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Paris Seine River

Seine River
Seine River | Source

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
Eiffel Tower | Source

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

Notre Dame Stained Glass
Notre Dame Stained Glass | Source

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.


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Paris In Photos

A 75-foot monumental pillar fashioned from pink granite, the Obelisk of Luxor looms over Place de la Concorde,
A 75-foot monumental pillar fashioned from pink granite, the Obelisk of Luxor looms over Place de la Concorde, | Source
Watching the city of  Paris from Sacre Coeur.
Watching the city of Paris from Sacre Coeur. | Source
Electric car recharging in a street of Paris
Electric car recharging in a street of Paris | Source
Notre Dame of Paris
Notre Dame of Paris | Source
The Hôtel de Ville, Paris's city hall, is the center of political Paris.
The Hôtel de Ville, Paris's city hall, is the center of political Paris. | Source

Images of Paris

Sacre Coeur
Sacre Coeur | Source
Waiting for the train in Paris
Waiting for the train in Paris | Source
Clock at D Orsay Museum
Clock at D Orsay Museum | Source
D Orsay Museum
D Orsay Museum | Source

Venus Le Louvre

Venus, Le Louvre
Venus, Le Louvre | Source

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.



Louvre Museum

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.


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Versailles Palace

Palace of Versailles
Palace of Versailles | Source

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

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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

The Seine River , Paris , France
The Seine River , Paris , France | Source

River Seine: Facts and Information

Countries: France

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

 We were walking in the streets of Paris I was pouring me out and drinking you in Girl you look so European Yeah, we were dancing in the streets of Paris Take a walk with a better man And you'll see it's not so bad in the end
We were walking in the streets of Paris I was pouring me out and drinking you in Girl you look so European Yeah, we were dancing in the streets of Paris Take a walk with a better man And you'll see it's not so bad in the end | Source

Champs-Élysées

The Champs-Elysées is almost two kilometers long and seventy meters wide. At its western end the street is bordered by cinemas, theaters, cafés and luxury shops. On the opposite end, near the Place de la Concorde, the street is bordered by the Jardin
The Champs-Elysées is almost two kilometers long and seventy meters wide. At its western end the street is bordered by cinemas, theaters, cafés and luxury shops. On the opposite end, near the Place de la Concorde, the street is bordered by the Jardin | Source

Facts about the Arc de Triomphe

The construction of the  Arc de Triomphe in  Paris was ordered in 1806 by Napoleon, the French Emperor. Napoleon wanted to honor the Grande Armee, the name of the French army at that time.
The construction of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris was ordered in 1806 by Napoleon, the French Emperor. Napoleon wanted to honor the Grande Armee, the name of the French army at that time. | Source

Hotel amarante champs-elysées paris

Hotel amarante champs-elysées Paris.This upscale hotel is 1 block from the George V metro station on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, and a 6-minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe.  The classic rooms and suites feature elegant furnishings.
Hotel amarante champs-elysées Paris.This upscale hotel is 1 block from the George V metro station on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, and a 6-minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe. The classic rooms and suites feature elegant furnishings. | Source

The Bridges of Paris

The Bridges of Paris
The Bridges of Paris | Source

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.

17th.

Paris intra-muros.
"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.

Paris, France Travel Guide - Must-See Attractions

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lions44 24 months ago from Auburn, WA

Nice pics. Great article. Can't wait to get there. Voted up and shared.


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Romanian 24 months ago from Oradea, Romania

Your photos are beautiful, I enjoy to watch them. Some monuments are new to me.


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Anne Harrison 23 months ago from Australia

Ah, the city of light. Who was it who said, "Whoever grows tired of Paris grows tired of life?"

Voted up, thoroughly enjoyed


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Joyfulcrown 23 months ago

I've never been to Paris. I would love to one day. From the pictures you've shared it looks very beautiful. I hope everyone stays safe there today.

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