Paris Seine River
My visit to Paris Blog
I have visited Paris twice in my lifetime.
It has been an unforgettable experience for thousands of reasons.
Navigating on the Seine or walking down the Champs Elysees bring out the poet that live in all of us.
No wonder so many artists have felt inspired by this city.
For me Paris is even more beautiful under the rain because her pastel colors come alive multiplied on the wet streets and sidewalks.
Under the skies of Paris so many extraordinary things happen.
There is beauty everywhere you turn to look: Parks, museums, bridges, churches.
The wine, the cheese and of course, the beef please our taste buds after walking several miles of sightseeing.
It does not matter how old you are: Exploring the city makes you feel young again.
It always a wonderful event to return to rediscover Paris.
The Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower Curious Facts
Did you know that the Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 Paris Exposition and was not intended to be permanent ?
Did you know that the Eiffel Tower was going to be demolished in 1909, but was saved because it was to be used as a giant radio antenna ?
Did you know that the Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world:6.98 million people in 2011 ?
Did you know that during WWII, when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the lift cables on the Eiffel Tower so that Hitler would have to climb the steps if he wanted to reach the top ?
Did you know that con artist Victor Lustig "sold" the Eiffel Tower to a scrap metal dealer ?.
Notre Dame Stained Glass Window
The stained glass windows of the Notre-Dame
When you visit the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris you will have the opportunity of admiring the beautiful stained glass windows which date from the 13th century.
The set of rose windows is the big attraction for visitors who will surely be amazed by the colorful details and religious message at this Gothic art.
Paris In Photos
Images of Paris
Venus Le Louvre
Aphrodite, The Venus of Milo
The magnificent statue of Venus of Milo is one of the major attractions of the Louvre Museum.
It was discovered in the island of Melos in 1820.
It represents Aphrodite and is a compendium of sculptural research in the Hellenistic Period.
The Louvre Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in the world. It is housed in the expansive Louvre Palace, situated in the 1st arrondissement, at the heart of Paris.
BBC Treasures of the Louvre
Versailles Travel Video Guide
Montmartre, Paris ... Off the Tourist Track
Versailles Curious Facts
- The Palace of Versailles is located around 17 km west of the centre of Paris in a suburb by the same name.
- Did you know that the palace measures 51,000 square meters (550 sq ft), has 2,153 windows, 67 staircases, and nearly 2000 acres of gardens ?
- Its construction cost would amount to approximately 2 billion dollars today.
- Versailles is famous because Marie Antoinette who married Louis XVI led a very extravagant life.
- She was very unpopular for that reason.
- A revolutionary mob broke through the palace gate and, Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI were captured, imprisoned, and later beheaded by the guillotine
Seine River Cruise, Paris
Seine River Cruise
Cruising the Seine River at night is an unforgettable experience.
You will enjoy a view of all the major landmarks magically illuminated.
The Seine River Paris France
River Seine: Facts and Information
Length: 776 km
Source: Source-Seine (near to the French city of Dijon)
Mouth: The English Channel
- Did you know the Seine flows through Paris, the capital city of France ?
- Did you know there are more than 30 bridges over the Seine in Paris, including: Pont Neuf, Pont Des Arts and Pont Louis-Philippe, and many more bridges over the river outside of the city ?
- Did you know the river is slow flowing and easy to navigate ?
- Did you know much of the important and valuable artwork in Paris is kept in underground storage rooms. If it is forecast that the Seine will flood, the artwork is moved to higher ground ?
I love Paris by Frank Sinatra
Lido de Paris Cabaret - Bonheur Revue (Long Version)
Yves Montand - Sous Le Ciel De Paris (with lyrics)
Streets of Paris Lyrics
Facts about the Arc de Triomphe
Hotel amarante champs-elysées paris
The Bridges of Paris
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I have been in Paris twice as a regular tourist to visit famous landmarks, for learning about history, sightseeing, tasting wine, eating cheese or watching the people go by. I want to return soon.
Paris is divided administratively right into 20 metropolitan districts
The districts of Paris
Like any large city, Paris is not a homogenous block of urban growth; an old city, dating back to prior to Roman
intra-muros populace of 2 million inhabitants, an urban/suburban area of 6 million, and a metropolitan area of close
to 10 million inhabitants. Knowing where the "arondissements" or areas are works for recognizing where to go or remain;
understanding just what the locations of Paris are like works for recognizing what to expect when you arrive ... Paris Trade fairs and conventions.
Paris has three major event centres for profession fairs: at the Porte de Versailles, at la Villette, and also at Villepinte,.
close to Charles de Gaulle flight terminal. The Paris Convention Center is the Palais des Congrès, at the Porte Mailot, in the.
"Paris", in the strict feeling of the term, is an area covering 10,539 hectares or 105.39 sq. km, representing the.
the city; yet the historic areas of Paris also have names, a few of them famous, various other much less. Right here consequently is a short.
overview of the primary "Quarters" of Paris.
"departement" of the Seine (75), the tiniest in France in terms of dimension. This area is practically exactly delimited by the.
recognized by their numbers, rather than historical names. Parisians know the numbers, and also typically use them to refer to components of.
course of the Paris inner ring road, or "Blvd Périphérique", which circles the city.
Within this location, Paris is divided administratively right into 20 metropolitan districts, called arondissements, comfortably.