrounding streets and alleys.
You can not visit Paris and climb the Eiffel Tower. This architectural monument is a symbol of this magical city. The tower is 320 m. In clear weather observation angle of up to 70 km.
In addition to these attractions worth visiting near the Arc de Triomphe, Mont Martre, Place de la Bastille, the museum Orsay, visit the Moulin Rouge, Versailles, cross the bridge in Paris. And in between visits to cultural places you can eat in one of the many cafes that are scattered throughout the city.